School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools


reviewed by Joyce Taylor Gibson & Maury Frieman — 2002

coverTitle: School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools
Author(s): Joyce L. Epstein
Publisher: Westview Press, Boulder, CO
ISBN: 0813387558, Pages: 620, Year: 2001
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Dr. Joyce Epstein, an educator and researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, has been a leader in examining parent involvement in schools for over twenty-five years. This prolific author has published a wide body of articles on this topic, enabling her to share an unmatched knowledge of family, school and community involvement with a wide audience. Her revolutionary, research-based idea that the adults most responsible for children’s learning have overlapping spheres of influence in helping children reach their educational goals, has steadily begun to impact the educational community’s resistance to working collaboratively with those outside their area of expertise. The author broadens the scope of family involvement in schools by stressing the reciprocal partnership that she feels must exist between the school, family, and the community in order maximize the educational process. This six hundred and five page book integrates theory, research (mostly the result of survey research), teaching practice, and social policy. It is a comprehensive book directed towards, educators, policy makers, school administrators, and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 5, 2002, p. 913-916
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10816, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 10:56:22 AM

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