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School-Family Partnerships for Children's Success

reviewed by Janet R. Shefelbine - 2006

coverTitle: School-Family Partnerships for Children's Success
Author(s): Evanthia N. Patrikakou, Roger P. Weissberg, Sam Redding, and Herbert J. Walberg (Editors)
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807746002, Pages: 202, Year: 2005
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Throughout School-Family Partnerships for Childrens Success, the authors align with a critical, educative focus (Hoffman & Burrello, 2004) that capitalizes on family and community connections as a means to maximize the development of academically, socially, and emotionally healthy students.  Going beyond school-centered models of parental involvement, the authors examine the more wide-ranging potential of homeschool alliances.  This excellent book, a recent addition to the series on Social Emotional Learning from Teachers College Press, encourages the conscious building of multidimensional schoolfamily linkages, featuring a multitude of sociological and socialpsychological perspectives that promote the benefits of inclusive schoolfamilycommunity partnerships. In the first chapter, Christenson, Godber, and Anderson provide numerous conceptual frameworks that ground the interactions of schools and families in a systemsecological theory (p. 22).  Focusing on the informal but essential social contract between families and schools, Christenson et al. urge educators to ascertain the goals and aspirations of families, especially families that... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 8, 2006, p. 1572-1574
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12265, Date Accessed: 9/28/2021 3:36:53 AM

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  • Janet Shefelbine
    University of Texas-Brownsville
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    JANET R. SHEFELBINE is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas-Brownsville. Her current projects include studying: leadership for diverse school communities, pre-service programs for successful leadership of diverse school communities, and school district improvement.
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