|Date||10/31/94 to 11/01/94|
|Location||Penn State University|
From the Preface
The topic of the links between families and schools and how these affect children's educational achievement encompasses a host of questions, each of key social and educational significance. How far does parental involvement in schools affect children's experiences and achievement at school? What explains the great differences between schools, families, and communities in the extent of such involvement? Are these differences a matter of school practices, or do they reflect much broader social and cultural divisions? What is the nature of the impact of schools on children and their families? And, most importantly, how can family-school partnerships be fostered in a way that helps children?
Families and Schools: How Can They Work Together to Promote Children's School Success?
Lead Speaker: Jacquelynn Eccles, University of Michigan
How Do School Processes Affect Children and Their Families?
Lead Speakers: Karl Alexander and Doris Entwisle, Johns Hopkins University
How Is Changing Family Structure Affecting School Outcomes?
Lead Speaker: Nicholas Zill, Westat
Building Research and Policy Agendas: New Directions
Lead Speaker: Joyce Epstein, Johns Hopkins University
Booth, Alan and Judith F. Dunn (1996). Family-School Links: How Do They Affect Educational Outcomes?. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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