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Beyond Input: Achieving Authentic Participation in School Reform

M. Elena Lopez and Holly Kreider of HFRP present a framework of authentic parent participation in school reform and its implications for evaluation.

M. Elena Lopez , Holly Kreider (Summer 2003) Evaluation Exchange Article

Family Literacy: A Review of Programs and Critical Perspectives

This paper reviews the literature on family literacy and describes critical perspectives. It also explores guiding principles and examples of their application in three different programs.

Margaret Caspe (June 2003) Research Report

Enhancing Parental Involvement Through Goal-Based Interventions

Research suggesting links between parenting goals and cognitive ability informs a goal-based parenting intervention program for low-income families.

Robert F. Bettler , Barbara Burns (May 2003) Research Report

“As Long as I Got Breath, I'll Fight”: Participatory Action Research for Educational Justice

A participatory action project in the South Bronx explores how young people, their parents, and community members have mobilized for educational resources, opportunities, and the fulfillment of their dreams.

Monique Guishard , Michelle Fine, Christine Doyle, Jeunesse Jackson, Rosemarie Roberts, Sati Singleton, Travis Staten, Ashley Webb (May 2003) Research Report

Family Involvement in Mathematics

This issue of the FINE Forum focuses on promising practices to engage families and communities in supporting students' mathematical proficiency.

Harvard Family Research Project (Spring 2003) Research Report

Parents, Families, and Communities in Schools

This course examines effective methods for including parents, families, and communities in schools. Emphasizes a systems perspective that includes consultation and collaboration in addressing academic, career, and personal/social success for all students. Family dynamics and influences on school success will be addressed. Application of school counseling consultation, collaboration, and family support for all students will result in a school-based project integrated into a school's comprehensive counseling program. Essential professional practices addressed in this course.

Rolla E. Lewis (Spring 2003) Syllabus

University–Community Partnerships

This FINE Forum features the Jane Addams School for Democracy, a university-community partnership in which Hmong and Latino immigrants, professors, high school teachers, parents, and students all work together on public issues.

Harvard Family Research Project (Fall 2002) Research Report

School-Based Services: Traditional and Emerging Models to Address Barriers to Learning

This course will survey various models of community-based services that support students in schools. It will also cover implementation and evaluation of services.

Margot A. Welch (Fall 2002) Syllabus

Early Childhood Education

As we celebrate the Week of the Young Child, the FINE Forum presents some innovative ideas and practices in family involvement in early childhood education.

Harvard Family Research Project (Spring 2002) Research Report

Strengthening Programs and Summative Evaluations Through Formative Evaluations

Two evaluators from SRI describe the benefits realized by the Parent Institute for Quality Education when they prefaced their summative evaluation with a formative evaluation.

Shari Golan, Ph.D. , Dana Petersen, M.A., M.P.H. (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

When Parents Assess Schools

M. Elena Lopez, from Harvard Family Research Project, discusses the role that data plays in helping parents assess, and then work to change, the performance of their children’s schools.

M. Elena Lopez (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Participatory Action Research: Building Community Capacity Through Collaboration, Education, and Action

Priscilla Little, from Harvard Family Research Project, describes the implementation of the Milwaukee Participatory Action Research project and how it improved the evaluation and advocacy skills of all its participants.

Priscilla Little (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Lessons From a Partnership Model Project

Kathe Johnson shares her experience from her work with the Women and Poverty Public Education Initiative, outlining four lessons she learned from this project, which connects professional academic and low-income women.

Kathe Johnson (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

From Health Consumers to Health Consumer Researchers

A grassroots network of families of children with special health care needs shares the lessons they learned about conducting research to improve the health care for their children.

Flora Traub (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Learning From Families

M. Elena Lopez, from Harvard Family Research Project, discusses expanding the role of family support to include supporting families’ using information to improve their communities.

M. Elena Lopez (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Family Support

The Spring 2002 issue looks at family support evaluations and their role in moving the field forward. This issue features a conversation with Michael Quinn Patton about historical and emerging trends in evaluation practice, descriptions of national and local evaluations that are underway, a discussion of using “effect size” to measure program effectiveness, advice on how to bring family research to legislators' attention, a look at how data can help parents assess schools, and much more.

Evaluation Exchange Issue

Evaluating Effect Sizes in the Policy Arena

Kathleen McCartney and Eric Dearing from the Harvard Graduate School of Education provide an overview on effect size and what it reveals about the effectiveness of family support programs.

Kathleen McCartney , Eric Dearing (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

How Can We Strengthen Family Support Research and Evaluation?

Carl Dunst, Co-Director of the Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, urges getting beyond the question of “what works” toward a more detailed scrutiny of the relationship among family support principles, program practice, and family outcomes.

Carl J. Dunst, Ph.D. (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Family Support America: Supporting “Family Supportive” Evaluation

David Diehl of Family Support America outlines their top evaluation projects: compiling an online national database of family support programs and developing new ways to measure the effectiveness of family support programs.

David Diehl, Ph.D. (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Getting Parents “Ready” for Kindergarten: The Role of Early Childhood Education

This research brief presents preliminary evidence that family involvement in young children's education may contribute to a smooth transition to elementary school for children, and also helps parents remain involved in their children's learning in school.

Holly Kreider , Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) (April 2002) Research Report

Promoting Involvement of Recent Immigrant Families in Their Children's Education

The purpose of this article is to present a conceptual framework and promote promising practices for involving Hispanic, immigrant parents/caregivers of students in their children's education. Toward this end, the article presents a model for how teachers and immigrant parents/families can be trained and encouraged to work as partners to improve student performance.

Shari Golan , Dana Petersen (March 2002) Research Report

Teacher, Family & Community: Relationships and Resources

Examination of how the relationship between schools, families, and communities impacts the school adjustment of children during middle childhood and early adolescence as well as the roles of school personnel, parents, and community agents. Models and methods for facilitating positive relationships are considered. Resources for the education of children within families and communities are investigated.

Lee Shumow (Spring 2002) Syllabus

Academic Achievement

This issue of FINE Forum explores new forms of and strategies in family involvement, all of which share a common goal: expanding and deepening family and community roles to help students meet high standards.

Harvard Family Research Project (Winter 2001/2002) Research Report

Diverse Communities

This issue of the FINE Forum provides some promising approaches to preparing teachers to partner with diverse families and communities.

Harvard Family Research Project (Summer/Fall 2001) Research Report

Evaluating the National Replication of a Prevention Program for Youth and Their Families: Middle School Families and Schools Together

Laura Pinsoneault and James Sass from Alliance for Children and Families on their organization's replication and evaluation of the middle school adaptation of the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program.

Laura Pinsoneault , James S. Sass (1999) Evaluation Exchange Article

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