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Introduction: Bibliographies Compiled by FINE

To compile these bibliographies we searched the electronic databases ERIC, Education Abstracts, PsychINFO, SocioFILE, Current Contents, and Dissertation Abstracts using combinations of the keywords “parent,” “family,” “home,” “teacher,” and “school.” We further revised our searches using specific terms such as “family school relationships,” “parent teacher cooperation,” “teacher training,” and “family involvement.” We read abstracts from this initial list of publications, selecting empirical studies relating to family involvement that were conducted primarily within the United States.

Please note that this compilation is not reviewed, nor does it represent the universe of recent family involvement research. We therefore invite member suggestions for additions to our listing. To make suggestions, please contact FINE at


Journal Articles

Akkari, A. (1999). Parental participation in the schooling process: Research, action models, and theoretical debates. Journal of Educational Thought, 33, 231–253.

Amato, P., & Rivera, F. (1999). Parental involvement and children's behavior problems. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 61, 375–384.

Arroyo, A. A., Rhoad, R., & Drew, P. (1999). Meeting diverse student needs in urban schools: Research-based recommendations for school personnel. Preventing School Failure, 43, 145–153.

Baker, A., Kessler-Sklar, S., Piotrowski, C. S., & Parker, F. L. (1999). Kindergarten and first-grade teachers; reported knowledge of parents' involvement in their children's education. Elementary School Journal, 99, 367–380.

Beck, L. G., & Murphy, J. (1999). Parental involvement in site-based management: Lessons from one site. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2, 81–102.

Beverly, C. L., & Thomas, S. B. (1999). Family assessment and collaboration building: Conjoined processes. International Journal of Disability, Development & Education, 46, 179–197.

Bowen, N. K. (1999). A role for school social workers in promoting student success through school-family partnerships. Social Work in Education, 21, 34–47.

Butera, G., Matuga, K., & Riley, S. (1999). Doing as we do: Guiding student development in family-focused early intervention using family stories and parent co-instruction. Infant-Toddler Intervention: The Transdisciplinary Journal, 9, 107–121.

Carr, M., Jessup, D. L., & Fuller, D. (1999). Gender differences in first-grade mathematics strategy use: Parent and teacher contributions. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 30, 20–46.

Coldron, J., & Boulton, P. (1999). A case study of a parent's educational practice. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 9, 77–93.

Crozier, G. (1999). Parental involvement: Who wants it? International Studies in Sociology of Education, 9, 111–130.

Crozier, G. (1999). Is it a case of “we know when we're not wanted”? The parents' perspective on parent-teacher roles and relationships. Educational Research, 41, 315–328.

Cullingford, C., & Morrison, M. (1999). Relationships between parents and schools: A case study. Educational Review, 51, 253–262.

DeMoss, S., & Vaugh, C. (1999). A parent-culture's perceptions of parent involvement. School Community Journal, 9, 67–83.

Desimone, L. (1999). Linking parent involvement with student achievement: Do race and income matter? Journal of Educational Research, 93, 11–30.

Edwards, R., & Aldred, P. (1999). Children and young people's views of social research: The case of research on home-school relations. Childhood, 6, 261–281.

Epstein, M. H, Munk, D. D., Bursuck, W .D., Polloway, E. A., & Jayanthi, M. (1999). Strategies for improving home-school communication about homework for students with disabilities. Journal of Special Education, 33, 166–176.

Grossman, S. (1999). Examining the origins of our beliefs about parents. Childhood Education, 76, 24–27.

Izzo, C. V., Weissberg, R. P., Kasprow, W. J., Fendrich, M. (1999). A longitudinal assessment of teacher perceptions of parent involvement in children's education and school performance. American Journal of Community Psychology, 27, 817–839.

Jerry, T. (1999). Effects of eighth-grade parental involvement on late adolescents' educational expectations. Journal of Research & Development in Education, 32, 224–233.

Kawakami, A. J. (1999). Sense of place, community, and identity: Bridging the gap between home and school for Hawaiian students. Education & Urban Society, 32, 18–40.

Langdon, C. A. (1999). The fifth Phi Delta Kappa poll of teacher's attitudes toward the public schools. Phi Delta Kappan, 80, 611–618.

Lareau, A., & Horvat, E. M. (1999). Moments of social inclusion and exclusion: Race, class, and cultural capital in family-school relations. Sociology of Education, 71, 37–53.

Lopez, A., & Cole, C. L. (1999). Effects of a parent-implemented intervention on the academic readiness skills of five Puerto Rican kindergarten students in an urban school. School Psychology Review, 28, 439–447.

Martine, J., & Vincent, C. (1999). Parental voice: An exploration. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 9, 231–252.

McBride, S. L. (1999). Family-centered practices: Research in review. Young Children, 54, 62–68.

McCarthey, S. (1999). Identifying teacher practices that connect home and school. Education & Urban Society, 32, 83–107.

McGrath, D. J., & Kurilof, P. J. (1999). They're going to tear the doors off this place: Upper-middle-class parent school involvement and the educational opportunities of other people's children. Educational Policy, 13, 603–629.

McGrath, D. J., & Kurlioff, P. J. (1999). The perils of parental involvement: Tracking, curriculum, and resource distortions in a middle school mathematics program. Research in Middle Level Education Quarterly, 22, 59–83.

McNeal, R. B., Jr. (1999). Parental involvement as social capital: Differential effectiveness on science achievement, truancy and dropping out. Social Forces, 78, 117–144.

Miedel, W. T., & Reynolds, A. J. (1999). Parent involvement in early intervention for disadvantaged children: Does it matter? Journal of School Psychology, 37, 379–402.

Militois, D., Sesma, A., Jr., & Masten, A. S. (1999). Parenting as a protective process for school success in children from homeless families. Early Education & Development, 10, 111–133.

Moreno, R. P., & Lopez, J. A. (1999). Latina parent involvement: The role of maternal acculturation and education. School Community Journal, 9, 83–101.

Nistler, R. J., & Maiers, A. (1999). Exploring home-school connections: A family literacy perspective on improving urban schools. Education & Urban Society, 32, 3–17.

Paratore, J. R., Hindin, A., Krol-Sinclair, B., & Durn, P. (1999). Discourse between teachers and Latino parents during conferences based on home literacy portfolios. Education & Urban Society, 32, 58–82.

Pelco, L. E., & Ries, R. R. (1999). Teachers' attitudes and behaviors towards family-school partnerships: What school psychologists need to know. School Psychology International, 20, 265–277.

Rimm-Kaufamn, S. E., Pianta, R. C. (1999). Patterns of family-school contact in preschool and kindergarten. School Psychology Review, 28, 426–438.

Robson, M., & Hunt, K. (1999). An innovative approach to involving parents in the education of their early years children. International Journal of Early Years Education, 7, 185–193.

Sanchez, S. Y. (1999). Learning from the stories of culturally and linguistically diverse families and communities: A sociohistorical lens. RASE: Remedial & Special Education, 20, 351–359.

School Psychology Review, 28(3). (1999). [Special issue dedicated to parental involvement].

Smith, M. K. (1999). JSD forum: Parents and teachers need to know. Journal of Staff Development, 20, 72.

Sperry, L. A., Whaley, K. T., Shaw, E., & Brame, K. (1999). Services for young children with autism spectrum disorder: Voices of parents and providers. Infants & Young Children, 11, 17–33.

Standing, K. (1999). Reasserting father's rights? Parental responsibility and involvement in education and lone mother families. Feminist Legal Studies, 7, 33–46.

Stanley, J., & Wyneess, M. G. (1999). Living with parental involvement: a case study of two “open schools”. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 9, 131–158.

Sumison, J. (1999). A neophyte early childhood teacher's developing relationships with parents: An ecological perspective. Early Childhood Research & Practice, 1, 16.

Vondra, J. I., Shaw, D. S., Swearingen, L., Owents, E. B., & Cohen, M. (1999). Early relationship quality from home to school: A longitudinal study. Early Education & Development, 10, 163–190.

Williams, J., & Ferguson, D. L. (1999). Family involvement in education. Oregon School Study Council Bulletin, 43(1), 28.

Zaleski, J., Duvall, L., & Weil, C. (1999). Parents and teachers as readers: The book club as meeting place. Language Arts, 77, 118–124.


Finding Dissertations and Theses
Dissertations published by Dissertation Abstracts International are available from ProQuest Digital Dissertations through your library or institution. If your library does not subscribe to ProQuest or if you are looking for a dissertation or thesis that is not published, your library may be able to borrow the item through an interlibrary loan. Another option is to check the website where some U.S. and international universities make their dissertations and theses available electronically.

Bal, S. A., & Goc, J. D. (1999). Increasing parent involvement to improve academic achievement in reading and math. Chicago, IL: Master's Action Research Project, Saint Xavier University, Illinois. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED438027)

Hansen, L. E. (1999). Encouraging parent involvement at home through improved home-school connections. Unpublished master's thesis, California State University, Fullerton. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED430800)

Ho, E. S. (1999). Parental involvement and student performance: The contributions of economic, cultural, and social capital. Dissertation Abstracts International, 59, 2921A.

Hurley, C. M. (1999). Welcome status and family-school relationships: An exploratory study of parent perspectives. Dissertation Abstracts International, 59, 2851A.

Johannes, H., & Roach, A. (1999). Parental involvement activities in the school. Chicago, IL: Master's Action Research Project, Saint Xavier University, Illinois. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED435478)

Kaltenbach, S. A. (1999). Rethinking parental roles: A teacher research study. Dissertation Abstracts International, 60, 1074A.

Langhirt, M. E. (1999). An exploratory study of the impact of a parent workshop on communications skills and parent school involvement in low-income families. Dissertation Abstracts International, 59, 3350A.

Pacchiano, D. M. (1999). An analysis of the salient features and dynamics of parent-teacher relationships. Dissertation Abstracts International, 59, 3352A.

Sage, A. C. (1999). The influence of family and school circumstances on school attendance in elementary children. Dissertation Abstracts International, 59, 4059A.

Smith, B. B. (1999). Effects of home-school collaboration and different forms of parent involvement on reading achievement. Dissertation Abstracts International, 59, 3738A.

Viramontez Anguiano, P. R. (1999). European American, Native American, Asian American, and Latino parental involvement and their children's high school completion, college aspirations, and entrance into and working in the labor force. Dissertation Abstracts International, 60, 2244A.

Yancy, P. A. (1999). Parents, choice, and decentralization: The charter school process. Dissertation Abstracts International, 60, 700A–701A.


Bensman, D. (1999, April). Open doors, closed doors: Home-school partnerships in a large Bronx elementary school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Catsambis, S., & Suazo-Garcia, B. (1999). Parents matter: Influences of parental involvement on adolescents' school-related behaviors, plans, and expectations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.

Correa, J., & Bauch, P. A. (1999, April). Teacher perceptions of parent and teacher participation in shared decision making. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Grossman, S., Osterman, K., & Scmelkin, L. P. (1999, April). Parent involvement: The relationship between beliefs and practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jervis, K. (1999). Multiple entry points for engaging families in school life: An exceptional case. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Marcon, R. A. (1999, March). Impact of parental involvement on children's development and academic performance: A three-cohort study. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Savannah, GA.

Steward, R. J., & Hill, M. (1999). Using familialism within the schools to increase attendance and academic performance of African-American urban high school freshman: Evaluating the students-teacher-parent-support unit. Paper presented at the Great Lakes Regional Conference of the American Psychological Association, Columbus, OH.

Xu, J. (1999, April). Reaching out to families from diverse backgrounds: A case study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Books and Reports

Brooks, A. K., & Kavanaugh, P. C. (1999). Empowering the surrounding community. In P. Reyes, J. D. Scribner & P. A. Scribner (Eds.), Lessons from high-performing Hispanic schools: Creating learning communities. Critical issues in educational leadership series. New York: Teachers College Press.

Brady, M. L. (1999). Parent's reported involvement in their children's literacy development and teachers' reported perceptions of that involvement. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED437210)

Casper, V., & Schultz, S. B. (1999). Gay parents/straight schools: Building communication and trust. New York: Teachers College Press.

Dodd, A. W., & Konzal, J. L. (1999). Making our high schools better: How parents and teachers can work together. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Farkas, S., Johson, J., Duffett, A., Aulicino, C., & McHugh, J. (1999). Playing their parts: Parents and teachers talk about parental involvement in public schools. A report from the public agenda. Glenview, IL: Kraft General Foods Foundation. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED434392)

Finn-Stevenson, M. (1999). Schools of the 21st century: Linking child care and education. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Kathe, J. (1999). Between home and school: Cultural interchange in an elementary classroom. The series on cultural interchange. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University.

Kreider, H., Mayer, E., & Vaughan, P. (1999). Helping parents communicate better with schools. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project.

Kushman, J. W. (1999). It takes more than good intentions to build a partnership: Klawock city schools. Case study. Washington, DC: National Institution on the Education of At-Risk Students.

Landsverk, R. A. (1999). Families, schools, communities: Learning together. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Families in Education Program. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED4333953)

Levine, E. (1999). Latino families: Getting involved in your children's education. Cambridge, MA. Harvard Family Research Project.

Lopez, M. E. (1999). When discourses collide: An ethnography of migrant children at home and in school. New York: Peter Lang.

Mayer, E., Kreider, H., & Vaughan, P. (1999). How busy parents can help their children learn and develop. Cambridge, MA. Harvard Family Research Project.

Nord, C. W. (1999). Father involvement in schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.

Novick, R. (1999). Family involvement and beyond: School-based child and family support programs. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Education Laboratory.

Rodgers, J., & Lyon, L. (1999). Hispanic families in our school: Knowing the roots of our growing branches. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED432422)

Scribner, J. D., Young, M. D., & Pedroza, A. (1999). Building collaborative relationships with parents. In P. Reyes, J. D. Scribner & P. A. Scribner (Eds.), Lessons from high-performing Hispanic schools: Creating learning communities. Critical issues in educational leadership series. New York, Teachers College Press.

Stein, M. R., & Thorkildsen, R. J. (1999). Parent involvement in education: Insights and applications from the research. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappan International.

Weikart, D. P. (Ed.). (1999). What should young children learn? Teacher and parent views in 15 countries. The IEA preprimary project, phase 2. Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Press.

Welch, M. D., & White, B. (1999). Teacher and parent expectations for kindergarten readiness. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED437225)

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