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The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University.

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In this issue:

Family as Faculty
Program Spotlight focuses on Family as Faculty, a program at the University of South Florida, Tampa that addresses a new state competency on teachers' ability to develop collaborative relationships with families. The program recruits family members as guest lecturers to provide students in the College of Education opportunities to learn about the barriers and keys to effective involvement of families in their children's learning.

Teacher Preparation and Family Involvement

In Questions & Answers, Karen Childs and Jane Sergay of the Family as Faculty Program offer lessons and pointers for other community-based organizations hoping to collaborate with universities for teacher preparation in family involvement. They describe how Family as Faculty has grown and changed over time, how they plan to sustain it in the future, and how other settings, including the university’s medical school and special education department, have adapted the program.

What Happens at Home
In Parent Perspective, a mother who has participated in the Family as Faculty program shares her experiences of struggling to get teachers to recognize that what happens at home affects what students do in the classroom.

Skills for Aspiring Teachers
Teacher Talk features Sharon Nelson, Teacher in Residence at the US Department of Education. Nelson shares her top ten list of knowledge, attitudes and skills that teacher educators should cultivate among the nation's aspiring teachers.

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