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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

Andre-Bechely, L. (2005). Public school choice at the intersection of voluntary integration and not-so-good neighborhood schools: Lessons from parents' experiences. Educational Administration Quarterly, 41(2), 267–305.

Antrop-Gonzalez, R., Velez, W., & Garrett, T. (2005). Donde estan los estudiantes Puertorriquenos/os exitosos? [Where are the academically successful Puerto Rican students?]: Success factors of high-achieving Puerto Rican high school students. Journal of Latinos & Education, 4(2), 77–94.

Baker, R. J., & Bishop, B. J. (2005). Nonresidential parents: Nonresidential mothers, schools, and the reform process. Journal of Family Studies, 11(2), 205–215.

Bates, S. L., & Carlson, C. (2005). Evidence-based family-school interventions with preschool children. School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 352–370.

Berkowitz, M. W., & Bier, M. C. (2005). Character education: Parents as partners. Educational Leadership, 63(1), 64–69.

Bhanot, R., & Jovanovic, J. (2005). Do parents' academic gender stereotypes influence whether they intrude on their children's homework? Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 52(9–10), 597–607.

Blank, M. (2005). Building the community school movement: Vision, organization, and leadership. New Directions for Youth Development, 2005(107), 99–104.

Borman, G. D., Benson, J., & Overman, L.T. (2005). Families, schools, and summer learning. Elementary School Journal, 106(2), 131–150.

Bridgemohan, R., van Wyk, N., & van Staden, C. (2005). Home-school communication in the early childhood development phase. Education, 126(1), 60–77.

Brooks-Gunn, J., & Markman, L. B. (2005). The contribution of parenting to ethnic and racial gaps in school readiness. Future of Children, 15(1), 139–168.

Bundy, A. L. (2005). Aligning systems to create full-service schools: The Boston experience, so far. New Directions for Youth Development, 2005(107), 73–80.

Burningham, L. M., & Dever, M. T. (2005). An interactive model for fostering family literacy. Young Children, 60(5), 87–94.

Buysse, V., Castro, D. C., West, T., & Skinner, M. (2005). Addressing the needs of Latino children: A national survey of state administrators of early childhood programs. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 20(2), 146–163.

Caldwell, M. B., Brotman, L. M., Coard, S. I., Wallace, S. A., Stellabotte, D. J., & Calzada, E. J. (2005). Community involvement in adapting and testing a prevention program for preschoolers living in urban communities: ParentCorps. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 14(3), 373–386.

Carlisle, E., Stanley, L., & Kemple, K. M. (2005). Opening doors: Understanding school and family influences on family involvement. Early Childhood Education Journal, 33(3), 155–162.

Carlson, C., & Christenson, S. L. (2005). Evidence-based parent and family interventions in school psychology: Overview and procedures. School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 345–351.

Carreón, G. P., Drake, C., & Barton, A. C. (2005). The importance of presence: Immigrant parents' school engagement experiences. American Educational Research Journal, 42(3), 465–498.

Christenson, S. L., & Carlson, C. (2005). Evidence-based parent and family interventions in school psychology: State of scientifically based practice. School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 525–528.

Christie, K. (2005). Changing the nature of parent involvement. Phi Delta Kappan, 86(9), 645–646.

Cook, M. (2005). 'A place of their own': Creating a classroom 'third space' to support a continuum of text construction between home and school. Literacy, 39(2), 85–90.

Cooper, C. R., Chavira, G., & Mena, D. D. (2005). From pipelines to partnerships: A synthesis of research on how diverse families, schools, and communities support children's pathways through school. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 10(4), 407–430.

Cooper, C. W., & Christie, C. A. (2005). Evaluating parent empowerment: A look at the potential of social justice evaluation in education. Teachers College Record, 107(10), 2248–2274.

Corkum, P. V., Mullane, J. C., & McKinnon, M. M. (2005). The effect of involving classroom teachers in a parent training program for families of children with ADHD. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 27(4), 29–49.

Cox, D. D. (2005). Evidence-based interventions using home–school collaboration. School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 473–497.

Cutforth, N. (2005). Community action for school reform. Contemporary Sociology, 34(2), 194–195.

Davalos, D. B., Chavez, E. L., & Gardiola, R. J. (2005). Effects of perceived parental school support and family communication on delinquent behaviors in Latinos and white non-Latinos. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 11(1), 57–68.

Davenport, E. K., & Bogan, Y. K. H. (2005). It takes a village to teach a child: An analysis of an African-centered parental involvement program. AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 2(3), 34–45.

Davis, K. M., & Lambie, G. W. (2005). Family engagement: A collaborative, systemic approach for middle school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 9(2), 144–151.

Davis-Kean, P. E. (2005). The influence of parent education and family income on child achievement: The indirect role of parental expectations and the home environment. Journal of Family Psychology, 19(2), 294–304.

De Abreu, G. & Cline, T. (2005). Parents' representations of their children's mathematics learning in multiethnic primary schools. British Educational Research Journal, 31(6), 697–722.

Deslandes, R., & Bertrand, R. (2005). Motivation of parent involvement in secondary-level schooling. Journal of Educational Research, 98(3), 164–175.

Diehl, D., Gray, C., & O'Connor, G. (2005). The school community council: Creating an environment for student success. New Directions for Youth Development, 2005(107), 65–72.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005). Starting school in Australia is 'a bit safer, a lot easier and more relaxing': Issues for families and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Early Years: Journal of International Research & Development, 25(3), 271–281.

Domina, T. (2005). Leveling the home advantage: Assessing the effectiveness of parental involvement in elementary school. Sociology of Education, 78(3), 233–249.

Donovan, H., & Ellis, M. (2005). Paired reading—More than an evening of entertainment. Reading Teacher, 59(2), 174–177.

Downer, J. T., & Mendez, J. L. (2005). African American father involvement and preschool children's school readiness. Early Education and Development, 16(3), 317–340.

Driessen, G., Smit, F., & Sleegers, P. (2005). Parental involvement and educational achievement. British Educational Research Journal, 31(4), 509–532.

Dryfoos, J. (2005). Full-service community schools: A strategy—not a program. New Directions for Youth Development, 2005(107), 7–14.

Duch, H. (2005). Redefining parent involvement in Head Start: A two-generation approach. Early Child Development and Care, 175(1), 23–35.

Eamon, M. K., & Mulder, C. (2005). Predicting antisocial behavior among Latino young adolescents: An ecological systems analysis. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 75(1), 117–127.

Eccles, J. S. (2005). Influences of parents' education on their children's educational attainments: The role of parent and child perceptions. London Review of Education, 3(3), 191–204.

Engelbrecht, P., Oswald, M., Swart, E., Kitching, A., & Eloff, I. (2005). Parents' experiences of their rights in the implementation of inclusive education in South Africa. School Psychology International, 26(4), 459–477.

Epstein, J. L. (2005). Attainable goals? The spirit and letter of the no child left behind act on parental involvement. Sociology of Education, 78(2), 179–182.

Epstein, J. L. (2005). A case study of the partnership schools comprehensive school reform (CSR) model. Elementary School Journal, 106(2), 151–170.

Feiler, A. (2005). Linking home and school literacy in an inner city reception class. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 5(2), 131–149.

Ferrara, M. M., & Ferrara, P. J. (2005). Parents as partners. Clearing House, 79(2), 77–81.

Fields-Smith, C. (2005). African American parents before and after Brown. Journal of Curriculum & Supervision, 20(2), 129–135.

Fishel, M., & Ramirez, L. (2005). Evidence-based parent involvement interventions with school-aged children. School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 371-402.

Foster, M.A., Lambert, R., Abbott-Shim, M., McCarty, F., & Franze, S. (2005). A model of home learning environment and social risk factors in relation to children's emergent literacy and social outcomes. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 20(1), 13–36.

Garcia-Reid, P., Reid, R. J., & Peterson, N. A. (2005). School engagement among Latino youth in an urban middle school context: Valuing the role of social support. Education and Urban Society, 37(3), 257–275.

Gauvain, M., & Perez, S. M. (2005). Parent-child participation in planning children's activities outside of school in European American and Latino families. Child Development, 76(2), 371–383. .

Giles, H. (2005). Three narratives of parent–educator relationships: Toward counselor repertoires for bridging the urban parent–school divide. Professional School Counseling, 8(3), 228–235.

Gonzalez-DeHass, A. R., Willems, P. A., & Holbein, M. F. D. (2005). Examining the relationship between parental involvement and student motivation. Educational Psychology Review, 17(2), 99–123.

Graue, E. (2005). Theorizing and describing preservice teachers' images of families and schooling. Teachers College Record, 107(1), 157–185.

Greenberg, P. (2005). Open the door! Welcoming children and families into your program. Early Childhood Today, 20(1), 38-47.

Gregory, E. (2005). Playful talk: The interspace between home and school discourse. Early Years: Journal of International Research & Development, 25(3), 223–235.

Griffith, J. (2005). Introduction: Parent involvement [Special issue]. Elementary School Journal, 106(2), 81–83.

Guli, L. A. (2005). Evidence-based parent consultation with school-related outcomes. School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 455–472.

Halsey, P. A. (2005). Parent involvement in junior high schools: A failure to communicate. American Secondary Education, 34(1), 57–69.

Hands, C. (2005). It's who you know and what you know: The process of creating partnerships between schools and communities. School Community Journal, 15(2), 63–84.

Hargrove, B. K., Inman, A. G., & Crane, R. L. (2005). Family interaction patterns, career planning attitudes, and vocational identity of high school adolescents. Journal of Career Development, 31(4), 263–278.

Harkavy, I. (2005). University-assisted community school program of West Philadelphia: Democratic partnerships that make a difference. New Directions for Youth Development, 2005(107), 35–43.

Harry, B., Klingner, J. K., & Hart, J. (2005). African American families under fire: Ethnographic views of family strengths. Remedial and Special Education, 26(2), 101–112.

Hedegaard, M. (2005). Strategies for dealing with conflicts in value positions between home and school: Influences on ethnic minority students' development of motives and identity. Culture & Psychology, 11(2), 187–205.

Hill-Clark, K. Y. (2005). Families as educators: Supporting literacy development. Childhood Education, 82(1), 46–47.

Hirshberg, D., Huang, D. S., & Fuller, B. (2005). Which low-income parents select child-care?: Family demand and neighborhood organizations. Children & Youth Services Review, 27(10), 1119–1148.

Hoard, D., & Shepard, K. N. (2005). Parent education as parent-centered prevention: A review of school-related outcomes. School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 434–454.

Hong, S., & Ho, H. (2005). Direct and indirect longitudinal effects of parental involvement on student achievement: Second-order latent growth modeling across ethnic groups. Journal of Educational Psychology, 97(1), 32–42.

Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Walker, J. M. T., Sandler, H. M., Whetsel, D., Green, C. L., & Wilkins, A. S., et al. (2005). Why do parents become involved? Research findings and implications. Elementary School Journal, 106(2), 105-130.

Horwath, J. (2005). Family centres and their international role in social action: Social work as informal education. International Journal of Social Welfare, 14(1), 72–73.

Hughes, J. N., Gleason, K. A., & Zhang, D. (2005). Relationship influences on teachers' perceptions of academic competence in academically at-risk minority and majority first grade students. Journal of School Psychology, 43(4), 303–320.

Hung, C. (2005). Family background, parental involvement and environmental influences on Taiwanese children. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 51(3), 261–276.

Hung, C., & Marjoribanks, K. (2005). Parents, teachers and children's school outcomes: A Taiwanese study. Educational Studies, 31(1), 3–13.

Iverson, D. (2005). Schools uniting neighborhoods: The SUN initiative in Portland, Oregon. New Directions for Youth Development, 2005(107), 81–87.

Jacobs, N., & Harvey, D. (2005). Do parents make a difference to children's academic achievement? Differences between parents of higher and lower achieving students. Educational Studies, 31(4), 431–448.

Jeynes, W. H. (2005). Effects of parental involvement and family structure on the academic achievement of adolescents. Marriage & Family Review, 37(3), 99–116.

Jeynes, W. H. (2005). A meta-analysis of the relation of parental involvement to urban elementary school student academic achievement. Urban Education, 40(3), 237–269.

Johnson, G. C., Clarke, S., & Dempster, N. (2005). The discursive (re)construction of parents in school texts. Language & Education, 19(5), 380–399.

Johnson, W., McGue, M., & Iacono, W. G. (2005). How parents influence school grades: Hints from a sample of adoptive and biological families. Behavior Genetics, 35(6), 807.

Joshi, A. (2005). Understanding Asian Indian families—facilitating meaningful home–school relations. Young Children, 60(3), 75–78.

Joshi, A., & Taylor, A. (2005). Perceptions of early childhood teachers and parents of teacher-parent interactions in an Indian context. Early Child Development & Care, 175(4), 343–359.

Joyce A. Brandes. (2005). Partner with parents. Intervention in School & Clinic, 41(1), 52–54.

Kan, K., & Tsai, W. D. (2005). Parenting practices and children's education outcomes. Economics of Education Review, 24(1), 29–43.

Kim, J., Murdock, T., & Choi, D. (2005). Investigation of parents' beliefs about readiness for kindergarten: An examination of national household education survey (NHES: 93). Educational Research Quarterly, 29(2), 3–17.

Kratochwill, T. R., & Hoagwood, K. E. (2005). Evidence-based parent and family interventions in school psychology: Conceptual and methodological considerations in advancing best practices. School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 504–511.

Kroeger, J. (2005). Social heteroglossia: The contentious practice or potential place of middle-class parents in home–school relations. The Urban Review, 37(1) 1–30.

Kyle, D. W., McIntyre, E., Miller, K. B., & Moore, G. H. (2005). Family connections: A basis for teacher reflection and instructional improvement. School Community Journal, 15(1), 29–50.

Kyriakides, L. (2005). Evaluating school policy on parents working with their children in class. Journal of Educational Research, 98(5), 281–298.

Lau, J. Y-J., & McBride-Chang, C. (2005). Home literacy and Chinese reading in Hong Kong children. Early Education and Development, 16(1), 5–22.

Lee, R. (2005). A helping hand: Full-service community schools as a model for educating low-income children. Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, 12(1), 135–153.

Lee, S. (2005). Selective parent participation: Structural and cultural factors that influence school participation among Korean parents. Equity & Excellence in Education, 38(4), 299–308.

Leibhaman, M. E., Alexander, J. M., Johnson, K. E., Neitzel, C. L., & Reis-Henrie, F. P. (2005). Parenting behaviors associated with the maintenance of preschoolers' interests: A prospective longitudinal study. Applied Developmental Psychology, 26(4), 397–414.

Lopez, M. E., Kreider, H., & Coffman, J. (2005). Intermediary organizations as capacity builders in family educational involvement. Urban Education, 40(1), 78–105.

Machen, S. M., Wilson, J. D., & Notar, C. E. (2005). Parental involvement in the classroom. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 32(1), 13–16.

Margolis, H. (2005). Resolving struggling learners' homework difficulties: Working with elementary school learners and parents. Preventing School Failure, 50(1), 5–12.

Marjoribanks, K. (2005). Family environments and children's outcomes. Educational Psychology, 25(6), 647–657.

Marturano, E. M., Ferreira, M., & D'Avila-Bacarji, K. M. G. (2005). An evaluation scale of family environment for identification of children at risk of school failure. Psychological Reports, 96(2), 307–321.

McAllister, C. L., Wilson, P. C., Green, B. L., & Baldwin, J. L. (2005). “Come and take a walk”: Listening to Early Head Start parents on school-readiness as a matter of child, family, and community health. American Journal of Public Health, 95(4), 617–625.

McBride, B. A., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Ho, M. H. (2005). The mediating role of fathers' school involvement on student achievement. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 26(2), 201–216.

McGowan, W. S. (2005). 'Flexibility', community and making parents responsible. Educational Philosophy & Theory, 37(6), 885–906.

McIntyre, E., Dyle, D. W., & Rightmyer, E. C. (2005). Families' funds of knowledge to mediate teaching in rural schools. Cultura y Educacion, 17(2), 175–212.

McMillan, D. J. (2005).Close encounters: Issues in pre-school parental involvement in Northern Ireland. Child Care in Practice, 11(2), 119–134.

Mejia-Arauz, R., Rogoff, B., & Paradise, R. (2005). Cultural variation in children's observation during a demonstration. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29(4), 282–291.

Minke, K. M., & Anderson, K. J. (2005). Family–school collaboration and positive behavior support. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 7(3), 181–185.

Mji, A., & Mbinda, Z. (2005). Exploring high school science students' perceptions of parental involvement in their education. Psychological Reports, 97(1), 325–336.

Morrissey, K. M., & Werner-Wilson, R. J. (2005). The relationship between out-of-school activities and positive youth development: An investigation of the influences of communities and family. Adolescence, 40(157), 67–85.

Nachshen, J. S., & Minnes, P. (2005). Empowerment in parents of school-aged children with and without developmental disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49(12), 889–904.

Nastasi, B. K. (2005). School consultants as change agents in achieving equity for families in public schools. Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 16(1/2), 113–125.

Neild, R. C. (2005). Parent management of school choice in a large urban district. Urban Education, 40(3), 270–297.

Neves, I. P., & Morais, A. M. (2005). Pedagogic practices in the family socializing context and children's school achievement. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 26(1), 121–137.

Nir, A. E., & Ami, T. B. (2005). School–parents relationship in the era of school-based management: Harmony or conflict? Leadership & Policy in Schools, 4(1), 55–72.

Norwich, B., Griffiths, C., & Burden, B. (2005). Dyslexia-friendly schools and parent partnership: Inclusion and home-school relationships. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 20(2), 147–165.

Ollendick, T. H. (2005). Evidence-based parent and family interventions in school psychology: A commentary. School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 512–517.

Ortiz, R. W., & Ordoñez-Jasis, R. (2005). Leyendo juntos (reading together): New directions for latino parents' early literacy involvement. Reading Teacher, 59(2), 110–121.

O'Toole, S., & De Abreu, G. (2005). Parents' past experiences as a mediational tool for understanding their child's current mathematical learning. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 20(1), 75–89.

Ou, S. R. (2005). Pathways of long-term effects of an early intervention program on educational attainment: Findings from the Chicago longitudinal study. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 26(5), 578–611.

Overstreet, S., Devine, J., Bevans, K., & Efreom, Y. (2005). Predicting parental involvement in children's schooling within an economically disadvantaged African American sample. Psychology in the Schools, 42(1), 101–111.

Pahl, K. (2005). A critical discourse analysis of family literacy practices: Power in and out of print. Applied Linguistics, 26(1), 131–134.

Pahl, K., & Kelly, S. (2005). Family literacy as a third space between home and school: some case studies of practice. Literacy, 39(2), 91–96.

Paratore, J. R. (2005). Approaches to family literacy: Exploring the possibilities. Reading Teacher, 59(4), 394–396.

Passy, R. (2005). Family values and primary schools: An investigation into family-related education. British Educational Research Journal, 31(6), 723–736.

Patrick, M. R., Snyder, J., Schrepferman, L. M., & Snyder, J. (2005). The joint contribution of early parental warmth, communication and tracking, and early child conduct problems on monitoring in late childhood. Child Development, 76(5), 999–1014.

Pelletier, J., & Corter, C. (2005). Design, implementation, and outcomes of a school readiness program for diverse families. School Community Journal, 15(1), 89–116.

Perna, L. W., & Titus, M. (2005). The relationship between parental involvement as social capital and college enrollment: An examination of racial/ethnic group differences. Journal of Higher Education, 76(5), 485–518.

Pinkus, S. (2005). Bridging the gap between policy and practice: Adopting a strategic vision for partnership working in special education. British Journal of Educational Studies, 32(4), 184–187.

Pong, S. L., Hao, L. X., & Gardner, E. (2005). The roles of parenting styles and social capital in the school performance of immigrant Asian and Hispanic adolescents. Social Science Quarterly, 86(4), 928–950.

Purcell-Gates, V., & Strickland, D. S. (2005). Special education and family literacy: Perspective through the lens of critical discourse. Reading Research Quarterly, 40(2), 274–281.

Raikes, H. H., Summers, J. A., & Ruggman, L. A. (2005). Family involvement in Early Head Start programs. Fathering, 3(1), 29–58.

Rashid, F. L., Morris, R. D., & Sevcik, R. A. (2005). Relationship between home literacy environment and reading achievement in children with reading disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 38(1), 2–11.

Rasinski, T., & Stevenson, B. (2005). The effects of Fast Start reading: A fluency-based home involvement reading program, on the reading achievement of beginning readers. Reading Psychology, 26(2), 109–125.

Riggs, N. R., & Medina, C. (2005). The 'Generacion Diez' after-school program and Latino parent involvement with schools. Journal of Primary Prevention, 26(6), 471–484.

Rimm-Kaufman, S. E., & Pianta, R. C. (2005). Family–school communication in preschool and kindergarten in the context of a relationship-enhancing intervention. Early Education and Development, 16(3), 287–316.

Rimm-Kaufman, S. E., & Zhang, Y. B. (2005). Father–school communication in preschool and kindergarten. School Psychology Review, 34(3), 287–308.

Ringenberg, M. C., Funk, V., Mullen, K., Wilford, A., & Kramer, J. (2005). The test–retest reliability of the Parent and School Survey (PASS). School Community Journal, 15(2), 121–134.

Rothman, R. (Ed.). (2005). Community partners. Voice in Urban Education, 7. [Available at]

Ryan, A. M. (2005). The effectiveness of the Manchester Even Start program in improving literacy outcomes for preschool Latino students. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 20(1), 15–26.

Saint-Laurent, L., & Giasson, J. (2005). Effects of a family literacy program adapting parental intervention to first graders' evolution of reading and writing abilities. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 5(3), 253–278.

Salimi, S. H., Mirzamani, S. M., & Shahiri-Tabarestani, M. (2005). Association of parental self-esteem and expectations with adolescents' anxiety about career and education. Psychological Reports, 96(3), 569–578.

Sanders, M. G., & Lewis, K. C. (2005). Building bridges toward excellence: Community involvement in high schools. High School Journal, 88(3), 1–9.

Sands, T., & Plunkett, S. W. (2005). A new scale to measure adolescent reports of academic support by mothers, fathers, teachers, and friends in Latino immigrant families. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 27(2), 244–253.

Schulting, A. B., Malone, P. S., & Dodge, K. A. (2005). The effect of school-based kindergarten transition policies and practices on child academic outcomes. Developmental Psychology, 41(6), 860–871.

Sheldon, S. B. (2005). Testing an equation structural model of partnership program implementation and parent involvement. Elementary School Journal, 106(2), 171–187.

Sheldon, S. B., & Epstein, J. L. (2005). Involvement counts: Family and community partnerships and mathematics achievement. Journal of Educational Research, 98(4), 196–206.

Sheridan, S. M. (2005). Commentary on evidence-based parent and family interventions: Will what we know now influence what we do in the future? School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 518–524.

Smolkowski, K., Biglan, A., Barreral, M., Taylor, T., Black, C., & Blair, J. (2005). Schools and Homes in Partnership (SHIP): Long-term effects of a preventive intervention focused on social behavior and reading skill in early elementary school. Prevention Science, 6(2), 113–125.

South, J., Fairfax, P., & Green, E. (2005). Developing an assessment tool for evaluating community involvement. Health Expectations, 8(1), 64–73.

Spera, C. (2005). A review of the relationship among parenting practices, parenting styles, and adolescent school achievement. Educational Psychology Review, 17(2), 120–146.

St. Pierre, R. G., Ricciuti, A. E., & Rimdzius, T. A. (2005). Effects of a family literacy program on low-literate children and their parents: Findings from an evaluation of the Even Start family literacy program. Developmental Psychology, 41(6), 953–970.

Stachowski, L. L., & Frey, C. J. (2005). Student teachers' reflections on service and learning in Navajo reservation communities: Contextualizing the classroom experience. School Community Journal, 15(2), 101–120.

Stamback, A., & Miriam, D. (2005). Feminist theory and educational policy: How gender has been 'involved' in family school choice debates. Signs, 30(2), 1633–1658.

Stormshak, E. A., Dishion, T. J., Light, J., & Yasui, M. (2005). Implementing family-centered interventions within the public middle school: Linking service delivery to change in student problem behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33(6), 723–733.

Stovall, D. (2005). A challenge to traditional theory: Critical race theory, African-American community organizers, and education. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 26(1), 95–108.

Stovall, D., & Ayers, W. (2005). The school a community built. Educational Leadership, 62(6), 34–37.

Sukon, K. S. (2005). Influence of home-related factors in numeracy performance of fourth-grade children in Mauritius. International Journal of Educational Development, 25(5), 547–556.

Summers, J. A., Hoffman, L., Marquis, J., Turnbull, A., Poston, D., & Nelson, L. L. (2005). Measuring the quality of family-professional partnerships in special education services. Exceptional Children, 72(1), 65–81.

Swanson, E. F. (2005). Anchors of the community: Community schools in Chicago. New Directions for Youth Development, 2005(107), 55–64.

Sy, S. R., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2005). Parent beliefs and children's achievement trajectories during the transition to school in Asian American and European American families. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29(6), 505–515.

Tagle, R. (2005). Full-service community schools: Cause and outcome of public engagement. New Directions for Youth Development, 2005(107), 45–54.

Taylor, R. D., & Lopez, E. (2005). Family management practice, school achievement, and problem behavior in African American adolescents: Mediating processes. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 26(1), 39–49.

Telem, M. (2005). The impact of the computerization of a high school's pedagogical administration on homeroom teacher–parents interrelations: A case study. Teaching & Teacher Education, 21(6), 661–678.

Terzian, M. A., & Fraser, M. W. (2005). Preventing aggressive behavior and drug use in elementary school: Six family-oriented programs. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 10(4), 407–435.

Tett, L. (2005). Inter-agency partnerships and integrated community schools: A Scottish perspective. Support for Learning, 20(4), 157–161.

Valdez, C. R., Carlson, C., & Zanger, D. (2005). Evidence-based parent training and family interventions for school behavior change. School Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 403–433.

Walker, J. M. T., Wilkins, A. S., Dallaire, J. R., Sandler, H. M., & Hoover-Dempsey, K. V. (2005). Parental involvement: Model revision through scale development. Elementary School Journal, 106(2), 85–104.

Warren, M. R. (2005). Communities and schools: A new view of urban education reform. Harvard Educational Review, 75(2), 133–173.

Yan, W. F., & Lin, Q. U. (2005). Parent involvement and mathematics achievement: Contrast across racial and ethnic groups. Journal of Educational Research, 99(2), 116–127.



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Abbott, K. (2005). Parent involvement in the functional behavioral assessment process: Parent, teacher, administrator, and policymaker perspectives. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65(05), 1630A. (UMI No.3177040)

Adams, S. (2005). The effects of parent involvement on student achievement in reading, grade 7. Dissertation Abstracts International-A, 67(02), (UMI No.3204041)

Allgood, W. C. (2005). Zones of influence: Family, school and community initiatives to address the achievement gap. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 1217A. (UMI No. 3170617)

Allgood, W. C. (2005). Zones of influence: Family, school and community initiatives to address the achievement gap. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 1217A. (UMI No. 3170617)

Anderson, K. J. (2005). Understanding parents' decisions to become involved in their children's education. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 2490A. (UMI No. 3181878)

Ayrapetyan, V. (2005). Parenting styles and self-efficacy beliefs in Armenian-American families and their relationship to their children's school performance. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 3937A. (UMI No. 3182130)

Badawi, H. (2005). Parental reasons for school choice: A case study of an Islamic school in the United States of America. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(02), 535A. (UMI No. 3165875)

Baker, C. H. (2005). No child left behind : A case study of a school-linked service integration model. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(09), 3160A. (UMI No. 3189897)

Barr, J. J. (2005). Parent involvement in student learning: Do student achievement and parent trust matter? Dissertation Abstracts International-A, 66(09). (UMI No. 3189606)

Barreno, A. L. (2005). Principals' effective strategies and practices in involving Hispanic parents. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 1566A. (UMI No. 3177570)

Becker, N. C. (2005). The organizational anatomy of family–school relationships from the school's perspective: An interpretive study of two urban elementary schools. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 1708A. (UMI No. 3175578)

Bertram, A. N. (2005). The relationship of parent involvement and post-divorce adjustment to the academic achievement and achievement motivation of school-aged children. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(12). (UMI No. 3202872)

Bertram, J. C. (2005). Exploring understanding of school-based parental educational responsibility: Parents', teachers' and administrators' conceptions. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(09). (UMI No. NR05845)

Boyd, J. K.,Jr. (2005). Perceptions of middle-school parents regarding factors that influence parent involvement: A study of four middle schools in northeast Tennessee. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(10). (UMI No. 3195366)

Brooks, S. M. (2005). Increasing the involvement of African American parents in public education: Case studies of two successful school leaders. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(06), 2034A. (UMI No. 3179468)

Brown, C. M. (2005). Parent home involvement and student achievement for Mexican-American and European American students with learning disabilities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(06), 2100A. (UMI No. 3178743)

Burnias, J. C. (2005). Immigrant parents' perceptions of barriers that may hinder their involvement with the school system. Unpublished master's thesis, California State University, Fresno.

Calkins, M. V. (2005). First-generation college students: Family influence and the road to college. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(06), 2122A. (UMI No. 3179861)

Carden, D. L. (2005). Parental expectations and the role of parental involvement in an independent school. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). (UMI No. 3210436)

Chavira, G. (2005). Latino adolescents' academic achievement and identity formation: The roles of family involvement and students' goals. Dissertation Abstracts International: B, 66(09). (UMI No. 3187685)

Clark, L. J. (2005). The relationship of parental involvement and home culture factors to student achievement. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 2496A. (UMI No. 3184189)

Colley, A. S., Jr. (2005). Parents and school decision-making: Factors that influence involvement. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(12). (UMI No. 3199208)

Copper-Butler, B. A. (2005). Experiences and attitudes of African American mothers that affect parental involvement. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 2496A. (UMI No. 3181012)

Cordova, V. R. (2005). El involucramiento de padres en educacion/parental involvement in education: The perceptions and practices of Latinos in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(09). (UMI No. 3188938)

Daring, C. L. (2005). Interdistrict public school choice in Massachusetts: Why do choosers choose? Parents' reasons for participating in this open enrollment program in two public school districts. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 1211A. (UMI No. 3173661)

De La Vega, E. (2005). Mexicana/Latina mothers establishing voice in school contexts: The culture, conflict, and collaboration of parental involvement. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(10). (UMI No. 3190813)

Doctoroff, G. L. (2005). How parents and children do homework together : The relation between observed parenting, behavior problems, and academic development in elementary school children. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(12). (UMI No. 3200177)

Dorgan, E. H. (2005). Teacher perceptions of e-mail as a method of communication with parents. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 1717A. (UMI No. 3177503)

Downs, J. (2005). Parent-school personnel collaboration for children with autism within a school district program. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(12), 4251A. (UMI No. 3200187)

Durand, T. M. (2005). Child, parent, and ecological factors related to kindergarten success for Latino children: A mixed-methods investigation. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 2324B. (UMI No. 3173662)

Dyer, M. (2005). Participation of Latino/a parents in the implementation of public school choice. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(03), 839A. (UMI No. 3166975)

Ebby-Rosin, R. (2005). New voices at the table: Organizing low-income Latino parents for school reform. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(08), 2836A. (UMI No. 3187281)

Edson, P. Q. (2005). The effect of the Missouri Parents as Teachers program on the parents' knowledge of infants. Dissertation Abstracts International, 3199228

Egan, S. M. (2005). Rethinking the way schools connect with parents: A descriptive case study of a parent partnership program. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(12). (UMI No. 3196804)

Frieman, M. (2005). Privileged, affluent fathers: Perspectives on fathering and their children's schooling. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(11). (UMI No. 3164877)

Fuentes, E. H. (2005). Just parents: The politics and practice of community organizing for school change. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(08), 2886A. (UMI No. 3187035)

Fuller, S. M. (2005) Home-initiated family–school communication in preschool and kindergarten. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65(08), 2890A. (UNI No. 3144661)

Gonzalez, A. (2005). The relations among parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and student motivation. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(02), 488A. (UMI No. 3165001)

Gray, K. F. (2005). An examination of the relationship between parent satisfaction with IEP meetings and student academic achievement. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 2451A. (UMI No. 3181101)

Haley Strub, E. E. (2005). School–family partnerships, evidence-based instruction, and early literacy skills. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(08), 2832A. (UMI No. 3186084)

Hall, K. W. (2005). A comparison of American, Korean, and Chinese parents' views toward parent involvement in schools. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(03), 842A. (UMI No. 3167657)

Hands, C. M. (2005). Patterns of interdependency: The development of partnerships between schools and communities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67(03), 836A. (UMI No. NR02928)

Hayes, D. M. (2005). Parents' rating of involvement predict adolescents' achievement outcomes.Dissertation Abstracts International, 67(03), 836A. (UMI No. 3210864)

Iruka, I. U. (2005). Parent self-efficacy: Relationship with parent involvement and preschoolers' school readiness. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 2855A. (UMI No. 3177071)

Jenkins, K. L. (2005). The effects of parental involvement strategies on elementary at-risk students' oral reading accuracy levels. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(02). (UMI No. 3208690)

Johnson, G. L. (2005). The relationship between parental involvement and disproportionate representation of African-American students receiving special education services in South Carolina. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 2542A. (UMI No. 3181960)

Jones, J. E. (2005). Parental influence on the vocational development of high school students with learning disabilities: Selection, optimization and compensation processes. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(03), 904A. (UMI No. 3168212)

Jones, P. L. (2005). The effects of community mapping process on teachers' perceptions of their schools' communities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 844A. (UMI No. 3167777)

Jurbergs, A. N. (2005). Relative efficacy of school–home notes and teacher feedback in minority elementary students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Dissertation Abstracts International-B, 66(11). (UMI No. 3199737)

Kato, M. (2005). Crafting a school we want: The nature of parent involvement at an overseas Japanese supplementary school (hoshu-ko) in the United States. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 1274A. (UMI No. 3172815)

Kelley, C. (2005). Fulfilling the promise: Black parents' experiences in supporting their children's mathematics education. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(03), 931A. (UMI No. 3168030)

Kelley-Wash, U. (2005). A qualitative study on the role of African American fathers and their influence on their child's early literacy development. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(03), 929A. (UMI No. 3168497)

Khan, F. (2005). Who participates in school councils and how? A case study of elementary schools in Sargodha District, Punjab, Pakistan. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 1580A. (UMI No. 3176342)

Kiebert, B. W. (2005). The effect of parenthood education on self-efficacy, parent effectiveness, and the parent–child relationship in an alternative high school student population. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(08), 2842A. (UMI No. 3185580)

Knight, J. R. (2005). Parent–teacher relationships. Unpublished master's thesis, Graduate School of the College of Charleston, SC.

Kurlakowsky, K. D. (2005). “Controlled” school choice: Understanding educational decision making for families of low socioeconomic status and/or minority backgrounds. Dissertation Abstracts International: B, 66(12). (UMI No. 3199054)

Lewin, C. (2005). Parent training evaluation. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(06), 2067A. (UMI No. 3180429)

Linares, G. (2005). Who wins? Who loses? A case study of a parent–teacher conflict in an urban immigrant school district. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 1602A. (UMI No. 3175706)

Lordeman, J. (2005). Parent–teacher–student communication: We're on the same team. Unpublished master's thesis, Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

Marang, K. E. (2005). Cooperation and partnering between home schools and public schools. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 1583A. (UMI No. 3177374)

Martinez, C. M. (2005). Finding a common ground: Practices principals use to build partnerships with parents of specific learning disabled students of Latino descent in a southwest community. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 2471A. (UMI No. 3183328)

Martinez, G. (2005). Libraries, families, and schools. partnership to achieve reading readiness: A multiple case study of Maryland public librarians. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 1302A. (UMI No. 3172648)

McCabe, M. (2005). Effects of involvement by parents of elementary school students in a mathematics methodology course. Dissertation Abstracts International-A, 66(10). (UMI No. NR07857)

McConnell-Roberts, F. J. (2005). Community schools: Type of services offered, the number of services offered, the length of time services have been offered, the model in use, and academic growth. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(01). (UMI No. 3202839)

Melton, M. E. (2005). An exploratory study of father participation in early intervention services: Elucidating the beliefs of providers and fathers in an agency setting. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 2542A. (UMI No. 3181553)

Mena, D. D. (2005). Beyond deficit views of low-income Mexican-descent families: Exploring variation in Mexican-descent high school students' and parents' aspirations and expectations, educational involvement practices, and college knowledge. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(09), 5125A. (UMI No. 3187696)

Milot, G. A. (2005). The relationship between parental involvement and religion: Academic achievement of students in the Catholic elementary schools in the diocese of Fall River. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). (UMI No. 3213964)

Mulligan, G. M. (2005). The participation of language minority families in formal school activities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 1317A. (UMI No. 3171632)

Nderu, E. N. (2005). Parental involvement in education: A qualitative study of Somali immigrants in the twin cities area. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(01), 92A. (UMI No. 3160164)

Nemeth, J. L. (2005). Full-service community schools: Voices from the field. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(02). (UMI No. 3207841)

Newton, J. (2005). Perceptions among elementary, middle, and high school building administrators, guidance counselors, and teachers with respect to the impact of parental involvement on student achievement. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(12). (UMI No. 3199424)

Norman, S. U. (2005). Parental involvement : An effective strategy for secondary alternative discipline schools' student achievement and compulsory student attendance. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(09), 3260A. (UMI No. 3190118)

Panchisin, D. L. (2005). A case study of parents' and teachers' perceptions of the usefulness of a newly developed elementary school report card in the Appoquinimink school district. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65(12), 6618B. (UMI No. 3156271)

Payne, C. D. (2005). Educational role enactment amongst parents of African American adolescents: A qualitative exploration of parenting and children's schooling. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(03). (UMI No. 3211482)

Pearson-Poxes, R. S. (2005). Parent/family centers in Mississippi: A descriptive study. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(06), 2053A. (UMI No. 3180158)

Peck, L. R. (2005). The effects of perceived goals concordance upon parents' appraisals of their child's school, their child's teacher, and their child's achievement. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(02), 491A. (UMI No. 3166154)

Piper, A. S. (2005). A study of parental involvement in schools with a focus on high- and low-achieving students. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(10). (UMI No. 3193346)

Reyes Cruz, M. (2005). Everyday challenges of building community and empowerment: An ethnographic study of immigrant Mexican parents advocating for school reform. Dissertation Abstracts International: B, 67(01). (UMI No. 3202161)

Ritch, C. M. (2005). Evaluation of a parent training intervention: Parent and teacher assessment of perceived changes in children's at-risk behaviors. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(06), 3395B. (UMI No. 3178829)

Rotunda, R. S. (2005). Parent and teacher attitudes and practices concerning parental involvement and their relationship to student achievement and poverty in a suburban middle school. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 1705A. (UMI No. 3175313)

Roushias, C. (2005). Ecologies of parental engagement and preservice teacher education in science. The design, development, and implementation of a multimedia case-based environment: “PARENTS”. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 1731A. (UMI No. 3175721)

Sanford, F. G. (2005). An analysis of the impact of the family connections program on the academic performance of socioeconomically disadvantaged elementary school students. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67(02), 473A. (UMI No. 3207576)

Sang-Blodgett, J. (2005). An evaluation of “best families,” a parenting education intervention program for Head Start families: The effects on child-rearing style, affirming communication, and children's behavior. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(12). (UMI No. 3202588)

Senne, M. D. (2005) Preparing teachers to partner with families. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(06), 2173A. (UMI No. 3178967)

Shiffman, C. T. D. (2005). Unintended consequences: A case study of parent involvement in education in the era of welfare reform. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 1318A. (UMI No. 3170657)

Simieou, F.,III. (2005). The alleged invisible parent: Examining practices and perspectives of African-American parent involvement in Title I schools. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 1236A. (UMI No. 3171525)

Smith, J. A. (2005). Parental involvement in a low-income school: A case study. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(03), 906A. (UMI No. 3169490)

Smith, J. E. (2005). Factors that inhibit school involvement of Hispanic parents. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(12). (UMI No. 3202865)

Smith, L. C. (2005). Parent–teacher relationships and child outcomes during the transition into kindergarten. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 2328B. (UMI No. 3173193)

Smith, M. A. (2005) The perceptions and expectations of parents, teachers, and administrators in Southern California high schools in the transitional phase of parent involvement. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(06), 2164A. (UMI No. 3178547)

Snyder, J. W.,III. (2005). The perceived effectiveness of the transition process to public school education from home schooling. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(03), 952A. (UMI No. 3167348)

Sottile, D. M. (2005). The relationship between parents' management of their children's involvement in extracurricular activities and family stress. (Ph.D., Walden University). Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(08), 3109A. (UMI No. 3187231)

Starost, H. (2005). Thinking outside of Head Start: The impact of family and school risk factors on former head start graduates' cognitive and socioemotional competence in their kindergarten and first grade years. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 2488A. (UMI No. 3179566)

Stecker, S. (2005). A multiple case study investigation of home–school collaboration throughout the special education process. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(04), 1276A. (UMI No. 3171935)

Su, C. (2005). Streetwise for book smarts: Culture, community organizing, and education reform in the Bronx. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(05). (UMI No. 0808690)

Taylor, T. L. (2005). Parental perceptions of encouragers and discouragers of involvement with their African American pre-adolescent sons' school. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(08), 2846A. (UMI No. 3185601)

Toleno, J. A. (2005). Measuring perceptions and activities associated with parental involvement at the middle school level. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(12). (UMI No. 3200396)

Topper, S. A. (2005). Do we see eye to eye? A study of parents' self-perceived knowledge of, involvement in, and satisfaction with special education services at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Unpublished education specialist thesis, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

Tuten, J. A. (2005). Report card discourse and the construction of meanings by teacher, parents, and students. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65(12), 4454A. (UMI No. 3159319)

Voltaire, M. (2005). Parental involvement: Its relation to achievement in a multiethnic sample of newly immigrated students. Dissertation Abstracts International: B, 67(02). (UMI No. 3206038)

Waters, J. D. (2005). Impact of a school–home partnership model at a small rural elementary school in Georgia. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 2497A. (UMI No. 3184342)

Weems, D. M. (2005). Raising student achievement: The effects of parental involvement and modeling. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(03), 902A. (UMI No. 3168170)

Wessling, A. B. (2005). A case study of the life history of a Waldorf school through the lens of parental participation. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 1627A. (UMI No. 3173436)

Wheatley, R. (2005). An investigation of factors that influence African American families to choose a charter school education instead of a traditional public school education for their high school students. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(05), 1841A. (UMI No. 3175809)

Williams, T. L. (2005). A qualitative study of the factors that influence African American family involvement in the school experiences of their children. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(07), 2497A. (UMI No. 3182003)

Windram, H. S. (2005). An exploratory study of Spanish-speaking families' perspectives on welcoming school environments. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(11). (UMI No. 3194344)

Wortham, A. R. (2005). Paternal involvement in the education of children: How fathers communicated with their sons about the value of education. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(08), 2827A. (UMI No. 3184811)

Yang, P. (2005). Southern Taiwanese mothers' involvement in their children's education: The involvement patterns and predictive factors. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67(02), 739A. (UMI No. 3204824)

Yerman, B. H. (2005). Cultural foundations for educational leadership: A study of Mexican and United States parents at an international school in Mexico city. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(03), 860A. (UMI No. 3167661)

Yoshida, T. (2005). A longitudinal study of parent involvement as social capital in promoting college enrollment for diverse groups. Dissertation Abstracts International-A, 66(12). (UMI No. 3198387)


Research Briefs, Papers, and Reports

Elliott, R.. (2005). Engaging families: Building strong communication. Watson, Australian Capital Territory, Australia: Early Childhood Australia. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED488943) [Available at
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Ferguson, C. (2005, February). Developing a collaborative team approach to support family and community connections with schools: What can school leaders do? Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Lab. [Available at]

Ferguson, C. (2005, August). Organizing family and community connections with schools: How do school staff build meaningful relationships with all stakeholders? Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Lab. [Available at]

Ferguson, C. (2005, September). Reaching out to diverse populations: What can schools do to foster family–school connections? Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Lab. [Available at]

Ferguson, C., & Rodriguez, V. (2005, July). Engaging families at the secondary level: What schools can do to support family involvement. Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Lab. [Available at]

Ferguson, C., & Wood, L. (2005, October). Easing the transition from pre-K to kindergarten: What schools and families can do to address child readiness. Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Lab. [Available at]

Flanigan, C. B. (2005). Partnering with parents and communities: Are preservice teachers adequately prepared? Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. [

Forster, G. (2005, October). Using school choice: Analyzing how parents access educational freedom (School Choice Issues in Depth). Indianapolis, IN: Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation. [Available at]

Giallourakis, A., Kent, K. P., & Cook, B. (2005). Understanding family involvement in the preparation of graduate students: Measuring family-centered beliefs, skills, systems, and practices. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. 

Gold, E., Cucchiara, M., Simon, E., & Riffer, M. (2005). Time to engage? Civic participation in Philadelphia's school reform. Philadelphia: Research for Action. [Available at]

Gold, E., Hartmann, T., & Lewis, K. (2005). Children and families first: An evaluation of the Philadelphia Say Yes to Education program. Philadelphia: Research for Action. [Available at

Jacob, B. A., & Lefgren, L. (2005, June). What do parents value in education? An empirical investigation of parents' revealed preferences for teachers (Working Paper No. 11494). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. [Available at]

Massachusetts State Department of Education. (2005). Examples of Massachusetts district efforts to increase family involvement. Malden, MA: The Parent and Community Education and Involvement Advisory Council. [Available at]

Mylonakou, I., & Kekes, I. (2005). “Syneducation” (Synekpaidefsis): Reinforcing communication and strengthening cooperation among students, parents and schools. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project.

South Carolina Education Oversight Committee. (2005). Results of the 2004 parent survey. Columbia, SC.: [Available at]

Vaden-Kiernan, N. (2005). Parents' reports of school practices to provide information to families: 1996 and 2003. Statistics in brief. Washington, DC: Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. (Report No. NCES 2006-041). [Available at]

Vaden-Kiernan, N., & McManus, J. (2005). Parent and family involvement in education: 2002–03 (NCES 2005-043). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. [Available at]

Weiss, H. B., Faughnan, K., Caspe, M., Wolos, C., Lopez, M. E., & Kreider, H. (2005). Taking a closer look: A guide to online resources on family involvement. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. 


Books/Book Chapters

Barbour, C., Barbour, N., & Scully, P. (2005). Families, schools and communities: Building partnerships for educating children (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Berckemeyer, J., & Kinney, P. (2005). The what, why, and how of student-led conferences. Westerville, OH: National Middle School Association.

Beveridge, S. (2004). Children, families and schools: Developing partnerships for inclusive education. London: Routledge Falmer.

Cork, L. (2005). Supporting Black pupils and parents: Understanding and improving home–school relations. London: Routledge.

Cowan, P. A., Cowan, C. P., Ablow, J.C., Kahen-Johnson, V., & Measelle, J. (Eds.). (2005). The family context of parenting in children's adaptation to elementary school. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates.

Crozier, G., & Reay, D. (Eds.) (2005). Activating participation: Parents and teachers working towards partnership. Stoke-on-Trent, UK: Trentham Books.

Davis, C., & Yang, A. (2005). Parents & teachers working together. Turners Falls, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.

Diss, R. E., & Buckley, P. K. (2005). Developing family and community involvement skills through case studies and field experiences. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Dryfoos, J., & Quinn, J. (2005). Community schools: A strategy for integrating youth development and school reform. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Wiley.

Dryfoos, J., Quinn, J., & Barkin, C. (2005). Community schools in action: Lessons from a decade of practice. New York: Oxford University Press.

Finn, P. J., Johnson, L., & Finn, M. E. (2005). Workshops with an attitude. In L. Johnson, M. E. Finn, & R. Lewis (Eds.), Urban education with an attitude (pp. 193–217). Albany: State University of New York Press.

Gonzalez, N., Moll, L. C., & Amanti, C. (Eds.) (2005). Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practice in households, communities, and classrooms. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Associates.

Helm, J. (2005). Teaching parents to do projects at home: A took kit for parent educators. New York: Teachers College Press.

Hiatt-Michael, D. B. (Ed.) (2005). Promising practices for family involvement in schooling across the continents. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Pub.

Howe, F. J., & Simmons, B. J. (2005). Nurturing the parent–teacher alliance. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation.

Johnson, L. (2005). Giving voice to urban parents: Using a community-based survey to leverage school reform. In L. Johnson, M. E. Finn, & R. Lewis (Eds.), Urban education with an attitude (pp. 157–191). Albany: State University of New York Press.

Kumar, S. (2005). Community participation in elementary education. New Delhi, India: Indian Publishers Distributors.

Merrifield, J.. (2005). Parental choice as an education reform catalyst: Global lessons. Wellington, New Zealand: Education Forum. [Available at]

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Pease-Alvarez, L., & Schecter, S. (2005). Learning, teaching, and community: Contributions of situated and participatory approaches to educational innovation. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

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