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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

Abdul-Adil, J. K., & Farmer, A. D. J. (2006). Inner-city African American parental involvement in elementary schools: Getting beyond urban legends of apathy. School Psychology Quarterly, 21(1), 1–12.

Alfaro, E. C., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Bámaca, M. Y. (2006). The influence of academic support on Latino adolescents' academic motivation. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 55(3), 279–291.

Amatea, E. S., Smith-Adcock, S., & Villares, E. (2006). From family deficit to family strength: Viewing families' contributions to children's learning from a family resilience perspective. Professional School Counseling, 9(3), 177–189.

Anderson, D. D., & Gold, E. (2006). Home to school: Numeracy practices and mathematical identities. Mathematical Thinking & Learning: An International Journal, 8(3), 261–286.

Anderson, J. J. (2006). Bearing olive branches: A case for school-based and home educator dialogue. Phi Delta Kappan, 87(6), 468–472.

Anderson-Butcher, D., Stetler, E. G., & Midle, T. (2006). A case for expanded school–community partnerships in support of positive youth development. Children & Schools, 28(3), 155–163.

Angelides, P., Theophanous, L., & Leigh, J. (2006). Understanding teacher–parent relationships for improving pre-primary schools in Cyprus. Educational Review, 58(3), 303–316.

Annunziata, D., Hogue, A., Faw, L., & Liddle, H. A. (2006). Family functioning and school success in at-risk, inner-city adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35(1), 105–113.

Athanasiou, M. S. (2006). It takes a village: Children's transition to kindergarten. School Psychology Quarterly, 21(4), 468–473.

Auger, R. W. (2006). Delivering difficult news to parents: Guidelines for school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 10(2), 139–145.

Bagley, C., & Ackerley, C. L. (2006). 'I am much more than just a mum': Social capital, empowerment and Sure Start. Journal of Education Policy, 21(6), 717–734.

Bailey, L. (2006). Interactive homework: A tool for fostering parent-child interactions and improving learning outcomes for at-risk young children. Early Childhood Education Journal, 34(2), 155–167.

Barnett, R. C., & Gareis, K. C. (2006). Parental after-school stress and psychological well-being. Journal of Marriage & Family, 68(1), 101–108.

Barrera, J. M., & Warner, L. (2006). Involving families in school events. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 42(2), 72–75.

Beckert, T. E., Strom, R. D., & Strom, P. S. (2006). Black and white fathers of early adolescents: A cross-cultural approach to curriculum development for parent education. North American Journal of Psychology, 8(3), 455–469.

Bennett, T. (2006). Future teachers forge family connections. Young Children, 61(1), 22–27.

Bifulco, R., & Ladd, H. F. (2006). Institutional change and coproduction of public services: The effect of charter schools on parental involvement. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 16(4), 553–576.

Bird, K. (2006). How do you spell parental involvement? S-I-S. T.H.E. Journal, 33(7), 38–42.

Blom-Hoffman, J., O'Neil-Pirozzi, T. M., & Cutting, J. (2006). Reading together, talk together: The acceptability of teaching parents to use dialogic reading strategies via videotaped instruction. Psychology in the Schools, 43(1), 71–78.

Bright, R. M. (2006). Literacy backpacks in teacher education: Launching support for home and school literacy. Journal of Reading Education, 31(2), 24–34.

Britto, P. R., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Griffin, T. M. (2006). Maternal reading and teaching patterns: Associations with school readiness in low-income African American families. Reading Research Quarterly, 41(1), 68–89.

Bryan, G. M., DeBord, K., & Schrader, K. (2006). Building a professional development system: A case study of North Carolina's parenting education experiences. Child Welfare, 85(5), 803–818.

Bryan, H., Austin, B., Hailes, J., Parsons, C., & Stow, W. (2006). On track multi-agency projects in schools and communities: A special relationship. Children & Society, 20(1), 40–53.

Buckley, J., & Schneider, M. (2006). Are charter school parents more satisfied with schools?: Evidence from Washington, DC. Peabody Journal of Education, 81(1), 57–78.

Christian, L. G. (2006). Understanding families: Applying family systems theory to early childhood practice. Young Children, 61(1), 12–20.

Civil, M., & Bernier, E. (2006). Exploring images of parental participation in mathematics education: Challenges and possibilities. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 8(3), 309–330.

Clair, L. S., & Jackson, B. (2006). Effect of family involvement training on the language skills of young elementary children from migrant families. School Community Journal, 16(1), 31–41.

Cohen, R., Linker, J. A., & Stutts, L. (2006). Working together: Lessons learned from school, family, and community collaborations. Psychology in the Schools, 43(4), 419–428.

Cooter, K. S. (2006). When mama can't read: Counteracting intergenerational illiteracy. Reading Teacher, 59(7), 698–702.

Corcoran, J., & Dattalo, P. (2006). Parent involvement in treatment for ADHD: A meta-analysis of the published studies. Research on Social Work Practice, 16(6), 561–570.

Corrales, J. (2006). Does parental participation in schools empower or strain civil society? The case of community-managed schools in Central America. Social Policy & Administration, 40(4), 450–470.

Craig, L. (2006). Parental education, time in paid work and time with children: An Australian time-diary analysis. British Journal of Sociology, 57(4), 553-575.

Crais, E. R., Roy, V. P., & Free, K. (2006). Parents' and professionals' perceptions of the implementation of family-centered practices in child assessments. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15(4), 365–377.

Crawford, P. A., & Zygouris-Coe, V. (2006). All in the family: Connecting home and school with family literacy. Early Childhood Education Journal, 33(4), 261–267.

Crozier, G., & Davies, J. (2006). Family matters: A discussion of the Bangladeshi and Pakistani extended family and community in supporting the children's education. Sociological Review, 54(4), 678–695.

da Cruz Benetti,Silvia Pereira, & Roopnarine, J. L. (2006). Paternal involvement with school-aged children in Brazilian families: Association with childhood competence. Sex Roles, 55(9/10), 669–678.

De Jesus, A., & Antrop-Gonzalez, R. (2006). Instrumental relationships and high expectations: Exploring critical care in two Latino community-based schools. Intercultural Education, 17(3), 281–299.

de la Piedra,Maria Teresa, Munter, J. H., & Girón, H. (2006). Creating links, 'atando cabitos': Connecting parents, communities, and future teachers on the U.S./Mexico border. School Community Journal, 16(1), 57–80.

Dearing, E., Kreider, H., Simpkins, S., & Weiss, H. B. (2006). Family involvement in school and low-income children's literacy: Longitudinal associations between and within families. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98(4), 653–664.

Deslandes, R. (2006). Designing and implementing school, family, and community collaboration programs in Quebec, Canada. School Community Journal, 16(1), 81–105.

Ditrano, C. J., & Silverstein, L. B. (2006). Listening to parents' voices: Participatory action research in the schools. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37(4), 359–366.

Dom, L., & Verhoeven, J. C. (2006). Partnership and conflict between parents and schools: How are schools reacting to the new participation law in Flanders (Belgium)? Journal of Education Policy, 21(5), 567–597.

Duda, M. A., & Minick, V. (2006). Easing the transition to kindergarten: Demonstrating partnership through service-learning. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 14(1), 111–121.

Duncan, J., Bowden, C., & Smith, A. (2006). A gossip or a good yack? Reconceptualizing parent support in New Zealand early childhood centre based programmes. International Journal of Early Years Education, 14(1), 1–13.

Eloff, I., Maree, J. G., & Miller, L. H. (2006). The role of parents' learning facilitation mode in supporting informal learning in mathematics. Early Child Development & Care, 176(3/4), 313–328.

Epstein, J. L., & Sanders, M. G. (2006). Prospects for change: Preparing educators for school, family, and community partnerships. Peabody Journal of Education, 81(2), 81–120.

Erion, J. (2006). Parent tutoring: A meta-analysis. Education & Treatment of Children, 29(1), 79–106.

Fantuzzo, J., Perry, M. A., & Childs, S. (2006). Parent satisfaction with educational experiences scale: A multivariate examination of parent satisfaction with early childhood education programs. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(2), 142–152.

Feiler, A., Greenhough, P., Winter, J., Salway, L., & Scanlan, M. (2006). Getting engaged: Possibilities and problems for home–school knowledge exchange. Educational Review, 58(4), 451–469.

Fitzgerald, J. L., & Watkins, M. W. (2006). Parents' rights in special education: The readability of procedural safeguards. Exceptional Children, 72(4), 497–510.

Fitzgerald, M. (2006). “I send my best Matthew to school every day”: Music educators collaborating with parents. Music Educators Journal, 92(4), 40–45.

Flaugher, P. (2006). Two dimensions of parent participation in an inner school district. Education and Urban Society, 38(2), 248–261.

Forbes, J. (2006). Types of social capital: Tools to explore service integration? International Journal of Inclusive Education, 10(6), 565–580.

Forlin, C., & Hopewell, T. (2006). Inclusion—the heart of the matter: Trainee teachers' perceptions of a parent's journey. British Journal of Special Education, 33(2), 55–61.

Franklin, C., & Gerlach, B. (2006). One hundred years of linking schools with communities: Current models and opportunities. School Social Work Journal, 31, 44–62.

Freeman, M., Mathison, S., & Wilcox, K. C. (2006). Performing parent dialogues on high-stakes testing: Consent and resistance to the hegemony of accountability. Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, 6(4), 460–473.

Gamage, D. (2006). School-based management: Shared responsibility and quality in education. Education & Society, 24(1), 27–43.

Garbers, C., Tunstill, J., Allnock, D., & Akhurst, S. (2006). Facilitating access to services for children and families: Lessons from Sure Start local programmes. Child & Family Social Work, 11(4), 287–296.

Giacchino-Baker, R., & Piller, B. (2006). Parental motivation, attitudes, support, and commitment in a southern Californian two-way immersion program. Journal of Latinos & Education, 5(1), 5–28.

Giles, C. (2006). Transformational leadership in challenging urban elementary schools: A role for parent involvement? Leadership & Policy in Schools, 5(3), 257–282.

Gillies, V. (2006). Working class mothers and school life: Exploring the role of emotional capital. Gender & Education, 18(3), 281–293.

Green, B. L., Everhart, M., Gordon, L., & Gettman, M. G. (2006). Including parent training in the early childhood special education curriculum for children with autism spectrum disorders. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 26(3), 179–187.

Guofang Li. (2006). Biliteracy and trilingual practices in the home context: Case studies of Chinese-Canadian children. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 6(3), 355–381.

Gutman, L. M. (2006). How student and parent goal orientations and classroom goal structures influence the math achievement of African Americans during the high school transition. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 31(1), 44–63.

Gutstein, E. (2006). “The real world as we have seen it”: Latino/a parents' voices on teaching mathematics for social justice. Mathematical Thinking & Learning, 8(3), 331–358.

Haggerty, K. P., MacKenzie, E. P., Skinner, M. L., Harachi, T. W., & Catalano, R. F. (2006). Participation in 'parents who care': Predicting program initiation and exposure in two different program formats. Journal of Primary Prevention, 27(1), 47–65.

Hallam, S., Rogers, L., & Shaw, J. (2006). Improving children's behaviour and attendance through the use of parenting programmes: An examination of practice in five case study local authorities. British Journal of Special Education, 33(3), 107–113.

Hayes, D., & Chodkiewicz, A. (2006). School–community links: Supporting learning in the middle years. Research Papers in Education, 21(1), 3–18.

Hess, R. S., Molina, A. M., & Kozleski, E. B. (2006). Until somebody hears me: Parent voice and advocacy in special educational decision making. British Journal of Special Education, 33(3), 148–157.

Heystek, J. (2006). School governing bodies in South Africa: Relationships between principals and parent governors: A question of trust? Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 34(4), 473–486.

Hiatt-Michael, D. B. (2006). Reflections and directions on research related to family–community involvement in schooling. School Community Journal, 16(1), 7–30.

Hodge, R. (2006). A critical discourse analysis of family literacy practices: Power in and out of print. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 28(3), 536–537.

Holland, S., & O'Neill, S. (2006). “We had to be there to make sure it was what we wanted”: Enabling children's participation in family decision-making through the family group conference. Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 13(1), 91–111.

Hong, S. (2006). Building school–community partnerships: Collaboration for student success. Harvard Educational Review, 76(2), 271–275.

Howell, W. (2006). Switching schools?: A closer look at parents' initial interest in and knowledge about the choice provisions of no child left behind. Peabody Journal of Education, 81(1), 140–179.

Hubbs-Tait, L., Page, M. C., Huey, E. L., Starost, H., Culp, A. M., & Culp, R. E., et al. (2006). Parenting quality: Confirmation of a higher-order latent construct with mothers of Head Start children. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(4), 491–506.

Hughes, M., & Greenhough, P. (2006). Boxes, bags and videotape: Enhancing home–school communication through knowledge exchange activities. Educational Review, 58(4), 471–487.

Hughes, M., & Pollard, A. (2006). Home–school knowledge exchange in context. Educational Review, 58(4), 385–395.

Ingvarsson, E. T., & Hanley, G. P. (2006). An evaluation of computer-based programmed instruction for promoting teachers' greetings of parents by name. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39(2), 203–214.

Isaacs, D. (2006). Building alliances: Schools, parents and communities in Hong Kong and Singapore. International Journal of Educational Development, 26(1), 128–129.

Jensen, D. A. (2006). Using newsletters to create home–school connections. Reading Teacher, 60(2), 186–190.

Jones, K. R., & Perkins, D. F. (2006). Youth and adult perceptions of their relationships within community-based youth programs. Youth & Society, 38(1), 90–109.

Karayiannis, C. (2006). Integrating and partnering services in schools: An emerging model in Northern Ireland. Support for Learning, 21(2), 64–69.

Lavié, J. M. (2006). Academic discourses on school-based teacher collaboration: Revisiting the arguments. Educational Administration Quarterly, 42(5), 773–805.

Lee, S. (2006). Using children's texts to communicate with parents of English-language learners. Young Children, 61(5), 18–25.

Levine, R., & Hernandez, C. D. C. (2006). Predictors of paternal involvement for resident and nonresident low-income fathers. Developmental Psychology, 42(6), 1041–1056.

Levinson, M., & Sparkes, A. (2006). Conflicting value systems: Gypsy females and the home–school interface. Research Papers in Education, 21(1), 79–97.

Lindsay, J., Perlesz, A., Brown, R., McNair, R., Vaus, D. D., & Pitts, M. (2006). Stigma or respect: Lesbian-parented families negotiating school settings. Sociology, 40(6), 1059–1077.

Logan, E., & Feiler, A. (2006). Forging links between parents and schools: A new role for teaching assistants? Support for Learning, 21(3), 115–120.

Loper, A. B., & Tuerk, E. H. (2006). Parenting programs for incarcerated parents. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 17(4), 407–427.

Mandara, J. (2006). The impact of family functioning on African American males' academic achievement: A review and clarification of the empirical literature. Teachers College Record, 108(2), 206–223.

Mantle, G., Gelling, L., & Livingstone, S. (2006). Supporting the vulnerable child: Engaging fathers in the home–school dimension of pastoral care. Pastoral Care in Education, 24(3), 41–48.

Marschall, M. (2006). Parent involvement and educational outcomes for Latino students. Review of Policy Research, 23(5), 1053–1076.

Mayer, E., Ferede, M. K., & Hou, E. D. (2006). The family involvement storybook: A new way to build connections with families. Young Children, 61(6), 94–97.

McCarron, G. P., & Inkelas, K. K. (2006). The gap between educational aspirations and attainment for first-generation college students and the role of parental involvement. Journal of College Student Development, 47(5), 534–549.

McDermott, D. (2006). Thinking mindfully about parenting and parenting education. Child Welfare, 85(5), 741–748.

McDonald, L., et al. (2006). After-school multifamily groups: A randomized controlled trial involving low-income, urban, Latino children. Children & Schools, 28(1), 25–34.

Meyer, J. A., & Mann, M. B. (2006). Teachers' perceptions of the benefits of home visits for early elementary children. Early Childhood Education Journal, 34(1), 93–97.

Mitra, D. L. (2006). Youth as a bridge between home and school: Comparing student voice and parent involvement as strategies for change. Education and Urban Society, 38(4), 455–480.

Monteflor, M. O., et al. (2006). Parent motivation strategies and the performance of preschoolers in a rural Philippine municipality. Early Childhood Education Journal, 33(5), 333–340.

Murnan, J., Price, J. H., Telljohann, S. K., Dake, J. A., & Boardley, D. (2006). Parents' perceptions of curricular issues affecting children's weight in elementary schools. Journal of School Health, 76(10), 502–511.

Murray, M. M., & Mandell, C. J. (2006). On-the-job practices of early childhood special education providers trained in family-centered practices. Journal of Early Intervention, 28(2), 125–138.

Nkansa, G. A., & Chapman, D. W. (2006). Sustaining community participation: What remains after the money ends? International Review of Education, 52(6), 509–532.

Ordenez-Jasis, R., & Ortiz, R. (2006). Reading their worlds: Working with diverse families to enhance children’s early literacy development. Young Children, 61(1), 42–49.

Osborn, M., McNess, E., & Pollard, A. (2006). Identity and transfer: A new focus for home–school knowledge exchange. Educational Review, 58(4), 415–433.

Padak, N., & Rasinski, T. (2006). Home–school partnerships in literacy education: From rhetoric to reality. Reading Teacher, 60(3), 292–296.

Pan, Y. Q., Gauvain, M., Liu, Z. K., & Cheng, L. (2006). American and Chinese parental involvement in young children's mathematics learning. Cognitive Development, 21(1), 17–35.

Pearson, C., & Thurston, M. (2006). Understanding mothers' engagement with antenatal parent education services: A critical analysis of a local Sure Start service. Children & Society, 20(5), 348–359.

Pomerantz, E. M., Ng, F. F., & Wang, Q. (2006). Mothers' mastery-oriented involvement in children's homework: Implications for the well-being of children with negative perceptions of competence. Journal of educational psychology, 98(1), 99–111.

Quiocho, A. M. L., & Daoud, A. M. (2006). Dispelling myths about Latino parent participation in schools. The Educational Forum, 70(3), 255–267.

Raikes, H. H., & Bellotti, J. (2006). Two studies of father involvement in Early Head Start programs: A national survey and a demonstration program evaluation. Parenting: Science and Practice, 6(2), 229–242.

Raikes, H., Green, B. L., Atwater, J., Kisker, E., Constantine, J., & Chazan-Cohen, R. (2006). Involvement in Early Head Start home visiting services: Demographic predictors and relations to child and parent outcomes. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(1), 2-24.

Randolph, K. A., Teasley, M. L., & Arrington, J. (2006). School social workers' perceptions of parent involvement in education. School Social Work Journal, 31(1), 76–89.

Remedios, R., & Allan, J. (2006). New community schools and the measurement of transformation. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 10(6), 615–625.

Remillard, J. T., & Jackson, K. (2006). Old math, new math: Parents' experiences with standards-based reform. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 8(3), 231–259.

Reutzel, D. R., Fawson, P. C., & Smith, J. A. (2006). Words to go!: Evaluating a first-grade parent involvement program for 'making' words at home. Reading Research and Instruction, 45(2), 119–159.

Rhodes, M., et al. (2006). Leave no parent behind: Three proven strategies. Young Children, 61(1), 50–55.

Rivera, H. H., & Tharp, R. G. (2006). A Native American community's involvement and empowerment to guide their children's development in the school setting. Journal of Community Psychology, 34(4), 435–451.

Robson, S. (2006). Parent perspectives on services and relationships in two English Early Years centres. Early Child Development and Care, 176(5), 443–460.

Roopnarine, J. L., Krishnakumar, A., Metindogan, A., & Evans, M. (2006). Links between parenting styles, parent–child academic interaction, parent–school interaction, and early academic skills and social behaviors in young children of English-speaking Caribbean immigrants. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(2), 238–252.

Rothstein, J. M. (2006). Good principals or good peers? Parental valuation of school characteristics, tiebout equilibrium, and the incentive effects of competition among jurisdictions. American Economic Review, 96(4), 1333–1350.

Rowe, A. (2006). The effect of involvement in participatory research on parent researchers in a Sure Start programme. Health & Social Care in the Community, 14(6), 465–473.

Schafft, K. A., Alter, T. R., & Bridger, J. C. (2006). Bringing the community along: A case study of a school district's information technology rural development initiative. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 21(8), 1–10.

Schecter, S. R. (2006). Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households, communities and classrooms. Canadian Modern Language Review, 63(2), 298–300.

Schutz, A. (2006). Home is a prison in the global city: The tragic failure of school-based community engagement strategies. Review of Educational Research, 76(4), 691–743.

Seginer, R. (2006). Parents' educational involvement: A developmental ecology perspective. Parenting: Science and Practice, 6(1), 1–48.

Senechal, M. (2006). Testing the home literacy model: Parent involvement in kindergarten is differentially related to grade 4 reading comprehension, fluency, spelling, and reading for pleasure. Scientific Studies of Reading, 10(1), 59–87.

Shannon, C. S. (2006). Parents' messages about the role of extracurricular and unstructured leisure activities: Adolescents' perceptions. Journal of Leisure Research, 38(3), 398–420.

Sheehy, D. A. (2006). Parents' perceptions of their child's 5th grade physical education program. Physical Educator, 63(1), 30–37.

Shefelbine, J. R. (2006). School–family partnerships for children's success. Teachers College Record, 108(8), 1572–1574.

Shirley, D. (2006). Street-level democrats: Realizing the potential of school, university, and community coalitions. The Educational Forum, 70(2), 116–122.

Shirley, D., et al. (2006). Bringing the community back in: Change, accommodation, and contestation in a school and university partnership. Equity & Excellence in Education, 39(1), 27–36.

Simpkins, S. D., Weiss, H. B., McCartney, K., Kreider, H. M., & Dearing, E. (2006). Mother-child relationship as a moderator of the relation between family educational involvement and child achievement. Parenting: Science and Practice, 6(1), 49–57.

Sliwka, A., & Istance, D. (2006). Parental and stakeholder “voice” in schools and systems. European Journal of Education, 41(1), 29–43.

Smith, J. G. (2006). Parental involvement in education among low-income families: A case study. School Community Journal, 16(1), 43–56.

Smith, M. J., & Fleming, M. K. (2006). African American parents in the search stage of college choice. Urban Education, 41(1), 71–100.

Smith, M. K., & Brun, C. F. (2006). An analysis of selected measures of child well-being for use at school- and community-based family resource centers. Child Welfare, 85(6), 985–1010.

Smith-Adcock, S., Daniels, M. H., Lee, S. M., Villalba, J. A., & Indelicato, N. A. (2006). Culturally responsive school counseling for Hispanic/Latino students and families: The need for bilingual school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 10(1), 92–101.

Smits, J., & Ho?gör, A. G. (2006). Effects of family background characteristics on educational participation in Turkey. International Journal of Educational Development, 26(5), 545–560.

Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., Luyckx, K., & Goossens, L. (2006). Parenting and adolescent problem behavior: An integrated model with adolescent self-disclosure and perceived parental knowledge as intervening variables. Developmental Psychology, 42(2), 305–318.

Sohn, S., & Wang, X. C. (2006). Immigrant parents' involvement in American schools: Perspectives from Korean mothers. Early Childhood Education Journal, 34(2), 125–132.

Souto-Manning, M., & Swick, K. J. (2006). Teachers' beliefs about parent and family involvement: Rethinking our family involvement paradigm. Early Childhood Education Journal, 34(2), 187–193.

Spera, C. (2006). Adolescents' perceptions of parental goals, practices, and styles in relation to their motivation and achievement. Journal of Early Adolescence, 26(4), 456–490.

Squelch, J. (2006). Back to school for parents: Implementing responsible parenting agreements and orders in Western Australia. Education & the Law, 18(4), 247–266.

Suizzo, M., & Soon, K. (2006). Parental academic socialization: Effects of home?based parental involvement on locus of control across U.S. ethnic groups. Educational Psychology, 26(6), 827–846.

Swick, K. J. (2006). Families and educators together: Raising caring and peaceable children. Early Childhood Education Journal, 33(4), 279–287.

Swick, K. J., & Williams, R. D. (2006). An analysis of Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological perspective for early childhood educators: Implications for working with families experiencing stress. Early Childhood Education Journal, 33(5), 371–378.

Sy, S. R. (2006). Rethinking parent involvement during the transition to first grade: A focus on Asian American families. School Community Journal, 16(1), 107–125.

Talley, W. K., & Keedy, J. L. (2006). Assessing school council contribution to the enabling conditions for instructional capacity building: An urban school district in Kentucky. Education & Urban Society, 38(4), 419–454.

Telem, M., & Pinto, S. (2006). Information technology's impact on school-parents and parents-student interrelations: A case study. Computers & Education, 47(3), 260–279.

Terrion, J. L. (2006). Building social capital in vulnerable families: Success markers of a school-based intervention program. Youth & Society, 38(2), 155–176.

Thomson, P. (2006). Miners, diggers, ferals and show-men: School–community projects that affirm and unsettle identities and place? British Journal of Sociology of Education, 27(1), 81–96.

Tonge, B., Brereton, A., Kiomall, M., Mackinnon, A., King, N., & Rinehart, N. (2006). Effects on parental mental health of an education and skills training program for parents of young children with autism: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45(5), 561–569.

Waldbart, A., Meyers, B., & Meyers, J. (2006). Invitations to families in an early literacy support program. Reading Teacher, 59(8), 774–785.

Warren, K., Moberg, D. P., & McDonald, L. (2006). Fast and the arms race: The interaction of group aggression and the “Families and Schools Together” program in the aggressive and delinquent behaviors of inner-city elementary school students. Journal of Primary Prevention, 27(1), 27–45.

Warren, S., Apostolov, A., Broughton, K., Evans, R., MacNab, N., & Smith, P. (2006). Emergent family support practices in a context of policy churn: An example from the children's fund. Child Care in Practice, 12(4), 331–346.

Weigel, D. J., Martin, S. S., & Bennett, K. K. (2006). Contributions of the home literacy environment to preschool-aged children's emerging literacy and language skills. Early Child Development & Care, 176(3/4), 357–378.

Weigel, D. J., Martin, S. S., & Bennett, K. K. (2006). Mothers' literacy beliefs: Connections with the home literacy environment and pre-school children's literacy development. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 6(2), 191–211.

Wellington, L., White, K. M., & Liossis, P. (2006). Beliefs underlying intentions to participate in group parenting education. AeJAMH [Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health], 5(3), 1–9.

Wentworth, G. (2006). Parent involvement in an international school: Piloting an early childhood reading group. Young Children, 61(1), 56–60.

Wong, S. W., & Hughes, J. N. (2006). Ethnicity and language contributions to dimensions of parent involvement. School Psychology Review, 35(4), 645–662.

Xu, J. Z. (2006). Worldview of one black family in a middle school inclusion program: An ethnographic study. Teachers College Record, 108(7), 1496–1530.

Xu, Z., & Gulosino, C. A. (2006). How does teacher quality matter? The effect of teacher–parent partnership on early childhood performance in public and private schools. Education Economics, 14(3), 345–367.

Yamamoto, Y., Holloway, S. D., & Suzuki, S. (2006). Maternal involvement in preschool children's education in Japan: Relation to parenting beliefs and socioeconomic status. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(3), 332–346.

Young, D., & Behounek, L. M. (2006). Kindergartners use PowerPoint to lead their own parent–teacher conferences. Young Children, 61(2), 24–26.

Zellman, G., Perlman, M. (2006). Parent involvement in child care settings: Conceptual and measurement issues. Early Child Development and Care, 176(5), 521–538.

Zhan, M. (2006). Assets, parental expectations and involvement, and children's educational performance. Children and Youth Services Review, 28(8), 961–975.

Dissertations and Theses

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Bredder, C. C. (2006). “Doing school” and “having fun”: Tensions between family and school conceptions of education. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). (UMI No. 3212021).

Caines, P. V. (2006). Quality matters: Rethinking parental participation in educational governance. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). (UMI No. NR13942).

Carey, L. (2006). Parent involvement in special education: Initial barriers to participation. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). (UMI No. 3218080).

Conway, J. M. (2006). An evaluation study of the effect of a web-posting service on parent involvement and student sense of responsibility. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(06). (UMI No. 3220630).

Daniels, A. D. (2006). Parent involvement practices of first-generation middle class African American parents: A collective case study. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(06). (UMI No.3223877).

DeBruhl, L. M. (2006). Leave no parent behind: A study of teachers' and parents' attitudes, practices, and barriers regarding parental involvement. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(07). (UMI No. 3230013).

Dotson-Blake, K. P. (2006). A praxis of empowerment: Critically exploring family-school-community partnerships in Mexico and the United States. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(03). (UMI No. 3209547).

Downs, P. A. (2006). Student and parent perceptions of academic efficacy, abilities and support: Their relationships to Navajo American Indian high school students' academic achievement. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). UMI No. 3214892).

El Ghazal, A. J. (2006). What parents expect of urban catholic schools and how these schools address parents' expectations to make needed change. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). (UMI No. 3218040).

Eley, M. G. (2006). Homeschool–public school collaboration. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(03). (UMI No. 3210131)

Fields, K. F. (2006). The role of the parent advocate in education: A grounded theory approach. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(10). (UMI No. 3237742).

Garza, A. C. (2006). School and family relationships: Bridging the gap. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(08). (UMI No. 3229358)

Gutierrez, S. R. (2006). A comparison of two parent education programs on the reduction of parent–child stress in mother–child relationships of Hispanic migrant farmworkers. Dissertation Abstracts International: B, 67(10). (UMI No. 3237590)

Haynes, K. T. (2006). Negotiating constraints and opportunities for capital (trans)formation: Stories of Latino parents' involvement in their children's education. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(08). (UMI No. 3229927).

Hynes, M. J. (2006). Parental involvement in middle school education: The perceptions and practices of African American parents in a Long Island middle school. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(05). (UMI No. 3220846).

Jones, B. A. (2006). The effects of mini-conferencing prior to IEP meetings on parental involvement in the IEP process. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(08). (UMI No. 3229222).

Jun, H. (2006). Parents' conceptions of quality in early childhood education: A comparative study of middle-class Anglo and immigrant Mexican parents. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(06). (UMI No. 3220310)

Karuskina-Drivdale, S. (2006). Childcare teachers as mentors of parents: Exploration of mentoring practices, teacher competencies and structural supports. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(06). (UMI No. 3221605).

Key, H. C. (2006). Differences in academic achievement and school behavior of African American high school students as a function of father or father figure involvement. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(01). (UMI No. 3205053)

Kim, K. (2006). Enhancement of secondary special education teachers' knowledge and competencies in working with families through online training modules. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(02). (UMI No. 3207591).

Lahaie, C. (2006). The impact of parental involvement on the educational achievement of children of immigrants. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). (UMI No. 3213545).

Ly, M. (2006). How Hmong adolescents experience parental involvement. Dissertation Abstracts International: B, 67(04). (UMI No. 3215987)

McAnuff-Gumbs, M. (2006). Understanding teachers' attitudes toward barriers to family–school partnerships. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). (UMI No. 3218015).

McDaniel, T. L. (2006). An assessment of administrative perceptions of parental involvement: A comparison of “good standing” and “targeted” high schools in Tennessee. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(08). (UMI No. 3232352).

McGaughy, C. L. (2006). From civic capacity to human capital: The role of public education in community development. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(08). (UMI No. 3229938)

Milton, W.,Jr. (2006). Professional staff and parent perceptions of parental involvement in the Fallsburg central school district. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(03). (UMI No. 3213640).

Mitchell, A. B.,Sr. (2006). A case study of parent involvement in a suburban western Pennsylvania elementary school and their perceptions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(02). (UMI No. 3209071).

Morillo-Campbell, M. (2006). Examining school, family, and community partnerships among Hispanic parents: An ethnography of transformation. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 6705). (UMI No. 3219727).

Nell, M. (2006). Schools and parents actively reaching kids for literacy everyday (SPARKLE): Promoting positive parental self perceptions through the use of interactive storybook techniques. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(08). (UMI No. 3229435).

Osborne, C. M. (2006). The school year and parents' perceptions about themselves, their children and the educational process. A longitudinal study of the parenting experience, differentiated challenges, coping strategies and relevance of family composition on parent well-being. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(01). (UMI No. 3203346).

Page, J. L. (2006). Home-based family literacy practices of an Hispanic family: A case study of activities, functions, and the interface with school-based literacy expectations. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(08). (UMI No. 3227027)

Patel, N. H. (2006). Perceptions of student ability: Effects on parent involvement in middle school. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(03). (UMI No. 3210198).

Price, T. A. (2006). The development and validation of an instrument to measure special education teachers' dispositions toward culturally and/or linguistically diverse parents. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 66(12). (UMI No. 3199650).

Rivero, E. (2006). A study with an ethnographic perspective: A new perspective on Latino families and their children's schooling. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(03), 817A. (UMI No. 3208724).

Schroeder, J. A. (2006). The occurrence and impact of parent involvement on child outcomes for children participating in an after-school program. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(10). (UMI No. 3237815).

Sgro, A. H. (2006). The perception of parents of the appropriate degree of parental involvement in an independent boarding school: A matter of trust. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(03). (UMI No. 3210005)

Su, J. J. (2006). Family matters: The impact of family involvement and support on college retention. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(10). (UMI No. 3238344).

Taningco, M. T. V. (2006). Assessing the effects of parental decisions about school type and involvement on early elementary education. [Available at]

Taylor, C. R. (2006). Parents' and teachers' perceptions of parent involvement practices in the elementary school. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(02). (UMI No. 3207563).

Uludag, A. (2006). Elementary preservice teachers' opinions about parental involvement in children's education. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). (UMI No. 3216553).

Valdez, V. E. (2006). Mothers of Mexican origin within day-to-day parent involvement: Agency and Spanish language maintenance. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04). (UMI No. 3217626).

Weinles, D. (2006). School choice in a non-choice context: An examination of family cultural capital and student performance. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(03). (UMI No. 3211908).

Wells, S. P. (2006). Foster parents and parental involvement in the education of children in foster care. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(01). (UMI No. 3206268).

Williams, D. J. (2006). Utilizing the senior community in public education: The role of senior citizens as mentors for kindergarten students. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(07). (UMI No. 3228077).

Wilson, E. A. (2006). Middle school students' perceptions about parent involvement. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(06). (UMI No. 3221521).

Winand, B. L. (2006). A model for community input into school decisions. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(02). (UMI No. 3206904).

Woolfolk, T. N. (2006). A qualitative exploration of program satisfaction and fit among African American mothers in the Parents as Teachers program: One size does not fit all. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(06), 2340A. (UMI No. 3221140).

Yang, S. (2006). Parents and teachers perceptions of roles, effectiveness, and barriers of parent involvement in early childhood education in Taipei of Taiwan. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(01). (UMI No. 3205303).

Zimmerman, F. (2006). The contested intersection: Parental social capital, educational equity, and elementary principals' assignment of children to teachers. Dissertation Abstracts International: A, 67(04), 1184A. (UMI No. 3212535).


Research Briefs, Papers, and Reports

The After School Corporation. (2006). Increasing parent and family engagement in after-school. New York: The After School Corporation (TASC). 

Blank, M. J., Berg, A. C., & Melaville, A. (2006). Growing community schools: The role of cross-boundary leadership. Washington, DC: Coalition for Community Schools. [Available at

Caspe, M., & Lopez, E. (2006). Lessons from family-strengthening interventions: Learning from evidence-based practice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. 

Child Trends Databank. (2006). School communication in parents' native language. New York: Child Trends. [Available at]

Coleman, A., Starzynski, A., Winnick, S., Palmer, S., & Furr, J. (2006). It takes a parent: Transforming education in the wake of No Child Left Behind. Washington, DC: Appleseed. [Available at]

Daro, D. (2006). Home visitation: Assessing progress, managing expectations. Chicago: Chapin Hall Center for Children. [Available at]

Enyeart, C., Diehl, J., Hampden-Thompson, G., & Scotchmer, M. (2006). School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03 [Issue brief]. NCES 2006-086.

Gertler, P., Patrinos, H. A., Rubio-Codina, M., & World Bank. (2006). Empowering parents to improve education : Evidence from rural Mexico. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, Human Development Network Education Team. [Available at

Guskey, T. R., Ellender, C. S., & Wang, S. (2006). Evaluating a community-wide parent/family involvement program. ED 492004.

Isaac, J., NCH Cymru, Wales, & Welsh Assembly Government. (2006). Parent participation: Practice guide for children and young people's partnerships. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government.

Kakli, Z., Kreider, H., Little, P., Buck, T., & Coffey, M. (2006). Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices in after school. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. 

National Center for Educational Statistics. (2006). School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status : 2002–03. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Education. [Available at]

Nye, C., Turner, H., & Schwartz, J. (2006). Approaches to parent involvement for improving the academic performance of elementary school age children. Orlando, FL: The Campbell Collaboration. [Available at]

Weiss, H., Caspe, M., Lopez, E., (2006). Family involvement in early childhood education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project.

Williams, B.M. (2006). Mothering the mind and soul: African American mothers' beliefs and practices to ensure academic and social success for their daughters in high school. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. [Click here to view.]


Books/Book Chapters

Boult, B. (2006). 176 ways to involve parents: Practical strategies for partnering with families (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif: Corwin Press.

DeBruin-Parecki, A. (2006). Let's read together: Improving literacy outcomes with the adult–child interactive reading inventory (ACIRI). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co.

Decker, L., Decker, V., & Brown, P. (2006). Diverse partnerships for student success: Strategies and tools to help school leaders. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Educational Research Service. (2006). ERS focus on strengthening school–family partnerships. Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

Fiore, D. J. (2006). School–community relations (2nd ed.). Larchmont, NY: Eye On Education.

Gestwicki, C. (2006). Home, school, and community relations (6th ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.

Glanz, J. (2006). What every principal should know about school–community leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Kaltman, G. S. (2006). Help! for teachers of young children: 88 tips to develop children's social skills and create positive teacher–family relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Kelly, S. A. (2006). Writing with families. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House Pub.

Kyle, D. W. (2006). Bridging school & home through family nights : Ready-to-use plans for grades K–8. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Li, G. (2006). Culturally contested pedagogy: Battles of literacy and schooling between mainstream teachers and Asian immigrant parents. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Olivos, E. M. (2006). The power of parents: A critical perspective of bicultural parent involvement in public schools. New York: Peter Lang.

Payne, R. K. (2006). Working with parents: Building relationships for student success. Highlands, TX: Aha! Process, Inc.

Reichel, S. (2006). The parent newsletter: A complete guide for early childhood professionals (1st ed.). St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.

Sanders, M. G. (2006). Building school–community partnerships: Collaboration for student success. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Schneider, S. (2006). How parents can help kids improve test scores: Taking the stakes out of literacy testing. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Smialek, M. A. (2006). Off the bus!: How teachers can help students and parents transition to middle school. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Taylor-Cox, J., & Oberdorf, C. (2006). Family math night: Middle school math standards in action. Larchmont, NY: Eye On Education.

Wright, K., Stegelin, D., & Hartle, L. (2006). Building family, school, and community partnerships (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Yadav, R. S. (2006). Community participation in education: Role of village education committees. Ambala Cantt., India: Associated Publishers.

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