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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

Allhusen, V., Belsky, J., Kersey, H. B., Booth, C., Bradley, R., Brownell, C. A., et al. (2003). Do children's attention processes mediate the link between family predictors and school readiness? Developmental Psychology, 39(3), 581–593.

Anguiano, R. P. V. (2003). Families and schools: The effect of parental involvement on high school completion. Journal of Family Issues, 25(1), 61–85.

Argueu, N. M., & Conroy, S. J. (2003). The effect of parental involvement in parent teacher groups on student achievement. The School Community Journal, 13(2), 119–136.

Barge, J. K., & Loges, W. E. (2003). Parent, student, and teacher perceptions of parental involvement. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 31(2), 140–163.

Bloom, I. (2003). The new parental rights challenge to school control: Has the supreme court mandated school choice? Journal of Law & Education, 32(2), 139–183.

Brain, K., & Reid, I. (2003). Constructing parental involvement in an education action zone: Whose need is it meeting? Educational Studies, 29(2–3), 291–305.

Brenner, D., Jayroe, T., & Boutwell, A. (2003). Building on the strengths of families: The promising readers program. Language Arts, 80(4), 275–285.

Bruckman, M., & Blanton, P. (2003). Welfare-to-work single mothers' perspectives on parent involvement in Head Start: Implications for parent-teacher collaboration. Early Childhood Education Journal, 30(3), 145–150.

Carr-Chellman, A. A., & Savoy, M. R. (2003). Using user-design research for building school communities. The School Community Journal, 13(2), 99–118.

Caspe, M. S. (2003). How teachers come to understand families. School Community Journal, 13(1), 115–131.

Clark, S. N., & Clark, D. C. (2003). The Middle School Achievement Project: Involving parents and community in school improvement. Middle School Journal, 34(3), 12–19.

Conyers, L. M., & Reynolds, A. J. (2003). The effect of early childhood intervention and subsequent special education services: Findings from the Chicago Child-Parent Centers. Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis, 25(1), 75–95.

DeMoulin, D. F. (2003). Parents of seniors perform a major annual civic duty by evaluating the West Tennessee high school program. Education, 123(3), 445–447.

Dunn, J. S., Kinney, D. A., & Hofferth, S. L. (2003). Parental ideologies and children's after-school activities. American Behavioral Scientist, 46(10), 1359–1386.

Edwards, O. W. (2003). Living with grandma: A grandfamily study. School Psychology International, 24(2), 204–217.

Elias, M. J., Bryan, K., Patrikakou, E. N., & Weissberg, R. P. (2003). Challenges in creating effective home-school partnerships in adolescence: Promising paths for collaboration. School Community Journal, 13(1), 133–153.

Fischer, R. L. (2003). School-based family support: Evidence from an exploratory field study. Families in Society, 84(3), 339–347.

Garcia Bacete, F., & Villanueva Badenes, L. (2003). Family and ability correlates of academic grades. Psychology Reports, 92(3), 858–860.

Gill, B. R., & Schlossman, S. L. (2003). Parents and the politics of homework: Some historical perspectives. Teachers College Record, 105(5), 846–871.

Gitlin, A., Buendia, E., & Crosland, K. (2003). The production of margin and center: Welcoming-unwelcoming of immigrant students. American Educational Research Journal, 40(1), 91–122.

Gonzalez-DeHass, A. R., & Willems, P. P. (2003). Examining the underutilization of involvement in the schools. School Community Journal, 13(1), 85–99.

Graue, E., & Brown, C. P. (2003). Preservice teachers' notions of families and schooling. Teaching and Teacher Education, 19(7), 719–735.

Grineski, S. (2003). A university and community-based partnership: After-school mentoring for low-income youth. School Community Journal, 13(1), 101–114.

Gross, D., Fogg, L., Webster-Stratton, C., Garvey, C., Julion, W., & Grady, J. (2003). Parent training of toddlers in day care in low-income urban communities. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 71(2), 261–278.

Hammer, C. S., Miccio, A. W., & Wagstaff, D. A. (2003). Home literacy experiences and their relationship to bilingual preschoolers' developing English literacy abilities: An initial investigation. Language, Speech, & Hearing Services in the Schools, 34(1), 20–30.

Harvard Family Research Project. (2003). Family involvement in mathematics. FINE Forum, 7. Cambridge, MA: Author. [Available at 

Harvard Family Research Project. (2003). Renewing teacher-parent relations. FINE Forum, 6. Cambridge, MA: Author. [Available at: 

Hauser-Cram, P., Sirin, S. R., & Stipek, D. (2003). When teachers' and parents' values differ: Teachers' ratings of academic competence in children from low-income families. Journal of Educational Psychology, 95(4), 813–820.

Hein, N. P. (2003). Mexican American parent participation and administrative leadership. Journal of Latinos & Education, 2(2), 109–115.

Hemmings, A. (2003). Children, home and school: Regulation, autonomy or connection? Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 34(1), 13–17.

Heystek, J. (2003). Parents as governors and partners in schools. Education & Urban Society, 35(3), 328–351.

Hill, N. E., & Craft, S. A. (2003). Parent-school involvement and school performance: Mediated pathways among socioeconomically comparable African American and Euro-American families. Journal of Educational Psychology, 95(1), 74–83.

Ho, S. C. (2003). Students' self-esteem in an Asian educational system: The contribution of parental involvement and parental investment. School Community Journal, 13(1), 65–84.

Horvat, E. M., Weininger, E. B., & Lareau, A. (2003). From social ties to social capital: Class differences in the relations between schools and parent networks. American Educational Research Journal, 40(2), 319–351.

Houston, R. G., & Toma, E. F. (2003). Home schooling: An alternative school choice. Southern Economic Journal, 69(4), 920–935.

Huebner, A. J., & Mancini, J. A. (2003). Shaping structured out-of-school time use among youth: The effects of self, family, and friend systems. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 32(6), 453–463.

Jeynes, W. H. (2003). A meta-analysis: The effects of parental involvement on minority children's academic achievement. Education & Urban Society, 35(2), 202–218.

Jones, T. G. (2003). Contribution of Hispanic parents' perspectives to teacher preparation. The School Community Journal, 13(2), 73–97.

Ku, I., & Plotnick, R. (2003). Do children from welfare families obtain less education? Demography, 40(1), 151–170.

Lawson, M. A. (2003). School-family relations in context: Parent and teacher perceptions of parent involvement. Urban Education, 38(1), 77–133.

Lopez, M. E., & Kreider, H. (2003). Beyond input: Achieving authentic participation in school reform. The Evaluation Exchange, 9(2), 2–4. 

Mantzicopoulos, P. (2003). Flunking kindergarten after Head Start: An inquiry into the contribution of contextual and individual variables. Journal of Educational Psychology, 95(2), 268–278.

Mapp, K. L. (2003). Having their say: Parents describe why and how they are engaged in their children's learning. School Community Journal, 13(1), 35–64.

McBride, B. A., Bae, J.-H., & Blatchford, K. (2003). Family-school-community partnerships in rural preK at-risk programs. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 1(1), 49–72.

McKay, M. M., Atkins, M. S., Hawkins, T., Brown, C., & Lynn, C. J. (2003). Inner-city African American parental involvement in children's schooling: Racial socialization and social support from the parent community. American Journal of Community Psychology, 32(1–2), 107–114.

Mercier, L., & Harold, R. (2003). At the interface: Lesbian-parent families and their children's schools. Children & Schools, 25(1), 35–47.

Molfese, V. J., Modglin, A., & Molfese, D. L. (2003). The role of environment in the development of reading skills: A longitudinal study of preschool and school-age measures. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 36(1), 59–67.

Morrison, E. F., Rimm-Kauffman, S., & Pianta, R. C. (2003). A longitudinal study of mother-child interactions at school entry and social and academic outcomes in middle school. Journal of School Psychology, 41(3), 185–200.

Moseman, C. C. (2003). Primary teachers' beliefs about family competence to influence classroom practices. Early Education & Development, 14(2), 125–153.

Pantin, H., Coatsworth, J. D., Feaster, D. J., Newman, F. L., Briones, E., Prado, G., et al. (2003). Familias Unidas: The efficacy of an intervention to promote parental investment in Hispanic immigrant families. Prevention Science, 4(3), 189–201.

Park, H. S. (2003). Impact of school type on parent involvement and academic achievement of kindergarten students controlling socioeconomic status. International Journal of Educational Reform, 12(2), 135–145.

Peak, G. L. (2003). Understanding family strengthening to promote youth development. The Evaluation Exchange, 9(1), 16–17. 

Pelegrina, S., Garcia-Linares, M., & Casanova, P. F. (2003). Adolescents and their parents' perceptions about parenting characteristics. Who can better predict the adolescent's academic competence? Journal of Adolescence, 26(6), 651–665.

Perry, N. E., Nordby, C. J., & VandeKamp, K. O. (2003). Promoting self-regulated reading and writing at home and school. Elementary School Journal, 103(4), 317–338.

Plunkett, S. W., & Bamaca-Gomez, M. Y. (2003). The relationship between parenting, acculturation, and adolescent academics in Mexican-origin immigrant families in Los Angeles. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 25(2), 222–239.

Porras Hein, N. (2003). Mexican American parent participation and administrative leadership. Journal of Latinos & Education, 2(2), 109–115.

Quezada, R. L. (2003). Going for the gold! Field reports on effective home-school-community partnership programs. The School Community Journal, 13(2), 137–155.

Raety, H. (2003). The significance of parents' evaluations of their own school for their educational attitudes. Social Psychology of Education, 6(1), 43–60.

Ramirez, A. Y. F. (2003). Dismay and disappointment: Parental involvement of Latino immigrant parents. The Urban Review, 35(2), 93–110.

Reynolds, A. J., & Robertson, D. L. (2003). School-based early intervention and later child maltreatment in the Chicago Longitudinal study. Child Development, 74(1), 3–26.

Rimm-Kaufman, S. E., Pianta, R. C., Cox, M. J., & Bradley, R. H. (2003). Teacher-rated family involvement and children's social and academic outcomes in kindergarten. Early Education & Development, 14(2), 179–198.

Rodriguez, R. F., & Lopez, L. C. (2003). Mexican-American parental involvement with a Texas elementary school. Psychological Reports, 92(3, Part 1), 791–792.

Sanders, M. G. (2003). Community involvement in schools: From concept to practice. Education & Urban Society, 35(2), 161–180.

Seidman, E., Lambert, L. E., Allen, L., & Aber, J. L. (2003). Urban adolescents' transition to junior high school and protective family transactions. Journal of Early Adolescence, 23(2), 166–193.

Sheldon, S. B. (2003). Linking school-family-community partnerships in urban elementary schools to student achievement on state tests. The Urban Review, 35(2), 149–165.

Shepard, J., & Carlson, J. S. (2003). An empirical evaluation of school-based prevention programs that involve parents. Psychology in the Schools, 40(6), 641–656.

Shumow, L. (2003). The task matters: Parental assistance to children doing different homework assignments. The School Community Journal, 13(2), 7–23.

Simons-Morton, B. G., & Crump, A. D. (2003). Association of parental involvement and social competence with school adjustment and engagement among sixth graders. Journal of School Health, 73(3), 121–126.

Singh, D. K. (2003). Let us hear the parents. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 30(2), 169–172.

Solomon, J. (2003). Home-school learning of science: The culture of homes, and pupils difficult border crossing. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 40(2), 219–233.

Strom, P. S., & Strom, R. D. (2003). Teacher-parent communication reforms. High School Journal, 86(2), 14–21.

Tennebaum, H. R., & Leaper, C. (2003). Parent-child conversations about science: The socialization of gender inequalities? Developmental Psychology, 39(1), 34–47.

Thao, Y. J. (2003). Empowering Mong students: Home and school factors. The Urban Review, 35(1), 25–42.

Thompson, G. L. (2003). No parent left behind: Strengthening ties between educators and African American parents/guardians. Urban Review, 35(1), 7–23.

Thompson, G. L. (2003). Predicting African American parents' and guardians' satisfaction with teachers and public schools. Journal of Educational Research, 96(5), 277–285.

Toney, L. P., Kelley, M. L., & Lanclos, N. F. (2003). Self- and parental monitoring of homework in adolescents: Comparative effects on parents' perceptions of homework behavior problems. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 25(1), 35–51.

Trumbull, E., Rothstein-Fisch, C., & Hernandez, E. (2003). Parent involvement in schooling-According to whose values? The School Community Journal, 13(2), 45–72.

Trusty, J., Plata, M., & Salazar, C. F. (2003). Modeling Mexican Americans' educational expectations: Longitudinal effects of variables across adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Research, 18(2), 131–153.

Van Voorhis, F. L. (2003). Interactive homework in middle school: effects on family involvement and science achievement: Teachers involve parents in schoolwork (TIPS). Journal of Educational Research, 96(6), 323–338.

Votruba-Drzal, E. (2003). Income changes and cognitive stimulation in young children's home learning environments. Journal of Marriage & the Family, 65(2), 341–355.

Woyshner, C. (2003). Race, gender, and the early PTA: Civic engagement and public education, 1897–1924. Teachers College Record, 105(3), 520–544.

Xu, J., & Yuan, R. (2003). Doing homework: Listening to students,' parents,' and teachers' voices in one urban middle school community. The School Community Journal, 13(2), 25–44.

Xu, J. Z., & Corno, L. (2003). Family help and homework management reported by middle school students. Elementary School Journal, 103(5), 503–517.

Zevenbergen, A. A., Whitehurst, G. J., & Zevenbergen, J. A. (2003). Effects of a shared-reading intervention on the inclusion of evaluative devices in narratives of children from low-income families. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 24(1), 1–15.

Zhang, C., & Bennett, T. (2003). Facilitating the meaningful participation of culturally and linguistically diverse families in the IFSP and IEP process. Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities, 18(1), 51–59.


Dissertations and Theses

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

Alcayaga, D. S. (2003). Barriers to college education: Latino parents' perceptions. Unpublished master's thesis, California State University, Long Beach.

Barbre, J. G. (2003). Effects of an early childhood education program with parent involvement on oral language acquisition. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(5), 1520A. (UMI No. 3090206)

Bell-Baptiste, G. S. (2003). School partnership with parents of color: Implications of social capital for inner-city school organization. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(8), 2711A. (UMI No. 3101152)

Bernstein, S. B. (2003). A school, family, community partnership predictor model based on principals' communication and action strategies. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(2), 344A. (UMI No. 3081684)

Bowen, L. A. (2003). Family school partnerships in Rhode Island suburban middle schools. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI.

Brewster, A. B. (2003). Parent and teacher social capital and the school success of youth: A longitudinal analysis. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(3), 1074A. (UMI No. 3086501)

Chevalier, S. C. (2003). Involving African American parents in the educational process: The perception influence model. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(4), 1171A. (UMI No. 3088126)

Cole, G. C., & Shen, C. (2003). Creating a system that works: Partnership alliances that improve student achievement and parent advocacy. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

Cole, S. R. (2003). Increasing parental involvement in our public schools. Unpublished master's thesis, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA.

Darter-Lagos, M. (2003). School psychologists' perspectives on parent involvement activities. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Southern Florida, Tampa. Retrieved July, 23, 2003, from

Gao, H. (2003). Contributions of parent involvement in home, school and community to student outcomes. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(5), 1589A. (UMI No. 3092350)

Hale, L. M. (2003). Student perceptions of parental involvement and grade 5 reading and math acheivement. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(6), 1979A. (UMI No. 3093087)

Holiwell, V. J. (2003). Teachers' perception of parental involvement in elementary schools. Unpublished master's thesis, California State University, Long Beach.

Hollie-Major, R. D. (2003). Parent involvement for college-bound, first generation African-American high school students. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(01), 74A. (UMI No. 3077551)

Hopkins, A. L. (2003). The effects of home and school collaboration. Unpublished master's thesis, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY.

Killian, C. M. (2003). Family correlates of social and academic competence in Euro- and Mexican-American families. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(01), 442B. (UMI No. 3078994)

Kroeger, J. E. (2003). Chronicles of diversity, identity, and change in home-school relations. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(08), 2774A. (UMI No. 3101295)

Letitia, R. (2003). Barriers to parental involvement in children's education. Unpublished master's thesis, California State University, Long Beach.

Lin, Q. (2003). Beginning school ready to learn: Understanding racial-ethnic and income differences in parent involvement and first-time kindergartners' academic performance. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(2), 391A. (UMI No. 3080435)

Martin, W. M. (2003). Parent involvement and the beginning teacher: The story of three elementary educators. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(6), 2047A. (UMI No. 3094590)

McClure, K. A. (2003). Parent involvement in a charter school: The persistence of traditional beliefs about parent participation. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(3), 855A. (UMI No. 3084847)

McIntosh, H. (2003). A descriptive profile of parental involvement in selected Kentucky middle schools. Dissertation Abstracts International, 63(12), 4173A. (UMI No. 3074497)

Menendez, D. M. (2003). Hispanic parental involvement in education: An ecological framework. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(01), 287. (UMI No. 3077176)

Merx, G. G. (2003). Parent-school interaction patterns at three California public high schools. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University, Claremont, CA.

Moore, N. D. (2003). The relationship of family environment and academic performance to college adjustment of first generation, low-income college students after a summer program and fall semester transition. Dissertation Abstracts International, 63(12), 4222A. (UMI No. 3075767)

Mrzena-Frankiewicz, C. A. (2003). Parental influence on educational decision-making and student acheivement. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(7), 2333A. (UMI No. 3098331)

O'Connor, K. P. J. (2003). A small-scale examination of the variables surrounding parental role construction for involvement in education. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(3), 798A. (UMI No. 3085787)

Peiffer, P. A. (2003). An examination of attitudes of high school principals toward parental involvement in Michigan's schools. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(2), 361A. (UMI No. 3081414)

Schlenker, S. W. (2003). Parent involvement in public high schools. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(3), 851A. (UMI No. 3085444)

Sedlack, R. A. (2003). Principals and families: Creating partnerships for student acheivement. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(7), 2338A. (UMI No. 3096725)

Shen, C. (2003). Creating a system that works: Community service organizations helping parents become active in their children's education. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(4), 1157A. (UMI No. 3089028)

Smothermon, D. K. (2003). Leadership to connect home and school: Educator perspectives on parental invovlvement for English language learners. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Treude, J. W. (2003). School to home communications: The parents' perspectives. Unpublished master's thesis, California State University, Long Beach.

Vail, G. H. (2003). Published history of Epstein's Six Types of Parent Involvement: A content analysis from 1973–2001. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(4), 1153A. (UMI No. 3087099)

Watson-Bouie, D. A. (2003). Critical multicultural interpretations of Mexican parents' seemingly silent voices in their children's formal education for transformational leadership. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(03), 767A. (UMI No. 3083147)


Research Briefs, Papers, and Reports

Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2003). Schools uniting neighborhoods: Successful collaboration in an environment of constant change. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Araiza, O. E. (2003). Bridging research and education organizing: Can we strengthen our combined power? San Francisco, CA: Justice Matters Institute. [Available at]

Bernier, E., Allexsaht-Snider, M., & Civil, M. (2003, April). Teachers, parents, and mathematics: Exploring contexts for collaboration and partnership. Paper presented at the AERA annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Bettler, R. F., & Burns, B. (2003). Enhancing parental involvement through goal-based interventions. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project.

Blank, M. J., Melaville, A., & Shah, B. P. (2003). Making the difference: Research and practice in community schools. Washington, DC: Coalition for Community Schools. [Available at]

Boethel, M. (2003). Diversity: School, family & community connections. Austin, TX: National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools, Southwest Educational Laboaratory. [Available at]

Brewster, C., & Railsback, J. (2003). Building trust with schools and diverse families: A foundation for lasting partnerships. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. [Available at]

Brown Center on Education Policy. (2003). Do students have too much homework? Washington DC: Author. [Available at]

Brown Center on Education Policy. (2003). School choice: Doing it the right way makes a difference. Washington, DC: Author. [Available at]

Caspe, M. (2003). How teachers come to understand families. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. 

Civil, M., Bernier, E., & Quintos, B. (2003, April). Parental involvement in mathematics: A focus on parents' voices. Paper presented at the AERA annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Civil, M. Quintos, B., & Bernier, E. (2003, April). Parents as observers in the mathematics classroom: Establishing a dialogue between school and community. Paper presented at the NCTM annual conference, San Antonio, TX.

Collaborative Communication Group. (2003). New relationships with schools: Organizations that build community by connecting with schools. Washington, DC: Author. [Available at]

Desforges, C., & Abouchaar, A. (2003). The impact of parental involvement, parental support and family education on pupil achievements and adjustment: A literature review (Research Report 433). London, UK: Department for Education and Skills. [Available at]

Guishard, M., Fine, M., Doyle, C., Jackson, J., Roberts, R., Singleton, S., et al. (2003). “As long as I got breath, I'll fight”: Participatory action research for educational justice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. 

Hirota, J. M., & Jacobs, L. E. (2003). Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform. New York: Academy for Educational Research and the Chapin Hall Center for Children. [Available at]

James, D. W., & Partee, G. (2003). No more islands: Family involvement in 27 school and youth programs. Washington, DC: American Youth Policy Forum. [Available at]

Jones, J. D. (2003, March). Racial differences in reading, math, and general knowledge achievement of beginning kindergartners: The effects of family structure, parental involvement, and pre-K schooling experiences. Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Levin-Rozalis, M., & Shafran, N. (2003). A sense of belonging: A tracer study of ALMAYA's Parents Cooperative Kindergarten, Israel (Early Childhood Development: Practice and Reflections No. 19. Following Footsteps). The Hague, Netherlands: Bernard Van Leer Foundation. [Available at

Lin, Q. (2003). Parent involvement and early literacy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. 

Lopez, M. E. (2003). Transforming schools through community organizing: A research review. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. 

Mediratta, K., & Karp, J. (2003). Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move. New York: Institute for Education and Social Policy Institute. [Available at]

Quezada, T. (2003). Faith-based organizing for school improvement in the Texas borderlands: A case study of the alliance school initiative. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project.

Schmidt, P. R., & Izzo, A. (2003, January). Home/school communication for literacy development. Paper presented at the Educational Research Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Trevino, R. E. (2003). Against all odds: Lessons from parents of migrant high achievers. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Veliz, E. (2003, August). African American parental investment: Does class matter? Paper presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Weiss, A. R., & Brigham, R. A. (2003). The family participation in after-school study. Boston, MA: Institute for Responsive Education.


Books/Book Chapters

Ada, A. F., & Campoy, F. I. (2003). Authors in the classroom: Transformative education for teachers, students, and families. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Baum, H. S. (2003). Community action for school reform. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Berger, E. H. (2003). Parents as partners in education: Families and schools working together (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Compton-Lilly, C. (2003). Reading families: The literate lives of urban children. New York: Teachers College Press.

Edwards, P. A. (2003). Children's literacy development: Making it happen through school, family, and community involvement. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Gestwicki, C. (2003). Home, school and community relations (5th ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Learning.

Hiatt-Michael, D. (2003). Promising practices to connect schools with the community. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Kim, Y. M., & Greene, W. (2003). Educational transitions: Tension and change in Korean families with children in American school. In C. C. Park, A. L. Goodwin, & S. J. Lee (Eds.), Asian American identities, families, and schooling. Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Knight, T. (2003). Academic access and the family. In P. Kluth, D. M. Straut, et al. (Eds.), Access to academics for all students: Critical approaches to inclusive curriculum, instruction, and policy (pp. 49–68). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Lalik, R., Dellinger, L., & Druggish, R. (2003). Fostering collaboration between home and school through curriculum development: Perspectives of three Appalachian children. In A. I. Willis, G. E. Garcia, R. B. Barrera, & V. J. Harris (Eds.), Multicultural issues in literacy research and practice (pp. 69–99). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Lawrence-Lightfoot, S. (2003). The essential conversation: What parents and teachers need to learn from each other. New York: Random House.

Lilly, E., & Green, C. (2003). Developing partnerships with families through children's literature. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education/Prentice Hall.

Ogbu, J. & Davis, A. (2003). Black American students in an affluent suburb. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Olsen, G. & Fuller, M. L. (2003). Home-school relations: Working successfully with parents and families (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Roberts, S. M., & Pruitt, E. Z. (2003). Schools as professional learning communities: Collaborative activities and strategies for professional development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Sampson, W. (2003). Poor Latino families and school preparation: Are they doing the right things? Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Schwebel, M. (2003). Remaking America's three school systems: Now separate and unequal. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Wright, K., & Stegelin, D. (2003). Building school and community partnerships through parent involvement. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

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