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Research and Effective Practice Supporting Family Engagement Activities

Family Engagement

Research and Effective Practice Supporting Family Engagement Activities

Family Engagement

This page was last updated on Jul 22, 2013 at 9:53 pm


The materials below provide resources that help to answer the question “Why is family leadership important?” and “How does the research support the need for parent leadership training"? 

Connecticut Commission on Children, (2005). Parent Leadership Training Institute SM: A Connecticut Commission on Children Civic Leadership Initiative. Connecticut Commission on Children, Hartford, CT.

Corbett, H.D., & Wilson, B. (2008). Knowledge is empowering: Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership Fellows’ involvement and influence after training. Lexington, KY: Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

Epstein, et. al. (2009). School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action, Third Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.

Fisk, Maria Chesley, PhD (2013). Parent Involvement for Learning: It's a Piece of Cake.

Henderson, A., & Berla, N. (1994). A new generation of evidence: The family is critical to student achievement. Columbia, MD: National Committee for Citizens in Education

Henderson, A., (2010) Building local leadership for change: A national scan of parent leadership training programs. Providence, RI: Annenberg institute for School Reform at Brown University.

Henderson, A., Jacob, B.,Kernan-Schloss, A., & Raimondo, B. (2004). The case for parent leadership.. Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

Montemayor, A. (1999). Parents Organizing Bilingual Education Advocates: Parent Institutes as a Strategy. The Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)

Pate, P. E., & Andrews, P. G. (2006). Research summary: Parent involvement. National Middle School Association.

Polinsky, M. and Pion-Berlin, L. (2001). Research on Parent Leadership. Significance and Findings, (2001). Parents Anonymous.

Redding, S., Murphy, M., Sheley, P. (2011). Handbook on Family and Community Engagement. Lincoln, IL: Academic Development Institute, pp 105-108.

Santelli, B. (2006). Evidence Based Practices for Parent To Parent Support. Edited by Parent to Parent USA.

Symphonic Strategies. (2009). Parental Leadership Programs in the District of Columbia: Market Research and Recommendations. Washington, DC: Fight for Children.

Turnbull, A.P., Turnbull, H.R., Erwin, E., & Soodak, L. (2006). Professionals, families, and exceptionality: Outcomes through partnerships and trust. (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

WestEd, (2007). Engaging Parents in Education: Lessons From Five Parental Information And Resource Centers. Prepared by WestEd for U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement.

Wilson, Bruce and Dick Corbett (2000). “I Didn’t Know I Could Do That”: Parents Learning to be Leaders through the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. Lexington, KY: Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. 

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