The Urban Review

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 109-123

First online:

Improving the school-home connection for poor and minority urban students

  • Carol AscherAffiliated withInstitute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

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By examining the various meanings of the term parent involvement and the changing conditions of family life for poor and minority youth, it is argued that urban schools must join with parents to help make the education of students as effective as possible. The potential for creating partnerships which involve a wide range of community resources is discussed.