The Urban Review

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 109–123

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

  • Carol Ascher

DOI: 10.1007/BF01112512

Cite this article as:
Ascher, C. Urban Rev (1988) 20: 109. doi:10.1007/BF01112512


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.

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© Agathon Press, Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol Ascher
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  1. 1.Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew York