, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 109-123

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

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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.

This article is reprinted in part from ERIC/CUE Trends and Issues Series, Number 8, December 1987.