Family-School Partnerships in Context

  • Susan M. Sheridan
  • Elizabeth Moorman Kim

Part of the Research on Family-School Partnerships book series (RFSP, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Susan M. Sheridan, Shannon R. Holmes, Tyler E. Smith, Amanda L. Moen
    Pages 1-23
  3. Elizabeth A. Stormshak, Kimbree L. Brown, Kevin J. Moore, Thomas Dishion, John Seeley, Keith Smolkowski
    Pages 25-44
  4. Oi-Man Kwok, MyungHee Im, Jan N. Hughes, Sarah E. Wehrly, Stephen G. West
    Pages 79-107
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 121-124

About this book


This volume focuses on context considerations in family-school partnership research. The book examines how cultural diversity, including differences in parenting (e.g., race, education, family history) and diverse school variables (e.g., location, population, organization,) can affect family-school partnerships. Its bioecological perspective pinpoints critical areas that studies need to address for real-world utility, such as parental commitment and developmental considerations. Although the book’s focus is research, chapters present program designs and evaluations along with ideas for community involvement and policy. The authors also explore the changing landscape for home-school partnerships resulting from the impact of technology, which is rapidly becoming a central player in organizing research and bringing interventions to life.

Topics covered include:

  • Complexities in field-based partnership research.
  • Family-centered, school-based interventions.
  • A district leadership approach to school, family, and community partnerships.
  • Research issues to forward a policy agenda supporting family-school partnerships.
  • Testing statistical moderation in research on home-school partnerships.
  • Integrating current and evolving knowledge toward future directions for research.

Contexts of Family-School Partnerships is a valuable resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology, educational policy and politics, family studies, developmental psychology, sociology of education, sociology, and anthropology.


Cultural diversity and family-school partnerships Culture and family-school partnerships Diversity and student outcomes Family history and family-school partnerships Family-school partnerships Geographic locale and family-school partnerships Household practices and family-school partnerships Methodological advances in family-school partnerships Organizational factors and family-school partnerships Parenting diversity and family-school partnerships Population density and family-school partnerships Race and family-school partnerships Research agenda in family-school partnerships School policy and family-school partnerships Statistical methods and family-school partnerships

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan M. Sheridan
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Moorman Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Nebraska Center for Research on Children Youth, Families and SchoolsUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Nebraska Center for Research on Children Youth, Families and SchoolsUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

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