Page 8: References & Additional Resources
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This article contains step-by-step details on how educators might more fully involve the families of their students in the learning environment. Included are tips of the week, notes on recruiting parents for greater participation, and information on the critical importance of communication between families and educators.
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This book discusses the history of family engagement as well as issues that affect engagement. Included are strategies to encourage parental involvement.
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This book, written by the principal of Robert L. Ford School and her colleagues, details how this K–8 school in a low SES Massachusetts neighborhood became a center of community activities.
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This paper, commissioned by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and funded by the Department of Education and Skills, was emailed to Amy Harris from Sharman at the PACER Center.
Ferguson, C. (2008). The school-family connection: Looking at the larger picture. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
This review of the literature on family involvement identifies important strategies for increasing family-school connections.
American Institutes for Research
The American Institute for Research (AIR) is a nonprofit research, development, and dissemination corporation that focuses on increasing effectiveness in education, healthcare, and the workforce.
Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
This center offers many types of supports for the parents of children with disabilities, including a a library of online resources for parents.
Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
ECLKC provides training and technical assistance in early childhood education to support the delivery of quality services to low-income children and families.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
ECTA Center is an organization within the United States Office of Special Education Programs that seeks to strengthen state and local services to ensure that children with disabilities up to age five receive research-based, culturally-appropriate supports and services.
Global Family Research Project
These publications from the Global Family Research Project serve as guides to family involvement at the elementary, middle, and high-school levels. Emphasis is placed on parenting issues for children of each age as well as on home-school relationships.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website
This site was created by the United States Department of Education as a “one-stop shop” for resources related to IDEA. The topics covered include discipline, early intervening services, secondary transition, individualized education programs, and others.
Michigan Alliance for Families
This site contains information for children and adults with disabilities who are in the educational system. The Alliance’s goal is to increase family involvement in not only their children’s education but also in education in general.
National Center for Cultural Competence
This site contains information provided by the NCCC to promote increased cultural competence. Of particular interest are online the self-assessments and the pdf assessment tools.
This site is a parent training and information center for families and youth with disabilities. Included is information for families and professionals on disability-related topics such as education, vocational training, and other services for children with disabilities.
Understood is a Workplace Initiative that aims to help individuals with disabilities and those who support them. Their resources for educators are supported by research, go through expert evaluation, and reviewed by classroom teachers. Find information here about partnering with families.