Bookshelf


This section contains a bibliography of resources, primarily books and journal articles that cannot be accessed online. It is focused on parent engagement and creating a connection with schools to promote student success. 


Allen, JoBeth. Creating Welcoming Schools: A Practical Guide to Home–School Partnerships with Diverse Families. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2007.

Anguiano, R. P. V. (2003). Families and schools: The effect of parental involvement on high school completion. Journal of Family Issues, 25(1), 61–85.

Clark, S. N., & Clark, D. C. (2003). The Middle School Achievement Project: Involving parents and community in school improvement. Middle School Journal, 34(3), 12–19.

Constantino, Steven M. 101 Ways to Create Real Family Engagement. Galax, VA: Engage Press, 2008.

Constantino, Steven M. Engaging All Families: Creating a Positive School Culture by Putting Research into Practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2003.

Davis, Eric. I Hear You Knocking—But You Can't Come In!! A Framework for Creating a Welcoming Environment in Schools. Lynchburg, VA: Warwick House Publishers, 2010.

Epstein, Joyce L., Mavis G. Sanders, Beth S. Simon, Karen Clark Salinas, Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn, and Frances L. Van Voorhis. School, Family, and Community Partnerships—Your Handbook for Action. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2002.

Falbo, T., Lein, L., & Amador, N. A. (2001). Parental involvement during the transition to high school. Journal of Adolescent Research, 16, 511–529.

Gaitan, Concha Delgado. Involving Latino Families in Schools: Raising Student Achievement through Home–School Partnerships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2004.

Kugler, Eileen G. Debunking the Middle-Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools Are Good for All Kids.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002.

Rich, Dorothy. MegaSkills: Building Our Children’s Character and Achievement for School and Life.  Naperville, IL:  Sourcebooks, Inc., 2008.

Sanders, Mavis G. Building School–Community Partnerships: Collaboration for Student Success.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2006.

Swap, Susan McAllister. Developing Home–School Partnerships: From Concepts to Practice. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 1993.

Xu, J., & Yuan, R. (2003). Doing homework: Listening to students,' parents,' and teachers' voices in one urban middle school community. The School Community Journal, 13(2), 25–44.