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Document Number: 6443

Reaching Out to Diverse Populations: What Can Schools Do to Foster Family-School Connections? - Parents are interested in their children's academic success regardless of ethnicity, culture or economic status, although they may not know how to help their children, feel incapable of assisting them or have a perspective on family involvement that differs from the school. This paper examines how schools can successfully overcome challenges that may inhibit parental involvement, it includes a school snapshot in addition to sections on what to consider, putting it into practice and related research. (Chris Ferguson, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, September 2005)...

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