Volume 6, Issue 2

Parents and schools, Spring 2014
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Ending child poverty and improving child mental health is “everybody’s business”, as is a child’s education. This edition of Better presents perspectives and research frameworks on school-parent partnership working, discusses the importance of exploring longitudinal studies from birth through to school life, and describes two evidence-based programmes which acknowledge the importance of parents and schools working together in the success of improving child outcomes.


4–5Planning for success: Six principles for research-based
partnership programs
Joyce Epstein
6–7Organizing school, family, and community partnershipsSteven Sheldon
8–9Family engagement and students’ school successMavis Sanders
10–11Children’s success is influenced by poverty and
poor parenting
Kathleen Kiernan
12–13The home learning environment and children’s
attainment and progress
Katalin Toth and Pam Sammons
14–15KiVa: Helping schools and parents beat bullyingNick Axford, Judy Hutchings,
and colleagues
16–17Parents and teachers working togetherCarolyn Webster-Stratton
and Tracey Bywater
18–19Involving parents in Born in Bradford:
Working together
Louise Tracey, Sally Barber,
and Liz Andrews
20–21Interventions for families and schoolsJonathan Haslam
22–23Success in evidence-based reform: The importance of failureRobert Slavin
24–25Evidence in the news
26–27The latest research

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