A Cord of Three Strands: A New Approach to Parent Engagement in Schools (Paperback)

A Cord of Three Strands: A New Approach to Parent Engagement in Schools By Soo Hong, Jean Anyon (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Soo Hong, Jean Anyon (Foreword by)
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How can low-income, non-English-speaking parents become advocates, leaders, and role models in their children's schools?A Cord of Three Strands offers a close study of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, a grassroots organization on the northwest side of Chicago, whose work on parent engagement has drawn national attention.

The author identifies three elements--induction, integration, and investment--that together capture the dynamic and developmental nature of successful parent engagement.

Writing with both optimism and urgency, author Soo Hong offers richly detailed portraits of parents' experiences and addresses the complex and sometime conflicting relationships among school, family, and community.

About the Author

Soo Hong is assistant professor of education at Wellesley College. She studies the role of community organizing in school reform and the relationships between families, schools, and communities more broadly. A former elementary and middle school teacher, Hong is interested in the ways that research can be applied to the everyday questions and dilemmas of schools and communities.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781934742549
ISBN-10: 1934742546
Publisher: Harvard Education PR
Publication Date: March 1st, 2011
Pages: 264
Language: English