Spring 2023      Volume 51, Number 2

Family Engagement in Literacy: One Size Does Not Fit All: A Multi-Tiered Approach to Family Engagement
By Laurie Elish-Piper

Document: Article  

Introductory Paragraph:  Family engagement programs in schools provide many benefits, including increased homework completion and student motivation (Kraft & Dougherty, 2013) as well as higher grades and better attendance (Henderson & Mapp, 2002). The importance of providing family engagement programs in classrooms and schools is clear at all levels and in varied contexts (e.g., Castro et al., 2015; Ma et al., 2016), but the path for doing so can be challenging as individual teachers work to develop family engagement strategies in addition to their instructional planning, teaching, assessment, student support, and other professional responsibilities. Using a schoolwide approach to family engagement allows multiple educators and families to come together and plan a system that provides equitable and meaningful access to family engagement for all (Jacques & Villegas, 2018).

DOI:  https://doi.org/10.33600/IRCJ.51.2.2023.35

Page Numbers:   35-39

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