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EDUC 4302 Home, School, and Community: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 4302 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Ackley, M. K., & Cullen, P. M. (2010). Strengthening families through community collaboration: Implementing the families and schools together (FAST) program. Children & Schools, 32(3), 183–186. 

Allen, J. (2008). Family partnerships that count. Educational Leadership, 66(1), 22–27.

Baeder, A. (2010). Stepping into students’ worlds. Educational Leadership, 67(5), 56–60.

Barrera, J. M., & Warner. L. (2006). Involving families in school events. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 42(2), 72–75. 

Brendtro, L. K. (2006). The vision of Urie Bronfenbrenner: Adults who are crazy about kids. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 15(3), 162–166.

Bridgman, A. (2005). Safe hiring. American School Board Journal, 192(12), 12–17. 

Cavner, D. (2010). When concerns arise. Exchange, 195, 100–103. 

Comer, J. P. (2005). The rewards of parent participation. Educational Leadership, 62(6), 38–42.

Dobbertin, C. B. (2010). What kids learn from experts. Educational Leadership, 68(1), 64–67.

Epstein, J. L. (2007). Connections count: Improving family and community involvement in secondary schools. Principal Leadership, 8(2), 16–22. 

Epstein, J. L., & Salinas, K. C. (2004). Partnering with families and communities. Educational Leadership, 61(8), 12–17.

Epstein, J. L., & Sanders, M. G. (2000). Chapter 12: Connecting home, school, and community: New directions for social research. Handbook of the Sociology of Education, 285–306.

Huber, M. B., & James, W. A. (2009). High-stakes partnerships. American School Board Journal, 196(10), 32–33.

Irwin, C. C., Irwin, R. L., Miller, M. E., Somes, G. W., & Richey, P. A. (2010). Get fit with the Grizzlies: A community-school-home initiative to fight childhood obesity. Journal of School Health, 80(7), 333–339. 

Jacobson, L. (2003). Volunteers meet with background checks by schools. Education Week, 22(24), 1–3. 

Matuszny, R. M., Banda, D. R., & Coleman, T. J. (2007). A progressive plan for building collaborative relationships with parents from diverse backgrounds. Teaching Exceptional Children39(4), 24–31. 

Sausner, R. (2003). Want to volunteer? Fingerprints, please. District Administration, 39(3), 17. 

Staples, K. E., & Dilberto, J. A. (2010). Guidelines for successful parent involvement: Working with parents of students with disabilities. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(6), 58–63.

Stovall, D., & Ayers, W. (2005). The school a community built. Educational Leadership, 62(6) 34–37.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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