Beyond the Bake Sale
This seminal work is a user-friendly guide for assessing a school’s openness to partnerships, and provides many examples of successful practice.
Sara Lawerence Lightfoot’s book narrates the complexities of parent-teacher relationships given their shared lack of exposure to effective practice.
Hoover-Dempsey & Sandler Model
This process sheds light on the psychological factors that lead parents to become engaged in their children’s education.
Carnegie Challenge Paper
The Carnegie Foundation issued a challenge to the field that would envision next-generation family engagement.
Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher's Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success
This book begins with a deep look at the mindsets and core beliefs that are required to bond with families.