Session 1: Panel Presentation 1, Conceptualizing and Defining Family Involvement for Research: Setting New Directions
DescriptionPurpose of the Working Meeting
This working meeting is intended to launch numerous important and meaningful collaborative activities to advance the scientific foundation (both conceptual and empirical) related to family-school partnerships. As such, the meeting is the first of several events and opportunities for researchers to work together in new and exciting ways, through the generation and execution of innovative research lines. The specific purposes of this interdisciplinary meeting are to foster linkages among researchers, identify what is known and not known in the field of family-school partnerships, create common understandings, and explore areas that are impeding progress in the field.