An intervention approach emphasizing parental engagement and family-school partnerships improves preschool children’s early language and literacy skills, according to a newly published study from the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools.
CYFS director Susan Sheridan discussed how relationships, environments and interventions shape the futures of children as part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Nov. 30, 2010.
The great irony of research on family-school partnerships is that its scholars have yet to fully tap the potential of collaboration.
With this in mind, CYFS recently spearheaded a movement to forge ties and unify research among leaders in the field.
The Center catalyzed these efforts by hosting more than 20 family-school partnership researchers at a national meeting held September 19-21 in Omaha, Neb.
The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, along with the Family-School-Community Partnerships and the SIG/AERA Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP), are co-sponsoring the 15th International Roundtable on School, Family, and Community Partnerships on Friday, April 30, 2010, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.