Processes and Pathways of Family-School Partnerships Across Development

  • Susan M. Sheridan
  • Elizabeth Moorman Kim

Part of the Research on Family-School Partnerships book series (RFSP, volume 2)

About this book


This book explores research on processes that influence family-school partnerships in support of student learning and education. It highlights research related to culture, contexts, and development as families and schools work together to promote smooth transitions and academic achievement. The volume discusses research related to family and community engagement with schools, and describes the various mechanisms by which partnerships may support students’ long-term developmental outcomes and success beyond school.  Each chapter sets forth a forward-thinking research agenda aimed at further understanding and implementing the processes by which family-school partnerships promote children’s healthy adjustment.

In addition to examining critical and emerging issues, this unique book also provides robust strategies, data, and rationales across the following areas:

  • Cultural processes and the connections among home, school, and community.
  • Family-school relationships during adolescence.
  • Achievement mediators of family engagement in children’s education.
  • Continuities and consistencies across home and school systems.
  • Uncovering processes and pathways in family-school research.
  • Strengthening networks and attachments to promote child development.

Processes and Pathways of Family-School Partnerships Across Development is a must-have resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in child and school psychology, educational policy and politics, family studies, developmental psychology, sociology of education, and other interrelated disciplines.


Antecedents of effective family-school partnerships Consistencies across home and school environments Continuities across home and school environments Cross-system influences on child learning and development Diversity in caregiving and student outcomes Family-school partnerships Family-school partnerships across development Innovations in family-school research Innovations in measuring family-school partnerships Methodological advances in family-school partnerships Multiple caregivers and positive youth development Parent-child relationships across development Predictors of effective family-school partnerships Research agenda in family-school partnerships Student engagement and family-school partnership Student outcomes and family-school partnership

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan M. Sheridan
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Moorman Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Nebraska Center for Research on Children Youth, Families and SchoolsUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Nebraska Center for Research on Children Youth, Families and SchoolsUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16930-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16931-6
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