Home-school partnerships in support of young children’s development: The intersection of relationships, rurality, and race

Lisa L. Knoche, Amanda L. Witte

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Abstract

Strong home-school partnerships consistently and substantially benefit children’s academic and social development. Home-school partnerships are considerably affected by the settings in which they take place (e.g., rural, urban, suburban), the characteristics of the partners (e.g., parents and teachers), and their relationships with one another (parent-teacher partnerships). In rural communities, supportive home-school partnerships promote young children’s success but have proven difficult to implement. African American families with young children residing in rural communities experience unique social and institutional challenges and benefits that are particularly salient for fostering home-school partnerships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Race and Ethnicity in Education
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages145-164
Number of pages20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Race and Ethnicity in Education
Volume5
ISSN (Print)2051-2317
ISSN (Electronic)2051-2325

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Knoche, L. L., & Witte, A. L. (2017). Home-school partnerships in support of young children’s development: The intersection of relationships, rurality, and race. In Advances in Race and Ethnicity in Education (pp. 145-164). (Advances in Race and Ethnicity in Education; Vol. 5). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-231720170000005007