". . . parents and schools must work together for the improvement of instruction, and for the betterment of their students' academic and person lives. The authors write of this importance, while giving down-to-earth examples of how it can work. . . . Recommended." - Library Media Connection
"Sacramento, California-based educator Ferlazzo teaches high school-level English language learners; Hammond has been in education for 35 years, working as a teacher from preschool to college, a curriculum coordinator, a researcher, and a teacher educator. Together they have created a concise introduction for educators on engaging parents as active players in the school community ― particularly in lower-income and urban schools ― by basing parents' involvement in issues that motivate them in authentic ways, and by helping them develop the power to act. After explaining the concept of parent engagement, the authors present four chapters describing successful parent-involved school projects from around the US." - Reference & Research Book News
About the Author
Larry Ferlazzo teaches English language learners at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA.
Lorie Hammond has been an educator for 35 years, working as a teacher from preschool to college, a curriculum coordinator, a researcher, and a teacher educator.