The Home/School Connection and its Role in Narrowing the Academic Achievement Gap: An Ecological Systems Theoretical Perspective
© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC and Andrews University. This literature review seeks to evaluate previous studies on the topic of the home/school connection and its role in enhancing students’ academic achievement and narrowing the academic achievement gap. The ecological systems theory framework will facilitate the discussion of the importance of the home/school connection phenomenon. Perspectives pivotal to parental involvement and their interconnectedness with academic achievement and the academic achievement gap will be explored using a synthesis of prior research. The barriers impeding this partnership and strategies for removing them will be examined. Additionally, non-traditional solutions to the academic achievement gap such as individual faith will be addressed. Finally, implications of the home/school connection particularly for Christian educators will be presented.
Journal of Research on Christian Education
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
Blandin, Allyson, "The Home/School Connection and its Role in Narrowing the Academic Achievement Gap: An Ecological Systems Theoretical Perspective" (2017). Faculty Publications. 1609.