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Sociology of Families and Schools
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Neild, Ruth. 2010. “Sociology of Families and Schools”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


During the 1990s, parents of schoolchildren moved closer to center-stage in education research and practice in the United States. Schools, particularly those serving disadvantaged populations, developed parent-involvement programs to encourage better communication between teachers and parents and to increase parental participation in their children’s...

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