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The School and the Community
  • ISSN: 0013-8274
  • E-ISSN: 2161-8895


Investigates whether parent participation could improve student achievement in one of the author’s ninth-grade sheltered English classes. Describes how parents wrote essays with their children, participated in a goal-setting conference, and took part in a literary correspondence discussing “Romeo and Juliet.” Discusses the benefits for the teacher, parents, and students of such parent participation in ninth-grade English.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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