School Reform, Family Involvement and Esteem and Identity

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School Reform, Family Involvement and Esteem and Identity
Focus on Improving Underprivileged Student Academic Progress
Under-performing schools have been a major focus of school reform since the 1990s. These schools tend to be in urban areas with a high population of economically under-privileged students. Such districts are generally characterized as well by a high percentage of non-native English speakers, immigrant parents, a culturally diverse population, racial and/or ethnic minorities, parents with minimal educational achievement and most notably “concentrated poverty” (
Bifulco
, Duncan, &
Yinger
, 2003, p. 1).
In seeking ways to improve their academic progress initiatives have often focused in several areas: (a) Total school...
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