This book encourages more professors of education, sociology, psychology, and related fields to prepare the next generation of education professionals to understand and implement programs and practices of family and community involvement to increase student success in school.

Preface and Acknowledgments -- Understanding School, Family, and Community Partnerships -- Introduction -- Theory and Overview -- Research -- Applying Research on School, Family, and Community Partnerships -- Policy Implications -- A Practical Framework for Developing Comprehensive Partnership Programs -- Practical Applications: Linking Family and Community Involvement to Student Learning -- Strategies for Action in Practice, Policy, and Research