Improving Diverse Family–School Partnerships

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 7
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify barriers to school-based involvement for ethnic minority families.
  2. recognize the unique ways that ethnic minority families become involved in their children's education.
  3. apply the Hoover-Dempsey model of parent involvement to diverse populations.


Family–school partnership, a well-documented and significant contributing factor to student outcomes, may be particularly important for ethnic minority students, as inequities in education and disparities in academic outcomes persist. Group differences in the type or amount of parent-reported family–school partnership across race/ethnicity will be investigated and contributing factors to those potential differences will be identified in order to uproot harmful stereotypes and promote better outcomes for students.



Jessie A. Gomez Munson, Louisiana State University
Anna C. Long, Louisiana State University


Anna C. Long


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