Volume 16, Issue 4 (1987)
Family-School Relationship Patterns: An Ecological Assessment
Thomas J. Power, Karlotta Lutz, Bartholomew
ABSTRACT: The family-school relationship was analyzed using an ecological/systemic model incorporating an ethnographic perspective. Five family-school relationship patterns were examined: avoidant, competitive, merged, one-way, and collaborative. Case studies were included to describe the patterns and illustrate strategies for changing dysfunctional patterns.
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