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Volume 16, Issue 4 (1987)

Family-School Relationship Patterns: An Ecological Assessment

pp. 498—512

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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