How can low-income, non-English-speaking parents become advocates, leaders, and role models in their children’s schools? A Cord of Three Strands offers a close study of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, a grassroots organization on the northwest side of Chicago, whose work on parent engagement has drawn national attention.
The author identifies three elements—induction, integration, and investment—that together capture the dynamic and developmental nature of successful parent engagement. Writing with both optimism and urgency, author Soo Hong offers richly detailed portraits of parents’ experiences and addresses the complex and sometime conflicting relationships among school, family, and community.
Grow Your Own Teachers as Bridge Builders: Closing the Gap Between Schools and Communities
by Soo Hong, 2011
In Grow Your Own Teachers, Grassroots Change for Teacher Education, edited by Elizabeth Skinner, Maria Garreton, and Brian Schultz
Teachers College Press
“Acts of Leadership”: Building Powerful Forms of Parent Participation in Chicago
by Soo Hong, 2011
In A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform by Mark R. Warren, Karen L. Mapp, and The Community Organizing and School Reform Project.
Oxford University Press
More than Services: Community Organizing and Community Schools
By Mark Warren and Soo Hong, 2009
In International Perspectives on Contexts, Communities and Evaluated Innovative Practices: Family-School-community Partnerships, edited by Rollande Deslandes
Taylor and Francis
Debunking the Myth of the Hard-to-Reach Parent
by Karen Mapp and Soo Hong
In Handbook of School-Family Partnerships, edited by Sandra L. Christenson and Amy L. Reschly
Beyond the Bake Sale: A Community-Based Relational Approach to Parent Engagement in Schools
by Mark R. Warren, Soo Hong, Carolyn Heang Rubin & Phitsamay Sychitkokhong Uy, 2009
Teachers College Record vol 111, issue 9, pp. 2209–2254