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Self, Family, Community, and Schooling

This course, with its fieldwork component, takes gradual and small steps in grappling with the constituent parts of culture. Taking the notion of self as a center of relationship, we adopt a bottom-up approach in tracing how culture dialectically implicates individual mind and selfhood. Forming several research teams, each group will undertake an empirical studies in designated field sites. Each team, using methodological tools available in visual anthropology and video ethnography (with support from the teaching and technical staff), will be required to relate their research findings to one or more theoretical themes covered in this course.

Lee-Beng Chua () Syllabus

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Results-Based Accountability #1

This issue of The Evaluation Exchange, Harvard Family Research Project's quarterly evaluation periodical, explores results-based accountability. The issue includes an overview of accountability systems, discussing both the opportunities and challenges they present, as well as HFRP's preliminary findings from our Results-Based Accountability Project, which is studying the approaches of several states in designing and implementing accountability systems.

Evaluation Exchange Issue

Participatory Evaluation

This issue of The Evaluation Exchange, Harvard Family Research Project's quarterly evaluation periodical, explores participatory evaluation strategies. The issue introduces and examines the key ideas behind participatory approaches through the work of its practitioners and to indicate the wide range of fields where these approaches are being applied and tested.

Evaluation Exchange Issue

Head Start as a Family Support Program: Renewing a Community Ethic

This report discusses the efforts of six Head Start programs to address the challenges and goals raised in the 1993 report, Creating a 21st Century Head Start. It assesses their progress in several key areas: expanding enrollment, strengthening parent involvement, addressing issues such as homelessness and substance abuse, improving staff training, bridging research and practice, and collaborating with schools and social service agencies, and addressing issues such as homelessness and substance abuse.

Elaine M. Replogle (1995) Research Report

$8.00 . 92 Pages.

Community-Based Family Support in Public Housing

This book examines the history of public housing, women's key leadership roles in those communities, and the experiences of eight family support programs located in public housing developments. In-depth case studies provide lessons on how entities as diverse as public housing authorities, community-based agencies, and research institutions work to empower these often-neglected communities.

Mary Lassen (1995) Research Report

Evaluating School-Linked Services

This issue of The Evaluation Exchange, Harvard Family Research Project's quarterly evaluation periodical, focuses on how to evaluate school-linked services.

Evaluation Exchange Issue

Raising Our Future: Families, Schools, and Communities Joining Together

This book provides one of the most thorough and complete analyses of innovative family support and education programs to date. Seventy-three profiles taken from around the country vividly illustrate the key elements of a successful program, while detailed charts, tables, and cross-referencing indexes give quick and easy access to information.

Harvard Family Research Project (1995) Research Report

Hard copy out of stock.

Systems Reform

This inaugural issue of The Evaluation Exchange, Harvard Family Research Project's quarterly evaluation periodical, focuses on evaluating systems reform.

Evaluation Exchange Issue

Reinventing Systems: Collaborations to Support Families

This volume provides in-depth descriptions of four initiatives that have achieved broad reforms so that social services are more unified and accessible to families. Initiatives in California, Colorado, New Mexico, and West Virginia are covered.

Mia McDonald (1994) Research Report

$7.50 . 102 Pages.

Building Villages to Raise Our Children: Collaboration

Written for program administrators and staff, this guide offers practical advice for establishing and managing community outreach in a family support program.

Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report

$10.00 . 66 Pages.

Building Villages to Raise Our Children: Community Outreach

Written for program administrators and staff, this guide offers practical advice for establishing and linking programs to service systems in a family support program.

Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report

$10.00 . 62 Pages.

Building Villages to Raise Our Children: Evaluation

Written for program administrators and staff, this guide offers practical advice for evaluating family support programs.

Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report

$10.00 . 66 Pages.

Building Villages to Raise Our Children: Programs to Service Systems

Written for program administrators and staff, this guide offers practical advice for establishing and managing collaboration in a family support program.

Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report

$10.00 . 59 Pages.

Building Villages to Raise Our Children: Funding and Resources

Written for program administrators and staff, this guide offers practical advice for funding and additional resources to support a family program.

Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report

$10.00 . 80 Pages.

Building Villages to Raise Our Children: Staffing

Written for program administrators and staff, this guide offers practical advice for providing professional development to staff supporting family programs.

Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report

$10.00 . 68 Pages.

Paths to School Readiness

This report details three school-based programs to show what makes comprehensive family support programs thrive. Home visiting and parent education in Brattleboro, Vermont are featured, as is extended child care in Leadville, Colorado, and school-linked services in Gainesville, Florida.

M. Elena Lopez , Mona Hochberg (1993) Research Report

$10.95 . 115 Pages.

Building Partnerships: Models of Family Support and Education Programs

This volume looks at innovative initiatives that have made family services more responsive to the changing needs of children and families. Initiatives in North Dakota, Iowa, Florida, Vermont, and Massachusetts are covered.

Harvard Family Research Project (1992) Research Report

$6.00 . 55 Pages.

Innovative States: Emerging Family Support and Education Programs

This volume examines partnerships between state governments and grass-roots programs that work to lower school dropout rates, reduce teen pregnancy, increase adult literacy, and reduce long-term welfare dependency. Programs in Arkansas, Iowa, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington are covered.

Harvard Family Research Project (1992) Research Report

$6.00 . 39 Pages.

Evaluating Education Reform: Early Childhood Education

Over the past three decades, an enormous body of research literature has been amassed on early childhood education, parent education, and family support programs. This review summarizes these three areas of research and reports on relevant research in progress.

Anne Mitchell , Heather Weiss, Tom Schultz (1992) Research Report

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Pioneering States: Innovative Family Support and Education Programs

This volume discusses five initiatives that have successfully integrated family support and education programs into the larger social service system. Initiatives in Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri are covered.

Harvard Family Research Project (1992) Research Report

$6.00 . 36 Pages.

Innovative Models to Guide Family Support and Education Policy in the 1990s: An Analysis of Four Pioneering State Programs

This research study evaluates and analyzes state initiatives in Missouri, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Maryland to support parents and early childhood. Lessons learned and evaluation methodologies are presented.

Harvard Family Research Project (March 1990) Research Report

Hard copy out of stock.

The Challenges of Evaluating State Family Support and Education Initiatives: An Evaluation Framework

This paper provided an evaluation framework to analyze four state initiatives that provide multi-generational family support and education programs. The paper documented preliminary findings and was presented at The Public Policy and Family Support amd Education Programs Colloquium in Annapolis, MD, April 26-28, 1989.

Heather Weiss , Robert Halpern (April 1989) Research Report

Hard copy out of stock.

Family Support and Education Programs and the Public Schools: Opportunities and Challenges

This study examines the advantages and disadvantages of school-based family support and community education programs. The paper analyzes the contexts that engender successful outcomes in community-based educational programs that are situated in school settings.

Heather Weiss (July 1988) Research Report

Hard copy out of stock.

Community Education as a Home for Family Support and Education Programs

Public policy makers and program developers who are considering family support programs need to find appropriate administrative and service-delivery organizations at local and state levels. This study provides examples of family support programs.

Patricia Seppanen , Jeanne Heifetz, Eunice Johnson, Lily Wiatrowski, Heather Weiss (1988) Research Report

Hard copy out of stock.

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