Saran Stewart, Sharline Cole, and Yewande Lewis-Fokum

Nov 25, 2023

Each One Teach One

Parental Involvement and Family Engagement in Jamaica's Education System

University of the West Indies Press 2022

Each One Teach One: Parental Involvement and Family Engagement in Jamaica’s Education System (University of the West Indies Press, 2022) is a collection of research studies and essays across multiple educational fields: leadership, psychology, special education, early childhood, literacy studies, mathematics and teacher education. The contributors to this collection provide empirical evidence on the state of parental involvement and family engagement in Jamaica. A team approach has been used in completing the various chapters in which graduate researchers collaborated with lecturers in their areas of specialization. The different voices and data from the participants along with relevant literature shape the dialogue on the importance of home and school collaboration in students’ overall outcomes. 

Each One Teach One provides critical onto-epistemological frameworks grounded within the Jamaican context to examine the scope, prevalence, and effects of parental involvement and family engagement in schooling. The findings, implications and recommendations can guide policymakers in the formulation of strategies compatible with the needs of the schools, students and families and provide indispensable data on how to effectively work together to optimize students’ success.

Saran Stewart is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs and Director of Global Education, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.

Sharline Cole is Lecturer in Educational Psychology and Research, the School of Education, the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

Yewande Lewis-Fokum is Lecturer in Literacy and Language Education, the School of Education, the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

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