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Mavis Sanders

mavisProfessor of Education and Director of the Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities

Research focus is on the processes and outcomes of school, family, and community collaboration, including how schools and districts develop and scale up their partnership programs, the effects of home, school, and community collaboration on African-American adolescents’ school success, and how community engagement can improve educational experiences and outcomes for low-income and culturally diverse students in US public schools. Teaches courses on cultural diversity and research methodologies in education in the Elementary Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program. Recently co-authored (with Joyce Epstein and colleagues) the 4th edition of School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action (2018). Currently conducting research on leadership for community schools funded by the Spencer Foundation.

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