Hello, I'll continue the introductions on the list. I'm Nancy
Chavkin, the secretary-treasurer of the Families as Educators SIG.
If you have a question about your membership contact me at: Dept. of
Social Work, Southwest Texas State University, 601 University Drive,
San Marcos, TX 78666 phone 512-245-2593 fax 512-245-8097 or e-mail,
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Remember to renew your membership early. AERA allocates sessions
based on our paid members on June 27. Call or e-mail me today if you
are just now putting that renewal in the mail.
My research interests are in the area of family involvement in
education, school-community partnerships, school social work, and
child welfare. I am currently the co-director of a Title IV-E
contract to prepare more students to work with family support
programs and child protection programs. Previously I have edited a
collection of essays called Families and Schools in a Pluralistic
Society, worked with David Williams of the Southwest Educational
Development Lab on preservice teaching training and parent
involvement research, co-directed two U.S. Dept. of Education grants
on school-community partnership programs. This fall I will be on
sabbatical looking at best practices in evaluating family involvement
and partnership programs.
I would like to hear from my FAE colleagues.