Member Publications

Below is a list of FLDC member publications related to Family Engagement (click here for pdf copy).

Abrams, E., Yore, L.D., Bang, M., Brayboy, B., Castagno, A., Kidman, J., … Chiung-Fen Yen, C. F. (2014). Scientific literacy for all: Culturally relevant schooling for indigenous learners. In S. K. Abell & N. G. Lederman (Eds.), Handbook of research in science education (Volume II, pp. 671-696). New York: Routledge.

Bang, M. (2015). Culture, learning, and development and the natural world: The influences of situative perspectives. Educational Psychologist, 50(3), 220-233.

Bang, M., Curley, L., Kessel, A., Marin, A., Suzukovich III, E. S., & Strack, G. (2014). Muskrat theories, tobacco in the streets, and living Chicago as Indigenous land. Environmental Education Research, 20(1), 37-55.

Bang, M., Faber, L., Gurneau, J., Marin, A., & Soto, C. (2016). Community-based design research: Learning across generations and strategic transformations of institutional relations toward axiological innovations. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 23(1), 28-41.

Bang, M., Marin, A., Medin, D. L., & Washinawatok, K. (2015). Learning by observing, pitching in, and being in relations in the natural world. In M. Correa-Chávez, R. Mejía-Arauz, B. Rogoff (Eds.), Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors: A Cultural Paradigm (Vol. 49, pp. 303-313). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Bang, M., & Vossoughi, S. (2016). Participatory design research and educational justice: Studying learning and relations within social change making, Cognition and Instruction, 34(3), 173-193. doi:10.1080/07370008.2016.1181879

Barajas-López, F., & Ishimaru, A. M. (2016). “Darles el lugar”: A place for nondominant family knowing in educational equity. Urban Education. doi:10.1177/0042085916652179

Brayboy, B. M. J., Solyom, J. A., & Castagno, A. E. (2014). Looking into the hearts of Native Peoples: Nation building as an institutional orientation for graduate education. American Journal of Education, 120(4), 575-596.

Brayboy, B. M. J., Solyom, J. A., & Castagno, A. E. (2015). Indigenous peoples in higher education. Journal of American Indian Education, 54(1), 154-186.

Chin, J., Bustamante, N., Solyom, J. A., & Brayboy, B. M. J. (2016). Terminus amnesia: Cherokee freedmen, citizenship, and education. Theory Into Practice, 55(1), 28-38.

Covarrubias, R., & Fryberg, S. A. (2015). Movin’ on up (to college): First-generation college students’ experiences with family achievement guilt. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(3), 420-429.

Covarrubias, R., & Fryberg, S. A. (2015). The impact of self-relevant representations on school belonging for Native American students. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(1), 10-18.

Covarrubias, R., Herrmann, S. D., & Fryberg, S. A. (2016). Affirming the interdependent self: Implications for Latino student performance. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 38(1), 47-57.

Cvencek, D., Fryberg, S. A., Covarrubias, R., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2017). Self‐concepts, self‐esteem, and academic achievement of minority and majority North American elementary school children. Child Development, doi: 10.1111/cdev.12802

Cvencek, D., Nasir, N. I. S., O’Connor, K., Wischnia, S., & Meltzoff, A. N. (2015). The development of math–race stereotypes: “They say Chinese people are the best at math”. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25(4), 630-637.

de Freitas, E., Dixon-Román, E. J., & Lather, P. (2016). Alternative ontologies of number: Rethinking the quantitative in computational culture. Cultural Studies↔ Critical Methodologies, 16(4), 1-4.

DiGiacomo, D. K., & Gutiérrez, K. D. (2016). Relational equity as a design tool within making and tinkering activities. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 23(2), 141-153.

DiGiacomo, D. K., & Gutiérrez, K. D. (2017). Seven chilis: Making visible the complexities in leveraging cultural repertories of practice in a designed teaching and learning environment. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 12(1), 41-57.

Dixon-Román, E. J. (2016). Algo-ritmo: More-than-human performative acts and the racializing assemblages of algorithmic architectures. Cultural Studies↔ Critical Methodologies, 16(5), 482-490, doi: 10.1177/1532708616655769

Dixon-Román, E. J. (2016). Diffractive possibilities: Cultural studies and quantification. Transforming Anthropology, 24(2), 157-167.

Fryberg, S. A., & Leavitt, P. A. (2014). A Sociocultural Analysis of High-Risk Native American Children in Schools. Cultural and Contextual Perspectives on Developmental Risk and Well-Being, 39, 57-80.

Fryberg, S. A., Covarrubias, R., & Burack, J. A. (2013). Cultural models of education and academic performance for Native American and European American students. School Psychology International, 34(4), 439-452.

Fryberg, S. A., Troop-Gordon, W., D’arrisso, A., Flores, H., Ponizovskiy, V., Ranney, J. D., … & Burack, J. A. (2013). Cultural mismatch and the education of Aboriginal youths: The interplay of cultural identities and teacher ratings. Developmental Psychology, 49(1), 72-79.

Fryberg, S., Covarrubias, R., & Burack, J. A. (2015). The ongoing psychological colonization of North American Indigenous people. In P. Hammack (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice, doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199938735.001.0001

Gadsden, Vivian L., & Dixon-Román, E. J. (2017). “Urban” schooling and “urban” families: The role of context and place. Urban Education, Vol. 52(4), 431–459.

Gardner-Neblett, N., & Iruka, I. U. (2015). Oral narrative skills: Explaining the language-emergent literacy link by race/ethnicity and SES. Developmental Psychology, 51(7), 889-904. doi: 10.1037/a0039274

Geller, J. D., Doykos, B., Craven, K., Bess, K. D., & Nation, M. (2014). Engaging residents in community change: The critical role of trust in the development of a promise neighborhood. Teachers College Record, 116(4), 1-42.

Geller, J., McAlister, S., & Tung, R. (2015). The family leadership self-assessment rubric: An indicator tool for school districts and lessons from Central Falls, Rhode Island. Providence, RI: Brown University, Annenberg Institute for School Reform.

Givens, J. R., Nasir, N. I., & de Royston, M. M. (2016). Modeling manhood: Reimagining Black male identities in school. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 47(2), 167-185.

Goldman, S. R., & Lee, C. D. (2014). Text complexity: State of the art and the conundrums it raises. The Elementary School Journal, 115(2), 290-300.

Goldman, S. R, Britt, M.A., Brown, W., Cribb, G. , George, M. A., Greenleaf, C., Lee, C. D., Shanahan, C. & Project READI. (2016). Disciplinary literacies and learning to read for understanding: A conceptual framework for disciplinary literacy. Educational Psychologist, 51(2), 219-246. doi: 10.1080/00461520.2016.1168741

Gutiérrez, K. D. (2014). La clase mágica: An enduring prototype for the new Latina diaspora. In B. B. Flores, O.A. Vásquez, & E. R. Clark (Eds.), Generating transworld pedagogy: reimagining la clase mágica (pp. vii–xii). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Gutiérrez, K. D. (2016). Designing resilient ecologies: Social design experiments and a new social imagination. Educational Researcher, 45(3), 187-196.

Gutiérrez, K. D., & Calabrese Barton, A. (2015). The possibilities and limits of the structure–agency dialectic in advancing science for all. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52(4), 574-583.

Gutiérrez, K. D., & Jurow, A. S. (2016). Social design experiments: Toward equity by design. Journal of the Learning Sciences. doi: 10.1080/10508406.2016.1204548

Gutiérrez, K. D., & Penuel, W. R. (2014). Relevance to practice as a criterion for rigor. Educational Researcher, 43(1), 19-23.

Gutiérrez, K. D., & Rogoff, B. (2003). Cultural ways of learning: Individual traits or repertoires of practice. Educational Researcher, 32(5), 19–25.

Gutiérrez, K. D., Engeström, Y., & Sannino, A. (2016). Expanding educational research and interventionist methodologies. Cognition and Instruction, 34(3), 275-284.

Hand, V., Penuel, W. R., & Gutiérrez, K. D. (2012). (Re)framing educational possibility: Attending to power and equity in shaping access to and within learning opportunities. Human Development, 55(5-6), 250–268.

Henderson, A. T. (2010). Building local leadership for change: A national scan of parent leadership training programs, Education Policy for Action Series. Providence, RI: Brown University, Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Retrieved from

Henderson, A. T., & Mapp, K. L. (2002). A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family, and community connections on student achievement. Annual synthesis 2002. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools. Retrieved from

Ishimaru, A. M., Barajas-López, F., & Bang, M. (2015). Centering family knowledge to develop children’s empowered mathematics identities. Journal of Family Diversity in Education, 1(4), 1–21.

Ishimaru, A. M., Torres, K. E., Salvador, J. E., Lott, J., Williams, D. M. C., & Tran, C. (2016). Reinforcing deficit, journeying toward equity: Cultural brokering in family engagement initiatives. American Educational Research Journal, 53(4), 850-882.

Khalifa, M. (2012). A re-new-ed paradigm in successful urban school leadership: Principal as community leader. Educational Administration Quarterly, 48(3), 424–467.

Khalifa, M., Douglas, T. R. M. O., & Chambers, T. V. (2016). White gazes of Black Detroit: Milliken v. Bradley I, postcolonial theory, and persistent inequalities. Teachers College Record, 118(3).

Khalifa, M. A., Gooden, M. A., & Davis, J. E. (2016). Culturally responsive school leadership A synthesis of the literature. Review of Educational Research, 86(4), 1272–1311.

Khalifa, M., Arnold, N. W., & Newcomb, W. (2015). Understand and advocate for communities first. Phi Delta Kappan, 96(7), 20–25.

Khalifa, M., Dunbar, C., & Douglasb, T.-R. (2013). Derrick Bell, CRT, and educational leadership 1995–present. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 16(4), 489–513.

Langer-Osuna, J. M., & Nasir, N. I. S. (2016). Rehumanizing the “other” race, culture, and identity in education research. Review of Research in Education, 40(1), 723-743.

Leavitt, P. A., Covarrubias, R., Perez, Y. A., & Fryberg, S. A. (2015). Frozen in time: The impact of Native American media representations on identity and self‐understanding. Journal of Social Issues, 71(1), 39-53.

Lee, C. D. (2001). Is October Brown Chinese? A cultural modeling activity system for underachieving students. American Educational Research Journal, 38(1), 97–141.

Lee, C. D. (2007). Culture, literacy & learning : Taking bloom in the midst of the whirlwind. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Lee, C. D. (2010). Soaring above the clouds, delving the ocean’s depths: Understanding the ecologies of human learning and the challenge for education science. Educational Researcher, 39(9), 643–655.

Lee, C. D. (2016). Influences of the experience of race as a lens for understanding variation in displays of competence in reading comprehension. In P. Afflerbach (Ed.), Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading: Reader, Text, and Context (pp. 286-304). New York, NY: Routledge.

Lee, C. D. (2016). Examining conceptions of how people learn over the decades through AERA presidential addresses: Diversity and equity as persistent conundrums. Educational Researcher, 45(2), 73-82.

Lee, C. D., Goldman, S. R., Levine, S., & Magliano, J. (2016). Epistemic cognition in literary reasoning. In J. A. Greene, W. A. Sandoval, I. Braten (Eds.), Handbook of epistemic cognition (pp. 165-183). New York, NY: Routledge.

Mapp, K. (1997). Making family-school connections work. The Education Digest, 63(4), 36-39.

Mapp, K. L. (2003). Having their say: Parents describe why and how they are engaged in their children’s learning. School Community Journal, 13(1), 35-64.

Mapp, K. L., & Hong, S. (2010). Debunking the myth of the hard-to-reach parent. In S. L. Christenson & A. L. Reschly (Eds.), Handbook of school-family partnerships (pp. 345-361). New York, NY: Routledge.

Mapp, K. L., Johnson, V. R., Strickland, C. S., & Meza, C. (2008). High school family centers: Transformative spaces linking schools and families in support of student learning. Marriage & Family Review, 43(3-4), 338-368.

Medin, D. L., & Bang, M. (2014). The cultural side of science communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (Supplement 4), 13621-13626.

Medin, D. L., & Bang, M. (2014). Who’s asking?: Native science, western science, and science education. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Nasir, N. I. S., & Vakil, S. (2017). STEM-focused academies in urban schools: Tensions and possibilities. Journal of the Learning Sciences,

Nasir, N. I. S., McKinney de Royston, M., O’Connor, K., & Wischnia, S. (2017). Knowing about racial stereotypes versus believing them. Urban Education, 52(4), 491-524.

Nasir, N. I. S., Ross, K. M., Mckinney de Royston, M., Givens, J., & Bryant, J. (2013). Dirt on my record: Rethinking disciplinary practices in an all-Black, all-male alternative class. Harvard Educational Review, 83(3), 489-512.

Nasir, N. I. S., Snyder, C. R., Shah, N., & Ross, K. M. (2013). Racial storylines and implications for learning. Human Development, 55(5-6), 285-301.

Nasir, N. S., & Saxe, G. B. (2003). Ethnic and academic identities: A cultural practice perspective on emerging tensions and their management in the lives of minority students. Educational Researcher, 32(5), 14–18.

Nasir, N. S., Hand, V., & Taylor, E. V. (2008). Culture and mathematics in school: Boundaries between “cultural” and “domain” knowledge in the mathematics classroom and beyond. Review of Research in Education, 32(1), 187–240.

Oakes, J., Rogers, J., & Lipton, M. (2006). Learning power: Organizing for education and justice. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Olivos, E. M. (2006). The power of parents: A critical perspective of bicultural parent Involvement in public schools. New York, NY: Lang.

Olivos, E. M., & Mendoza, M. (2010). Immigration and educational inequality: Examining Latino immigrant parents’ engagement in U.S. public schools. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 8(3), 339–357.

Rogers, J. S., & Terriquez, V. (2009). More justice: The role of organized labor in educational reform. Educational Policy, 23, 216–241.

Rogoff, B., Callanan, M., Gutiérrez, K. D., & Erickson, F. (2016). The organization of informal learning. Review of Research in Education, 40(1), 356-401.

Romero, A. J., Edwards, L. M., Fryberg, S. A., & Orduña, M. (2014). Resilience to discrimination stress across ethnic identity stages of development. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(1), 1-11.

Ross, K. M., Nasir, N. I. S., Givens, J. R., de Royston, M. M., Vakil, S., Madkins, T. C., & Philoxene, D. (2016). “I do this for all of the reasons America doesn’t want me to”: The organic pedagogies of Black male instructors. Equity & Excellence in Education, 49(1), 85-99.

Stephens, N. M., Fryberg, S. A., Markus, H. R., & Hamedani, M. G. (2013). Who explains Hurricane Katrina and the Chilean Earthquake as an act of God? The experience of extreme hardship predicts religious meaning-making. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44(4), 606-619.

Lee, C. D. (2008). The centrality of culture to the scientific study of learning and development: How an ecological framework in education research facilitates civic responsibility. Educational Researcher, 37(5), 267-279.

Tieken, M. C., & Warren, M. R. (2016). A movement’s legacy: Southern echo and the continued struggle for racial justice in the Delta. Sociological Focus, 49(1), 84-101.

Vakil, S., McKinney de Royston, M., Suad Nasir, N. I., & Kirshner, B. (2016). Rethinking race and power in design-based research: Reflections from the field. Cognition and Instruction, 34(3), 194-209.

Warren, M. R. (2014). Transforming public education: The need for an educational justice movement. New England Journal of Public Policy, 26(1), 11.

Warren, M. R. (2008). A Theology of Organizing: From Alinsky to the Modern IAF. In J. DeFillippis & S. Saegert (Eds.), The Community Development Reader. New York, NY: Routledge.

Warren, M. R. (1998). Connecting People to Politics: The Role of Religious Institutions in the Texas IAF Network, COMM-ORG: The Community Organizing Website, 4. Retrieved from

Warren, M. R. (1998). Faith-Based Community Organizing: Evaluating the Role of Religious Congregations in Democratic Action and Community Development, COMM-ORG: The Community Organizing Website, 4. Retrieved from

Warren, M. R., & Mapp, K. L. (2011). A match on dry grass: community organizing as a catalyst for school reform. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Warren, M. R., Park, S. O., & Tieken, M. C. (2016). The formation of community-engaged scholars: A collaborative approach to doctoral training in education research. Harvard Educational Review, 86(2), 233-260.

Warren, M., Hong, S., Rubin, C., & Uy, P. (2009). Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to parent engagement in schools. The Teachers College Record, 111(9), 2209–2254.