The School Community Journal (ISSN 1059-308X) includes research and field reports related to the school as a community of teachers, students, parents, and staff. Parent involvement, family-school relations, site-based management, sociology of education, systems theory, the classroom community, and other topics are covered. The school can function as a thriving community!

The School Community Journal is now an online-only, open access journal. We continue to provide the same high-quality, peer-reviewed articles and book reviews, now available free via the worldwide web. The School Community Journal has been published twice each year since 1991. An international advisory council listed below establishes editorial policy; the editorial review board listed below facilitates the blind peer review process utilized to select articles. The journal is listed with ERIC, Ebsco, and the online PsychInfo index of the American Psychological Association, and the research we publish is often cited by other authors working in the fields of education, sociology, community partnerships, and family involvement.

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The School Community Journal is committed to scholarly inquiry, discussion, and reportage of topics related to the community of the school.

SCJ Advisory Board and Editorial Review Board (pdf)

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The Community of the School (PDF) - The Community of the School commemorates the first ten years of publication of the School Community Journal.
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The current edition of The School Community Journal is the Fall/Winter 2010 issue, Volume 20, Number 2 .To access individual articles from this issue, click on “SCJ Search” above, then search by issue, author, or keyword.

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