International Network of Scholars (INET)

The International Network of Scholars (INET) is a group of over 300 scholars from more than 30 nations who are studying many aspects of school, family, and community partnerships. Members of INET represent many disciplines including: Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and related social sciences.

Every other year, INET convenes at the start of the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to report their work on family and community involvement, share ideas, and renew friendships.

INET welcomes reports of new research on all aspects of school, family, and community partnerships: 

  • Advances in quantitative and qualitative methods of research on partnerships
  • Effects of policies on family and community engagement at the school, district, state, and/or national levels
  • Family involvement and results for students at the preschool, elementary, middle, and/or high school levels
  • Issues of equity in engaging families with diverse socioeconomic, racial, and cultural backgrounds
  • Role of technology in improving communications from school-to-home and home-to-school
  • Students’ voices and roles in partnership programs
  • Preparing future teachers and administrators to organize strong and sustainable partnership programs
  • Scaling up effective interventions to improve family and community engagement
  • Connections with the community
  • YOUR research question on partnerships and new findings.

The 20th International Roundtable on School, Family, and Community Partnerships will be held Friday, April 12, 2022 in San Diego, California (at an AERA location to be announced).  We are delighted that AERA will meet in person after the cancellations of the past two years. 

This is an important anniversary for INET—the 20th meeting (first conducted in 1989 by co-founders Don Davies and Joyce Epstein). We will pay tribute to Don, who passed away in 2019, to honor his leadership in the field of school, family, and community partnerships.

Please note there are two ways to participate at INET 2022.

  1. If you had a paper ACCCEPTED in 2020, you must update or confirm your abstract and information on contacts (or withdraw the paper if you cannot attend AERA). Check the appropriate box on the attached form.
  1. If you did not have a paper accepted in 2020, OR if you wish to replace the prior paper with a new one, you must submit a proposal for review. Check the appropriate box on the attached form.

We look forward to seeing you—face to face—in San Diego in the spring!





Building on History:  Improving Research, Policy, and Practice

of Family and Community Engagement in Education

San Diego, California

Friday, April 22, 2022

DEADLINE for PROPOSALS:  FRIDAY, January 14, 2022 

All communications for INET 2022 will be by e-mail. 

Sponsored by:

Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University

Family, School, Community Partnerships Special Interest Group (SIG) in AERA

School of Education at Johns Hopkins University