Parental Involvement in Childhood Education

Author: Garry Hornby
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441983794
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Parental participation has long been recognized as a positive factor in children’s education. Research consistently shows that parents’ contributions to their children’s education lead to improvements in their academic and behavioral outcomes, from elementary through middle and secondary school. Recognizing the critical role of school psychologists in this equation, Parental Involvement in Childhood Education clearly sets out an evidence-based rationale and blueprint for building parental involvement and faculty awareness. The author’s starting point is the gap between the ideals found in the literature and the reality of parental involvement in schools. An ecological analysis identifies professional, institutional, and societal factors that keep schools and parents distant. Methods for evaluating parental involvement are detailed, as is a model for developing and maintaining strong parental relationships at the instructor, school, and education system level, with an emphasis on flexible communication and greater understanding of parents’ needs. This empirically sound coverage offers readers: A detailed understanding of obstacles to parental involvement. An evidence-based model for parental participation. A three-nation study of parental involvement practices in schools. Guidelines for implementing parental involvement activities and initiatives. A review of effective communication strategies with parents. Analysis of key interpersonal skills for effective work with parents. Parental Involvement in Childhood Education is essential reading for practitioners and researchers in school psychology and counseling, social work, and educational psychology, whether they work directly with schools or in providing training for teachers and other professionals who work with children and their parents.

Building Parent Engagement in Schools

Author: Larry Ferlazzo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586833421
Format: PDF, Docs
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This work is a report on the positive impact of parental involvement on their child's academics and on the school at large. * Includes four specific real-life examples of parental involvement initiatives: home visits, the use of technology, school/community gardens, and community organizing * Offers bibliographic listings for additional print and online resources * Presents a comprehensive index

Building Family School and Community Partnerships

Author: Kay Wright
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131886223
Format: PDF
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This text focuses on understanding different types of family structures, cross cultural issues that teachers need to be aware of, and building strong family/school/community relationships. There are manyfeatures that adapt well to practicing teachers. Updated information for teachers to help understand and deal with the changing family structure, especially gay and lesbian parents, grandparents as parents, and blended and divorced families. Tools are provided for assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of parent involvement programs, activities, and initiatives; In this age of accountability, these tools are particularly valuable. Advocacy and classroom strategies are provided across all chapter topics and themes. These strategies provide classroom teachers with practical and measurable tools for strengthening their parent involvement activities. These strategies also constitute an important part of in-service training; Inclusion practice continues to expand, and this textbook provides excellent information on a variety of disabilities, developmental delays, and other special needs. Working with parents of children with special needs is discussed, and numerous advocacy and classroom strategies are presented for working with these children and parents. It is designed to be practical, useful, and informative for many different professionals who work with and are engaged in professional development and implementation with children and their families.

School family Partnerships for Children s Success

Author: Evanthia N. Patrikakou
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807746004
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this groundbreaking volume, the most influential leaders in the field provide essential information to better understand and improve the nature and quality of school and family partnerships for the benefit of all children. These experts examine the various aspects and effects of parental involvement not only on children's academic achievement, but also on their social and emotional development. Featuring a comprehensive multidimensional framework, the text addresses critical issues facing families and educators, developmental considerations, cultural perspectives, and policy issues. Each chapter includes recommendations to help educators, parents, and policymakers create and sustain successful partnerships to support children's development.

Home School and Community Relations

Author: Carol Gestwicki
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 130554496X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This practical, comprehensive text is an indispensable guide for home-school-community collaborations. HOME, SCHOOL, & COMMUNITY RELATIONS, 9th Edition, meets the needs of teachers and administrators who desire to create effective, culturally-competent partnerships with diverse families, and helps to prepare future teachers for their careers. It provides an overview of modern families and their complex roles and beliefs to sensitize teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter, including multilingual, multiethnic, multigenerational, and gender-diverse families from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The text fully discusses both the benefits of creating productive partnerships and the barriers that teachers must overcome. Abundant examples clarify the book's practical and effective communication strategies. Current developments in the field of early childhood education are emphasized, including brain research and development, legislative mandates in education, professional standards of the field, and strategies for working with families of students with diverse learning needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Improving Parental Involvement

Author: Garry Hornby
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847144179
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It is acknowledged that effective schools involve parents effectively. This study describes how schools can achieve this aim, and how to increase standards of achievement. It covers the field from nursery to secondary schools, and is aimed at teachers, governors, welfare workers, advisers and PTAs.

School Family and Community Partnerships

Author: Joyce L. Epstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412959025
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This updated edition for building school-community partnerships to increase learning includes new examples, inventories defining leadership roles, and a workshop PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM.

Contemporary Perspectives and Research on Early Childhood Education

Author: Mustafa Yasar
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443859648
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Contemporary Perspectives and Research on Early Childhood Education is a welcome addition to the field of early childhood education. This book enhances the understanding of different approaches to curriculum and instruction; appropriate assessment strategies; the role of math and science in children’s development; the importance of seeing the whole child and ensuring children develop holistically through play and arts; training effective teachers; and the importance of helping parents to be better supporters of their children. Along with this comprehensive content, the book also contains diverse methodologies including qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches, which will further enrich the reader’s perspective and understanding of a wide range of topics in the field. Thus, this book creates a platform for researchers and practitioners to share and discuss research findings, expertise, and experiences about early childhood education.

Health and Wellbeing in Childhood

Author: Susanne Garvis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316623009
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The period from birth to twelve years is crucial in a child's development and can significantly impact future educational success, resilience and participation in society. Health and Wellbeing in Childhood, 2nd edition provides readers with a comprehensive foundation in health and wellbeing education across key priority areas, covering physical, social and emotional learning and development. This edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research and resources and incorporates expanded material on diversity, mental health and contemplative practice. Learning is supported through a suite of features including key terms, case studies, links to curriculum documentation, reflective activities and end-of-chapter questions. A new instructor companion website features a curated suite of reading materials, extension questions and sample responses. Written by an expert author team comprised of leading academics and practitioners, Health and Wellbeing in Childhood equips readers with the knowledge and skills to promote and implement effective practice in the field.