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Family-School Links: How Do They Affect Educational Outcomes? [NOOK Book]

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Based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposium on family-school links held at the Pennsylvania State University, this volume brings together psychologists, sociologists, educators, and policymakers studying the bidirectional effects between schools and families. This topic -- the links between families and schools, and how these affect children's educational achievement -- encompasses a host of questions, each of key social and educational significance.
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Overview

Based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposium on family-school links held at the Pennsylvania State University, this volume brings together psychologists, sociologists, educators, and policymakers studying the bidirectional effects between schools and families. This topic -- the links between families and schools, and how these affect children's educational achievement -- encompasses a host of questions, each of key social and educational significance.
* How far does parental involvement in schools affect children's experiences and achievement at school?
* What explains the great differences between schools, families, and communities in the extent of such involvement?
* Are these differences a matter of school practices, or do they reflect much broader social and cultural divisions?
* What is the nature of the impact schools have on children and their families?
* How can family-school-partnerships be fostered in a way that helps children?

The chapter authors consider these questions and related issues, present different perspectives, highlight various aspects of the issues, and suggest widely differing answers. This volume's goal is to provide the reader with current information on what is known about family-school-community links, and to provoke new ways of thinking about these links and their implications for children's education and well-being.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Family Involvement in Children's and Adolescents' Schooling 3
2 The Structural Context of Family-School Relations 35
3 Parents as Full Partners in Education 45
4 Assessing Parent Involvement in Schooling: A Critical Analysis 57
5 Schools and Children at Risk 67
6 Inequality in Educational Achievement: Families Are the Source, But Are Schools a Prophylactic? 89
7 Effects of Schooling on Children and Families 107
8 Schools, Children at Risk, and Successful Interventions 115
9 Further Comments on Seasonal Learning 125
10 Family Change and Student Achievement: What We Have Learned, What It Means for Schools 139
11 Changes in Families and Trends in Schooling 175
12 Family Composition, Family Interaction, and Children's Academic and Behavior Problems: Interpreting the Data 185
13 Toward a Balanced View of Family Change 197
14 Perspectives and Previews on Research and Policy for School, Family, and Community Partnerships 209
15 New National Directions in Research and Policy 247
16 Research and Practical Application for School, Family, and Community Partnerships 255
17 Family Diversity, Intellectual Inequality, and Academic Achievement Among American Children 265
18 Family-School Links: An Overview 275
Author Index 289
Subject Index 297
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