School-Family Partnerships for Children's Success / Edition 1

School-Family Partnerships for Children's Success / Edition 1

by Eva Patrikakou
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807746002

ISBN-13: 9780807746004

Pub. Date: 08/29/2005

Publisher: Teachers College Press

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-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…  See more details below

Overview

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-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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807746004
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
08/29/2005
Series:
Series on Social Emotional Learning
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface : a book in the making
Introduction : school-family partnerships : enhancing the academic, social, and emotional learning of children1
1Critical issues facing families and educators21
2Parents' motivations for involvement in their children's education40
3Influences and challenges to better parent-school collaborations57
4Intercultural considerations in school-family partnerships77
5School and family influences on the social and emotional well-being of African-American students92
6Parental involvement and children's school success109
7School-family relations and student learning : federal education initiatives131
8Grass roots from the top down : the state's role in family-school relationships148
9Preparing educators for school-family partnerships : challenges and opportunities164
Conclusion : school-family partnerships : dimensions and recommendations181

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