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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807746004
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 8/29/2005
  • Series: Series on Social Emotional Learning
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 684,572
  • 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 children 1
1 Critical issues facing families and educators 21
2 Parents' motivations for involvement in their children's education 40
3 Influences and challenges to better parent-school collaborations 57
4 Intercultural considerations in school-family partnerships 77
5 School and family influences on the social and emotional well-being of African-American students 92
6 Parental involvement and children's school success 109
7 School-family relations and student learning : federal education initiatives 131
8 Grass roots from the top down : the state's role in family-school relationships 148
9 Preparing educators for school-family partnerships : challenges and opportunities 164
Conclusion : school-family partnerships : dimensions and recommendations 181
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