The Family-School Connection: Theory, Research, and Practice / Edition 1

The Family-School Connection: Theory, Research, and Practice / Edition 1

by Bruce A. Ryan
     
 

What is the nature of the relationships between family variables and children's successes in school? An examination of this question is the basis of this volume. Building on a model for evaluating the relationships between families, schools and children, the contributors analyze: how school achievement is influenced by parent-child interactions; how early

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What is the nature of the relationships between family variables and children's successes in school? An examination of this question is the basis of this volume. Building on a model for evaluating the relationships between families, schools and children, the contributors analyze: how school achievement is influenced by parent-child interactions; how early adolescents are affected by the overlapping 'spheres of influence' of school, family, community and peer group; and how family environment influences educational attainment. Other issues discussed include: education for children with learning difficulties; school truancy; and the effects of parental discord and divorce on children's learning. In conclusion, the book offers examples of prev

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ISBN-13:
9780803973077
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/15/1995
Series:
Issues in Children's and Families' Lives Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction - Thomas P Gullotta
It Is in Our Best Interest
PART ONE: PROCESSES
The Family-School Relationships Model - Bruce A Ryan and Gerald R Adams
Inquiring into Children's Social Worlds - Ellen S Amatea and Peter A D Sherrard
A Choice of Lenses
Parent-Child Interactions and School Achievement - Diane Scott-Jones
National Patterns of School and Family Connections in the Middle Grades - Joyce L Epstein and Seyong Lee
The Impact of Family Environment on Educational Attainment - Jay D Teachman, Randal D Day and Karen Price Carver
Do Families Make a Difference?
PART TWO: ISSUES
High Achievement, Underachievement and Learning Disabilities - Robert-Jay Green
A Family Systems Model
Children's School Performance - Rex Forehand, Lisa Armistead and Karla Klein
The Roles of Interparental Conflict and Divorce
Truancy, Family Processes, and Interventions - Jane Corville-Smith
The Family Resource Center - Robert W Plant and Patricia A King
A Community-Based System of Family Support Services
Intergenerational Influences on Child Outcomes - Annette U Rickel and Evvie Becker-Lausen
Implications for Prevention and Intervention

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