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

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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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Ten studies from the 1995 Harman Biennial National Conference report evaluative research on the relationship between children's family relations and their performance in school. Among the topics are children's social worlds, national patterns in the middle grades, interparental conflict and divorce, truancy, and the family resource center as a community-based system of family support services. For graduate students and scholars in education and psychology. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803973077
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/15/1995
  • Series: Issues in Children's and Families' Lives Series, #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Personality and Social Development, University of Guelph.

Prevention, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, CT.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction - Thomas P Gullotta
It Is in Our Best Interest
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?
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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