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Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing / Edition 1
     

Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing / Edition 1

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by Robert Evans
 

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ISBN-10: 0787966568

ISBN-13: 2900787966569

Pub. Date: 07/13/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Students everywhere are harder to reach and teach, their attention and motivation less reliable, their language and behavior more provocative.  This is largely because parents, suffering a widespread loss of confidence and competence, are increasingly anxious about their children’s success, yet increasingly unable to support and guide them—and

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Students everywhere are harder to reach and teach, their attention and motivation less reliable, their language and behavior more provocative.  This is largely because parents, suffering a widespread loss of confidence and competence, are increasingly anxious about their children’s success, yet increasingly unable to support and guide them—and increasingly assertive and adversarial vis a vis the school.  Examining these trends and their underlying causes, Evans calls for a combination of limits and leverage.  At the policy level, we must rethink our notions of accountability, accepting the reality that schools cannot overcome all the forces that affect children’s lives and learning.  At the schoolhouse, educators can improve their impact by clarifying and asserting purpose (core values) and conduct (norms for behavior), and by becoming more appropriately parental vis à vis students and parents.  Evans outlines concrete ways to implement these measures, and closes with a reflection on ways to sustain hope and commitment in the face of unprecedented challenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900787966569
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/13/2002
Series:
Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

Introduction.

About the Author.

Part One. The Changing Context of Child Development.

1. “Something’s Gone Way Wrong”.

2. The Building Blocks of Healthy Growth.

3. Back to Basics: A Parenting Primer.

4. Fast Forward: The Fragile Family.

5. Losing Connection.

6. Abandoning Authority.

7. Building Résumés.

8. The New Insecurity.

9. The New Individualism.

Part Two. Limits and Leverage: Real-Life Coping for Schools.

10. Rethinking Accountability.

11. What Makes Us, Us: Clarifying Purpose and Conduct.

12. Redefining the Home-School Partnership.

13. Resistance and Leadership: Building Faculty Will.

14. Parenting Parents: Building Faculty Skill.

15. Paradox, Realism, and Hope.

Appendix: Practical Parent Education.

Notes.

References.

Acknowledgments.

Index.

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