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

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

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

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: 9780803973060
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/15/1995
Series: Issues in Children's and Families' Lives Series , #2
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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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