ERIC Number: ED523204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
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Promising Partnerships: Ways to Involve Parents in Their Children's Education
Harpin, Lisa J.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
The research on parent involvement in education indicates that, in most cases, when parents play an active role in their children's education, academic achievement improves. As a result, schools are now mandated to incorporate parent involvement in the educational process. Educators are faced with the challenge of creating ways to engage parents in their children's education. "Promising Partnerships: Ways to Involve Parents in Their Children's Education" is a resource that can be used to unite educators and parents in the common goal of educating today's children. By including relevant topics such as academics, self-esteem, test-taking, mentoring, bullying, independence, decision-making, and cultural diversity, this book confronts educators, parents, and students. Lisa J. Harpin not only acknowledges the importance of these issues but also provides solutions for addressing the challenges that accompany them by establishing partnerships among stakeholders that ultimately lead to student success. The following chapters are included in this book: (1) Back to School Success: How to Best Prepare for the Year Ahead; (2) Test Taking; (3) What to Do if a Child is Having a Problem in School; (4) Mentoring; (5) How to Encourage Reading; (6) Building Self-Esteem; (7) School Violence: Bullying; (8) Promoting Good Decision-Making; (9) Fostering Independence and Improving Reading Through Every Day Activities; and (10) Celebrating Diversity.
Descriptors: Parent Student Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Test Wiseness, Learning Problems, Mentors, Reading Motivation, Self Esteem, School Safety, School Security, Violence, Bullying, Decision Making Skills, Personal Autonomy, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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