ERIC Number: ED364966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Home Environment and School Learning: Promoting Parental Involvement in the Education of Children.
Kellaghan, Thomas; And Others
This book examines the role of the home in children's education and presents a program for parent involvement to improve children's school learning. Chapter 1 reviews evidence that underlines the key role of the home in children's educational development. Chapter 2 examines a variety of efforts being made around the world that attempt to build home-school partnerships. Chapters 3 and 4 review research findings on relationships between home background and school learning. The fifth chapter outlines changes in society and the family that create difficulties for parents who are trying to meet their children's educational needs. Chapters 6 and 7 describe family intervention programs that have been implemented over the past 3 decades and examine their effects. The cognitive and noncognitive characteristics of children's scholastic development are examined in chapter 8. The ninth chapter outlines a process-based program designed to help develop these characteristics. The final chapter summarizes research findings on the role of families in education and considers the implications for parents' involvement in their children's education. Ways in which a program based on these findings might be used to improve home-school relationships are considered. An extensive bibliography is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family Influence, Family Role, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 (U.S. sales); Maxwell Macmillan International Publishing Group, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 (sales outside U.S.).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
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