ERIC Number: ED431533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Going to School: How To Help Your Child Succeed. A Handbook for Parents of Children Ages 3-8. Goddard Parenting Guides.
Ramey, Sharon L.; Ramey, Craig T.
The world of school has changed dramatically in the last two generations, for many reasons, including cultural and linguistic diversity; great changes in family lifestyles; wide disparities in funding for schools; the prevalence of preschool education; and new educational practices for children with disabilities. Noting that the requirements of preparation for schooling go beyond helping a child adjust to a new set of rules and expectations, this handbook serves as a guide, up-to-date reference, and source of ideas and encouragement for parents of preschool- and primary school-age children. Each of the twelve chapters provides resources, activities, and a large body of information culled from scientific studies, theory, and practical experience. The chapters are: (1) "Why School is So Different Today"; (2) "How Children Learn (and How Parents Can Help)"; (3) "Ten Hallmarks of Children Who Succeed in School"; (4) "Parent Involvement in Children's Education"; (5) "Family Life and Academic Success"; (6) "How to Prepare for 'Big School'"; (7) "Choosing Your Child's School"; (8) "Educational Approaches"; (9) "The Academic Side of School"; (10) "The Language Arts"; (11) "The Social Side of School"; and (12) "Your Unique Child." A list of additional references is included. (JS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Theories, Family Influence, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Influence, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Primary Education, Student Adjustment, Teacher Expectations of Students, Young Children
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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