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ERIC Number: EJ861466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
"Out of Complacency and into Action": An Exploration of Professional Development Experiences in School/Home Literacy Engagement
Egbert, Joy; Salsbury, Tom
Teaching Education, v20 n4 p375-393 Dec 2009
Parents can provide interaction that is crucial to student learning. Helping teachers connect students' home and school lives and assisting parents in understanding possible roles in student learning can contribute to student achievement. A one-year funded project focused on: (1) helping teachers involve parents in the literacy achievement of their children; (2) developing responsible, effective, technologically enhanced partnerships between teachers and parents; and (3) providing a model for professional development in home/school literacy connections. This article explains the research base and procedures for the project, outcomes that impact how parent-teacher engagement can be formed, examples of effective activities, and guidelines for teacher educators to promote successful professional development in home/school engagement. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A