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ERIC Number: EJ907582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Welcoming Schools: Small Changes that Can Make a Big Difference
Padak, Nancy; Rasinski, Timothy V.
Reading Teacher, v64 n4 p294-297 Dec 2010
In this article, the authors offer small changes in home-school relationships that can make a big difference in family involvement in schools. The ideas they offer in this article are neither time-consuming nor terribly complex. Some ideas can easily be implemented by a single teacher, whereas others may be more efficiently completed by committees or even entire school faculties. However, each idea can make a big difference in how welcome parents and other family members feel when they visit their children's classroom or school and when they communicate with school personnel. This feeling of being welcomed can set the stage for authentic family-school partnerships to flourish. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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