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ERIC Number: EJ908210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Linking Home and School: Teacher Candidates' Beliefs and Experiences
Hindin, Alisa
School Community Journal, v20 n2 p73-90 2010
The role of family in children's education is unquestionable. While a number of factors influence the type and level of educational support that parents provide for children, researchers have found that the greatest influence on parent involvement is the classroom teacher. Despite the important role teachers play in parent involvement, little is known about the ways teachers develop their beliefs and understandings of parent involvement practices. The current study focuses on candidates' observations, experiences, and perceptions of parent involvement activities during their field placements and student teaching. Findings indicate that teacher candidates observed a number of parent involvement activities during field experiences and student teaching. Candidates viewed parents as having an essential role in children's education. However, candidates did not observe ideal interactions with families when placed in urban settings, and there were inconsistencies between candidates' perceptions of parents' and teachers' roles. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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