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Alberta Education, 2007
Alberta parents enjoy a range of choices for their children's education, including the option of home education. Alberta's "School Act" and its funding guidelines for education recognize the central role of parents in the education of their children. No matter what your decision about educational programming, your ongoing involvement…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Private Schools, Home Schooling, Childhood Interests
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Ma, James – Education 3-13, 2008
This article presents a socio-cultural study of parental involvement in reading by examining the reciprocal mediation between a Chinese mother and her daughter in the reading of a dual-language storybook. The findings reveal a child learning in the "interplay of her contexts" that reflects dynamics of collaborative involvement in meaning…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Mothers, Parent Participation, Reading Strategies
Goos, Merrilyn – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2004
In this article, the author presents findings from a national project coordinated by the University of Queensland. The project was designed to explore the links between home, school, and community that supported children's numeracy development. Two of the aims of this project were to: (a) critically review recent Australian and international…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Primary Education
Morony, Will – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2004
There is ample evidence that positive involvement of families in children's learning can be a major contribution. Where to start is often a challenge, however, especially in the numeracy area. As part of the Australian Government's "Numeracy Research and Development Initiative" a team led by Beth Powell in Western Australia has developed…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Age, Numeracy, Foreign Countries