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Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2008
Parental involvement comes in various forms and will differ as a child moves through primary and secondary school. Epstein's (2002) classic six-types model captures the potential scope of parental involvement: (1) basic obligations of parents as care-providers; (2) schools communicating with parents about school programs; (3) parent volunteering…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "The High Cost of High School Dropouts": New Alliance Brief Says Dropouts from the Class of 2009 Represent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Education Work Relationship, Dropouts
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Yeo, Lay See; Clarke, Christine – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2006
This paper investigates the concept of adjustment to school for a group of primary one (first grade) pupils in Singapore. Pupils rated by their teachers as being well adjusted obtained significantly higher grades at the end of the school year, did not require additional learning support, and exhibited better social skills compared to children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Student Adjustment, Grades (Scholastic)
Maeroff, Gene I. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
A student's entire journey along the educational spectrum is affected by what occurs--and, crucially, by what does not occur--before the age of eight or nine. Yet early learning has never received the attention it deserves and needs. In his latest book, education expert Gene Maeroff takes a hard look at early learning and the primary grades of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Young Children, Early Childhood Education