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Wasan, Arushi – Childhood Education, 2021
Throughout her career, Dost Education's co-founder and CEO Sneha Sheth met many parents across varying global contexts and was always amazed by the grit and determination of under-resourced parents to see their children thrive. In 2016, Sneha conducted a focus group on early childhood development with 80 parents from Dharavi. She already knew…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Child Development, Young Children
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Colley, Binta M. – Childhood Education, 2014
Research indicates the positive effects parental involvement can have in reinforcing learners' beliefs about their ability to succeed. In this article, the author explores the nature of parental involvement in children's education in the Republic of the Gambia. The Gambian example reemphasizes the value of parent-school partnerships as a constant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship
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Tadesse, Selamawit – Childhood Education, 2014
Children coming from refugee families have special psychological, social, and academic needs, and their success greatly depends on the positive support they receive from the host community. Teachers and peers at the school can provide cumulative support to help these children and their families overcome major socio-cultural and educational…
Descriptors: Refugees, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Participation
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Tadesse, Selamawit; Washington, Patsy – Childhood Education, 2013
Research indicates that there are positive effects when young children read and explore books for pleasure, as such activities help build the skills and knowledge that are critical to schooling. Reading for pleasure is facilitated when children have access to books in their own homes. There are great variations in children's book ownership…
Descriptors: Young Children, Books, Story Reading, Reading Aloud to Others
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Pattnaik, Jyotsna – Childhood Education, 2003
Focuses on ways to ensure sustained parental participation in the school's multicultural educational efforts. Includes suggestions for identifying parents' multicultural education needs, interests, and expertise; for supporting parents in fostering a multicultural home environment, extending children's multicultural literacy, participating in the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Multicultural Education
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Barbour, Ann C. – Childhood Education, 1999
A family literacy program used "Be Excited about Reading" bags, which contained quality children's books and family activities that extended the classroom theme to be taken home by at-risk prekindergarten and kindergarten students. The literacy bags reached all families, encouraged family/school partnerships promoting children's learning, affected…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, High Risk Students, Instructional Materials
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Duckworth, Susanna V.; Kostell, Patricia H. – Childhood Education, 1999
Describes the "parent panel," an approach to building appropriate communication, resolving conflicts, and creating mutual respect between teachers and parents of children with disabilities. Delineates benefits to parents and teachers, describes how to organize the parent panel, provides content guidelines, and provides an example of a panel…
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Group Discussion
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1990
Suggests that parents help children by reading to them daily, helping them follow directions, modeling tasks, "maximizing events," and modeling behaviors. Parents need to ensure that older children know how to study, have a proper study environment, are organized, are the objects of interest, and have proper behavior modeled for them. (DG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent Role
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Conant, Margaret M. – Childhood Education, 1971
New kinds of productive liaison" are developing between parents and school professionals, based on mutual respect and shared understandings. (Editor)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Change Agents, Educational Responsibility, Parent Attitudes
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Liu, Karen C. Y.; Chien, Chu-Ying – Childhood Education, 1998
Examines efforts by educators in Taiwan to implement the project approach in early childhood settings. Discusses observed changes and benefits of parental involvement in their children's learning; describes the activities of one project that was implemented; and outlines the strategies used by the teachers to promote parental involvement in the…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Ballantine, Jeanne H. – Childhood Education, 1999
Identifies positive outcomes of parental involvement in their children's education. Suggests that, to become involved, parents should: communicate with school professionals; volunteer at school; visit the school; discuss the importance of school with their children; help children develop priorities; provide after-school supervision; establish…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Parent Attitudes
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Pryor, Carolyn B. – Childhood Education, 2001
Used a postmodern research paradigm to examine views of immigrant and refugee parents and children from the former Yugoslavia. Explored five themes: family well-being in school involvement, children's social/emotional adjustment, second- language learning, community support, and conflict management. Noted educational implications at the classroom,…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Gargiulo, Richard M.; Graves, Stephen B. – Childhood Education, 1991
To improve the relationship between educators and parents of handicapped children, educators should try to understand the feelings and attitudes of the parents of a child with a disability. Listed are seven suggestions for teachers to help them work effectively with parents and encourage parent participation in the education of handicapped…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emotional Response, Empathy, Parent Attitudes
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Kasting, Arlene – Childhood Education, 1994
Examines the ANCHOR (Addressing the Needs of Children through Observation and Response) parent involvement project developed at the University of British Columbia. The project centers around parent and educator observation and discussion of videotaped sequences of preschool children's activities and interactions. Parents and teachers act as…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation