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Hover, Ashlee – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2018
School administrators and teachers create a culture for high learning and achievement when they partner with parents to make decisions regarding the optimal age to begin formal schooling. The age that students begin school has decreased across the globe; however, the United States has various eligibility dates for school entry that require…
Descriptors: Decision Making, School Community Relationship, Parent School Relationship, School Entrance Age
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Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2010
A critical factor in the success of inclusive schools is effective parent involvement in the education of children with special educational needs. This article reports the results of a survey of the practice of parent involvement in inclusive primary schools in a large city in New Zealand. Interviews were conducted with 21 primary school…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Urban Schools, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Hoang, Thienhuong N. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2007
There are many factors that influence the academic success and motivation of students. Social cognitive theory contends that individuals learn and perform based upon a triadic reciprocality of personal factors, behavior, and the environment. Personal factors such as beliefs, behaviors, and the environment equally influence one another. Existing…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Santamaria, Lorri; Thousand, Jacque – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2004
This article describes one school's year-long effort to provide equitable access to the core curriculum to a very culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse student body while increasing teachers' needs for responsive professional development by piloting a dramatic change in the special education service delivery system with the support…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Core Curriculum, Democracy, Individualized Instruction