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Parents and Schools : A Source Book - Angela L. Carrasquillo

Parents and Schools

A Source Book

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Published: 1st July 1993
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This book is based on the premise that schools and parents need to work together for the social, emotional, cognitive and academic development of children. While the school provides a leadership model, parents act as reinforcers of learning and prime movers in their children's education. The authors emphasize throughout the book that parents and educators need to celebrate the pleasure of teaching. In clear and accessible language, this work presents theories on learning and human relations. It then charts and reviews the important components of a successful school-parent partnership, giving specific recommendations on the best way to involve diverse groups of parents. Chapters are: US Families in the Context of Change; The African American Experience in Family Context; The Hispanic American Experience in Famiy Context; The Asian American Experience in Family Context; Communities of Education: Concepts Defined; Empowerment for all Parents; Required: A Positive Self-Concept; Successful Schools: A Parents' and Educators' Partnership; Successful Students: Ability, Effort and Parental Involvement; Parents: First and Most Important Teachers; Recommendations for the Improvement of Parental School Involvement; Advocacy for School and Home Partnership; author and subject indexes.

"The book supports the unique tasks of both parents and teachers while emphasizing the importance of collaboration to ensure children's successful school experiences. Included are chapters on issues unique to African-American, Hispanic and Asian American families. This book is rich in bibliographic and resource information." -Center for the Study of Parent Involvement

Preface
Introduction
U.S. Families in the Context of Changep. 3
The African-American Experience in Family Contextp. 13
The Hispanic-American Experience in Family Contextp. 35
The Asian-American Experience in Family Contextp. 51
Communities of Educationp. 69
Empowerment for All Parentsp. 97
Required: A Positive Self-Conceptp. 113
Successful Schools: A Parents and Educators' Partnershipp. 141
Successful Students: Ability, Effort, and Parental Involvementp. 159
Parents: First and Most Important Teachersp. 175
Recommendations for the Improvement of Parental School Involvementp. 207
Advocacy for School and Home Partnershipp. 219
Author Indexp. 233
Subject Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780815308201
ISBN-10: 0815308205
Series: Source Books on Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st July 1993
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 16.87  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1