Analyzing parental involvement and home-school links, this text examines the increasing representation of parents in education and their contribution to school processes. Drawing on professional experience, the authors outline theories and research work.
Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse
Author: Christiane Sanderson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Social Science
This informative book offers practical strategies for the protection of children that anyone involved in the life of a child will find indispensable. Providing the reader with an understanding of typical/normative sexual development in children, the author enables parents and teachers to recognize the warning signs of sexual abuse.
How Parents and Teachers Can Develop Collaborative Partnerships
Author: E. E Baker-Jamieson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The purpose of this handbook is to provide tools and strategies for involving parents more directly in the education of their children, whether it is special or general education. In my tenure, I have not seen much prevalent interaction with teachers in the public school system.
A Comprehensive Guide for Empowering Parents and Teachers of Black Children
Author: M.J. Fievre
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: Family & Relationships
How to Raise Black Kids in a Racist World Badass Black Parenting includes everything Black and multi-racial families need to know to raise empowered, confident children. From the realities of living while Black to age-appropriate ways to discuss racism with your children, educator M.J. Fievre provides a much-needed resource for parents of Black kids everywhere. It’s hard to balance protecting your child’s innocence with preparing them for the realities of Black life. When—and how—do you approach racism with your children? How do you protect their physical and mental health while also preparing them for a country full of systemic racism? On the heels of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and “Multiplication is for White People” comes a parenting book specifically for parents of Black kids. Now, there’s a guide to help you teach your kids how to thrive—even when it feels like the world is against them. From racial profiling and police encounters to the whitewashed lessons of history taught in schools, raising Black kids is no easy feat. In Badass Black Parenting, teacher M.J. Fievre passes on the tips and guidance that have helped her educate her Black students, including: • How to encourage creativity and build self-confidence in your kids • Ways to engage in activism and help build a safer community with and for your children—and ways to rest when you need to • How to explain systemic racism, intersectionality, and micro-aggressions If you found guidance and inspiration from books like The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, Mother to Son, and Breathe, you’ll love Badass Black Parenting.
Empowering Parent/teacher Communication Through Technology
Author: Joanne Scarcella Clemente
Category: Community and school
Research has shown that increased parental involvement enhances student achievement. Throughout the educational system, efforts have been made to involve parents in various activities, to keep parents informed of student progress and to enlist parents as partners in the education of their children. Although knowledge has certainly informed the practice, many children are not receiving the support they need to succeed and many parents and teachers still do not know what to do. Some parents want to be involved but do not have the time to be actively involved while still others have neither the skills nor the language. Further, teachers need support in their efforts to involve parents. Relatively little has been done through the use of technology, particularly telecommunications. This case study research documents the implementation of a technologically innovative web-based school program, Homeworks.net , to keep parents in an urban middle class community informed of student activities, projects, progress and problems. Six teachers and 28 parents (approximately 20%) of fourth and fifth graders in a NYC public school participated in the study. After installation and training, a series of interviews were conducted with parents, teachers, the principal and the software representative. These and the documented communications (email and web-based calendar) between home and school were subsequently analyzed to develop a holistic picture of parent/teacher communications. The findings showed that although parents and teachers believe that person-to-person and telephone communications were better, they rated email correspondence more favorably than notes sent home through students. Parents expressed the need for better and speedier information that could be delivered by a robust web-based class calendar which provides information about class work, homework, projects and events. The data collected demonstrates the diversity of parental viewpoints, and suggests that many forms of intervention are needed to encourage parent involvement in schools. Faulty technology and internet connectivity impeded the study and point to the need for a well-planned, technologically-supported infrastructure. Teachers also need professional development to support the use of newer technologies. Recommendations for further research and future web-based implementations are discussed.
This book presents an international research-based framework that has empowered parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to become critical decision makers to actively guide their child’s learning and self-advocacy. Parents can use this framework to identify their child’s vision and dreams, and to work with educators and service providers to establish specific learning goals and to implement effective interventions and programs that enable their child to achieve those goals and realise their vision for the future. The book begins by reviewing available research on evidence-based practice for children with ASD and outlining the Cycle of Learning decision-making framework for parents and professionals. Throughout the remainder of the book, case studies are presented to illustrate the ways in which different parents have successfully utilised this framework to develop effective plans for their child and to advocate for learning and education programs for both their child and other children with ASD in school and community settings. In addition, it highlights concrete examples of how parents have used the framework to empower their children with ASD to develop their self-awareness and self-determination, and to be able to self-advocate as they move through adolescence and into adult life.
School Restructuring Through the Eyes of Anthropologists
Author: G. Alfred Hess
A much-needed examination of the impact on teachers and parents of the effort to improve our schools through restructuring, this book looks at professionalization and parent empowerment programs from the ground level rather than from the large-scale policy level. The editor, active in both policy setting and monitoring implementation, approaches the subject with an overarching view that weaves together a set of diverse case studies that examine some of the most notable efforts in this area of school reform. The first section demonstrates the tremendous difficulties involved in attempting to reshape the culture of public school teaching, noting both institutional resistance to change and the personal resistance of the professionals who are, in theory, being empowered through this approach. The second section details the problems of launching parent empowerment opportunities, in a large urban setting, and a contrasting case examines the choice of enrollment option. Here, too, these studies examine the effectiveness of these programs. The conclusion reflects on the opportunities such innovations provide for researchers and assesses the importance of such research in shaping the innovations themselves through evaluations while they are in process.
How Parents & Teachers Can Open the Door to Success for Every Child!
Author: Raymond T. Coppola
Publisher: Empowerment Coach
An approach to parenting and teaching that guarantees making the learning process easier, happier and more successful for children, parents and teachers alike. The input we give our children largely determines whether they will succeed or fail in their school years and later in life. But success will only occur joyfully when the hard drive of the mind is being filled with experiences that align with the child's basic energy construct: a unique individual pattern that each of us is born with.
The pandemic revealed to parents what many critics of our public education systems discovered more than two decades ago - that our education system, especially in the elementary schools, is out-of-sync with dramatic changes that have already occurred in our social, cultural and economic environments. The system has failed to maintain former standards of proficiency in the generic skills (e.g. math, literacy, science, analytic thinking), let alone to sufficiently address current and future needs for higher levels of individual learning achievement in the academic, vocational and occupational sectors. This book is for parents whose children will soon begin school and who want to know what lies ahead for them in the primary division. If, as a parent of a child in school, you want to know the 'essential learning' relevant to your child's school year, this book is for you. Parents are more motivated than ever to become actively involved in their child's schooling, to advocate for their child and partner with the teachers, and to ensure that their questions are answered and their concerns are heard and addressed by schools. This book explains what you should expect of the education system, schools and teachers, starting with the primary division (K to 3) when children build a crucial foundation for all later learning. This book aspires to empower parents to observe, raise questions, recognize their own power, and participate in the transformation of Canada's education system so that it connects with 21st century imperatives.
"Mexico's compensatory education program provides extra resources to primary schools that enroll disadvantaged students in highly disadvantaged rural communities. One of the most important components of the program is the school-based management intervention known as AGEs. The impact of the AGEs is assessed on intermediate school quality indicators (failure, repetition and dropout), controlling for the presence of the conditional cash transfer program. Results prove that school-based management is an effective measure for improving outcomes, based on an over time difference-in-difference."--World Bank web site.
How to Raise Obedient Children--it's Possible, It's Right
Author: William D. Backus
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
Category: Family & Relationships
The authors offer a very positive message to Christian parents: It is possible to raise obedient children, and it is right. Written to encourage parents in the "right" of using their authority to control, displine, and train their children, this timely work places the emphasis on proven, effective, and God-given methods
Professional Development for School Improvement: Empowering Learning Communities integrates knowledge from professional development and school improvement to describe frameworks that can increase the capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations to grow and develop. The book argues that both professional development and school improvement should have as their primary purpose the improvement of teaching and learning. Eleven frameworks for professional development are presented, along with strategies for integrating multiple frameworks in comprehensive programs. School leader development is addressed as a prerequisite for professional and school development. Leader, cultural, team, and teacher development are described as capacity building functions of professional development. Abundant learning tools such as Case Studies, Chapter Problems, Discussion Questions, Charts, and Summaries in every chapter help reinforce chapter concepts.