Keys to Reengaging Families in the Education of Young Adolescents

Keys to Reengaging Families in the Education of Young Adolescents

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Noting that the involvement of parents and family members in the education of their children at school and in the home is one of the keys to children's success in school, this monograph focuses on ways to include various family members in the education of young adolescents. The monograph is intended as a guide for an effective, comprehensive family involvement program. Following an introduction providing a research-based rationale for family involvement, detailing definitions and key concepts in family involvement, and depicting a multi-faceted family involvement model, the monograph is organized in six sections: (1) qFamilies as Decision Makers and Advocatesq; (2) qFamilies and Schools as Communicatorsq; (3) qFamilies as Learnersq; (4) qFamilies as Teachers and Coachesq; (5)qFamilies as Supporters, Volunteers, and Audienceq; and (6) qFamily, School, and Community as Partners.q Each section presents the key concept, expected outcomes, and keys to implementation. Also included are self-assessments for the schools, worksheets, surveys, and sample guidelines. Appended are descriptions of six categories of family involvement. (Contains 41 references.) (KB)Schools have found that by offering adult literacy, GED classes, English as a Second Language sessions, and computer ... how to assist with math homework, or how to help young adolescents prepare for a test can be particularly helpful for adults. ... Schools may also send home the simple one-page tip sheets included in this section (aquot;Discipline in Positive Ways, aquot; aquot;Dealing ... For example, Epstein ( 1989) found a subject-specific connection between practices of parent involvement in.

Title:Keys to Reengaging Families in the Education of Young Adolescents
Author: Hazel E. Loucks, Jan E. Waggoner
Publisher:National Middle School Association - 1998

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