Do parents know they matter?
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Do parents know they matter? raising achievement through parental engagement by Alma Harris

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Published by Continuum in New York .
Written in English


  • Education -- Parent participation

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementAlma Harris, Kirstie Andrew-Power, and Janet Goodall.
ContributionsAndrew-Power, Kirstie., Goodall, Janet, 1957-
LC ClassificationsLB1048.5 .H375 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22666270M
ISBN 109781855394797
LC Control Number2008047251

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Parents are the child's first educator and they certainly do matter when it comes to raising student achievement. This book succinctly puts forward a number of excellent suggestions for improving home-school engagement and provides examples of developed practice with parental engagement in six secondary schools/5(5).   Do Parents Know They Matter It is commonly agreed that engaging parents with their child s learning is positive and has wide reaching benefits This book articulates why parental engagement is of value and how it can be achieved/5(). They had an agenda with this book, but their shortcoming wasn't having it, but rather dancing around it. And it's a great agenda. The agenda is that American parents go through their parenting life catering and pussy footing and terrified that they'll ruin their children and that there's really no reason to believe that they will, especially with all the cultural variations worldwide/5. Because of course parents matter. "The LeVines have created a valuable book for parents. By exposing them to the practices and goals of parents and cultures around the world, they offer parents in the United States ideas for their own goals, and for how to react as pressures on parents /5(22).

The research also found that while parents, teachers and pupils tend to agree that parental engagement is a 'good thing', they also hold very different views about the purpose of engaging parents.   This book is best read not as a how-to volume but as a well-informed argument: American parents can’t possibly matter as much as they think to the successful development of their children — or as part of the subtitle has it, “American parents should just relax.” The LeVines’ first example is also. 31 Likewise, parents will get involved to the degree that they feel they have the capacity to make a difference. People can learn new roles and skills. The desire and capacity to be involved will be enhanced or limited to some degree by the barriers or opportunities afforded by schools and by individual Size: KB.   The book provocatively argued that parents matter much less, at least when it comes to determining the behavior of their children, than is typically assumed. Instead, Harris argued that a child’s peer group is far more important. The Nurture Assumption has recently been reissued in an expanded and revised form.

Although schools have an integral part to play in this process, it argues that parents and society must reconsider their own educational responsibility, regardless of background, and offers a solid research . Do parents know they matter? Engaging all parents in learning Alma Harrisa* and Janet Goodallb aLondon Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education, UK; bInstitute of Education, University of Warwick, UK (Received 21 May ; final version received 12 April ).   About Do Parents Know They Matter? It is commonly agreed that engaging parents with their child's learning is positive and has wide-reaching benefits. This book articulates why parental engagement is of value and how it can be achieved with positive results. Harris, Alma, Andrew-Power, Kirstie and Goodall, Janet () Do parents know they matter?: raising achievement through parental engagement. London: Network Continuum. ISBN Research output not available from this repository, contact author.