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Chapter 4pp

  1. 1. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. What do you know about family involvement in education?  Have parents always been involved in children’s schools?  What are the forces that bring parents into working partnerships in education?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3.  Parenting  Communicating  Volunteering  Learning at home  Decision making  Collaborating with the community ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5.  Research on parent involvement ◦ Parents as most important factor in child’s optimum development ◦ Studies on school success related to parental involvement ◦ Studies in programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start, Perry Preschool Project, and Abcedarian Study. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6.  Mandates—parent participation is required ◦ Head Start ◦ Title I: family centered education ◦ IDEA legislation for education of children with special needs ◦ Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7.  Mandates (continued) ◦ No Child Left Behind legislation ◦ Early Child Environmental Rating Scale ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8.  Professional recommendations ◦ National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation ◦ NAEYC Code of Ethics ◦ NAEYC position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. • Professional recommendations (continued) – NAEYC standards for professional preparation – National PTA standards for family involvement ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10.  Community concern and efforts to strengthen families to counteract social problems ◦ State-funded family support programs ◦ Individual community efforts ©2013Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  11. 11. If research shows benefits of parent involvement, and many educational programs mandate such involvement, why are not all teachers working to create partnerships with families?  Why do communities feel that parent involvement in education benefits all? How does this tie in with what you read about factors that impact families in Chapter 2?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  12. 12.  There are three main forces that encourage family involvement in their children’s education: ◦ Research that indicates importance of parental interaction in children’s development and school success. ◦ Mandates from various funding and accreditation sources ◦ Community need for strong families. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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