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  • International Perspectives on Student Outcomes and Homeworkby Rollande Deslandes

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This synthesis of the latest knowledge on homework presents unique findings by researchers from various countries and diverse professional backgrounds.  It approaches the topic of homework from several perspectives, including its political and cultural contexts aspects of parental involvement and parent-child relationships ... more...

  • You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me)by Marjorie Savage

    Touchstone 2009; US$ 16.99

    Realistic and practical advice for parents of college-age kids. Parents whose kids are away at college have a tough tightrope to walk: they naturally want to stay connected to their children, yet they also need to let go. What's more, kids often send mixed messages: they crave space, but they rely on their parents' advice and assistance. Not surprisingly,... more...

  • The Bilingual Familyby Edith Harding-Esch; Philip Riley

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    An up-to-date, accessible guide for parents of bilingual children. more...

  • Organizing the Disorganized Childby M.D. Martin L. Kutscher; Marcella Moran

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    Organizing the Disorganized Child explains: How to solve the messy-backpack problem (page 28). Step-by-step tips to help your child improve study skills (page 96). Which school supplies work best for different types of children (page 26). Methods for note taking (page 99). Techniques for time management (page 72). Strategies to refine... more...

  • Engage Every Studentby Elizabeth Kirby; Jill McDonald

    Search Institute Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    The challenge of motivating underachieving students is addressed in this classroom resource guide that advises teachers and other concerned adults to look beyond test scores and encourage under-performing middle school and high school students to find their motivational spark. Developmental benchmarks, reasonable expectations for results, and strategies... more...

  • Engage Every Parent!by Nancy Tellett-Royce; Susan Wootten

    Search Institute Press 2008; US$ 23.95

    Offering indispensable advice, this authoritative guide explores how teachers, program leaders, coaches, and other youth workers can forge partnerships with families and encourage meaningful parental involvement. Inspirational stories and icebreaker suggestions are combined with fun activities and reproducible handouts, all designed to increase parental... more...

  • Parenting Preschoolers with a Purposeby Jolene L. Roehlkepartain

    Search Institute Press 2006; US$ 11.95

    From bed-wetting and eating to bath time and siblings, this guide helps parents foster rewarding relationships with their preschoolers through practical, creative solutions to sticky everyday situations. Imaginative and innovative approaches to 40 common challenges not only solve the immediate problems but also enhance the parent-child relationship,... more...

  • Fiske Countdown to Collegeby Edward Fiske; Bruce Hammond

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.99

    Unique, simple approach to the complicated college prep process, from the leading authority in college admissions. more...

  • The Global Achievement Gapby Tony Wagner

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 17.99

    In The Global Achievement Gap , education expert Tony Wagner situates our school problems in the larger context of the demands of the global knowledge economy. With insights gained from visits to classrooms in leading suburban schools, he analyzes performance by considering the skills needed to get a good job and become a productive citizen. Highlighting... more...

  • Beyond the Bake Saleby Anne T. Henderson

    The New Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    Chapter 1 Introduction Why Bother to Read This Book? In this book, we argue that partnerships among schools, families, and community groups are not a luxury—they are a necessity. In passing the No Child Left Behind law, Congress and the president made a promise to our children that all will have an equal opportunity to get a high-quality education... more...