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Parent Participation

  • Parent Involvementby Michele Wages

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 29.99

    In today?s economy, where getting a good education has never been more important and school resources are stretched beyond points that most of us can remember, it is imperative that parents be fully engaged in their child?s education, both at home and at school. Parents play an integral role regardless of their ability to assist their children in... more...

  • Powered by Girlby Lyn Mikel Brown

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 16.95

    A playbook for working with and training girls to be activists of their own social movements Drawing from a diverse collection of interviews with women and girl activists, Powered by Girl is both a journalistic exploration of how girls have embraced activism and a guide for adults who want to support their organizing. Here we learn about the intergenerational... more...

  • Parents Matterby Regina M. Mistretta

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 24.99

    This book serves as that guidebook, and its author invites parents to use it while making sense of math with children. Parents and children are encouraged to share and celebrate multiple ways of solving math examples, rather than debate over the better approach. more...

  • Family Engagement in the Digital Ageby Chip Donohue

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 34.95

    Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors explores how technology can empower and engage parents, caregivers and families, and the emerging role of media mentors who guide young children and their families in the 21 st century. This thought-provoking guide to innovative approaches to family engagement includes... more...

  • The Pre-K Home Companionby Sherelyn R. Kaufman; Michael J. Kaufman; Elizabeth C. Nelson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    This book is a one-stop resource for parents and families facing decisions about how to provide their children the best educational experiences before kindergarten. Children who have positive early childhood experiences develop cognitive and socio-emotional abilities that lead to positive school performance, income, family stability, and health.... more...

  • Letting Go, Sixth Editionby Karen Levin Coburn; Madge Lawrence Treeger

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.74

    The sixth edition of this classic parents? guide and college orientation staple has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the realities of college today.  For more than a decade, Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes... more...

  • Women Education Scholars and their Children's Schoolingby Kimberly Scott; Allison Henward

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume offers both theoretical and research-based accounts from mothers in academia who must balance their own intricate knowledge of school systems, curriculum and pedagogy with their children?s education and school lives. It explores the contextual advantages and disadvantages of "knowing too much" and how this impacts children?s actions, scholastics... more...

  • Authentically Engaged Familiesby Calvalyn G. (Grace) Day

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 28.95 US$ 24.61

    Create a plan to connect with every family! Connecting with parents of various ethnic, socioeconomic, or cultural backgrounds can be challenging for educators. This invaluable book offers strategies that will transform the experience for your students and their families, and lead to sustainable success. Through the author?s perspective as a parent,... more...

  • The End of American Childhoodby Paula S. Fass

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But... more...

  • Principals Matterby Steven B. Sheldon; Mavis G. Sanders

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    Research has shown that strong principal leadership is critical to developing effective school partnerships that include diverse school, family and community members. This book provides administrators with a clear road map for initiating partnership programs that are goal-focused, equitable, and sustainable. In this research-based resource, the authors... more...