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Parent Participation

  • Higher Education Choice in Chinaby Xiaoming Sheng

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Much of the existing research on parental involvement and higher education choice examines the difference between the working class and the middle class, but little literature looks at different factions within the social classes. This book discusses higher education choice in China, particularly through the examination of social issues such as social... more...

  • Participation, Citizenship and Intergenerational Relations in Children and Young People's Livesby Joanne Westwood; Cath Larkins; Dan Moxon; Yasmin Perry; Nigel Thomas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Research about children and young people's participation and involvement in research is an emerging area of academic inquiry. Based on the themes of participation, citizenship and intergenerational relations, this edited collection draws on the latest research in this area, and includes chapters co-authored with children and young people. more...

  • Rethinking Family-school Relationsby Maria Eulina de Carvalho

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    This book addresses the complications and implications of parental involvement as a policy, through an exploratory theoretical approach, including historical and sociological accounts and personal reflection. This approach represents the author's effort to understand the origins, meanings, and effects of parental involvement as a prerequisite of schooling... more...

  • The Myth of the Spoiled Childby Alfie Kohn

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Expert Alfie Kohn tackles the misconception that overparenting and overindulgence have produced a generation of entitled children. more...

  • When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schoolsby Linn Posey-Maddox

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    In recent decades a growing number of middle-class parents have considered sending their children to?and often end up becoming active in?urban public schools. Their presence can bring long-needed material resources to such schools, but, as Linn Posey-Maddox shows in this study, it can also introduce new class and race tensions, and even exacerbate... more...

  • Family Factors and the Educational Success of Childrenby William Jeynes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Family Factors and the Educational Success of Children addresses a wide range of family variables and a diverse array of family situations in order to understand the dynamics of the multifaceted relationship between family realities and educational outcomes of children. It provides research on building effective partnerships between parents and... more...

  • In Schools We Trustby Deborah Meier

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    We are in an era of radical distrust of public education. Increasingly, we turn to standardized tests and standardized curricula-now adopted by all fifty states-as our national surrogates for trust. Legendary school founder and reformer Deborah Meier believes fiercely that schools have to win our faith by showing they can do their job. But she argues... more...

  • The Hybrid Tigerby Quanyu Huang

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Why do Asian and Asian-American students consistently perform so well on standardized tests? Why are students of Asian descent disproportionately admitted to America?s top colleges? This informative and entertainingly written comparison of educational methods in America and China answers these questions and more, while assessing the strengths and... more...

  • Parents and Schools Togetherby Kelly Wachel; Todd Whitaker

    R&L Education 2014; US$ 17.99

    Parents and Schools Together shows that it?s not just the school?s job to raise kids and it?s not just the parent?s job to raise kids. It takes both working together to raise successful students and kids. more...

  • Promises Keptby Joe Dr Brewster; Michele Stephenson; Hilary Beard

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    As seen on PBS?s POV An unprecedented guide to helping black boys achieve success at every stage of their lives?at home, at school, and in the world   Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the ?achievement gap?: a divide that shows up not only in our sons? test scores, but in their social... more...