Child_Family_Society - Week 3 Discussion 2

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From the aspect of opportunity, every child is offered the same chance to excel in school and get a good education. However, outside factors such as parental education can determine whether the student can or will take that opportunity. In out text, Berns (2010) states, “Children whose parents finished high school and had some college education routinely score higher on cognitive and academic tests than do children of parents with less education”. Children spend most of their time at home with their families and “the earlier in a child’s educational process parent involvement begins, the more powerful the effect (Michigan Dept. of Education, 2010). When a parent has an education they can feel more confident in their abilities to assist their children in their studies. If they have little education they may not feel that education is important and thus give little encouragement to their children to learn. A parent with an education will tend to have higher and more realistic expectations for their child. These expectations and positive beliefs
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Unformatted text preview: are constructive to a child’s beliefs and expectations. Research on parenting also has shown that parent education is related to a warm, social climate in the home. (Davis-Kean, 2005). An educated parent is also more likely to be involved with and communicate with their child’s school as well. Support from parents can improve schools as well as improve the learning of children. When a parent is involved with the school and its curriculum they can arrive at realistic educational goals for their child. Michigan Department of Education (2010). What Research Says About Parent Involvement In Children’s Education. Retrieved 04/28/2011 from http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Final_Parent_Involvement_Fact_Sheet_14732_7.pdf Davis-Kean, P. (2005). The Influence of Parent Education and Family Income on Child Achievement. Journal of Family Pyschology, 2005. Vol. 19, No. 2, 294-304....
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