M3C-1-1-1 - M3C Directions Read the Home-School Connection...

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M3C Directions: Read the “Home-School Connection”. Then Write a one paragraph (4 to 5 sentences) summary about what you learned from the article. Home-School Connection Types of Parental Involvement Joyce Epstein (Educational Leadership , 1989) has conducted research for over a decade on parent involvement and the effects of family-school connections on students, parents, and teachers . She describes five types of parent involvement, which require different materials and processes and lead to different outcomes. Type 1 Parenting The basic obligations of parents are the following : ~ Ensure children ' s health and safety . ~ Prepare children for school . ~ Supervise , discipline, and guide children at each age level . ~ Build positive home conditions that support school learning and behavior appropriate for each grade level . Schools can do the following : ~ Provide ideas for home conditions that support learning at each grade level . ~ Provide information on parenting and child-rearing at each grade level through workshops, videotapes, and computer i zed phone messages. Expected outcomes for parents include the following: ~ self-confidence in parenting ~ knowledge of child development ~ understanding of home as environ m ent for student learning
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Expected outcomes for students include the follow i ng : ~ securi t y ~ respect for parents ~ improved attendance ~ awareness of importance of school Expected outcomes for teachers include the following : ~ understanding of family cultures, goals, talents , needs Type 2 Communicating The bas i c obligations of schools i nclude commun i cat i ons from school to home about school progra m s and ch i ldren ' s progress. Communications should follow the guidelines below : ~ Memos and notices should be written so that all parents can read them-in simple , readable, jargon-free English, or in the language spoken by the family. ~ Communications about school programs may be sent by computerized phone messages , local cable TV , or radio. ~ Schools need to know not only whether messages are going home but also who understands them and who does not, and who is being reached, who is not , and why. Schools can do the following:
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course CHD 2220 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at FSU.

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M3C-1-1-1 - M3C Directions Read the Home-School Connection...

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