In this accessible book, the author demonstrates that school improvement must start with a reconsideration of school effects upon the home, and home effects upon the school. The students' school experience must acknowledge the daily influence of the family in the classroom. To ignore this `hidden link' is to remain ignorant about students' lives and motivations, and makes it very difficult for educators to improve schools and schooling. Based on extensive research, Parent, Student and Teacher Collaboration provides invaluable guidance and insight.
|Our Beliefs and Assumptions|
|Parent Influences upon Student Commitment|
|Parent Experiences and Preferences|
|The Impact of Teachers on Parents and Students|
|Influences on the Development of Responsibility|
|A Student Perspective|
|Lessons for School Improvement|