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Do Parents Know They Matter?: Raising Achievement Through Parental Engagement

Do Parents Know They Matter?: Raising Achievement Through Parental Engagement (Paperback)

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This is a powerful resource for teachers about the benefits of parental engagement along with methods foster and develop good practice. It is commonly agreed that engaging parents with their child's learning is positive with wide reaching benefits. This book articulates why parental engagement is of value and how it can be achieved with positive results. Beyond the why and how, the book explores what effective parental engagement is and makes explicit the link between this and impact on the learning of the child - to support this, practical, workable solutions and strategies are provided through case studies.The book provides a powerful combination of academic theory supported with quantifiable and qualitative evidence from students, parents and schools, alongside answers provided by those who work with the challenges of this agenda on a daily basis. It will challenge, motivate and inspire understanding through the political agenda, and empower and enable schools to develop their practice.

Alma Harris is Pro-Director (Leadership) at the Institute of Education, London and Professor of Educational Leadership at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning. Kirstie Andrew-Power is Achievement Networks Coordinator for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Her current role is facilitating networks of schools engaged in the school improvement agenda, leading shared learning opportunities for this through events and conferences, and contributing and writing publications to support this agenda. Dr Janet Goodall is a research fellow at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick

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