About This Chapter
The Role of Family-School Partnerships - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, discover details about how your students' social networks can influence their progress in the classroom. As you go through this chapter about the role of family-school partnerships, some of the topics you will go over include:
- Four of the key agents of socialization during childhood
- The benefits of families making time for school activities
- Parents' and families' role in education
Our teaching resources have been designed with busy teachers in mind. To offer you more convenient learning options, all of our lesson materials and other tools can be accessed online from any Internet-ready device. Furthermore, we give you around-the-clock access, so you can go through these materials when it works for you and your schedule.
How It Helps
- Details helpful strategies: By learning about strategies to promote parent involvement, you will expand your understanding of how the family-school partnership dynamic should work.
- Sparks teacher excitement: Dealing with families can be frightening for some teachers, but these lessons show you the benefits of parent involvement, which could get you excited about communicating with families.
- Promotes community: Teachers can only do so much in the classroom, so going through these lessons can give you the confidence to approach parents and improve the community support for your students.
By the completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Define how media, peers, schools, and families socialize children
- Examine the impact of family involvement with education
- Explain how parents can be partners in educating children
1. Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media
The socialization that we receive in childhood has a lasting effect on our ability to interact with others in society. In this lesson, we identify and discuss four of the most influential agents of socialization in childhood: family, school, peers, and media.
2. The Importance of Family Involvement in School Activities
With everyone's busy schedules, involving families in school activities can often be a challenge. However, with the effort comes a host of benefits. This lesson details several of those benefits that come with family involvement.
3. Involving Parents as Partners in Education
Parents play a vital role at all stages of a child's education, and a supportive role in education can improve achievement. In this lesson, we will discuss how school and family partnership impact the students' education outcome.
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Other chapters within the Promoting Students' Social-Emotional Learning course
- Developing Self-Esteem in Social-Emotional Learning
- Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
- How to Recognize Child Abuse & Distress
- Strategies for Managing Student Aggression
- Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms
- Peer Friendships & Interpersonal Strategies
- Cooperative Learning & Strategies for Conflict Resolution
- Classroom Behavior Management & Interventions
- Healthy Classroom Environments & Cultural Inclusion
- Social Development in Early Childhood Education