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by Margaret Mead — 1974
Within anthropology we have developed several useful distinctions in discussing the questions of how grandparents do or do not play a role in the education of children in any given society, and particularly in our own. Within the context of this article the author uses the word education to include conscious teaching of any sort, whether of speech, manners, morals, or skills, but include also the process of socialization, which occurs in all societies as children learn to restrain their impulses, postpone gratification, control their sphincters, walk, talk, and participate in social life, and the process of enculturation, by which children learn a particular culture.

by Peter Moock — 1974
It is possible to combine all the individual and group consumption that goes on in the family unit into one "family consumption package" and, using economic theories designed for analyzing individual decisions, to make valid and useful statements about family activities.

by Hope Leichter — 1974

by Damion Frye — 2009
This article details the use of an assessment tool entitled, the parent journal. The parent journal is a response to a reading writing exercise in which the students respond in school then bring the journal home for their parents to either respond to the student's writing or craft their own response to the topic. I would then respond to each of the journals, creating a circle of communication. Over the four years the parent journal has been in place, parents have been much more involved with their child's education and subsequently almost all of the students' academic performances dramatically increased.

by Richard Fossey & Kevin Rogers — 2009
Do parents have a constitutional right to be physically present at school with their children? A federal court in Texas says no.

by Maria Paredes — 2011
Children attend school about seven hours per day for approximately 180 days a year, which leaves the majority of their time to be spent with their most influential teacher, their family. Intellectual stimulation and experiences outside of school have as much or more to do with achievement, readiness, and success than that which occurs in school. In spite of this understanding, almost all resources, effort, professional development, and funding are allocated to influence what happens at school. What if we could create a home-school academic support structure that allowed parents to significantly influence student learning and achievement?

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by Sandra A. Rigazio-DiGilio, Allen E. Ivey, Kara P. Kunkler-Peck, and Lois T. Grady
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by Mark Gradstein, Moshe Justman and Volker Meier
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by William G. Tierney, Zoλ B. Corwin and Julia E. Colyar (Editors)
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by Nel Noddings
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by Judith A. Langer
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by Peter B. Pufall and Richard P. Unsworth (Editors)
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by Juanita Doyon
reviwed by Anne Dodd — 2004

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Resources
  • Homeschooling and the Redefinition of Citizenship
    This paper reviews the research on homeschooling, as well as the major objections to it, and frames these debates within the broader issues of citizenship and citizenship education.
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
    Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood is a new online, fully-refereed, free-access, international research journal.
  • Scholastic Achievement and Demographic Characteristics of Home School Students in 1998
    This report presents the results of the largest survey and testing program for students in home schools to date.
  • Educational Review
    Educational Review publishes general articles and accounts of research of interest to teachers, to lecturers, to research workers in education and educational psychology, and to students of education.
  • Educational Researcher
    Published by the American Educational Research Association, the Educational Researcher features section publishes manuscripts that report, synthesize, review, or analyze scholarly inquiry, especially manuscripts that focus on the interpretation, implication, or significance of R&D work in education, and manuscripts that examine developments important to the R&D field.
  • Early Childhood Education Journal
    Early Childhood Education Journal is a professional publication of original peer-reviewed articles, both invited and unsolicited, that reflect exempelary practices in the rapidly changing field of contemporary early childhood education.
  • Elementary School Journal
    The Elementary School Journal publishes original studies, reviews of research, and conceptual analyses for researchers and practitioners interested in elementary schooling.
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