Parent Involvement as an Instructional Strategy: No More Waiting for Superman
by Maria C. Paredes — March 21, 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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