Spark your child's success in math and science: practical advice for parents
Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley, Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS), 2002 - Education - 157 pages
Decades of educational research tell us that an involved parent contributes overwhelmingly to her child's grades, school attendance, positive attitudes at school, likelihood of graduation, and desire to enroll in higher education. This is true regardless of the parent's academic achievement, cultural background, or family status.Written around this central message, Spark Your Child's Success in Math and Science is an accessible and practical sourcebook for parents who want to understand and contribute to their children's success in math and science -- and to their overall education.The book offers a variety of ways in which parents can begin or renew their involvement in their child's education. Arranged in short sections to make it easy to spot topics of interest, it features three main chapters: -- A Parent's Role -- What involvement takes, what it doesn't require, and how to begin.-- Math and Science Education Today -- What's important and what's changed since we were in school.-- The Spirit of Inquiry: Keeping the Scientist Alive in Your Child -- Ways to initiate, sustain, or rekindle your child's love of learning.Writing with warmth and unintimidating language, the authors draw from the wealth of educational knowledge at the University of California at Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science. LHS is one of the nation's leading math and science education centers; instructional materials developed at LHS are in use in more than 20 percent of the country's elementary schools.
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The aim of this perceptive book is found in the title it is meant to teach caretakers how to nurture a child's natural curiosity and stimulate interest in math and science instead of offering specific math help (as do books like Brita Immergut's How To Help Your Child Excel in Math). Barber is associate director of the University of California at Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science, a prestigious education center that develops innovative instructional materials and researches inquiry-based learning and curricula. Stressing continuing parental involvement throughout the child's school years, the author points out ways to avoid the "grade trap" and how to foster the joy of learning. She describes experiences that support education, practical ways to get help if needed, and how to foster educational opportunities even if your child's school is not the very best. She also points out the issues between the "traditionalists" and the "progressives," the pros and cons of homework, and a variety of learning styles. Easily accessible to the parents it addresses, this insightful work is recommended for parenting and education collections in most libraries. Annette V. Janes, Hamilton, MA ...
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