Engaging 'Hard to Reach' Parents: Teacher-Parent Collaboration to Promote Children's Learning

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 19, 2009 - Education - 186 pages
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A practical guide to establishing positive relationships with hard-to-reach parents.
  • Includes research-based techniques for teachers on how to reach hard-to-reach parents, carers, and guardians
  • Explores the international perspective on successful parental engagement
  • Provides practical help for developing closer relationships between parents and schools 
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Types of Engagement Explanations and Risk Factors
19
3 International Perspectives
55
4 Successful Projects in the United Kingdom
81
5 The Place of Home Visiting
101
6 Caveats and Concerns
125
7 Creating More Approachable Schools and Other Settings
137
References
155
Index
167
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Anthony Feiler is a Reader in Education at The Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, and was previously Head of Psychology at Bath Spa University. After teaching in a London primary school, Anthony spent fourteen years in professional practice as an educational psychologist. His research interests include teacher-parent collaboration, special educational needs and inclusive education, support strategies for disabled children and early literacy intervention.

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