Families as Learning Environments for Children

The chapters in this volume reflect the work and thoughts of a group of researchers interested in studying families as learning environments for children.

Families as Learning Environments for Children

Author: Luis Laosa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468441728

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The chapters in this volume reflect the work and thoughts of a group of researchers interested in studying families as learning environments for children. As we proceed in our quest to identify and understand with some specificity the familial factors associated with the intellectual and social development of children, the time is ripe for the reintroduction of families as units of study in psychological and educational research. With the increasing focus on the changing organization of the modern family, it is of more than academic interest to identify those variables that play a significant role in the child's development. Such knowledge certainly should help in the planning and design of appropriate and credible applications. These chapters, representing a broad spectrum of research, derive from papers presented and discussed at a working conference on families as learning environments sponsored by Educational Testing Service in Prince ton, New Jersey. Following the conference, the papers were revised and edited for inclusion in this volume. We are indebted to a number of people whose contributions helped make the conference a success: Samuel J. Messick and Winton H. Manning for their support; Jan Flaugher, Jessie Cryer, Linda Kozelski, and Betty Clausen for assistance with local arrangements; and William Nemceff, Kathleen Lingle, and Kalina Gonska for help with the audio-recording of the proceedings. LUIS M. LAOSA IRVING E. SIGEL vii Contents Introduction ..................................... Xl Luis M. Laosa Chapter 1. Families as Facilitators of Children's Intellectual Development at 3 Years of Age: A Causal Analysis ........................................ .

Families and their Learning Environments

She will be setting up learning situations which are designed to advance the
child's linguistic and cognitive ... Throughout the book the analyses show that
there exists a complex network of interrelated family environment variables that
are ...

Families and their Learning Environments

Author: Kevin Marjoribanks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351847260

Page: 270

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First published in 1979, this study is one of the first works of educational research to include detailed assessments of family environments in an analysis of performance of children at their schools. Much of the research is based on data collected from families in Australia, Canada and England and the findings have been integrated with results from other family environments research. The study also explores social and psychological conceptual positions that will have relevance for further educational investigations. This book will be of particular interest to those studying the relationship between family environments and education, as well as the sociology of education.

Building Powerful Learning Environments

This book looks into various ways of creating this culture at district, school, and classroom levels.

Building Powerful Learning Environments

Author: Arina Bokas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475830947

Page: 156

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Building Powerful Learning Environments takes a close look at the trends of the Post-Digital Era through the prism of how systems of education can meet the needs of our times and offers a systemic approach to creating a different canvas for learning that aligns to these changes. At the center of the book are the concepts of a learning environment and a culture of partnerships. A learning environment has traditionally been viewed as something that educators created and sustained inside their schools. Building Powerful Learning Environmentsexpands this understanding to embrace families, communities, other learning institutions, and businesses not as helpers, but as co-builders of a powerful learning environment. It demonstrates that schools have to take the first step in this direction by becoming the center of a new educational culture - a culture of partnerships. This book looks into various ways of creating this culture at district, school, and classroom levels. It provides practical guidance, strategies, and tips as well as some conceptual understanding of what can be done to create and support this culture at various levels of educational leadership.

The Educational Review

FAMILY AND THEIR LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS By Dr. V.N. RAO , M.Sc. , Ph.
D. , and Dr. R. PARTHASARATHY , M.A. , Ph.D. , Dept. Psychiatric Social Work ,
National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences , Bangalore - 560029 , India .

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Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

CE credit is available to purchasers of this book at www.mensanapublications.com.

Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

Author: Emily S. Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136663398

Page: 274

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The importance of creating safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students in the school environment cannot be overstated. It is one of the most prominent issues facing school professionals today, and its success has lasting, positive effects on the entire student body. Drawing on the expertise of researchers and practitioners, Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments provides a comprehensive examination of the topics most relevant for school professionals. The first section lays out the theoretical foundation and background school professionals need to understand the social and political trends that impact LGBTQ individuals, the development of sexual orientation and gender identity, risk and resilience factors, and the intersection of LGBTQ identity with other aspects of diversity. The second section explores topics critical for the development of safe, supportive school environments, including understanding legal and ethical mandates, training school personnel, addressing bullying and harassment, and developing inclusive classrooms. Special topics related to counseling LGBTQ students, supporting families of LGBTQ students, becoming an ally and advocate in the schools, and connecting with community resources are also covered. CE credit is available to purchasers of this book at www.mensanapublications.com.

Alberta Journal of Educational Research

1 ) Nord , Brimhall , and West ( 1997 ) suggest in their analysis that in two -
biological - parent families mothers are more likely to be involved in ... Children '
s self - concept was related to their perceptions of their school learning
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Creating Hopeful Learning Environments

extended to mean that students and their families have confidence that the
schools will teach students what they need to know in order to achieve success in
their future endeavors . Learning Environments In a hopeful learning
environment ...

Creating Hopeful Learning Environments

Author: Ranae Beyerlein

Publisher: ProQuest

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Educational Research Quarterly

Journal of Educational Psychology , 82 , 117-127 . Kurdek ... Relation of eighth
graders ' family structure , gender , and family environment with academic
performance and school behavior . Journal ... Families and their learning
environments .

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Education Research and Perspectives

Keeves , J. P. , Educational Environment and Student Achievement . Melbourne :
ACER 1972 . Majoribanks , K. , Families and their learning environments .
London : Routledge and Kegan Paul , 1979 . McDonnell , P. and D. , Beswick ...

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The Child s First Learning Environment

Any form of the family reflects the cultural , political and economic context in
which it exists . Similarly , the combined effect of family behaviour has an impact
on the larger environment . Regardless of form , families have certain functions to
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The Child s First Learning Environment

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Families Schools and Communities Together for Young Children

Promoting Child Development and Learning Candidates use their understanding
of young children ' s characteristics and needs , and of multiple interacting
influences on children ' s development and learning , to create environments that
are ...

Families  Schools  and Communities Together for Young Children

Author: Donna Lee Couchenour

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

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Families, Schools, and Communities: Together for Young Children, 3e is a book geared to meet national standards relating to forming family and community partnerships in teacher preparation programs, and reflects current research and best practice in education. The book has two sections: Understanding Families and Application to Educational Settings covering current, and contemporary issues faced by families. The third edition adds a complete chapter on fostering family involvement in academic content areas including math, literacy, science, and social studies. This new chapter contains specific ideas and strategies for increasing family involvement in the community and in schools, as well as learning at home. New information is included about working with military families, addressing issues of childhood obesity, teaching children about financial literacy and managing money, and advocacy efforts for children and families.

Environments for Learning

The differences in the results from the two samples suggest that, in relation to
Canadian families, working class English parents of even small families find it
more difficult to provide a learning environment within the home for their children
that ...

Environments for Learning

Author: Kevin Marjoribanks

Publisher: Delmar Pub

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Museum Philosophy for the Twenty first Century

Recent surveys suggest the adult public views museums as respected centers of
learning , trustworthy sources of objective ... cared for in our nation's museums as
significant connections to the past , second only to their own family history . ...
Creating Exhibits , Programs , and Spaces That Are Family - Learning Friendly .

Museum Philosophy for the Twenty first Century

Author: Hugh H. Genoways

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Presents reflections on museum philosophy for the 21st century from an international group of contributors.

New Directions in Pastoral Care

Marjoribanks , K . 1979 : Families and their Learning Environments : an empirical
analysis . Routledge and Kegan Paul . Marjoribanks , K . 1983 : Family Learning
Environments : an overview . Advance paper for the EEC School and Family ...

New Directions in Pastoral Care

Author: Peter Lang

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Early Childhood Education 93 94

We cannot separate the child from his or her family or home environment ,
therefore , for professionals in early childhood education , much of what we do
involves the child ' s family . We know families come in many different
arrangements and ...

Early Childhood Education 93 94

Author: Karen Menke Paciorek

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ISBN: 9781561341955

Page: 240

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Administrative Register of Kentucky

services for the child at the next level and assists the family in identifying activities
and resources to facilitate transition . ... Analyzes and evaluates the effect of the
developmental program , learning environment , and family services on children
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Administrative Register of Kentucky

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Family Life in Urban Hong Kong

fathers and mothers to respond to large families by giving less significance to a
university education for both sons and ... In both instances , children born into
lower class families are disadvantaged with regard to their learning environment
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Family Life in Urban Hong Kong

Author: Robert Edward Mitchell

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Teaching Students in Inclusive Settings

Strategies are needed to assist students to feel a sense of belonging in their
academic environment . Steps can be ... Communicating educational goals and
objectives in a language unfamiliar to the family can be difficult . Second ,
families ...

Teaching Students in Inclusive Settings

Author: Judy W. Wood

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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This edition provides explicit instructions and examples for working with students in the least restrictive environment (LRE) based on the latest laws. The text includes user-friendly applications on how to adapt and accommodate instruction.