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Introduction to Family Engagement in Education

Harvard University via edX

Overview

In this education course, you will learn what family engagement is and why it matters to the success of students and schools. We will explore the research linking family engagement to better educational outcomes and speak directly with researchers, educators, students, and families about promising practices in the field.

Family engagement describes what families do at home and in the community to support their children’s learning and development. It also encompasses the shared partnership and responsibility between home and school.

Such engagement is essential for school improvement. It is also increasingly recognized as an integral element for proficient practice as an educator.

Taught by

Karen L. Mapp

Reviews

4.4 rating, based on 7 reviews

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  • Judith A.

    Judith is taking this course right now.

    One of the factor that determine best performance of the child is parental engagement in school.The learner is highly motivated when he she see that their parents are actively involved in their school work activities.Am glad to be proven wrong because...
  • Songguming

    Songguming is taking this course right now.

    Family engagement describes what families do at home and in the community to support their children’s learning and development. It also encompasses the shared partnership and responsibility between home and school.

    Such engagement is essential for school improvement. It is also increasingly recognized as an integral element for proficient practice as an educator.
  • Adegbehingbe J.

    Adegbehingbe is taking this course right now.

    “Educational reforms . . . that aim to address the deepening problems faced by chil￾dren and families in a variety of at risk circumstances in our nation (Nigeria) inner cities must provide a broad-based coherent approach including family, school, and...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    O tema do curso é muito interessante, é possivel perceber o quanto ainda é dificil para os pais e as famílias sem envolverem na educação dos filhos assim como a dificuldade da escola escola em se comunicar, incentivar e dar espaço para os pais participarem efetivamente da educação dos seus filhos. Vale ressaltar, que a criança precisa ser incentivada a estudar criando gosto em aprender e buscando cada vez mais isso, por isso é de suma importância que a família juntamente com a escola busque meios para que a criança receba uma educação de qualidade.
  • Henry C.

    Henry is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I will rate the course as very good and encouraging
    All, if I start
    Learning is a continuous process
    2 hours will be good for me
  • Abimeleth F.

    Abimeleth completed this course.

    This course is very important because he teaches us about the family and others topics and others matters.
    This course will help us open doors, fulfill our dreams and be excellent profesionales in the field.
    Apart from all this we will have New experience and who to Share them with.
  • John O.

    John is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I just begin this course . So I want to learn more ,I want to become a teacher and I want to impact knowledge on every one in the world ,

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