Education begins at home, most parents know instinctively that spending more time with their children and being actively involved in their education will give their children a good head-start in life. But since most parents have to juggle competing demands at work and home, there never seems to be enough time or they feel ill-equipped to help.
When formal schooling starts many parents believe that their role as educator has ended. But education is a shared responsibility and new findings from PISA show that parental involvement in education is pivotal for the success of children throughout their school years andbeyond. This book not only documents PISA results and analysis, it also offers practical suggestions on how to improve parental involvement and describes the kinds of activities that are most strongly associated with better reading performance. There are examples of programmes that promote effective forms of parental involvement and successful partnerships betweenparents and schools from around the world. It's never too early or never too late to get involved in their child's education.
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