Families and their Learning Environments

This book will be of particular interest to those studying the relationship between family environments and education, as well as the sociology of education.

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.

Families as Learning Environments for Children

children and their first school experiences: Technical report series (ETS PR 72-
27). ... Hess, R. D. Social class and ethnic influences on socialization. In P. H. ...
Marjoribanks, K. Families and their learning environments: An empirical analysis.

Families as Learning Environments for Children

Author: Luis Laosa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468441728

Page: 396

View: 335

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 ........................................ .

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

View: 104

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.

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children

This book provides information on common disabilities and practical strategies for creating inclusive environments and building student relationships.

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children

Author: Clarissa Willis

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412957192

Page: 222

View: 601

This book provides information on common disabilities and practical strategies for creating inclusive environments and building student relationships.

Learning Environments for Young Children

The vision of Learning Environments for Young Children: Rethinking Library Spaces and Services is about learning, families, and community, where the public library presents a community-based educational setting in which librarians serve as ...

Learning Environments for Young Children

Author: Sandra Feinberg

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838907368

Page: 196

View: 915

The vision of Learning Environments for Young Children: Rethinking Library Spaces and Services is about learning, families, and community, where the public library presents a community-based educational setting in which librarians serve as educators, guides, coaches, and facilitators of lifelong, active learning; access for children to enriching, satisfying, and developmentally appropriate resources and learning opportunities; diverse collections, programs, and technical resources for young children and the adults in their lives; programs and resources that encourage children's focused participation, creativity, critical thinking, cooperation, and problem solving; and a nonjudgmental, integrated, and interdisciplinary approach to lifelong learning, developing the whole person, child or adult. Included in Learning Environments for Young Children are field-tested measuring instruments that you and your staff can use to conduct a qualitative assessment of your library's children's services. These ready-to-use forms will help you collect information that will highlight the importance of early childhood services in presentations to funding sources, trustees, and other key stakeholders.

Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments

To get a sense of how people were using the learning environment to support
their sensemaking practices, Zimmerman and colleagues mapped what families
said and did during their visits. Within each map, all three planes of the everyday
 ...

Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments

Author: Susan Land

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136702598

Page: 350

View: 956

Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments provides students, faculty, and instructional designers with a clear, concise introduction to the major pedagogical and psychological theories and their implications for the design of new learning environments for schools, universities, or corporations. Leading experts describe the most important contemporary theories that form the foundation of the conception and design of student-centered learning environments and new applications of educational technologies. This book is well suited as a textbook for courses in instructional design, educational psychology, learning theory, curriculum theory and design, and related areas. The rise of constructivism and its associated theories represented a paradigm shift for educators and instructional designers to a view of learning as necessarily more social, conversational, and constructive than traditional transmissive views of learning. This bestselling book was the first to provide a manageable overview of the altered field, and the second edition has been fully updated to include expert introductions to Metacognition, Argumentation, and other key contemporary theories.

Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners With Exceptionalities

Intervention goals, objectives, and techniques for African American children must
reflect their needs and their family's interests, priorities, and values. Activities and
techniques that are culturally appropriate and compatible with their learning ...

Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners With Exceptionalities

Author: Festus E. Obiakor

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483360695

Page: 256

View: 379

In this groundbreaking book, more than 25 leading scholars and practitioners provide concrete solutions for maximizing African American students' achievement.

The Home Environment School Learning

A happy combination of lucid writing and careful analysis or worldwide research.

The Home Environment   School Learning

Author: Thomas Kellaghan

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN:

Page: 187

View: 656

A happy combination of lucid writing and careful analysis or worldwide research. For both educators and policy-makers, it will illuminate the educational roles of families and the potential of families and schools to work together. ?Harold Howe II, senior lecturer in education at Harvard University and former U.S. Commissioner of Education

Families Schools and Communities Together for Young Children

In basing their practice in child development, however, well-prepared early
childhood professional candidates go beyond narrow ... In respectful
environments, candidates model and affirm anti-bias perspectives on
development and learning.

Families  Schools and Communities  Together for Young Children

Author: Donna Couchenour

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495812447

Page: 416

View: 123

FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITIES: TOGETHER FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 4TH EDITION, emphasizes the role of families and communities in children’s education, and is geared to meeting national standards in teacher preparation programs. Content reflects current research and best practices in education. The first section, which presents a strong theoretical and research foundation, provides an understanding of family diversity and contemporary issues facing families with young children. This section also addresses the understanding of family systems, family stress, and the responsibilities of parenthood. The application section emphasizes skills and dispositions that pre-service and in-service teachers are expected to develop in relation to building partnerships. These skills include effective interpersonal communication, forming a family-based philosophy of education, parent and family life education topics and strategies, and community involvement. New content includes more historical information on the family, a feature highlighting specific ways to incorporate the family, and expanded information on family strengths and community development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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

View: 785

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.

E ffective Writing for E learning Environments

Family as their greatest joy was described by eighty-three percent. These
numbers would seem to be bolstered by our marriage rate, which in 1994 was
the highest in Canada. That leap is being given more serious thought than ever
before.

E ffective Writing for E learning Environments

Author: Katy Campbell

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591401247

Page: 547

View: 936

E-ffective Writing for E-Learning Environments integrates research and practice in user-centered design and learning design for instructors in post-secondary institutions and learning organizations who are developing e-learning resources. The book is intended as a development guide for experts in areas other than instructional or educational technology (in other words, experts in cognate areas such as Biology or English or Nursing) rather than as a learning design textbook. The organization of the book reflects the development process for a resource, course, or program – from planning and development through formative evaluation, and identifies trends and issues that faculty or developers might encounter along the way. The account of the process of one faculty member's course development journey illustrates the suggested design guidelines. The accompanying practice guide provides additional information, examples, learning activities, and tools to supplement the text.

The Manual of Museum Learning

On the contrary, most of the time educational departments were confronted with
exhibitions overwhelming the visitor with too ... 4.2 CHANGING MUSEUMS INTO
FRIENDLY FAMILY LEARNING SPACES Here are seven steps aimed at helping
 ...

The Manual of Museum Learning

Author: Barry Lord

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109711

Page: 301

View: 146

This Manual is a practical guide to creating successful learning experiences in museums and related institutions such as public galleries, exhibition centers, science centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquaria, and planetaria. Based on an understanding of museum learning as an experience that occurs within a personal, social, and physical context, it explores why, for whom, and how these contexts can be orchestrated in museum galleries with optimal results.

Creating Effective Learning Environments

The purpose of this text is to take curriculum development to another level: to fill the gap between theory and practice.

Creating Effective Learning Environments

Author: Karyn Wellhousen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401832148

Page: 238

View: 912

Curriculum needs to be based on the strengths and needs of children. This information is gathered through careful observation and documentation and is one of the cornerstones of curriculum development. The purpose of this text is to take curriculum development to another level: to fill the gap between theory and practice. This text will help students to look at curriculum from the perspective of the child and to understand how that perspective is linked to learning and theory. This book is a documentation of individuals and groups of children learning over time. Each curriculum discussion starts with the real experiences that children have had. From these experiences, pertinent theory is woven in, explained and expanded.

Adolescents and Their Families

Although we have focused on excessive parental control, other studies have
documented the negative consequences of ... Clearly, these results point to the
importance of designing educational and family environments for early
adolescents ...

Adolescents and Their Families

Author: Richard M. Lerner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131784274X

Page: 392

View: 544

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Better Behaviour through Home School Relations

Using values-based education to promote positive learning Gill Ellis, Nicola S.
Morgan, Ken Reid. Hornby, G. ... Marjoribanks, K. (1979) Families and Their
Learning Environments:An EmpiricalAnalysis, London: Routledge and Kegan
Paul.

Better Behaviour through Home School Relations

Author: Gill Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136469788

Page: 240

View: 475

How can we create effective partnerships between home, school and the community? How can the relationships and communication between families and school be strengthened? How can families help schools to improve behaviour in their children, both at home and at school? Using a tried and tested framework that has been successfully implemented throughout a wide variety of very different schools and settings, ‘Family Values’ is a Scheme which engages and empowers families to work in close collaboration with schools and organisations, and which results in long-term improvements in behaviour, communication, pupil achievement and relationships. The ‘Family Values’ Scheme has been proven to: Help pupils to be more academically diligent Help schools to assume a calmer, more peaceful ambience Forge better pupil-teacher relationships Improve Pupil and teacher wellbeing Help parents to be more engaged with the school Improve children’s literacy, behaviour and attendance Provide head teachers and their staff with an effective whole-school strategy. The authors’ award-winning ‘Family Values’ Scheme is underpinned by sound theoretical principles, and they show here how it has been successfully put into practice through case studies in real school settings. The book explores how the Scheme promotes social, emotional and family system theories, and, in linking effectively to SEAL (social and emotional aspects of learning), the Scheme compliments existing personal and social education programmes in all schools. Showing schools and organisations how to create effective partnerships with families and the community in a fun, exciting and sustainable way, Better Behaviour through Home-School Relations will be of huge benefit to all school staff, as well as local authorities, support groups, parents, charities and services.

Understanding Family Diversity and Home School Relations

Much of the work early years (EY) settings and primary schools are engaged in is
closely linked with children and their families. Therefore, in seeking to enable the
best learning environments and support for children to achieve at school we ...

Understanding Family Diversity and Home   School Relations

Author: Gianna Knowles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136517308

Page: 208

View: 542

How can adults in Early Years settings and primary schools fully embrace the diverse nature of family life of the children they are working with? This essential text will help students and those already working with children to understand both theoretically and practically, what may constitute a ‘family’. It explores how to build relationships with a child’s family to ensure early years settings and schools are working in partnership with children’s home environments, thereby supporting the best possible learning outcomes for children. It will help the reader to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of their professional practice in education, and chapter by chapter explores the challenges that may be experienced in working with the diverse nature of family life in the UK, including: mixed race families immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker families step-families and step-parenting gay and lesbian families families and adoption fostering and children in care families living in poverty families and bereavement families and disability (including mental health). Understanding Family Diversity and Home-School Relations is engagingly practical, using case study examples throughout, and providing reflective activities to help the reader consider how to develop their practice in relation to the insights this book provides. It is a unique road-map to understanding pupils’ backgrounds, attitudes and culture and will be essential reading for any student undertaking relevant Foundation and BA Degrees, including those in initial teacher training, taking post-graduate qualifications or as part of a practitioner’s professional development.

International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments

Not since the mid-19th century's period of fluctuating genealogical popularity (
Taylor & Crandal, 1986) have we seen so many people in the western world
tracing their family tree. In the United States alone, Maritz reports a rise in
genealogical ...

International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments

Author: Joel Weiss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402038038

Page: 1615

View: 196

The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments was developed to explore Virtual Learning Environments (VLE’s), and their relationships with digital, in real life and virtual worlds. The book is divided into four sections: Foundations of Virtual Learning Environments; Schooling, Professional Learning and Knowledge Management; Out-of-School Learning Environments; and Challenges for Virtual Learning Environments. The coverage ranges across a broad spectrum of philosophical perspectives, historical, sociological, political and educational analyses, case studies from practical and research settings, as well as several provocative "classics" originally published in other settings.

Structuring Learning Environments in Teacher Education to Elicit Dispositions as Habits of Mind

These processes are referred to as dispositions that reflect the necessary
capacities that students will need to acquire, practice and continue to learn as
they become more thoughtful in their education, in their family, their community
and in ...

Structuring Learning Environments in Teacher Education to Elicit Dispositions as Habits of Mind

Author: Erskine S. Dottin

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761860878

Page: 242

View: 113

This book focuses on faculty members in a learning community in the College of Education at Florida International University. It discusses their pedagogical efforts to structure learning environments consistent with the philosophical orientation in the college’s conceptual framework to evoke key habits of mind that are consistent with reflective intelligence.