Families and their Learning Environments

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.

Author: Kevin Marjoribanks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351847261

Category: Education

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.
Categories: Education

Families as Learning Environments for Children

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.

Author: Luis Laosa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468441727

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 349

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 ........................................ .
Categories: Social Science

Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

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

Author: Emily S. Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136663390

Category: Psychology

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.
Categories: Psychology

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children

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.

Author: Clarissa Willis

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412957199

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 692

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

Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments

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
 ...

Author: Susan Land

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136702594

Category: Education

Page: 350

View: 417

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.
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Learning Environments for Young Children

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 ...

Author: Sandra Feinberg

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838907369

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

View: 660

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners With Exceptionalities

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 ...

Author: Festus E. Obiakor

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483360690

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 287

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

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.

Author: Katy Campbell

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591401240

Category: Education

Page: 547

View: 740

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.
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The Manual of Museum Learning

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
 ...

Author: Barry Lord

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759109710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 986

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Building Powerful Learning Environments

Building Powerful Learning Environments

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

Author: Arina Bokas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475830941

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 359

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.
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Adolescents and Their Families

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 ...

Author: Richard M. Lerner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317842743

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 281

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

Family and Support Systems across the Life Span

Family and Support Systems across the Life Span

FAMILY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS For all children there are inherent risks
and opportunities in their family's physical and social environment (Garbarino,
1982). Opportunities exist when the family environment provides for adaptive,
growth ...

Author: Suzanne K. Steinmetz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489921062

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

View: 112

Categories: Social Science

Better Behaviour through Home School Relations

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.

Author: Gill Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136469787

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 286

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.
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Early Learning Environments that Work

Early Learning Environments that Work

Children get the most out of a learning experience by the environment that is created in the classroom

Author: Rebecca T. Isbell

Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780876592564

Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 437

Children get the most out of a learning experience by the environment that is created in the classroom
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Understanding Family Diversity and Home School Relations

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 ...

Author: Gianna Knowles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136517303

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 149

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.
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International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments

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 ...

Author: Joel Weiss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402038037

Category: Education

Page: 1615

View: 540

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

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 ...

Author: Erskine S. Dottin

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761860877

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 828

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.
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The Handbook for Developing Supportive Learning Environments

The Handbook for Developing Supportive Learning Environments

These organizations often provide children and their families with vital support
services such as assistance in housing, medical care, mental ... 20 The
Handbook for Developing Supportive Learning Environments Barriers to
Establishing a Team.

Author: Teddy Holtz- Frank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317922254

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 588

This book provides practical strategies and guidelines to improve student success and develop supportive learning environments. It is geared for school administrators, teachers, trainers, business and organizational leaders, community organizers, faith based leaders, and all those who work to improve schools. The easy-to use tools can be applied to initiatives already underway in your school, such as No Child Left Behind Mandates, School Improvement Grants, Title I Programs, and Teacher Education and Mentoring Programs
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Child Rearing in the Home and School

Child Rearing in the Home and School

STRENGTHS OF THE HOME AND FAMILY AS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Norma Bobbitt(1) and Beatrice ... thought about the pattern of your answers to the
questions, you recognized most of the answers identified some family member.

Author: R.P. Boger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475796766

Category: Psychology

Page: 235

View: 471

This volume is intended to address contemporary aspects of child rearing in the home and the school, as well as major dimensions of inter face between the home and the school. The authors of these chapters have used varying styles and approaches, and the range of perspectives is very broad and inclusive. An essential notion integrating all chapters is that child rearing is a human ecological concern of dominant importance for the home, the school, and the community during the 1980's and that this will continue to be true in the future. This volume is intended to be useful as a reference book, as a text, for researchers and for policy-makers. It is hoped that the volume also will be of use to parents, teachers, school administrators, child-care workers and others who are interested in child nurturance. The editors wish to extend appreciation to many individuals who made this effort possible. Our colleagues, Hiram Fitzgerald and Marjorie Kostelnik, have been most helpful and encouraging. We thank them for their patience, support, and invaluable editorial assistance during the production of the camera-ready copy of the volume. We also thank Barbara Taylor for her assistance in typing the chapters, and Carrie DeMyers for typing the camera-ready copy. Carrie's good-nature and posi tive outlook helped to smooth over the many frustrations inherent in the assembly and production of anthologies such as this one.
Categories: Psychology