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Family-School Relationships: Theoretical Perspectives and Concerns
Family-school relationships: Theoretical perspectives and concerns
Pamela Cooper University of South Carolina, Beaufort

Families send their children to school to learn the knowledge and skills needed for success in life. Schools return children to their parents, hoping that families will provide the support that children need to grow and learn. This circle of home and school sharing children is one that has been the focus of much debate and research.

Both parents and educators have a stake in the results ofthis debate and research. Conceptualizing and operationalizing the connections between home and school have been done in many ways by educators, researchers, and policy makers who have specific theoretical perspectives about the roles, rights, and responsibilities ...

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