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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Parent Involvement
Parent involvement

We recently asked some preservice teachers, 23 graduate education majors, what they would like to know about parent involvement. This informal polling revealed several concerns including: How do you form a professional parent-teacher relationship? How do you tell a parent that their child is struggling or misbehaving? How do you involve hard-to-reach parents? How can I use parents as volunteers? How can I get parents to be accountable? How do you deal with parents who have low levels of education or parents from other cultures? How do I express the desire for involvement without losing control? What about overly involved parents?

These questions reflect the many dimensions teachers contend with when they consider involvement with families. These questions also reflect common barriers to ...

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