Introduction to Family Engagement in Education

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In this education course, you will learn what family engagement is and why it matters to the success of students and schools. We will explore the research linking family engagement to better educational outcomes and speak directly with researchers, educators, students, and families about promising practices in the field.

Family engagement describes what families do at home and in the community to support their children’s learning and development. It also encompasses the shared partnership and responsibility between home and school.

Such engagement is essential for school improvement. It is also increasingly recognized as an integral element for proficient practice as an educator.


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In this education course, you will learn what family engagement is and why it matters to the success of students and schools. We will explore the research linking family engagement to better educational outcomes and speak directly with researchers, educators, students, and families about promising practices in the field.

Family engagement describes what families do at home and in the community to support their children’s learning and development. It also encompasses the shared partnership and responsibility between home and school.

Such engagement is essential for school improvement. It is also increasingly recognized as an integral element for proficient practice as an educator.


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Sophia Luthuli

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 8 months ago
I know that this is the BEST for averyone, as a Founder of Parents Forum in Soweto South Africa, I will make sure that every Parent is empowered.Sophia Luthuli
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Aderonke Egbedun

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2 years, 10 months ago
As an individual with background knowledge of how important family engagement is to students all round success. Enrolling for this course would widen by experience as a teacher
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Kekeletso Lebitsa

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2 years, 10 months ago
i enrolled with this course to clearly understand the importance of family to children education. I am from an African community whereby formal education is not viewed as that important. therefore pursuing this course , I hope I will clearly know how the collaboration of parents and educators impact on the students everyday life.
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Hamina Santos

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2 years, 10 months ago
In this course of education, I want to learn what is the involvement of the family and why it is important for the success of students and schools. I want to explore my research to improve educational outcomes.
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Olive Charles

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2 years, 10 months ago
The course content is comprehensive because it provides for students of all ages. Families are very important partners for schools,because they can reinforce whatever is taught in schools, they can share their values and norms of their ethnicity with educators so that schools can be aware of important occasions in each child life and make it a part of the school's culture. When students are happiest their cognitive abilities are enhanced.
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Michelle Hope

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2 years, 11 months ago
I am currently in the process of pursuing this course which I hope will help me to clearly understand education and how it is impacted by the influence of families.
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Grethell Lazaro

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2 years, 11 months ago
I think the family is the most important in the student´s life the beause they help to get good result
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