Article Details

Article Details

Engaging Parents in Raising Achievement : Do Parents Know They Matter?

Author: Harris and Goodall
Publisher: DCFS
Date of Publication: 2007

  • Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools. Where parents and teachers work together to improve learning, the gains in achievement are significant.
  • Parents have the greatest influence on the achievement of young people through supporting their learning in the home rather than supporting activities in the school. It is their support of learning within the home environment that makes the maximum difference to achievement.


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