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Spark Your Childs Success in Math and Science: Practical Advice for Parents Jacqueline Barber

Spark Your Childs Success in Math and Science: Practical Advice for Parents

Jacqueline Barber

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ISBN : 9780924886713
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157 pages
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Decades of educational research tells us that an involved parent contributes overwhelmingly to her childs grades, school attendance, positive attitudes at school, likelihood of graduation, and desire to enroll in higher education. This is trueMoreDecades of educational research tells us that an involved parent contributes overwhelmingly to her childs grades, school attendance, positive attitudes at school, likelihood of graduation, and desire to enroll in higher education. This is true regardless of the parents academic achievement, cultural background, or family status. Written around this central message, Spark Your Childs Success in Math and Science is an accessible and practical sourcebook for parents who want to understand and contribute to their childrens success in math and science-and to their overall education.Spark Your Childs Success in Math and Science offers a variety of ways in which parents can begin or renew their involvement in their childs education. Its arranged in bite-sized pieces, to make it easy to spot topics of interest, and features three main chapters: A Parents RoleWhat involvement takes, what it doesnt require, and how to begin. Math and Science Education TodayWhats important, and whats changed since we were in school. The Spirit of Inquiry: Keeping the Scientist Alive in Your ChildWays to initiate, sustain, or rekindle your childs love of learning.Writing with warmth and unintimidating language, the authors draw from the wealth of educational knowledge at the University of California at Berkeleys Lawrence Hall of Science. LHS is one of the nations leading centers for science and math education- instructional materials developed at LHS are in use in over 20 percent of the countrys elementary schools. Jacqueline Barber is Associate Director of LHS and leads the Curriculum Research and Development division.In tandem with this book, LHShas created a corollary Web site dedicated to parents and their involvement in their childs education. Please see www.lhsparent.org.Also available:Parent Partners: Workshops to Foster School/Home/Family PartnershipsPB $21.00, 0-924886-54-4 CUSA