Addresses a wide range of family variables and a diverse array of family situations in order to understand the dynamics of the multifaceted relationship between family realities and educational outcomes of children. This book teaches the importance of parental style and parental involvement as a means of improving family life.
1. Introduction: The Salience of Family Factors in Children's School Experiences William Jeynes Summaries of the Effects of Parental Style and Parental Involvement 2. Parenting Styles: The impact on student achievement Lola Brown and Shrinidhi Iyengar 3. Families, their children's education, and the public school: An historical review Diana Hiatt-Michael 4. Father Involvement and Children's Early Learning: A Critical Review of Published Empirical Work from the Past 15 Years Jason Downer, Rodrigo Campos, Christine McWayne, and Tara Gartner Parental Involvement and the Academic Achievement of Hispanic Students 5. Community Literacy Resources and Home Literacy practices among Immigrant Latino Families Leslie Reese and Claude Goldenberg 6. Examining Famial-Based Academic Success Factors in Urban High School Students: The Case of Puerto Rican Female High Achievers Rene Antrop-Gonzalez, William Velez, and Tomas Garrett 7. Expectations, Aspirations, and Achievement among Latino Students of Immigrant Families Dick M. Carpenter II Education