This section lists all the direct quotations used in the module to foster initial thinking about the thrust of the module.
“When parents are engaged in their child’s learning, students do better in school and everyone benefits. Parents find it easier to help their child learn. Teachers and principals are better supported and enjoy positive relationships with parents. Students improve, classrooms improve, schools improve and the entire community benefits.”
“Parent engagement takes many different forms as it continues to evolve in our schools and boards and as it responds to local needs and circumstances.”
“Parents need to hold high aspirations and expectation for their children, and schools need to work in partnership with parents to make their expectations appropriately high and challenging.”
Hattie, J. (2009, p.70). Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. New York, NY: Routledge.
“Parents not only play an important role within the school community, but they also have a significant impact on their children’s education through the attitudes they help to shape and the direct support they provide to their children.”