Parent Involvement for Motivated Learners provides pre-service teachers and researchers with guidance on how to foster mindful, healthy school–family partnerships that empower students to become resilient, self-directed learners. Given the intense academic pressures on students to succeed – and on parents and teachers to help them do so – it is important to develop learners who can weather increased standards and demands. Committed to helping teachers reflect on how parent involvement relates to motivational concepts such as the growth mindset, self-regulated learning, and intrinsic motivation to learn, this book is an accessible synthesis of relevant research and theory surrounding student motivation and parent involvement.
Table of Contents
1. Building School Communities: Shared Goals and Empowered Parents 2. Authentic Homework Assignments: A Push for Making Homework into Meaningful Learning Tasks (with Patricia Willems) 3. Intrinsic Motivation to Learn: Encouraging Parents to Let Students Take the Driver's Seat 4. Parental Involvement that Encourages Children's Growth Mindset and Resilient Learning 5. Self-Regulated Learning: How Parents Can Help Children Take Personal Responsibility for Their Learning
Alyssa R. Gonzalez-DeHass is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, USA.