Parental involvement in children's education is a subject of growing interest and recent legislation in both the UK and USA has given formal recognition of parents’ rights. Learning to read is an obvious area where parents can do a great deal to help, and some schools have had programmes for parental involvement in reading for some time. However recent research has shown the considerable benefit in having carefully structured systems for parental involvement.
This book presents a review of past and current good practice in this field. Details of a wide range of schemes developed in local areas are given in a series of short contributed papers, which are grouped into sub sections of Part 2 according to the type of project. Part 3 is essentially a manual of materials and methods. The emphasis throughout the book is on service delivery to all children although there is of course considerable discussion of remedial reading and children with special needs The book should appeal to a wide audience in education, educational administration and educational psychology.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Overview of Parental Participation in Children’s Education Sheila Wolfendale 2. Parental Involvement in Reading: Theoretical and Empirical Background Keith Topping Part 2: Parental Involvement in Reading in Action. A: Parent Listening 3. An Introduction to Parent Listening Sheila Wolfendale 4. Parental Involvement and Reading Attainment: Implications of Research in Dagenham and Haringey Jenny Hewison 5. Implementation and Take-up of a Project to Involve Parents in the Teaching of Reading Peter Hannon, Angela Jackson and Beryl Page 6. Encouraging Parents to Listen to their Children Read Jeremy Swinson 7. The Elmwood Project, Somerset David Knapman 8. PACT: Development of Home-reading Schemes in the ILEA Alex Griffiths and Alastair King 9. Parental Involvement Programmes and the Literacy Performance of Children Paul Widlake and Flora Macleod 10. Teachers Working Together: A Workshop Approach Mary Robertson B: Paired Reading 11. An Introduction to Paired Reading Keith Topping 12. Paired Reading: Origins and Future Roger Morgan 13. A Study of the Effectiveness of Paired Reading Alan Heath 14. The Development of Paired Reading in Derbyshire Andy Miller, David Robson and Roger Bushell 15. Paired Reading at Deighton Junior School Avril Bush 16. A Research Project in Paired Reading Leslie Carrick-Smith 17. A Paired Reading Project with Asian Families Greta Jungnitz C: Behavioural Methods 18. An Introduction to Behavioural Methods Keith Topping 19. Remedial Reading Using a Home-based Token Economy Lyn Fry 20. Remedial Reading at Home Ted Glynn 21. Parent-assisted Instruction in Reading and Spelling Jonathan Solity and Chris Reeve 22. Giving Parents a Choice: Teaching Paired Reading and Pause, Prompt and Praise Strategies in a Workshop Setting Sam Winter 23. Parental Involvement at Mowbray School Pauline Holdsworth D: Variations 24. An Introduction to Variations Sheila Wolfendale 25. The Kings Heath Project Trevor Bryans, Anne Kidd and Marie Levey 26. A Comparative Study of Three Methods of Parental Involvement in Reading Lorraine Wareing 27. An Inner-city Home-reading Project Tessa Cooknell 28. ‘Have You a Minute?’ The Fox Hill Reading Project Hilda Smith and Margaret Marsh 29. Parents as Coaches for Dyslexic and Severely Reading Retarded Pupils Colin Tyre and Peter Young 30. Teaching Parents to Teach Reading to Teach Language: A Project with Down’s Syndrome Children and their Parents Sue Buckley Part 3: Implementation 31. Review and Prospect Keith Topping 32. Planning Parental Involvement in Reading Sheila Wolfendale 33. Resources: Examples and Details Sheila Wolfendale and Keith Topping
Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 2005, this collection of books on various aspects of learning to read and write is a superb resource for those teaching or those studying education. Some titles look at literacy in a multilingual environment and offer advice and techniques for the world of EFL while others consider the nature of childhood learning strategies and others look at policy in schools. Spanning the worlds of linguistics, psychology and education this set has something to offer for all classrooms.