Teacher training ignores students' families, study finds

Bradley, Ann
November 1997
Education Week;11/12/97, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p10
Concludes that teacher education programs give scant attention to helping teachers work with their students' families in the United States. Information on the report of Harvard Family Research Project on teachers' preparation in family involvement; Teachers' need to work with families; Curriculum for family involvement; Importance of technology to bridge some of the gap between families and schools.


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