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Young People and Learning Processes in School and Everyday Life

School Systems, Parent Behavior, and Academic Achievement

An International Perspective

Editors: Sorbring, Emma, Lansford, Jennifer E. (Eds.)

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  • Describes education reforms designed to improve academic achievement
  • Illustrates policies and practices that target both schools and families
  • Examines the complicated issue of parental involvement in adolescents’ academic life
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This volume takes an international and multidisciplinary approach to understanding students’ academic achievement. It does so by integrating educational literature with developmental psychology and family studies perspectives. Each of the nine chapters focuses on a particular country: China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, or the United States. It describes the country as a cultural context, examines the current school system and parenting in light of the school system, and provides empirical evidence from that country regarding links between parenting and students’ academic achievement. The book highlights similarities and differences in education and parenting across these nine countries - all varying widely in socioeconomic and cultural factors that affect schools and families. The volume contributes to greater understanding of links between parenting and academic performance in different cultural groups. It sheds light on how school systems and parenting are embedded in larger cultural settings that have implications for students’ educational experiences and academic achievement. As two of the most important contexts in which children and adolescents spend time, understanding how schools and families jointly contribute to academic achievement holds promise for advancing the international agenda of promoting quality education for all.


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“This volume brings together the experiences of a range of countries from the global North and South as their governments and school systems struggle to find the optimal strategies to enhance educational achievement with the support of parents. One of the book’s key strengths is in the attention it gives to context and culture, and how these impact on the interaction between schools and parents. As a collection of carefully crafted chapters, this volume provides a window into both similarities and contrasts across different regions in the world, as well as insights that help us make sense of convergent and divergent policies and practices.” (Ronald G. Sultana, University of Malta, Faculty of Education, Department of Education Studies, Malta)

“The contribution is to parental involvement and education, with a specific focus on youth. The countries are diverse beyond anglo-saxon countries that are usually reported in parental involvement literature. The manuscript is up-to-date with the latest literature to describe each of the countries. The contribution is providing a diverse range of countries and looking across with selected criteria.” (Susanne Garvis, University of Gothenburg, Department of Education, Communication and Learning, Sweden)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28277-6
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28276-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $109.99
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
School Systems, Parent Behavior, and Academic Achievement
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • Emma Sorbring
  • Jennifer E. Lansford
Series Title
Young People and Learning Processes in School and Everyday Life
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28277-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28277-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28276-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-28279-0
Series ISSN
2522-5642
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 151
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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