Journal of Child and Family Studies

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 705–707 | Cite as

Hornby, Garry, Parental Involvement in Childhood Education

Springer, New York, 2011, 137 pp
  • Sandra E. James
Book Review

Don’t let the small size of this book fool you. Garry Hornby has managed to cover a lot of ground in 137 pages. This book is a concise yet comprehensive guide in building partnerships between parents and teachers, increasing parental involvement in their children’s education. His background in educational psychology, counseling, and teacher education gives him an objective perspective on one of the most important relationships that impact a child’s education—the one between parent and teacher.

Chapter 1 covers the importance of parental involvement in their children’s education and gives some examples of the positive benefits that are derived from having a partnership between parents and the educational system. The merits of parental involvement include benefits for children, parents, and teachers. Parental involvement offers children the opportunity to have positive changes in their attitudes, mental health, and behavior as well as an increase in school attendance. Improvement in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American Health and Wellness InstituteAtlantaUSA

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