Families, Powered On

Families, Powered On: Improving Family Engagement in Early Childhood Education Through Technology

Lindsay Daugherty
Rafiq Dossani
Erin-Elizabeth Johnson
Cameron Wright
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 8
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt14bs2fx
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    Families, Powered On
    Book Description:

    The authors describe the barriers that hinder family engagement with early childhood education and the ways in which technology may afford new opportunities to overcome these barriers—empowering families to become better educators at home, and strengthening connection and communication between school and home.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8969-4
    Subjects: Education

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  1. Families, Powered On Improving Family Engagement in Early Childhood Education Through Technology
    (pp. 1-8)
    Lindsay Daugherty, Rafiq Dossani, Erin-Elizabeth Johnson and Cameron Wright

    Family engagement in the education of young children is associated with numerous positive outcomes for those children, and parents and other family members play an important role as “teachers” during the time children spend outside the classroom. Home-based involvement (e.g., a parent-led educational activity), school-based involvement (e.g., volunteering in the classroom), and school-home conferencing (e.g., speaking to a teacher about a child’s progress) are the key components of family engagement, but there are barriers to all three. In this policy brief, we describe the barriers that hinder family engagement and the ways in which technology may afford new opportunities to...