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Introduction to Family Engagement in Education

Karen L. Mapp, Harvard University

5 mins

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This course focuses on the importance of cultivating strong partnerships between educators and families to improve students' academic, emotional, and social success.

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Introduction to Family Engagement in Education

Introduction to Family Engagement in Education

by Karen L. Mapp

Overview

Research shows that children with supportive families do better in school. Family engagement in a child's education goes beyond passive support; it is a culmination of what families do at home and within their communities. How can the partnership between home and school improve to leverage more positive outcomes for students?

Karen L. Mapp is a Harvard Graduate School of Education senior lecturer. Mapp has spent 20 years researching how the union of families, communities, and educators can help schooling to achieve more.

Introduction to Family Engagement in Education from edX highlights the relationship between family and school in academic success. It covers the benefits of increased family engagement and explains the research behind it.

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If families see some people who look like them in leadership, they might be more likely to become engaged in school and trust that the school understands their perspective.

- Nancy E. Hill, Charles Bigelow Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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