Education begins at home. The first simple word a parent speaks to an infant opens the world of language to the child and sets the child on the path of exploration and discovery. When formal schooling begins, many parents believe that their role as educator has ended.
But education is a shared responsibility and new findings from PISA show that parental involvement in education is pivotal for the success of children throughout their school years and beyond.
Let's Read Them a Story! not only documents PISA results and analysis, it also offers parents, educators and policy makers practical suggestions on how to improve parental involvement and describes the kinds of activities that are most strongly associated with better reading performance. It provides a wealth of examples of programmes that promote effective forms of parental involvement and successful partnerships between parents and schools from around the world. Most important, the report shows parents that it's never too early - and never too late - to get involved in their child's education.
Contents : Chapter 1. Get involved!; Chapter 2. Read your children a story; Chapter 3. Talk with your children about the world around them; Chapter 4. Get involved at school because you want to, not because you have to; Chapter 5. Show your children that you value reading, too