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K-12 Education - Parent Involvement

Discern what Hjalmarson (2011) means when she states, "Rather than expecting parents to adapt to us, we need to create a parent involvement system that meets parents' diverse needs" (p. 45).

Do you recall, as a K-12 student, certain educators who provided leadership in partnership activities? Please give specific examples about those partnerships. Describe those partnerships. How did they impact your educational experience?

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Hjalmarson's statement is a testimony to the fact that if schools aspire for parents to become heavily involved in the education process of their children schools must take the utmost consideration of parents' time constraints and concerns. This consideration must ascertain the needs, and abilities of the parent's to interact ...

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Discusses parent involvement and school parent partnerships....