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Description - Family Factors and the Educational Success of Children by William Jeynes

Family Factors and the Educational Success of Children addresses a wide range of family variables and a diverse array of family situations in order to understand the dynamics of the multifaceted relationship between family realities and educational outcomes of children. It provides research on building effective partnerships between parents and teaches the importance of parental style, parental involvement as a means of improving family life, the influence of family factors on children of color, and the role of religion in influencing family and educational dynamics. This book is a valuable resource for academics, family scientists, social workers, psychologists, parents, and students. The book contains research on a full variety of issues, which will provide insight into a wide range of practical matters regarding the influence of the family. The research methodology included in this book includes examining large data sets, case studies, research syntheses and other student surveys. As a result of reading this book, individuals will have greater insight into how a multitudinous number of family factors ultimately influence the educational success of children, whether that is experienced directly or indirectly. This book was published as a double special issue of Marriage and Family Review.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789037626
ISBN-10: 0789037629
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 420
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Jeynes

William Jeynes is a professor of Education at California State University in Long Beach. He has written extensively on family issues and conducted several meta-analyses on parental involvement and the impact of parental family structure on students' academic and behavioral outcomes.