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The Good Parent Educator: What every parent should know about their children's education

The Good Parent Educator: What every parent should know about their children's education

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The Good Parent Educator provides the tools that will turn excessive parenting into effective learning. Whether it is helping children learn to read or revise, engaging with teachers, paying for private tutors, choosing a school, or deciding which degree or apprenticeship to apply for, this is the must-have expert guide.

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How can you help your children do well at school and beyond? It’s a question millions of parents are asking themselves as they go to ever greater lengths to secure the best education results for their children. By the time they leave home, many parents will spend 10,000 days trying to help their children prepare for adulthood. Here for the first time are the essential evidence-informed tips to make you an effective parent educator.

The Good Parent Educator provides the tools that will turn excessive parenting into effective learning. Whether it is helping children learn to read or revise, engaging with teachers, paying for private tutors, choosing a school, or deciding which degree or apprenticeship to apply for, this is the must-have expert guide. It reveals what really matters in education, debunking the many education myths and misconceptions that can harm children’s learning.

Enabling parents to focus on effective uses of their time will lead to better outcomes, but also to a more balanced life. Based on the findings of thousands of studies, but also filled with personal parenting stories, the book’s ultimate aim is to empower children through education so they become independent thinkers ready to prosper in the world.

About the Author

Lee Elliot Major is Britain’s first Professor of Social Mobility, appointed by the University of Exeter to be a global leader in the field. His work is dedicated to improving the prospects of disadvantaged children and young people.

He has written several award-winning books about education and social mobility, including Social Mobility and Its Enemies and What Works? Research and evidence for successful teaching.

His work has helped 100,000s of teachers. He is focused on the practical impact of research, working closely with school leaders, universities, employers and Government policy makers.

Lee is one of the most influential public voices in national education debates, appearing regularly in the press. He was formerly Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust. He is the first in his family to go to university. In 2019, Lee was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to social mobility.

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Author Lee Elliot Major
ISBN 9781913622725
No of pages 140
Format Paperback
Publication Date 23 Aug 2021

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