In order to minimize the gap between parents, children, teachers, schools and communities we have to learn more:
1. What causes this mismatched communication and competition?
2. What can parents, teachers, principals, communities and governments do to bridge this gap?
3. What are the ways to understand and overcome the discontinuity between home and school?
4. What are the unique characteristics of parental involvement in schools in different cultures?
Dr. Carol Buchholz Holland, Counselor Education Program, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Dr. Nurit Kaplan-Toren, Department of Learning, Instruction, and
Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa,
Haifa, Israel (Team Facilitator)