The Broken Compass by Keith Robinson and Angel L. Harris is one of the Duke penned books to prep for back to school.
“The Broken Compass” asks whether children do better when parents are actively involved in their schooling. Sociology professor Angel Harris and Duke alumnus Keith Robinson assess more than 60 measures of parental participation at home and in school. The pair consider whether greater parental involvement can make a difference in the fundamental problems facing children's education today. Through scientific investigation of how parents across socioeconomic and ethnic groups contribute to their K-12 children’s academic performance, this 2014 study challenges long-held beliefs about the role of the family in educational success.
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