What are some of the biggest issues the parents and child struggle with in regard to education?

DISCUSSION 1

Interview

Interview one member of a family with a young child who is involved in some type of care or educational program. Ask the following:

What are some of the biggest issues the parents and child struggle with in regard to education?

What ways are the school administrators and teachers addressing their needs and providing support to them?

How do they communicate with educators about their child and how is the communication reciprocated?

Does the parent believe the school supports their cultural and diversity needs and is in sync with their own beliefs toward education?

DISCUSSION 2

Search the library databases and find a journal article that utilizes ecological systems theory in some capacity. As you search the databases, take note of the variety of ways this theory is used to study people.

Many current research studies utilize ecological systems theory. Share the journal article you found in the library and give a synopsis of how the theory is integrated in the study or article. What levels of the theory are being addressed the most?