R1: PLAYBOOK FOR HOME VISITING
The Playbook consists of:
- A Home Visiting Program for use by teachers to promote the participation of parents, especially disadvantaged ones;
- Guidelines for use by other schools in order to expand its transferability. The Playbook proposes a Home Visiting Program, reversing the traditional process of school/family interaction.
It is aimed at promoting the involvement of parents at home in support of the children and in a specific form which is the academic socialization of parents; the latter: (1) proved to be more appropriate to the educational needs of adolescents (Wang et al. 2014); (2) capable of enhancing parenting life skills that take on great importance also in relation to migrant families which, researches show (Crosnoe &
Fuligni,2012; Cooper & Smalls,2010 etc..), often use creative strategies to manage their children’s education and provide unique experiences of academic socialization using cultural beliefs and resources to promote their childrens’ academic development.