Cengage Advantage Books: Home, School, and Community Relations / Edition 8

Cengage Advantage Books: Home, School, and Community Relations / Edition 8

by Carol Gestwicki
     
 

ISBN-10: 1133590357

ISBN-13: 9781133590354

Pub. Date: 01/20/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This practical book is an indispensable guide for home-school-community collaborations. It meets the needs of current and practicing teachers, as well as administrators, who are trying to create effective partnerships with families. An overview of modern families and their complex roles sensitizes teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter

Overview


This practical book is an indispensable guide for home-school-community collaborations. It meets the needs of current and practicing teachers, as well as administrators, who are trying to create effective partnerships with families. An overview of modern families and their complex roles sensitizes teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter. The book also fully discusses both the benefits of creating productive partnerships and the barriers that teachers must overcome. Abundant examples clarify the book's practical and effective communication strategies. Current developments in the field of early childhood education are emphasized, including legislative mandates in education, professional standards of the field, and strategies for working with families of students with diverse learning needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133590354
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/20/2012
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Section I: INTRODUCTION TO FAMILIES. 1. A Day with Two Families: Diversity of Experience. 2. Families Today. 3. Parenting. Section II: TEACHER-FAMILY PARTNERSHIPS IN EARLY EDUCATION. 4. What Is Family Involvement? 5. Benefits and Barriers to Teacher-Family Partnerships. 6. Foundations of a Successful Partnership. Section III: METHODS FOR DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS. 7. At the Beginning with Parents and Children. 8. Informal Communication with Families. 9. Parent-Teacher Conferences. 10. Families in the Classroom. 11. Parent Education. 12. It Takes a Village: Teachers, Families, and Communities. Section IV: MAKING A PARTNERSHIP WORK. 13. Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds. 14. Working with Families in Particular Circumstances. 15. Working to Resolve Challenging Attitudes and Behaviors Appendix: Home Visits with Parents and Children.

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