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

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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.

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"[This book offers] a very thorough presentation to promote the inclusion of parent and community involvement within the early childhood setting."

"This is an excellent text book with great resources."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133590354
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/20/2012
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 1,135,744
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Gestwicki was an instructor in the Early Childhood Education program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for over 30 years. Her teaching responsibilities have included supervising students in classroom situations as they work with parents. Earlier in her career, she worked with children and families in a wide variety of community agencies and schools in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, and Namibia. She received her MA from Drew University and has been an active member of NAEYC for many years, making numerous presentations at state and national conferences. Other publications include more than two dozen articles on child development and family issues, and several other textbooks, including DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE: CURRICULUM AND DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY EDUCATION, 4th Edition, ©2011, Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

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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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