Cengage Advantage Books: Families, Schools and Communities: Together for Young Children / Edition 5

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Overview

FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITIES: TOGETHER FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 5th Edition, emphasizes the role of families and communities in children's education, and is geared to meeting national standards in teacher preparation programs. Content reflects current research and best practices in education. Divided into two sections, this book helps you understand contemporary families and provides you with the skills that you will need to build relationships with families and the community. You'll find specific ideas and strategies for increasing family involvement in the community and schools, encouraging learning at home, working with military families, recognizing family strengths, diversity in the classroom, and many other topics. New content includes integration of current standards and a new video feature as well as expanded material on advocacy, technology, and strategies for dealing with parents.

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"The book aligns well with the topics in our course. It continues to integrate theory with content providing a strong rationale and foundational base. It includes standards and discusses the role/responsibility of teachers in the partnership with parents. A solid text for our course."

"It has a strong theoretical foundation and [is] rooted in NAEYC standards. The text delivers appropriate skills and knowledge regarding working with families and communities. There are many resources and supplements to aid you in your instruction."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133942337
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Couchenour is a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Teacher Education Department at Shippensburg University. A member of the NAEYC Professional Development Panel, she received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Ohio State.

Kent Chrisman is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Teacher Education Department at Shippensburg University. He received his Ed.D. in Educational Supervision at the University of Louisville, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Early Care and Education State Advisory Committee as well as the Pennsylvania TEACH Advisory Board.

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Table of Contents

Part I: UNDERSTANDING FAMILIES. 1. A Theory-Based Approach to Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education. 2. Understanding Family Diversity. 3. Developmental Issues in Families with Young Children. 4. Family Strengths, Family Functions, and Family Structure. 5. Parenting. 6. Family Stress. PART II: PRACTICE. 7. A Family-Based Philosophy in Early Childhood Education. 8. Family-Staff Relationships. 9. Supporting Young Children's Learning at Home. 10. Parent Education and Family Life Education. 11. Early Childhood Educators in the Community. Case Studies. Appendix A. Websites for Professional Development. Appendix B. NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment. Appendix C. National Academy of Early Childhood Programs Accreditation. Appendix D. Responding to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Recommendations for Effective Early Childhood Education. Appendix E. Professional Preparation Excerpts from NAEYC Initial Licensing Standards for Early Childhood Teacher Certification. Appendix F. NAEYC Position Statement on the Prevention of Child Abuse in Early Childhood Programs and the Responsibilities of Early Childhood Professionals to Prevent Child Abuse. Glossary. Index.

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