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“This text provides a fresh look at an important topic—teachers and families working collaboratively. A strong blend of research and practical application is presented.”
—Beth Nason Quick, Tennessee State University
“I was captivated by an innovative and a gentle, humanistic approach to viewing families and working with parents in parenting education.”
—Gloria Wenze, University of Scranton
“A synthesis of theory, research, and practice couched in a very readable text... a provocative examination of teacher and parent relationships that holds the promise of a better future for the next generation of educators and parents. This book should fan the flames of professional reflection and professional practice.”
—William McInerney, University of Toledo
Developing Caring Relationships Among Parents, Children, Schools, and Communities looks at parent-professional-child relations very differently than other books in this area. Author Dana McDermott focuses on parents and teachers as adult learners who should be growing and learning along with the children in their care. Accessibly written, the book synthesizes the latest theories and research on parent-and adult-child relations and on adult learning and development, focusing on a dynamic process rather than a static role and, on all the social-contextual factors affecting parents, teachers, and children.
This supplemental text is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses such as Parents/Home-School Relations in Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Parenting; and School and Community Relations in departments of education, psychology, family studies, health sciences, and social work.
Posted December 17, 2012
Dr. McDermott's unique book should be the model for all schools to deveop relationships with the parents and caregivers of their students, members of community, business, faith groups and all who make up neighborhoods. The more support and encouragement full teams of people who care about our future can develop and implement their engagement, the better. When school administrators and school boards realize the value of parents as active, informed partners who can play vital roles in the complete education of the children dramatic results can be realized. All teachers, parents, school board members, principals, superintendents and legislators must read this book. It will change their lives.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 7, 2013
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