Educational Partnerships: Connecting Schools, Families, and the Community

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This comprehensive text helps prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to build and sustain family, school, and community partnerships that are vital to student success. Focusing on grades preK–8, and with a particular emphasis on diverse families and learners, this book helps teachers to overcome barriers, create action plans, and sustain partnerships over time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412952125
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Pages: 331
  • Sales rank: 830,263
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Cox-Petersen (Ph.D. [Curriculum and Instruction; Science Education Specialization] University of Southern California) is Professor in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton. Cox-Petersen received the Robert and Louise Lee Collaborative Award at Cal State Fullerton for her work with science professors across campus. She has written and received several grants related to service learning and collaborative partnerships with local schools and museums. Cox-Petersen has partnered with various organizations, schools, and interdisciplinary departments at Cal State Fullerton. As Science Education Specialist at the Natural History Museum of LA County, she helped to create partnerships within the educational community, with K-12 students and teachers, and with museum curators. As a public school teacher for 10 years, she collaborated with area businesses, universities, and parents. Cox-Petersen has published widely in leading education journals.
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Table of Contents

1 The importance of educational partnerships 3

2 History of educational partnerships 29

3 Meeting the needs of all children in the 21st century 53

4 The makeup of families today : culturally relevant strategies to enhance partnerships 79

5 Building family-school partnerships 109

6 Schools and community : working together and respecting diversity 137

7 Partnering with community organizations and resources 161

8 Barriers to partnerships 181

9 Seeking and sustaining successful partnerships 209

10 Planning for partnerships 237

11 Implementing and sustaining successful partnerships 263

Glossary 281

References 291

Index 305

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