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This new edition of a best-seller completely updates its discussion of the skills, techniques, and attitudes early childhood teachers need to work more closely with families. Many practical strategies and problem-solving techniques are included in this comprehensive text. Students get theoretical and practical coverage of dealing with diverse contemporary families and teaching situations.
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"Great coverage of topics, supporting research, and helpful examples/scenarios."

"The text provides the teacher the perspective of a parent and the importance of respecting the elements and indicators of developmentally appropriate practices to meet the goal for the child, not personal bias. Teachers are challenged to work with parents who come from hostile to undernurtured home settings or lack positive interpersonal skills. The text directs the readers' attention to not only developmentally appropriate practices according to the NAEYC code of ethics, but also to websites to link different resources related to the subject matter."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111833237
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 102,577
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.79 (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 families. Earlier in her career, she worked with children and families in a variety of community agencies and schools in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, and Namibia (South West Africa). She received her MA from Drew University. She has been an active member of the NAEYC for many years, including making numerous presentations at state and national conferences. She has been a Fellow in the Early Childhood Leadership Development Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she has been associated with the T.E.A.C.H. Model/Mentor program. Her other publications include more than two dozen articles about child development and family issues and scripts and design for 14 audiovisual instructional programs. She has three other books on topics in early education published by Delmar Learning: Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, Fifth edition (2013); Essentials of Early Education (1997); and Authentic Childhood: Exploring Reggio Emilia in the Classroom (2002). Currently, she writes a regular column titled "Grandma Says" for Growing Child.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Sect. I Introduction to Parenting
Ch. 1 A Consideration of Families 3
Ch. 2 Parenting 29
Ch. 3 A Day in the Lives of Two Families 65
Sect. II Teacher-Parent Partnerships in Early Education
Ch. 4 What Is Parent Involvement? 77
Ch. 5 Benefits of Teacher-Parent Partnerships for Children, Parents, and Teachers 99
Ch. 6 Potential Barriers to Teacher-Parent Relationships 117
Ch. 7 Foundations of a Successful Partnership 135
Sect. III Techniques for Developing Partnerships
Ch. 8 At the Beginning with Parents and Children 153
Ch. 9 Informal Communication with Parents 179
Ch. 10 Parent-Teacher Conferences 197
Ch. 11 Home Visits with Parents and Children 225
Ch. 12 Parents in a Classroom 241
Ch. 13 Parents in Meetings 263
Ch. 14 Teachers and Parents in the Community 283
Sect. IV Making a Partnership Work
Ch. 15 Working with Parents with Special Needs 307
Ch. 16 Working with Troublesome Attitudes and Situations 347
Ch. 17 Looking at Parent-Involvement Programs That Work 367
Appendix: Resource Directory 393
Index 395
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2015

    I used this book in my class, and everyone loved it! It was so p

    I used this book in my class, and everyone loved it! It was so practical, and had a whole bunch of resources. I already have a job at a preschool, and I used the sample letters and a bunch of other forms at work. awesome! Made my job easier, plus I learned a lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Not the greatest

    I bought this book for a class and it was a waste. We used it in class but the chapters all talked about the same thing. All you had to do was read one chapter and you knew all you needed to know which was common sense anyway. Tge chspters repeated themselves. My teacher was very upset and is not using it ever again. Total waste of money and time.

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