Home, School and Community Relations: A Guide to Working with Families / Edition 6

Home, School and Community Relations: A Guide to Working with Families / Edition 6

by Carol Gestwicki
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1418029742

ISBN-13: 9781418029746

Pub. Date: 06/21/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This practical text is designed to meet the needs of students, administrators, and teachers of children of all ages who are trying to create effective partnerships with families. It provides an overview of modern families and their complex roles, to sensitize teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter. The text discusses fully both the

Overview

This practical text is designed to meet the needs of students, administrators, and teachers of children of all ages who are trying to create effective partnerships with families. It provides an overview of modern families and their complex roles, to sensitize teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter. The text discusses fully both the benefits of creating productive partnerships and the barriers that teachers must work beyond. Practical and effective communication strategies are described, with abundant examples. Emphasis is placed on current developments in the field of early childhood education, legislative mandates in education, and position statements from professional organizations. A discussion of No Child Left Behind and updated NAEYC Code of Ethics accreditation standards for programs and for teacher education supports this emphasis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418029746
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/21/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Day With Two Families: Diversity of Experience. Chapter 2: Families Today. Chapter 3: Parenting. Chapter 4: What is Family Involvement? Chapter 5: Benefits of Teacher-Family Partnerships for Children, Parents, and Teachers. Chapter 6: Potential Barriers to Teacher-Family Partnerships. Chapter 7: Foundations of a successful Partnership. Chapter 8: At the Beginning with Parents and Children. Chapter 9: Informal Communication with Families. Chapter 10: Parent-Teacher Conferences. Chapter 11: Home Visits with Parents and Children. Chapter 12: Families in the Classroom. Chapter 13: Parent Education. Chapter 14: It Takes a Village: Teachers, Families, and Communities. Chapter 15: Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds. Chapter 16: Working with Families in Particular Circumstances. Chapter 17: Working to Resolve Troublesome Attitudes and Behaviors. Chapter 18: Looking at Parent Involvement Programs that Work.

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