Home, School and Community Relations: A Guide to Working with Families / Edition 4

Home, School and Community Relations: A Guide to Working with Families / Edition 4

by Carol Gestwicki, Gestwicki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0766803562

ISBN-13: 9780766803565

Pub. Date: 08/01/1999

Publisher: Cengage Delmar 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

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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:
9780766803565
Publisher:
Cengage Delmar Learning
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Series:
Early Childhood Education Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Sect. IIntroduction to Parenting
Ch. 1A Consideration of Families3
Ch. 2Parenting29
Ch. 3A Day in the Lives of Two Families65
Sect. IITeacher-Parent Partnerships in Early Education
Ch. 4What Is Parent Involvement?77
Ch. 5Benefits of Teacher-Parent Partnerships for Children, Parents, and Teachers99
Ch. 6Potential Barriers to Teacher-Parent Relationships117
Ch. 7Foundations of a Successful Partnership135
Sect. IIITechniques for Developing Partnerships
Ch. 8At the Beginning with Parents and Children153
Ch. 9Informal Communication with Parents179
Ch. 10Parent-Teacher Conferences197
Ch. 11Home Visits with Parents and Children225
Ch. 12Parents in a Classroom241
Ch. 13Parents in Meetings263
Ch. 14Teachers and Parents in the Community283
Sect. IVMaking a Partnership Work
Ch. 15Working with Parents with Special Needs307
Ch. 16Working with Troublesome Attitudes and Situations347
Ch. 17Looking at Parent-Involvement Programs That Work367
Appendix: Resource Directory393
Index395

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