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Parents as Partners in Education, Eighth Edition, is uniquely the most comprehensive book on the market covering the history of parenting and parent/school collaboration, current issues and population trends affecting American schools and communities, diverse family structures, and techniques for establishing a connection with parents and encouraging involvement with their child’s learning.
Based on the notion of funds of knowledge, the knowledge that children acquire from their families, this best-selling textbook helps the reader differentiate between culture and diversity as they relate to culturally and linguistically diverse families. Rather than following a tourist approach to culture, this new edition focuses on culturally relevant pedagogy to work with children and their families, particularly those who are English language learners and immigrant children. A special focus on culturally and linguistically diverse children with special needs is a remarkable aspect of the book.
1: Family: Essential for a Child’s Development
2: Diversity of Families
3: Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Groups
4: Parent Involvement: A Historical Overview
5: Effective Home-School-Community Relationships
6: Effective Teacher-Family Communication: Types, Barriers, Conferences, and Programs
7: Dual Collaborative Leadership–Parents and Teachers
8: School-Based Programs
9: Home-Based Programs
10: Exceptional Families: Responsibilities and Support
11: The Abused Child
12: Assisting Parents with Child Advocacy
Posted November 11, 2009
I had to purchase this book for a child development class that focuses on home, school, and community relations. I found this book extremely dry and boring. I'm taking two other child development courses and I have no difficulties in reading those books. I wouldn't purchase this book unless you absolutely have to. Even the professor of this class uses a powerpoint presentation from a different textbook to give us notes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 28, 2009
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