Schools and Families: Creating Essential Connections for Learning / Edition 1

Schools and Families: Creating Essential Connections for Learning / Edition 1

by Sandra L. Christenson, Susan M. Sheridan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572306548

ISBN-13: 9781572306547

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This practical volume is designed to help school practitioners and educators build stronger connections with families and enhance student achievement in grades K-12. Beyond simply getting parents involved in schoolwork, the book describes how positive family-school relationships can socialize and support children and adolescents as learners throughout their

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This practical volume is designed to help school practitioners and educators build stronger connections with families and enhance student achievement in grades K-12. Beyond simply getting parents involved in schoolwork, the book describes how positive family-school relationships can socialize and support children and adolescents as learners throughout their academic careers. Identified are key pathways by which professionals and parents can develop common goals for learning and behavior, a shared sense of accountability, better communication, and a willingness to listen to different perspectives. The focus is on assumptions, goals, attitudes, behaviors, and strategies that professionals can draw on both to assess school-home connections that are currently in place and to implement new, more productive practices. Grounded in theory and research, the book features case examples, self-reflective exercises, and discussion questions in every chapter, as well as useful appendices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572306547
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Guilford School Practitioner Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
1,431,316
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Prologue
1. Family-School Relationships as a Protective Factor
2. Approach: The Framework for Interaction with Families
3. Attitudes: Values and Perceptions about Family Involvement
4. Atmosphere: The Climate in Schools for Families and Educators
5. Actions: Strategies for Building Shared Responsibility
Epilogue
References
Appendices
Appendix A. NASP Position Statement on Home-School Collaboration:
Establishing Partnerships to Enhance Educational Outcomes
Appendix B. Checklist for Quality Indicators of the Six National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement
Appendix C. Selected Examples from the "Partner Up" Newsletter
Appendix D. A Teacher's Perspective on Communicating with Families
Appendix E. Inventory for Creating School-Family Connections

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