Families, Schools and Communities: Working Together for Children / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
Here's new coverage of the three major theories for partnering families and communities with schools and how to put them into practice for children from birth to age eight. The authors fully discuss Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory, the contextualist theory, and the family systems theory. Early childhood education students will discover the connection between these important theories and family support programs, parental involvement in early education, national guidelines, and other strategies for forming partnerships. This higher level, more theoretical text builds on students' prior knowledge of early childhood education practices.
About the Author
Donna Couchenour is a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Teacher Education Department at Shippensburg University. A member of the NAEYC Professional Development Panel, she received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Ohio State.
Kent Chrisman is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Teacher Education Department at Shippensburg University. He received his Ed.D. in Educational Supervision at the University of Louisville, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Early Care and Education State Advisory Committee as well as the Pennsylvania TEACH Advisory Board.
Table of Contents
Preface. Forward. PART I: UNDERSTANDING FAMILIES: A Theory-based Rationale for Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education. Culture, Race and Class. Development Issues in Families with Young Children. Family Strengths, Family Structure and Family Functions. Parenting. Family Stress. PART II: PRACTICE: A Family-based philosophy in Early Childhood Education. Family-Staff Relationships. Parent Education and Family Life Education. Early Childhood Educators in the Community. APPENDIX A: Web sites for professional development. APPENDIX B: NAEYC Code of ethical conduct and statement of commitment. APPENDIX C: National Academy of Early Childhood Programs accreditation criteria. APPENDIX D: National education goals. APPENDIX E: Professional preparation guidelines for early childhood education. APPENDIX F: NAEYC position statement on child abuse prevention. Glossary. Index.