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Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships
Building Connections Within Diverse Communities



May 2012 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

 

Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships: Building Connections Within Diverse Communities prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of children's early education and development. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges.

prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of children's early education and development. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges.

 

The author takes a student-centered approach to delivering substantive information and framing activities, providing:

(a) comprehensive coverage of the diversity of family lives represented in classrooms and strategies for working with those families;

- challenges to family involvement and strategies for addressing them;

- strategies for communicating effectively with and empowering families, and

- reflections, activities, tip boxes, and field assignments designed to facilitate students' skills in building positive family-school-community partnerships.

 
Section I: Foundations of Family Involvement
 
Chapter 1: Contemporary Family Lives and Early Childhood Learning Environments
 
Chapter 2: Developing a Guiding Philosophy of Family Involvement
 
Chapter 3: Benefits of Family Involvement for Children
 
Chapter 4: Benefits of Family Involvement for Families and Teachers
 
Section II: Understanding Family Lives in Contemporary Society
 
Chapter 5: Normed Families: Single-Parent Families, Stepfamilies, and Grandparents as Caregivers
 
Chapter 6: Emerging and Vulnerable Families: Gay and Lesbian Families and Families Living in Poverty
 
Chapter 7: Families of Children With Disabilities
 
Chapter 8: Immigrant Families and Families From Nondominant Cultures: Understanding the Adaptation Process
 
Chapter 9: Adopting a Culturally Responsive Approach to Family Involvement
 
Section III: Planning for and Facilitating Family Involvement
 
Chapter 10: Responding to the Challenges of Family Involvement
 
Chapter 11: Empowering Families Through Family Involvement
 
Chapter 12: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Families
 
Chapter 13: Communicating With Families
 
Chapter 14: Organizing Your Family Involvement Program
 
Section IV: Promoting the Well-Being of All Children
 
Chapter 15: Protecting Children's Health and Safety
 
Appendix: Position Statement: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Photo Credits
 
Index
 
About the Author

"I am very likely to adopt this book for a course. Its informational, clear, pedagogical features are many and relevant to what students need to know."

Alice E. Moss
Depaul University-Chicago Loop

Excellent textbook -- relevant to course objectives

Dr Elena Nitecki
Education Division, Mercy College-Dobbs Ferry
August 13, 2014

I like the set up, content and the supplemental resources available

Professor Karen Roadruck
Education, Lourdes University
June 19, 2014

Liked content

Dr Elena Nitecki
Childhood Education, Mercy College-Dobbs Ferry
February 24, 2014

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