Home, School, and Community Relationsby Gestwicki, Carol
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This practical text is designed to meet the needs of administrators, as well as current and practicing teachers across all grade levels 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 fully discusses 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.
Table of Contents
|Introduction To Families|
|A Day with Two Families: Diversity of Experience|
|Teacher-Family Partnerships In Early Education|
|What Is Family Involvement?|
|Benefits of Teacher-Family Partnerships for Children, Parents, and Teachers|
|Potential Barriers to Teacher-Family Partnerships|
|Foundations of a Successful Partnership|
|Methods For Developing Partnerships|
|At the Beginning with Parents and Children|
|Informal Communication with Families|
|Home Visits with Parents and Children|
|Families in the Classroom|
|It Takes a Village: Teachers, Families, and Communities|
|Making A Partnership Work|
|Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds|
|Working with Families in Particular Circumstances|
|Working to Resolve Challenging Attitudes and Behaviors|
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