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Home, School and Community Relations : A Guide to Working with Families,9780766803565
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Home, School and Community Relations : A Guide to Working with Families

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4th
ISBN13:

9780766803565

ISBN10:
0766803562
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/17/1999
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Here's updated coverage of this best-selling comprehensive guide for working with families in early childhood education. Early childhood teachers will appreciate this combination of theory and practice. Case studies and actual program descriptions help you put the book's guidance to use in any teaching situation and with diverse family groups. Coverage includes working with families of various cultural and language backgrounds.

Table of Contents

Foreward ix
Preface xi
Section I Introduction to Families 1(90)
Families Today
3(34)
What Defines a Family?
3(13)
Demographics of Modern Families
16(16)
Why Study Sociological Trends?
32(5)
Parenting
37(39)
Roles Parents Play
39(27)
Parenthood as an Emotional Experience
66(10)
A Day with Two Families: Diversity of Experience
76(15)
The Lawrence Family
77(4)
The Ashley Family
81(3)
Implications for Teachers
84(1)
Diversity
84(7)
Section II Teacher-Family Partnerships in Early Education 91(90)
What is Parent Involvement?
93(28)
Perspectives on Parent Involvement
93(1)
Brief History of Parent Involvement
94(105)
Research on Child Development as Motivation to Include Parents
199
Mandated Parent Involvement
104(9)
Community Concern for Family Support
113(8)
Benefits of Teacher-Family Partnerships for Children, Parents, and Teachers
121(20)
Benefits for Children
125(4)
Benefits for Parents
129(6)
Benefits for Teachers
135(6)
Potential Barriers to Teacher-Family Partnerships
141(22)
Why are There Barriers?
142(5)
Barriers Caused by Human Nature
147(5)
Barriers Caused by the Communication Process
152(5)
Barriers Caused by External Factors
157(6)
Foundations of a Successful Partnership
163(18)
Teacher Ideas and Attidues
164(5)
External Factors
169(12)
Section III Techniques for Developing Partnerships 181(180)
At the Beginning with Parents and Children
183(29)
Inital Contact Between Teacher, Parent, and Child
184(14)
Dealing with Separation Experiences
198(14)
Informal Communication with Parents
212(25)
Communication Techniques
212(25)
Parent-Teacher Conferences
237(32)
Importance of Regular Conferences
237(5)
Groundwork for a Successful Conference
242(8)
Strategies for a Successful Conference
250(6)
Pitfalls to Avoid for a Successful Conference
256(8)
Conference Evaluation
264(5)
Home Visits with Parents and Children
269(18)
Purposes of a Home Visit
270(4)
Undertaking Home Visits
274(3)
Post-Visit Responsibilities
277(2)
Advantages of Home Visits
279(1)
Disadvantages of Home Visits
280(1)
Home-Based Educational Programs
281(6)
Parents in a Classroom
287(25)
Advantages and Potential Problems
288(5)
Getting Parents Involved
293(15)
Teacher's Role
308(4)
Parents in Meetings
312(21)
What is Parent Education?
313(9)
Implementing a Parent Education Program
322(6)
Parents as Decision Makers
328(5)
Teachers and Parents in the Community
333(28)
Corporate Involvement
336(2)
Legislative Initiatives
338(2)
Linkings Within the Community
340(6)
The Role of Advocate
346(7)
Community as Educational Resource
353(8)
Section IV Making a Partnership Work 361(140)
Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds
363(35)
A Rationale for Teacher Attention to Diversity
364(7)
Strategies for Teachers
371(6)
Negotiating Cultural Conflict
377(2)
Common Cultural Issues that Arise in Classrooms
379(19)
Working with Parents in Particular Circumstances
398(53)
Working with Families Undergoing Change Due to Divorce
399(15)
Working with Parents of Children with Specil Needs
414(11)
Working with Parents of Infants
425(9)
Working with Families When Abuse Occurs
434(7)
Working with Adoptive Families
441(10)
Working to Resolve Troublesome Attitudes and Behaviors
451(22)
Hostility
452(8)
Indifference
460(2)
Over-Involvement
462(4)
Frequent Causes of Tension Between Parents and Teachers
466(7)
Looking at Parent-Involvement Programs that Work
473(28)
Lakewood Preschool Cooperative, Charlotte, North Carolina
473(9)
Fair Meadows School, Converse, Texas
482(6)
Ben and Jerry's Children's Center, Waterbury, Vermont
488(6)
Auraria Campus Child Care Center, Denver, Colorado
494(7)
Appendix 501(2)
References 503(12)
Index 515


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