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Mary Lou Fuller has been an elementary school teacher, school psychologist, and a university faculty member. At the time she retired from the University of North Dakota, she was a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and held the Rose Isabelle Kelley Fischer Chair of Education. She received three Master’s Degrees from Arizona State University and her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. Her studies dealt with diversity in the classroom and in families, and diversity is central to most of her research and publications. Among her publications are two other college textbooks, Teaching Hispanic Children and Adult Learners on Campus, co-authored with colleagues. Mary Lou now lives on a ranch in the high desert of Arizona and teaches off-campus classes for Northern Arizona University. She enjoys communicating with other educators and welcomes email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Families
Chapter 2 Families and Their Functions: Past and Present
Chapter 3 Family Diversity
Chapter 4 Parents' Perspectives on Parenting
Chapter 5 Teachers and Parenting
Chapter 6 Parent-Teacher Communication: Who’s Talking?
Chapter 7 Family Involvement in Education
Chapter 8 Families and Their Children with Disabilities
Chapter 9 Family-Involvement Models
Chapter 10 Education Law and Parental Rights
Chapter 11 Family Violence: The Effect on Teachers, Parents, and Children
Chapter 12 Poverty: The Enemy of Children and Family
Chapter 13 Fatherhood, Society and School: What Fathers Contribute and Why it is
Chapter 14 The Implications of Home-School Partnerships for School Violence and Bullying
Chapter 15 Finding a Voice for Children: Advocacy in Action