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"This text uniquely provides comprehensive coverage of the history of parenting and parent/school collaboration, current issues and immigration trends affecting American schools and communities, diverse family structures, and many techniques that teaching professionals can use to engage family members of all children more completely as partners in education. Chapters on working with families of children with special needs and on child abuse are remarkable aspects of this text."--BOOK JACKET.
Eugenia Hepworth Berger is professor emerita of education at Metropolitian State College.
Table of Contents
1. Family Involvement—Essential for a Child's Development. 2. Historical Overview of Family Life and Parent Involvement. 3. The Family and Community. 4. Effective Home-School-Community Relationships. 5. Communication and Parent Programs. 6. Collaborative Leadership—Working with Parents. 7. School-Based Programs. 8. Home-Based Programs. 9. Working with Parents of the Child with Disabilities. 10. The Abused Child. 11. Rights, Responsibilities, and Advocacy.