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This book encourages readers to hone their analytic and problem-solving skills for use in real-world situations with students and their families. Organized according to Ecological Systems Theory (of the micro, meso, exo, macro, and chrono systems), the text presents research-based teaching cases that reflect critical dilemmas in family-school-community relations, especially among families for whom poverty and cultural differences are daily realities.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Preparing Educators in Family Engagement|
|About Family Engagement in Education|
|How to Use the Casebook|
|Theoretical Perspectives on the Microsystem|
|Motivation to Learn|
|A Developmental-Contextual Perspective|
|The Microsystem Cases|
|A Special Education Plan for Anabela: Does Supporting Her Needs Mean Holding Her Back?|
|My Favorite Subject Is Lunch: Motivating a Disengaged Student|
|Theoretical Perspectives on the Mesosystem|
|Social Executive Functioning|
|Community Support for Family Engagement in Children's Learning|
|The Mesosystem Cases|
|Lunchtime at Sunnydale Elementary School: What Do First Graders Need?|
|Defining "Fine": Communicating Academic Progress to Parents|
|Bilingual Voices and Parent Classroom Choices: Family Engagement in Language and Literacy|
|Theoretical Perspectives on the Exosystem|
|School-Based Family Support|
|The Exosystem Cases|
|Afterschool for Cindy: Family, School, and Community Roles in Out-of-School Time|
|Piecing It Together: Linking Systems to Support a Student and Family|
|Theoretical Perspectives on the Macrosystem|
|Ethnic and Racial Diversity|
|The Macrosystem Cases|
|What Words Don't Say: Talking About Racism|
|Raising Children Alone: Poverty, Welfare Reform, and Family Involvement|
|Learning in the Shadow of Violence: Community, Culture, and Family Engagement|
|Theoretical Perspectives on the Chronosystem|
|Families, Time, and Learning|
|The Chronosystem Cases|
|Tomasito Is Too Big to Hold Hands: The Developing Child and the Home-School Relationship|
|Staying on the Path Toward College: One Boy at the Crossroads|
|About the Authors|
|About the Contributors|
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