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Home, school & community relations

Author: Carol Gestwicki
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Cengage Learning, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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This text 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 also recognizes that some family situations today create real challenges for teachers trying to create partnerships with families.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Gestwicki
ISBN: 1435401085 9781435401082 1439046212 9781439046210
OCLC Number: 312233112
Description: xviii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction to Families. A day with two families: diversity of experience. The Lawrence family --
The Ashley family --
Implications for teachers --
Diversity. --
Families today. What defines a family? --
Demographics of modern families --
Why study sociological trends? --
Parentin. Roles parents play --
Parenthood as an emotional experience. --
Teacher-Family Partnerships in Education. What is family involvement? --
Perspectives on family involvement --
A brief history of family involvement --
Enabling, strengthening --
Reseacrh on child development as motivation to include parents --
Mandated parent involvement --
Community concern for family support. --
Benefits of teacher-family partnerships for children, parents and teachers. Benefits for children --
Benefits for parents --
Benefits for teachers. --
Potential barriers to teacher-family partnerships. Why are there barriers? --
Differences between teaching and parenting --
Maneuvering over turf --
The issue of trust --
Differences in expertise --
Barriers caused by external factors. --
Foundations of a successful partnership. Teacher ideas and attitudes --
External factors --
Family Resource Center, Fort Myers, Florida. --
Methods for Developing Partnerships. At the beginning with parents and children. Initial contact between teacher, parent, and child --
Dealing with separation experiences. --
Informal communication with families. Communication methods. --
Parent-teacher conferences. Importance of regular conferences --
Groundwork for a successful conference --
Strategies for a successful conference --
Pitfalls to avoid for a successful conference --
Difficult conferences --
Conference evaluation. --
Home visits with parents and children. Purposes of a home visit --
Undertaking home visits --
Advantages of home visits --
Disadvantages of home visits --
Home-based educational and support programs. --
Families in the classroom. Advantages and potential problems --
Getting families involved --
The teacher's role. --
Parent education. What is parent education? --
Implementing a parent education program --
Parent education for immigrant and migrant parents --
Parents as decision makers. --
It takes a village: teachers, families, and communities. Corporate involvement --
Legislative initiatives --
Linkages within the community --
The role of advocate --
Community as an educational resource. --
Making a Partnership Work. Working with families from diverse backgrounds. A rationale for teacher attention to diversity --
Strategies for teachers --
Negotiating with cultural conflict --
Common cultural issues that arise in classrooms --
What does working with diversity look like? --
Working with families in particular circumstances. Working with families undergoing change due to divorce --
Working with parents of children with special needs --
Working with families of infants --
Working with families when abuse occurs --
Working with adoptive families. --
Working to resolve challengin attitudes and behaviors. Hostility --
Indifference --
Overinvolvement --
Frequent causes of tension between parents and teachers.
Other Titles: Home, school, and community relations
Responsibility: Carol Gestwicki.
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