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Preparing educators to engage families : case studies using an ecological systems framework

Author: Heather Bastow Weiss
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Exploring family engagement issues across early years through to pre-adolescence, this book will enable teachers and parents to explore their roles and involvement in their child or pupil's education.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Bastow Weiss
ISBN: 9781452241074 1452241074
OCLC Number: 840462701
Description: xxxviii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Theoretical Perspectives on the Microsystem --
Motivation to Learn --
Theoretical Frameworks for Understanding Children's Motivation to Learn --
The Three Cs: Competence, Control, and Connection --
Conclusion and Implications --
A Developmental-Contextual Perspective --
The Research --
Conclusion and Implications --
2. The Microsystem Cases --
Case 1. Supporting Ignacio: A Mother Discovers How to Help Her Son Succeed --
Characters --
Ignacio: The Beginning of the School Year (Translated From Spanish) --
Viridiana and Mrs. Naylor: First Impressions in Class --
Father Benedict: Parish Priest --
Christina: Librarian --
Paty: The Fall Parent-Teacher Conference --
Viridiana: Providing the "Aha" Moment --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
Case 2. A Special Education Plan for Anabela: Does Supporting Her Needs Mean Holding Her Back? --
Characters --
Teacher to Teacher: Talking Over Anabela's Progress --
Anabela's Cumulative Record --
Anabela's Mother, Magda --
Special Education at La Paz --
Jean Harfleur, Anabela's Teacher, on Anabela and Her Family --
Connie York, Anabela's Resource Room Teacher, on Anabela and Her Family --
Anabela on Family, Learning, and School --
Putting the Pieces Together --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
Case 3. My Favorite Subject Is Lunch: Motivating a Disengaged Student --
Characters --
Anthony Barbarin at School --
Anthony --
Jason Mitchell and Cynthia Hague, Anthony's Teachers --
The Barbarin Family --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
3. Theoretical Perspectives on the Mesosystem --
Social Executive Functioning --
Conclusion and Implications --
The Family, School, and Community Relationship --
Types of Family and School Relationship --
Principles of Relationship Building --
Conclusion and Implications --
4. The Mesosystem Cases --
Case 4. Lunchtime at Sunnydale Elementary School: What Do First Graders Need? --
Characters --
Beatriz, Rosa and Maria's Grandmother --
Linda Chang, Principal --
The Grandmother Encounters School Staff --
The PTA Meeting --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
Case 5. Defining "Fine": Communicating Academic Progress to Parents --
Characters --
The Principal, Dick Leonard --
The Parents, Molly and Margot --
The Teacher, Tammy Gray --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
Case 6. Bilingual Voices and Parent Classroom Choices: Family Engagement in Language and Literacy --
Characters --
Mother and Daughter Battle Over Homework --
Choosing an English-Only Classroom for Nina: Ines, Nina's Mother (Translated From Spanish) --
A Bilingual Classroom May Suit Nina Better: Sonya Chesin, Nina's Teacher --
Identifying Bilingual Issues at Morrison Elementary: Andy Beber, Principal --
Ines Wonders What to Do Next --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
5. Theoretical Perspectives on the Exosystem --
Media in the Lives of Families With Young Children --
The Interplay Between the Digital Media Industry and Family Interactions --
Digital Media for Learning --
Conclusion and Implications --
The Accommodation Model --
The Accommodation Model of Parental Child Care Decision Making --
Precarious Employment Contexts: A Critical Exosystemic Influence on Children --
The Influence of Precarious Work Environments on Family Practices and Child Care --
Conclusion and Implications --
6. The Exosystem Cases --
Case 7. Connections and Misconnections: Digital Media in Family Life and at School --
Characters --
Alejandra Sanchez: Meet Me at the Nightclub --
George Sanchez: I Want Her to Have a Childhood as a Child as I Did --
Carmela Sanchez: The Computer 1s a Tool, and Its Not a Toy --
Eileen Kato: Here Things Only Seem to Move Backward, Not Ahead --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
Case 8. After School for Cindy: Family, School, and Community, Roles in Out-of-School Time --
Characters --
Perspectives on Cindy and Her Mother: Nikki, Cindy's Teacher --
Marla --
Cindy --
Shellie, Cindy's School Counselor --
Ed, the Principal --
An Encounter Between Parent and Teacher in the Community --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
Case 9. Piecing It Together: Linking Systems to Support a Student and Family --
Characters --
Fall 1999: Dee Johnson, Dionte's Teacher --
Early Winter 1998 (One and One-Half Years Earlier): Karen Carson, Dionte's Mother --
Spring 1998: Dionte Carson --
Fall 1998: Riverside Medical Center --
Winter 1998: Kofi Hunter, Social Worker --
Spring 1999: Karen Carlson --
October 19, 1999: Dionte --
October 19, 1999: Dee Johnson --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
7. Theoretical Perspectives on the Macrosystem --
The Promise of Parent-School Partnerships for Narrowing the Poverty Achievement Gap --
How Does Poverty Limit Children's Achievement? --
Why Do Family-School Partnerships Hold Promise for Children Who Are Growing Up Poor? --
Immigrant Children, a Particularly Vulnerable Group --
Conclusion and Implications --
Ethnic and Racial Diversity --
Theoretical Issues --
Cultural Considerations in the Development of Ethnic and Racial Minority Children --
Minority Status and Social Disadvantage --
Conclusion and Implications --
8. The Macrosystem Cases --
Case 10. What Words Don't Say: Talking About Racism --
Characters --
Martin's Situation --
Lorreen and Rhona, Martin's Mother and Grandmother --
Joan Taylor, Martin's First-Grade Teacher --
The Meeting --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
Case 11. Raising Children Atone: Poverty, Welfare Reform, and Family Engagement --
Characters --
Introducing Aiesha --
Aiesha --
Samantha, Aiesha's Mother --
The Children's Fathers --
The Children --
Aiesha's Life at Home --
Aiesha's Life at School --
Back to School on Monday --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
Case 12. Learning in the Shadow of Violence: Community, Culture, and Family Engagement --
Characters --
Perspectives on Thandi --
Thandi --
Sak, Thandi's Father (Translated From Khmer) --
Maryna, Thandi's Mother (Translated From Khmer) --
Thandi's Community: Alice, Principal --
Seyha, Community Member --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
9. Theoretical Perspectives on the Chronosystem --
Families, Time, and Learning --
Family Engagement Across Ages --
Family Engagement Across the Day and Year --
Family Engagement Across Historical, Political, and Cultural Periods --
Conclusion and Implications --
10. The Chronosystem Cases --
Case 13. Bridging Worlds: Family Engagement in the Transition to Kindergarten --
Characters --
Nicole, Maya's Mother --
Ms. Teresa, Maya's Former Preschool Teacher --
Tanya Robinson, the Kindergarten Teacher --
Esther Lasher, the Head Start Educational Director --
Nicole Prepares to Meet With Tanya Robinson --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
Case 14. Tomasito Is Too Big to Hold Hands: The Developing Child and the Home-School Relationship --
Characters --
Tomasito's Portfolio --
Linda Brady, Tomasito's Second-Grade Teacher --
Ria, Tomasito's Mother (Translated From Spanish) --
Tomasito --
Linda, Tomasito's Second-Grade Teacher --
Tomasito --
Tomas, Tomasito's Father (Translated From Spanish) --
Ria, Tomasito's Mother (Translated From Spanish) --
Communicating About Tomasito's Math --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading --
Case 15. Staying on the Path Toward College: One Boy at the Crossroads --
Characters --
Introducing Paulo --
Paulo's Family --
Comadre Alicia (Madrina) and Her Son Miguel --
Nancy Brown, Paulo's Math Teacher --
Rachel Marquez, Community College Outreach Program Director --
Discussion Questions --
Recommended Reading.
Responsibility: Heather B. Weiss, Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education [and three others].

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Raising Children Atone: Poverty, Welfare Reform, and Family Engagement -- Characters -- Introducing Aiesha -- Aiesha -- Samantha, Aiesha's Mother -- The Children's Fathers -- The Children -- Aiesha's Life at Home -- Aiesha's Life at School -- Back to School on Monday -- Discussion Questions -- Recommended Reading -- Case 12. Learning in the Shadow of Violence: Community, Culture, and Family Engagement -- Characters -- Perspectives on Thandi -- Thandi -- Sak, Thandi's Father (Translated From Khmer) -- Maryna, Thandi's Mother (Translated From Khmer) -- Thandi's Community: Alice, Principal -- Seyha, Community Member -- Discussion Questions -- Recommended Reading -- 9. Theoretical Perspectives on the Chronosystem -- Families, Time, and Learning -- Family Engagement Across Ages -- Family Engagement Across the Day and Year -- Family Engagement Across Historical, Political, and Cultural Periods -- Conclusion and Implications -- 10. The Chronosystem Cases -- Case 13. 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