Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452241805
  • ISBN-13: 9781452241807
  • DDC: 372.21
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Building community and empowering partnerships. Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships: Building Connections Within Diverse Communities prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of children's early and middle childhood education and development. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Brief Contents.
Detailed Contents.
1: Foundations of Family Involvement.
2: Contemporary Family Lives and Early Childhood Learning Environments.
3: Developing a Guiding Philosophy of Family Involvement.
4: Benefits of Family Involvement for Children.
5: Benefits of Family Involvement for Families and Teachers.
6: Understanding Family Lives in Contemporary Society.
7: Normed Families Single-Parent Families, Stepfamilies, and Grandparents as Caregivers.
8: Emerging and Vulnerable Families Gay and Lesbian Families and Families Living in Poverty.
9: Families of Children with Disabilities.
10: Immigrant Families and Families from Nondominant Cultures Understanding the Adaptation Process.
11: Adopting a Culturally Responsive Approach to Family Involvement.
12: Planning for and Facilitating Family Involvement.
13: Responding to the Challenges of Family Involvement.
14: Empowering Families Through Family Involvement.
15: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Families.
16: Communicating with Families.
17: Organizing Your Family Involvement Program.
18: Promoting the Well-Being of All Children.
19: Protecting Children's Health and Safety.
Position Statement: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment.
Photo Credits.
About the Author.