Families, Schools, and Communities Building Partnerships for Educating Children

ISBN-10: 0137035462
ISBN-13: 9780137035465
Edition: 5th 2011
List price: $121.40
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Book details

List price: $121.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

This fifth edition of Families, Schools, and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children provides teachers and teacher candidates with a comprehensive guide to establishing collaboration with parents and the larger community. This text will help future teachers develop the understanding and tools they need to work with others to give children a better education. The underlying message of this book is that all persons involved in early childhood education or child advocacy should join hands in promoting the highest quality of education for young children in America.Features include: Chapter Objectives, Summaries and Questions Vignettes - real life stories/events that clarify the concepts throughout the chapters. Reflections - these reflections ask the reader to pause and connect some particular content to their own life experiences. Implications for Teachers - new feature that provides connections between the ideas in the text and real life application in classrooms and schools. Bibliography of Children's LiteratureNew to This Edition:The authors have added features and rearranged the topics to give this text better coherence and greater usability. Readers will find we have updated references and resources throughout but have streamlined the research citations to provide for smoother reading. We removed the chapter on school curriculum but included suitable parts of that in other chapters. We have renamed some chapters to reflect changes in content, and we have grouped References by each chapter. New Figures and Tables throughout the chapters update data on demographics of American families and communities. New vignettes and illustrations to help readers understand the uniqueness of family life and the diversity in our country. "Implications for Teachers:..." featured in each chapter give readers practical suggestions for trying out the ideas in the real world. The Special Needs area is addressed more intensely by showing readers how to work with families of children with disabilities. Family Systems Theory is highlighted to show the importance of understanding total family functioning in addition to the differences of individuals. Protecting children has a higher profile. Authors include more information on the growing problems and concerns about obesity, bullying, substance and sexual abuse and help readers fit these concerns into the role of education. Media pluses and minuses are highlighted in our chapters so readers understand when the benefits of expanded media opportunities can shift to exploitation and abuse.

Home, School, and Community Influences on Children's Lives
Children's Perceptions and Attitudes
Age Levels and Influence
Influence of Special-Interest Groups
Understanding and Collaboration
Summary and Review
Suggested Activities and Questions
Resources
Historical and Philosophical Perspectives
Overview of Philosophical Viewpoints
Historical Patterns
Family as a Significant Educational Force
Community as a Significant Educational Force
Schools as a Significant Educational Force
Forces Affecting Education in the Twenty-First Century
Partnerships and Collaborations
Children with Specific Needs
Curriculum Emphasis on Diversity
Summary and Review
Suggested Activities and Questions
Resources
Viewing Family Diversity
Diverse Households are Commonplace in America
Different Types of Family Groupings
Social Factors Relating to Families
Socioeconomic Status of Families
Families with Children with Disabilities
Religious Orientation
Changes in Contemporary Families
Summary and Review
Suggested Activities and Questions
Resources
Understanding Roles and Experiences of Parents
Nurturance in Families
Family Responsibilities
Cultural Patterns and Family Functions
Interaction Styles Within Families
Experiences of Families
Other Influences on Parenting
Meeting the Challenges of Parenting
Summary and Review
Suggested Activities and Questions
Resources
Meeting Child-Care Needs from Infancy Through School Age
Overview of Federal Special Education Laws
Families Raising Children with Disabilities
Children with Disabilities in School
Community Support for Children with Disabilities
Summary and Review
Suggested Activities and Questions
Resources
Protecting Children While Fostering Learning
Learning Requires Safeguards
Partnering with Parents to Nurture Children at Home
Schools Nurture and Protect Children
Community Responsibility
Linking Responsibilities
Summary and Review
Suggested Activities and Questions
Resources
Curriculum of the Home
Homes Nurture Communication and Cognitive Skills
Learning Values, Roles, and Responsibilities
Learning from Physical Environments of the Home
Family Practices and Home Learning
Other Family Activities that Educate
Grandparents Provide a Curriculum
Home Schooling
Summary and Review
Suggested Activities and Questions
Resources
Curriculum of the Community
Community Configuration Affects Curriculum
Social and Emotional Environments in a Community
Physical Environments in a Community
Interactions Among Community Agencies, Families and Schools
Summary and Review
Suggested Activities
Resources
Establishing and Maintaining Collaborative Relationships
Developing Welcoming Schools and Classrooms
Establishing Ongoing Communication with Parents
Parents in the Schools
Working with Selected Families
Handling Collaborative Relationships
Community Involvement
Summary and Review
Suggested Activities and Questions
Resources
BuildingSchoolPartnerships with Families and Community Groups
Levels of Involvement in Collaborations
Components of Successful Change
Program Models
Features of Successful Collaborations
Achieving Partnerships
Summary and Review
Suggested Activities and Questions
Resources
Bibliography of Children's Books
Different Cultures
Divorced Families
Blended Families
Single-Parent Household and Relationship with One Parent or Grandparents
Adoptive Families
Foster Care, Orphanages, and Shelters
Multigenerational Households and Extended Families
Gay and Lesbian Families
Children, Family Members, and Friends with Special Needs
Homeless Families
Migrant Workers and Immigrants
Religious Traditions
Child Care
Bullying and Intolerance
Sexuality and Child Health
Defining Families
NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment

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