Building Culturally Responsive Family-School Relationships

ISBN-10: 0205523641

ISBN-13: 9780205523641

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ellen S. Amatea

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KEY BENEFITS:nbsp; This text promotes a collaborative approach to working with all studentsrsquo; families to promote student learning and resolve student problems throughout the early childhood and elementary school years.nbsp;KEY TOPICS:nbsp; Home-School Relations and Multicultural Education in Early Childhood.nbsp;MARKET:nbsp; Parents/Home-School Relations in Early Childhood Education
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List price: $89.40
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Changing Family-School Roles and Relationships
Connecting with Families: A Nice or Necessary Practice?
Learner Objectives
The Influence of Families on Children's School
Success Changing Models of Teaching and Learning
Sharing the Role of Expert with Families
Building On Students and Families
Funds of Knowledge Practicing No-Fault Problem Solving
Creating Opportunities for Meaningful, Non-Problematic Interaction
Discovering the Benefits of Connecting with Families Identifying the Barriers
The Philosophy Underlying Our Approach
Summary
Additional Resources
References
From Separation to Collaboration: Changing Paradigms of Family-School Relations
Learner Objectives
Understanding Paradigms
The Power of a Paradigm Shift
A Typology of Family-School Paradigms
The Separation Paradigm
The Remediation Paradigm
The Collaboration Paradigm Implications for Your Professional Practice
Summary
Additional Resources
References
Building Culturally Responsive Family-School Partnerships: Essential Beliefs, Strategies and Skills
Learner Objectives
Vignettes Thinking and Working as Partners
Translating Beliefs into Action: Dyadic or Group Focused Strategies
Creating Collaborative Dyadic Relationships Reaching Out and Sharing
Oneself Valuing and Affirming Family Expertise
Involving Families as Significant Participants in Children's Learning
Focusing on Group Climate-Building
Examining Existing School Norms and Practices
Redesigning Core Routines and Practices
Structural Supports for Family-School Collaboration
Evidence of Effectiveness Developing Your Skills in Family-School Collaboration Skill
Understanding Oneself, One s Personal Reactions and Attitudes Skill
Understanding and Valuing Family and Community Strengths Skill
Reaching Out and Communicating Skill
Understanding and Appreciating Family Diversity Skill
Building in Opportunities for Positive Non-Problematic Family School Interaction Skill
Creating Active, Co-Decision-Making Roles in Planning and Problem Solving and Accessing Needed Services Discussion
Summary
Additional Resources
References
Understanding Families in their Socio-cultural Context
From Family Deficit to Family Strength: Examining How Families
Influence Children s School Success
Learner Objectives
Vignette Moving Beyond Stereotypes: Changing Research Perspectives Using Systems Theory to Understand Family Life
Family Systems Theory Ecological Systems Theory Looking at Key Family System Processes
Family Beliefs and Expectations
Family Emotional Climate
Family Organizational Patterns
Family Learning Opportunities
Strengthening Families Capacities to Help Their Children Succeed
Benefits of a Family Strengths
Perspective Scanning for Strengths
Summary
References
Understanding Family Stress and Change
Learner Objectives
Diverse Family Forms Blended Families
Single-Parent Families
Gay and Lesbian Families
Intergenerational and Multigenerational Families
Adoptive and Foster Families Using Family Life Cycle Theory
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