School, Family, and Community Partnerships Preparing Educators and Improving Schools

ISBN-10: 0813344476
ISBN-13: 9780813344478
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Joyce L. Epstein
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Book details

List price: $73.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 11/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.772

How can teachers and administrators be prepared to create partnerships with families and communities? Nationwide, rhetoric in favor of parent involvement is high, but the quality of most programs still is low. Part of the problem is that most teacher education, administrative training, and other education of school professionals omit topics of school, family, and community partnerships. Instead, educators are prepared in limited ways to "deal with parents" when problems occur. Well-known and respected author Joyce Epstein updates her acclaimedSchool, Family, and Community Partnershipsto reflect the past ten years of study and advancements. New readings address this growing field and offer expanded consideration of district leadership and its impact on school programs. Epstein contends it is now possible to prepare teachers and administrators with a solid base of knowledge on partnerships. Theoretical perspectives and results from research and development can and should be shared with educators. As partners, parents and teachers share responsibility for the education and development of their children. Common messages and collaborative activities of home and school help to promote student success, prevent problems, and solve those that arise. Epstein provides the material needed to help current educators and educators in training think about, talk about, and then act to develop comprehensive programs of school, family, and community partnerships. This collection is designed for use in courses of teacher education, preparation of school administrators, and other courses that prepare professionals to understand and to work in schools and with families and students. It is a definitive resource both in and out of the classroom with comments, discussion questions, activities, and field experiences in each of the chapters.

List of Tables and Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
Understanding School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Introduction
Matching Rhetoric with Practice
The Need
The Gap
Evidence of Change
Policies Encourage Preparation on Partnerships
More Is Needed
The Goals
Achieving the Goals
Using This Volume
Setting a Course
Featured Topics for Discussion
Activities and Exercises
Summary
References
Theory and Overview
Toward a Theory of Family-School Connections: Teacher Practices and Parent Involvement
Moving Forward: Ideas for Research on School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Discussion and Activities
Research
Parent Involvement: A Survey of Teacher Practices
Teachers' Reported Practices of Parent Involvement: Problems and Possibilities
School Programs and Teacher Practices of Parent Involvement in Inner-City Elementary and Middle School
Parents' Reactions to Teacher Practices of Parent Involvement
Single Parents and the Schools: Effects of Marital Status of Parent and Teacher Interactions
Parents' Attitudes and Practices of Involvement in Inner-City Elementary and Middle Schools
Effects on Student Achievement of Teachers' Practices of Parent Involvement
Homework Practices, Achievements, and Behaviors of Elementary School Students
Student Reactions to Teachers' Practices of Parent Involvement
Discussion and Activities
Applying Research on School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Policy Implications
Parent Involvement: State Education Agencies Should Lead the Way
Sample State and District Policies on School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Research Meets Policy and Practice: How Are School Districts Addressing NCLB Requirements for Parental Involvement?
Discussion and Activities
A Practical Framework for Developing Comprehensive Partnership Programs
School, Family, and Community Partnerships-Caring for the Children We Share
Discussion and Activities
Practical Applications: Linking Family and Community Involvement to Student Learning
More Than Minutes: Teachers' Roles in Designing Homework
Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS): Interactive Homework in Math, Science, and Language Arts
Organizing Productive Volunteers in the Middle Grades
Discussion and Activities
Strategies for Action in Practice, Policy, and Research
Discussion and Activities
Index

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