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Parents as Partners in Education Families and Schools Working Together

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ISBN-10: 0130481106

ISBN-13: 9780130481108

Edition: 6th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Eugenia Hepworth Berger

List price: $70.00
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For courses in Parents in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. A novel idea when this text first appeared, involving parents in schooling is now acceptedeven championedthe country over. Nevertheless, this theorectical and comprehensive text still sets the standard for preparing prospective teachers to engage parents of children 0 to 12 in the challenging occupation of educating them. Its unique blend of information and strategies addresses all aspects of the subject, including: past and current research, the challenges of working with minority and culturally-diverse families and families of children with disabilities, in-school and home-based programs, parent conferences, child abuse, advocacy, and the rights-and-responsibilities balance.
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Eugenia Hepworth Berger became interested in parent involvement when she and her husband, Glen, became the parents of three children who attended public schools. A professional in early childhood education, sociology, family-life education, and parent education for 30 years, she has two master's degrees and a Ph.D. in sociological foundations of education. Eugenia is active in many professional organizations, including the Association for Childhood Education International, the National Council on Family Relations, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (life member), the National Council for Social Studies, and the American Sociological Association. In 1994-1995 she served on the board of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. She has been a board member of the Colorado Association for Childhood Education, served as president of the Rocky Mountain Council on Family Relations for three years, and served on the board of the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children, 1998-2001. She has coordinated many conferences, ranging from the Colorado Year of the Child in 1979 to ACEI and RMCF state conferences in the 1980s and 1990s. Prior to becoming a college professor, she was a public school teacher and director of a parent education program. A faculty member at Metropolitan State College of Denver since 1968, she wrote the early childhood education certification program and the minor in early childhood, and coordinated the early childhood education program for eight years. She retired in December 1997 and is now professor emerita of education. Dr. Berger has been elected to a variety of honorary associations, including Pi Kappa Lambda, Mortar Board, Mu Phi Epsilon, Pi Lambda Theta, and Kappa Delta Pi. She received the Distinguished Service Award from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She is included in Who's Who in the West and Who's Who of American Women.

Family Involvement-Essential for a Child's Development
Families and Communities: Overview, Trends, and Insights
Working with Culturally Diverse Groups
Historical Overview of Family Life, Diverse Famlies, and Parent Involvement
Effective Home-School-Community Relationships
Communication and Parent Programs
Collaborative Leadership-Working with Parents
School-Based Programs
Home-Based Programs
Working with Parents of a Child with Disabilities
The Abused Child
Rights, Responsibilities, and Advocacy
Bibliography
Index