Home-School Relations Working Successfully with Parents and Families

ISBN-10: 020549840X

ISBN-13: 9780205498406

Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Glenn W. Olsen, Mary Lou Fuller

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Home-School Relationsexamines the nature of the contemporary family and its relationship to the school and provides practical advice for developing strong home-school relationships.This book discusses the need for educators to have positive working relationships with the students they teach and describes the techniques they must use to understand the families from which their students come. In addition to covering the traditional topics of ethnic families, change in families, and parent-teacher communication, Olsen, Fuller, and their contributors delve further into the issues facing families today. Poverty, advocacy, fathering and domestic violence and their effect on families are covered opening new paths of understanding for educators. In addition, diversity (cultural, racial, religious, and sexual orientation) is discussed, not only in a separate chapter, but throughout the book, to promote understanding of all students and their families. Unlike other book in this field, Home-School Relations confronts the alarming statistics on poverty and how it affects children, and ultimately, their performance in schools.In-service and pre-service teachers, parents
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List price: $82.33
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Glenn Olsennbsp;is currently a professor and department chair in the Teaching and Learning Department at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He has a bachelorrsquo;s degree from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon, a M.S. degree in Child Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught American History and Urban Studies at Jefferson School and South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has also directed child care centers in rural communities and in technical colleges in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He has over 30 articles on different education issues published and another book co-authored with John Hoover calledTeasing and Harassment: The Frames and Scripts Approach for Teachers and Parents.Glenn served on the Crookston, Minnesota School Board for eight years. He has three adult children and his wife Barb teaches kindergarten.nbsp; Mary Lou Fullerhas been an elementary school teacher, school psychologist, and a university faculty member. At the time she retired from the University of North Dakota, she was a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and held the Rose Isabelle Kelley Fischer Chair of Education. She received three Masterrsquo;s Degrees from Arizona State University and her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. Her studies dealt with diversity in the classroom and in families, and diversity is central to most of her research and publications. Among her publications are two other college textbooks,Teaching Hispanic Children and Adult Learners on Campus, co-authored with colleagues. Mary Lou now lives on a ranch in the high desert of Arizona and teaches off-campus classes for Northern Arizona University. She enjoys communicating with other educators and welcomes email at mary_fuller@und.edu .

Mry Lou Fuller was born in Bryn Mawr, PA in 1929. Her studies included Creative Writing & Industrial Psychology. Her early career was in Personnel work in Philadelphia writing, producing & conducting supervisory & management training programs. She was married at 18 to a man who emotionally & sexually abused her. Her story & the seven women instrumental in her journey to recovery, is chronicled in her third book. On The Wings of a Unicom. While living in Fitzwilliam, NH in the 1960's, Fuller & her second husband owned & operated the 1796 Firzwilliam Inn. It is the subject of her first book, A Horse in the Ladies' Room, based on the humorous experiences of innkeeping in the historic Mt. Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. In 1980, Fuller re-located to Durham, NH & took a position at the University of New Hampshire as a business manager for student dining. In 1989, at the age of 60, Fuller deserted the security of her business career to pursue a life-long dream to write full time. A second book, Where Lame Donkeys Lie, traces three generations of her family's history triggered by discoveries made in a centuries-old heirloom desk inherited from her grandfather. p Fuller's latest work, Sisters by Heart - Partners in Aging: A Memoir of Two Women, is by far her most poignant, whimsical & revealing work yet. Mary Lou Fuller resides in Rochester, NH & has two grown children. In addition to her writing, she is a partner in KALM Publishing, Durham, NH.

Foreword
Preface
An Introduction to Families
Defining "Family" and Determining Family Responsibilities
Families, Their Children, and Teachers
Changing World, Changing Families
Home-School Relations in the Past
Looking at Families
Case Study
Parent Involvement
Children's Books
References
Families and Their Functions-Past and Present
The Evolution of the Family
Contemporary U.S. Families
Case Study
Patterns of Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage
Functional Families
Dysfunctional Families
Summary
Recommended Activities
Children's Books
Additional Resources
References
Diversity among Families
The Changing Family
Family Structure
Alternative Family Structures
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
African American Families
Asian American Families
Hispanic Families
Case Study
American Indian Families
Religious Diversity
Summary
Recommended Activities
Children's Books
Additional Resources
References
Parents' Perspectives on Parenting
Becoming a Parent
Parenting Styles
Case Study
Parenting Behaviors in Diverse Family Structures
Rewards and Satisfactions of Parenthood
Summary
Recommended Activities
Children's Books
Additional Resources
References
Teachers and Parenting
Teaching and Parenting
Teachers' Perspectives on Parents
Case Study
Parents' Perspectives on Teachers and Schools
Summary
Recommended Activities
Children's Books
Additional Resources
References
Parent-Teacher Communication
Building a Coequal Relationship
Barriers to Two-Way Communication
Aids to Two-Way Communication
Initial Communication
Regular Communication
Written Communication
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Communication with Parents of Middle School Students
Case Study
Other Ways of Communicating on a Regular Basis
Communication on Special Occasions
Summary
Recommended Activities
Additional Resources
References
Parent Involvement in Education
Defining Parent Involvement
The Benefits of Parent Involvement: What Research Has to Say
Six Types of Parent Involvement
Case Study
Foundations of Facilitating Meaningful Parent Involvement
Recommended Activities
Additional Resources
References
Families and Their Children with Disabilities
Historical Perspective
Number of Children Receiving Special Educational Services
Federal Special Education Laws and Legislation
Family Systems
Summary
Case Study
Children's Books
Additional Resources
References
Family-Involvement Models
Family Involvement in Special Education
A Family Systems Conceptual Framework
Family-Centered Intervention
Family-involvement Models in Early Childhood Education
Head Start
Early Head Start
Title I/Even Start
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Minnesota Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
AVANCE
Parent and Child Education (PACE)
Summary
Family-Involvement Models in Elementary Education
Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS)
MegaSkills
Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC)
National Network of Partnership Schools
Comer School Development Program (SDP)
Summary
Family-Involvement Models in Middle Schools
The Outcomes of Involvement
Impediments to Family Involvement
A Model for Family Involvement
Contextual Considerations
Engaging Culturally Diverse Parents
The Model in Operation
What Advice Can We Give Parents?
Summary
Recommended Activities
Additional Resources
References
Education Law and Parental Rights
History of the Legal Relationship between Parents and Schools
State Constitutions and Education
State Legislatures and Education
State and Federal Courts and Education
Summary
Case Study
Recommended Activities
Additional Resources
References
Family Violence
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Domestic Violence
Recommendations for Action
Case Study
Summary
Recommended Activities
Children's Books
Additional Resources
References
Poverty: The Enemy of Children and Families
What Is Poverty?
Myths about Poverty
The Effects of Poverty
Schools and Families of Poverty
Case Study
Working with Low-Income Families
Suggestions for Working with Low-Income Parents
Summary
Recommended Activities
Children's Books
Additional Resources
References
Fatherhood, Society, and School
Basic Premises
Fatherhood in Context
Conduct of Fathering
Understanding Fathering
Fathering and School Achievement
Benefits of Involving Fathers in Schools and Schooling
Society-Level Interventions
Community and School-Level Interventions
Fathers' Involvement with Schools
Family-Level Interventions
Case Study
Summary
Recommended Activities
Notes
Children's Books
Additional Resources
References
School Choices in Education
Four Features of School Choice Programs
Rationale
Brief Historical Background
Vouchers
Home Schooling
Magnet Schools
Schools within Schools
New Small Schools
The Charter School Movement
Postsecondary Options/Dual Enrollment
Sharing Facilities
Case Study
Summary
Recommended Activities
Additional Resources
References
The Implications of Home-School Partnerships for School Violence and Bullying
School Violence
Bullying and Violence
Basic Bullying Information
Adjustment Problems Associated with Bullying
Family Interaction Patterns Affecting Bullying and Victimization in Children
Social Cognitive Schemes: A Way for Educators to Understand the Role of Families in Bullying and Victimization
Home-School Relations and Bullying: What Educators and Future Educators Should Know
A Systemwide Approach for Reducing Violence and Bullying
Case Study
Summary
Recommended Activities
Children's Books
Additional Resources
References
Finding a Voice for Children: Advocacy in Action
Rights of Children
Creating Change in Public Policy
Landmark Public Policy Initiatives
Advocacy
Case Study
Summary
Recommended Activities
Additional Resources
References
Index
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