Home, School and Community Relations

ISBN-10: 0766863077

ISBN-13: 9780766863071

Edition: 5th 2004

Authors: Carol Gestwicki

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Author and Early Childhood Consultant Carol Gestwicki draws on the standards for teachers in working with families espoused by the National Association for the Education of Young Children in her newest book Home, School, Community Relations: A Guide to Working with Families. Her approach to the subject of the importance of teacher-family relationships is refreshing. She presents important material in a positive manner, while acknowledging and discussing the difficulties that exist. Gestwicki has created a reader-friendly format that optimizes the use of case studies, examples, practical activities, photos, cartoons and tables, as well as lists of references, Web sites and additional reading. Education students, teachers and parents will find this to be a tremendous resource in helping children succeed in school, at home and in the community.
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List price: $103.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Stephen Stoker of Weber State University in Ogden, UT, has taught the gamut of introductory chemistry courses, specializing in GOB, for the past 30 years. Weber State has a very large Health Professions school, and GOB is geared at students with little or no experience in chemistry (notably Allied Health and Nursing majors).Carol Gestwicki was an instructor in the early childhood education program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for over 30 years. Her teaching responsibilities have included supervising students in classroom situations as they work with families. Earlier in her career, she worked with children and families in a variety of community agencies and schools in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, and Namibia (South West Africa). She received her MA from Drew University. She has been an active member of the NAEYC for many years, including making numerous presentations at state and national conferences. She has been a Fellow in the Early Childhood Leadership Development Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she has been associated with the T.E.A.C.H. Model/Mentor program. Her other publications include more than two dozen articles about child development and family issues and scripts and design for 14 audiovisual instructional programs. She has three other books on topics in early education published by Delmar Learning: Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, Fifth edition (2013); Essentials of Early Education (1997); and Authentic Childhood: Exploring Reggio Emilia in the Classroom (2002). Currently, she writes a regular column titled "Grandma Says" for Growing Child.

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Introduction to Parenting
A Consideration of Familiesp. 3
Parentingp. 29
A Day in the Lives of Two Familiesp. 65
Teacher-Parent Partnerships in Early Education
What Is Parent Involvement?p. 77
Benefits of Teacher-Parent Partnerships for Children, Parents, and Teachersp. 99
Potential Barriers to Teacher-Parent Relationshipsp. 117
Foundations of a Successful Partnershipp. 135
Techniques for Developing Partnerships
At the Beginning with Parents and Childrenp. 153
Informal Communication with Parentsp. 179
Parent-Teacher Conferencesp. 197
Home Visits with Parents and Childrenp. 225
Parents in a Classroomp. 241
Parents in Meetingsp. 263
Teachers and Parents in the Communityp. 283
Making a Partnership Work
Working with Parents with Special Needsp. 307
Working with Troublesome Attitudes and Situationsp. 347
Looking at Parent-Involvement Programs That Workp. 367
Appendix: Resource Directoryp. 393
Indexp. 395
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