Families and Educators As Partners Issues and Challenges

ISBN-10: 1428318283

ISBN-13: 9781428318281

Edition: 2nd 2010

List price: $163.95
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Families and Educators as Partners: Issues and Challenges, 2nd Edition offers a wealth of new information that will prove beneficial to everyone in education both public and private, that are concerned with building meaningful partnerships with families. Complete with practical strategies, the new edition covers diversity in families, neglect and abuse, and an expanded chapter on dealing with children with special needs and their families. Students, beginning teachers, Pre-service teachers and aspiring administrators will be given practical examples of positive home-school written communication strategies from both the classroom and school/center perspective.
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List price: $163.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Bob Rockwell is professor emeritus and former director of the early childhood education program at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He also has worked as a speech pathologist, a teacher for the hearing impaired, and an administrator, as well as a consultant for the University of Chicago and Project Head Start. A prolific writer, Rockwell's books include NUTRITION AND THE YOUNG CHILD; PARTNERING WITH PARENTS: EASY PROGRAMS TO INVOLVE PARENTS IN THE EARLY LEARNING PROCESS; and others in circulation throughout the world. In addition to writing, he gives workshops and keynote presentations, and has been internationally recognized for his contributions to science, early literacy, family involvement, and nutrition.

Mary Hawley has more than 20 years experience teaching early childhood special education, preschool, primary grades, and middle school in both rural and urban settings. She also has taught education courses at Blackburn College, and a variety of parenting classes. Working with the University of Illinois Extension for eight years, she was the director of STARnet Region IV, a project of the Illinois State Board of Education offering resources, support, training and consultation to professionals and families of children with special needs. She is teaching in an inclusive preschool program with Alton Public Schools. Mary Hawley received her master's degree in early childhood special education from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Illinois State University.

Why Parent Involvement?
Parents and Teachers as Partners: Issues and Challenges
Working with Families from Diverse Culture
Working with Parents of Children with Special Needs
Written Correspondence
Verbal Communications
Home Visits
Parent Group Meetings
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent and Community Volunteers
Parents as Decision Makers: Empowerment in Process
Utilizing Community Networks and Collaborations: Linking Education and Human Services for Family Support
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