Building School and Community Partnerships Through Parent Involvement
For Parents in Education courses.Thoroughly updated, the second edition of this text profiles today's American families and examines the special relationship among them, their children's schools, and their communities. Through an ecological, systems approach, the authors explore the family as a child's "first teacher." They provide a wealth of strategies for involving parents and other family members in a child's education, and address the increasing diversity of the American family in regard to structure, culture, and lifestyle. Additionally, coverage addresses advocacy, assessment of family strengths and weaknesses, and the unique challenges of working with families of children with special needs.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 190.5 x 236.2 x 15.2mm | 512.57g
- 14 Aug 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
I. FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY. 1. The Parent-School Connection: Serving Families in a Contemporary Context. 2. A Mosaic of Parent Involvement Across Time: Historical and Current Perspectives. 3. Strategies for Building Partnerships. II. PROFILES OF INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES IN AMERICA. 4. Cross-Cultural Issues Involving Families and the Community. 5. Creating Community and School Linkages for Parents of Children with Special Needs. 6. Children of Divorced and Blended Families: Meeting the Needs of "New" Families. 7. "Born in our Hearts"-Families of Adoption: Partnerships Across Schools, Families, and Worlds. 8. The Care and Education of Children Living in Families with Alternative Lifestyles. III. EVALUATING FAMILY-SCHOOL PROCESSES AND ADVOCATING FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. 9. Assessing and Evaluating Parent-School Involvement: Issues and Strategies. 10. Parent and Child Advocacy: The Role of the School and the Early Childhood Professional.