Families, Schools, and Communities : Building Partnerships for Educating Children
Appropriate for courses on working with parents and the community.This introductory text examines the connections between the homes, schools, and communities in which children live. The authors' unique vision of school improvement suggests how to arrange teaching strategies and a situation-specific curriculum that is developmentally and culturally appropriate. It also emphasizes the necessity of including communities and families as equal partners with the schools. By weaving extensive demographic information with real life stories, the text helps the reader to develop a full perspective regarding child life.
- Paperback | 391 pages
- 188 x 233.7 x 15.2mm | 616.9g
- 18 Dec 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
1. Home, School, and Community Influences on Children's Lives. 2. Historical Perspectives. 3. Viewing Family Diversity. 4. Parenting the Child. 5. Preschool Experiences and Out-of-Home Care. 6. Responsibility for Educating Children. 7. Curriculum of the Home. 8. Curriculum of the School. 9. Curriculum of the Community. 10. Traditional and Innovative Strategies for Working Together. 11. Models for Parent-School-Community Partnerships. 12. Effective Social Settings for Learning. 13. Working Together. Appendix: Bibliography of Children's Books. Glossary. References. Index.