Families, Schools and Communities

Families, Schools and Communities : Building Partnerships for Educating Children

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For courses in Parent/Home-School Relations in Early Childhood Education. With a new co-author, this introductory text again explores the interconnectedness of children's "circles" - home, school, and community. The authors' unique vision of school improvement advocates teaching strategies and curricula that are not only developmentally and culturally appropriate, but which also enfold each child's family and community into his or her education as equal partners with the school, its teachers, and its administration. Extensive demographic information, along with numerous engaging real-life stories, support the authors' position regarding partnerships, by presenting a child's life as a rich panoply of experiences in which learning is constantly taking place, both within and outside of school.show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 22mm | 680.4g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0131128000
  • 9780131128002

Table of contents

1. Home, School, and Community Influences on Children's Lives. 2. Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. 3. Viewing Family Diversity. 4. Parenting the Child. 5. Meeting Child Care Needs from Infancy Through School Age. 6. Responsibility for Educating and Protecting Children. 7. Curriculum of the Home. 8. Curriculum of the School. 9. Curriculum of the Community. 10. Effective Social and Cultural Settings for Learning. 11. Traditional and Innovative Strategies for Working Together. 12. Models for Parent--School--Community Partnerships. Appendix 1: Bibliography of Children's Books. Appendix 2: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Glossary. References. Index.show more

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