Empowering Family-teacher Partnerships: Building Connections within Diverse Communities
By: Mick Coleman (author)Paperback
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Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships: Building Connections Within Diverse Communities prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of children's early education and development. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges. prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of children's early education and development. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges.
The author takes a student-centered approach to delivering substantive information and framing activities, providing: (a) comprehensive coverage of the diversity of family lives represented in classrooms and strategies for working with those families; - challenges to family involvement and strategies for addressing them; - strategies for communicating effectively with and empowering families, and - reflections, activities, tip boxes, and field assignments designed to facilitate students' skills in building positive family-school-community partnerships.
Mick Coleman (Ph.D., The University of Georgia), Professor at The University of Georgia, retired from the Department of Human Development and Family Science in 2012. Dr. Coleman's book originated from his involvement in an interdisciplinary teacher training program at the University of Georgia. His duties in this program included teaching the course "Families, Schools and Communities" and supervising student teachers in the public schools. Dr. Coleman has published journal articles, books and training manuals related to family-teacher partnerships. He has also made presentations on this topic at regional, national and international meetings.
Section I: Foundations of Family Involvement Chapter 1: Contemporary Family Lives and Early Childhood Learning Environments Chapter 2: Developing a Guiding Philosophy of Family Involvement Chapter 3: Benefits of Family Involvement for Children Chapter 4: Benefits of Family Involvement for Families and Teachers Section II: Understanding Family Lives in Contemporary Society Chapter 5: Normed Families: Single-Parent Families, Stepfamilies, and Grandparents as Caregivers Chapter 6: Emerging and Vulnerable Families: Gay and Lesbian Families and Families Living in Poverty Chapter 7: Families of Children With Disabilities Chapter 8: Immigrant Families and Families From Nondominant Cultures: Understanding the Adaptation Process Chapter 9: Adopting a Culturally Responsive Approach to Family Involvement Section III: Planning for and Facilitating Family Involvement Chapter 10: Responding to the Challenges of Family Involvement Chapter 11: Empowering Families Through Family Involvement Chapter 12: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Families Chapter 13: Communicating With Families Chapter 14: Organizing Your Family Involvement Program Section IV: Promoting the Well-Being of All Children Chapter 15: Protecting Children's Health and Safety Appendix: Position Statement: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment Glossary References Photo Credits Index About the Author
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