Filled with practical suggestions and reflective opportunities, Home, School, and Community Collaboration, Third Editionuses the culturally responsive family support model as a framework to prepare teachers to work with diverse families. This text includes contributions from 22 experts in the field, offering a wide range of perspectives on issues of family involvement that today's teachers are likely to encounter. Authors Kathy B. Grant and Julie A. Ray offer the latest research on family demographics, including those with children who have special needs. Numerous real-life vignettes and case studies have been incorporated throughout the text to show readers the practical application of culturally responsive family engagement.
This practical, comprehensive text is an indispensable guide for home-school-community collaborations. HOME, SCHOOL, & COMMUNITY RELATIONS, 9th Edition, meets the needs of teachers and administrators who desire to create effective, culturally-competent partnerships with diverse families, and helps to prepare future teachers for their careers. It provides an overview of modern families and their complex roles and beliefs to sensitize teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter, including multilingual, multiethnic, multigenerational, and gender-diverse families from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The text fully discusses both the benefits of creating productive partnerships and the barriers that teachers must overcome. Abundant examples clarify the book's practical and effective communication strategies. Current developments in the field of early childhood education are emphasized, including brain research and development, legislative mandates in education, professional standards of the field, and strategies for working with families of students with diverse learning needs.
Dedication. Acknowledgements. Series Editor Foreword.- 1: Stepping Lightly, Thinking Boldly, Learning Constantly: Community and Inquiry in Teacher Education.- Section 1 visions. 2: Looking Back on the Construction of a Community of Inquiry. 3: Learning in Synchrony. 4: Seeing the Complexity of the Practicum. 5: Enjoying Their Own Margins: Narratives of Innovation and Inquiry in Teacher Education.- Section 2 improvisations. 6: In Open Spaces. 7: Practicing What We Preach: Helping Student Teachers Turn Theory into Practice. 8: Social Studies Education in School. 9: Learning by Design: A Multimedia Mathematics Project in a Teacher Education Program. 10: Teacher Educators Using Technology: Functional, Participative and Generative Competencies. 11: Virtually Aesthetic: The CITE Cohort's Experience of Online Learning. 12: Learning to Teach Technology: The Journey of Two Beginning Teachers. 13: Mid-Course Feedback on Faculty Teaching: A Pilot Project. 14: Portfolio as Practice: The Narratives of Emerging Teachers. 15: Complexity Science and the CITE Cohort. 16: "The Filter of Laws": Teacher Education and British Columbia College of Teachers' Teaching Standards.
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