Summary: For courses in Parents in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.
Parents as Partners in Education: Families and Schools Working Together, seventh edition, features a balance between theory and curriculum action. The first chapter discusses brain development and early childhood theories. Following this there are very practical ideas on establishing a connection with parents, including sample case studies of children, as well as illustrations, que ...show morestions, and suggestions.
Following the chapters that cover theories on child development and families, population, family structure, and diversity, the text considers the forms of families. Greater involvement of fathers is a positive movement. Divorce, single-parent families, blended families, and cultural diversity are introduced. Following the discussion of the wide range of families, methods of working with them are covered with effective home-school-community relationships. The text also focuses on communication and its importance as wekk as collaborative leadership skills. Successful school-based programs and home-based programs are described.
The text ends with three chapters on issues including exceptional children, child abuse, bullying, children's rights, ombudmanship, and advocacy. ...show less
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