Building School and Community Partnerships Through Parent Involvement

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Merrill, 1999 - Community and school - 339 pages
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This book profiles today's American families and discusses the unique relationship between these families, schools and communities. This book takes an ecological, systems approach to the study of children and families in the school system. It focuses on the family as the " first teacher" of the child and provides the most effective strategies for involving parents in school settings. The authors examine the diversity of families in regard to culture, lifestyle, and specific issues, such as children with disabilities. The book provides comprehensive coverage of what teachers need to know in order to work effectively with young children and their families. Also for anyone interested in Human Ecology, Human Environmental Sciences, Child and Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education.

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Legislative Efforts on Behalf of Families
A Mosaic of Parent Involvement Models
Models for Involving Parents

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