Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education: Research into Practice

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Cengage Learning, Oct 10, 2006 - Education - 352 pages
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This text describes the current and ongoing research related to the important benefits of parent and family involvement to student achievement and provides practical ideas and specific activities for preservice and inservice teachers to assist them in getting families involved in their children's education. Designed for familes and teachers of infants, toddlers, and school age children, the text includes ideas and specific activities for instant use by classroom teachers. Special features of the text include plans for implementing a family involvement program; sample ideas and activities for involving fathers; and sample newsletters and activities for at-home involvement. The review questions, highlighted key terminology, and chapter exercises encourage meaningful reflection and reinforce key concepts.
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Contents

Benefits of Family Involvement in the Early Years
1
Diverse Families Then Now Tomorrow
31
Challenges to Effective Partnerships in the Early Years
53
Involving Fathers and Male Role Models
75
Creating Partnerships at School in the Early Years
105
Family Involvement at Home during the Early Years
141
Family Involvement with InfantToddler Care and Education
191
Building a Comprehensive Program for Family Involvement in the Early Years
235
Glossary
307
Index
311
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