Home, School, and Community Relations: A Guide to Working with Families

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Thomson/Delmar Learning, 2003 - Education - 654 pages
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Author and Early Childhood Consultant Carol Gestwicki draws on the standards for teachers in working with families espoused by the National Association for the Education of Young Children in her newest book Home, School, Community Relations: A Guide to Working with Families. Her approach to the subject of the importance of teacher-family relationships is refreshing. She presents important material in a positive manner, while acknowledging and discussing the difficulties that exist. Gestwicki has created a reader-friendly format that optimizes the use of case studies, examples, practical activities, photos, cartoons and tables, as well as lists of references, Web sites and additional reading. Education students, teachers and parents will find this to be a tremendous resource in helping children succeed in school, at home and in the community.

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Carol Gestwicki was an instructor in the early childhood education program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for over 30 years. Her teaching responsibilities have included supervising students in classroom situations as they work with families. Earlier in her career, she worked with children and families in a variety of community agencies and schools in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, and Namibia (South West Africa). She received her MA from Drew University. She has been an active member of the NAEYC for many years, including making numerous presentations at state and national conferences. She has been a Fellow in the Early Childhood Leadership Development Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she has been associated with the T.E.A.C.H. Model/Mentor program. Her other publications include more than two dozen articles about child development and family issues and scripts and design for 14 audiovisual instructional programs. She has three other books on topics in early education published by Delmar Learning: Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, Fifth edition (2013); Essentials of Early Education (1997); and Authentic Childhood: Exploring Reggio Emilia in the Classroom (2002). Currently, she writes a regular column titled "Grandma Says" for Growing Child.

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