Families, Schools and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children (7e) : 9780134747811

Families, Schools and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children (7e)

Scully & Stites
 
Edition
 
7
ISBN
 
9780134747811
ISBN 10
 
013474781X
Published
 
16/02/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
416
Format
 
Available once published
 
Title type
Book
$135.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description
For teacher candidates as well as experienced educators who are preparing to work with young children in a school or community setting.

Families, Schools, and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children examines the daily lives of children and social-cultural framework in America into which education and development must fit–helping readers develop a firm understanding of the context of children’s lives as well as the lives of their caregivers.

Filled with new and updated special features, enhanced coverage of hot topics in education, and a new chapter on fostering collaborative communication, the 7th Edition prepares pre-service teachers to develop strong ties with children’s communities and families.
Table of contents
  • 1. Home, School, and Community Influences on Children’s Lives
  • 2. Viewing Family Diversity
  • 3. Understanding Roles and Experiences of Parents
  • 4. Early Learning and Child Care: Infancy Through School Age
  • 5. Working with Families of Children with Disabilities
  • 6. Protecting and Safeguarding Children
  • 7. Influences of the Home
  • 8. Community Influences on Children’s Development
  • 9. Communication Strategies for Collaboration
  • 10. Establishing and Maintaining Collaborative Relationships
  • 11. Building School Partnerships with Families and Community Groups
  • Appendix: Bibliography of Children’s Books
New to this edition
Offers insight into the context of children’s lives and their families’ lives
  • Streamlines content on the history and philosophy of parent and community involvement in education by placing information throughout the text, rather than a standalone chapter.
Includes engaging pedagogical features and practical applications
  • A new chapter 9, “Communication Strategies for Collaboration,” offers practical suggestions and examples to foster strong communication, including a sample handbook for classroom or child care that can be adapted for individual use.
  • Updated Learning Outcomes, Why this Topic Matters introductions, and end-of-chapter questions and activities help readers focus on important topics, motivate their learning, and apply what they’ve learned.
  • How Learning this Topic Will Help You Become a Better Teacher sections conclude each chapter by helping the reader draw connections between the topics covered and their professional goals.
  • Updated real-life vignettes drawn from the authors’ personal experiences clarify concepts and help readers appreciate the diversity and uniqueness of family life.  
  • Updated Media Matters, Ideas for Your Classroom, Examine Your Beliefs and Practices, and Perspectives on Diversity sections feature practical strategies readers can apply directly in their classrooms.         
Addresses and highlights areas of critical importance in education today
  • Population diversity statistics are highlighted to emphasize variations in gender issues, ethnic factors, spiritual beliefs, and political motivations.
  • Coverage of protecting children includes updated research on bullying and issues related to nutrition, childhood obesity, trauma, and substance abuse.
  • Visually appealing figures, graphs, and tables reflect recent research.
  • Expanded coverage of military families as an understudied population highlights the unique challenges they face.
  • Material on outdoor classrooms, PlayPods, and nature education highlights new areas affecting children, families, and collaboration.
  • The Appendix presents an extensive and reorganized bibliography of current and classic children’s books. New sections explore gender identity, expression, and expectations as well as refugees, immigrants, and migrant workers.

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Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Features & benefits
  • Examines the social-cultural framework in America–particularly the family, school, and community settings–into which education and development must fit.
  • Shows routes and models that exemplify ways for families and educators to thrive and prosper.
  • Makes a case for a “school and beyond” curriculum for young children that takes into account the critical roles of family and community in children’s lives.
  • Streamlines content on the history and philosophy of parent and community involvement in education by placing information throughout the text, rather than a standalone chapter.
  • A new chapter 9, “Communication Strategies for Collaboration,” offers practical suggestions and examples to foster strong communication, including a sample handbook for classroom or child care that can be adapted for individual use.
  • Learning Outcomes, Why this Topic Matters introductions, and end-of-chapter questions and activities help readers focus on important topics, motivate their learning, and apply what they’ve learned.
  • How Learning this Topic Will Help You Become a Better Teacher sections conclude each chapter by helping the reader draw connections between the topics covered and their professional goals.
  • Real-life vignettes drawn from the authors’ personal experiences clarify concepts and help readers appreciate the diversity and uniqueness of family life.
  • Media Matters, Ideas for Your Classroom, Examine Your Beliefs and Practices, and Perspectives on Diversity sections feature practical strategies readers can apply directly in their classrooms.
  • Population diversity statistics are highlighted to emphasise variations in gender issues, ethnic factors, spiritual beliefs, and political motivations.
  • Coverage of protecting children includes updated research on bullying and issues related to nutrition, childhood obesity, trauma, and substance abuse.
  • Visually appealing figures, graphs, and tables reflect recent research.
  • Expanded coverage of military families as an understudied population highlights the unique challenges they face.
  • Material on outdoor classrooms, PlayPods, and nature education highlights new areas affecting children, families, and collaboration.
  • The Appendix presents an extensive and reorganised bibliography of current and classic children’s books. New sections explore gender identity, expression, and expectations as well as refugees, immigrants, and migrant workers.
Author biography
Patricia Scully has worked in the field of early childhood education in a variety of roles for over 45 years. In addition to teaching in child-care and elementary school settings, she has worked as a child-care center director and as education director of several nonprofit agencies. Dr. Scully is an associate professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she directs the early childhood program. Her areas of expertise include early literacy, relaxation and stress reduction for children and teachers, and parent and community involvement in education.

Michele L. Stites is an assistant professor in the Department of Education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). For ten years, Dr. Stites was a classroom teacher (K—5 and special education), and taught in a number of regions throughout the United States. Prior to her appointment at UMBC, Dr. Stites served as the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) specialist for a large school district in Maryland. Dr. Stites’ research focuses on inclusive mathematics instruction for young children and family involvement in schools. Recently, her work has been published in the Early Childhood Education Journal and Teachers College Record.

Hilary Roberts-King lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and is director of Homewood Early Learning Center at Johns Hopkins University, managed by Downtown Baltimore Child Care. She was an elementary school teacher for over ten years, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Pacific Oaks College, where she has developed and taught courses in math processes in early childhood education, early literacy, and child development.

Chandler Barbour is a retired professor of Education from Towson University, and now lives in coastal Maine. He worked as a teacher and administrator in elementary schools and universities over a period of 42 years. He and his late wife, Nita Barbour, conceived of and developed this text, which is now in its seventh edition. Dr. Barbour is co-author of three books on teacher and school partnerships.
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