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eText: 
ISBN-13 9781452241807ISBN-10 1452241805
Print: 
ISBN-10 1-4129-9232-XISBN-13 9781412992329
Author(s): Mick Coleman
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 416
Description

Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships: Building Connections Within Diverse Communities prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of childrenÆs early education and development. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges.The author takes a student-centered approach to delivering substantive information and framing activities, providing: (a) comprehensive coverage of the diversity of family lives represented in classrooms and strategies for working with those families; (b) challenges to family involvement and strategies for addressing them; (c) strategies for communicating effectively with and empowering families, and (d) reflections, activities, tip boxes, and field assignments designed to facilitate studentsÆ skills in building positive family-school-community partnerships.

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