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School/community relations & school/home relations

See below for a selection of the latest books from School/community relations & school/home relations category. Presented with a red border are the School/community relations & school/home relations books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great School/community relations & school/home relations books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Equity Partnerships A Culturally Proficient Guide to Family, School, and Community Engagement

Equity Partnerships A Culturally Proficient Guide to Family, School, and Community Engagement

Author: Angela R. Clark-Louque, Randall B. Lindsey, Reyes L. Quezada, Cynthia L. Jew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

How often do you hear, The only parents who showed were the parents who didn't need to be here. But how often do you consider time of day, lack of child care, cost of dinner, transportation, lan guage of the presentation, even relevance of the topic-all real-world barriers for families of our historically underserved students. Here at last is a resource that will open up access and reveal all-new ways to forge more culturally inclusive partnerships with families and communities . . . partnerships that extend well beyond parent-teacher conferences, PTA meetings, and the occasional bake sale. The two big services Equity Partnerships provides? Using the Tools of Cultural Proficiency, you'll Discover new concepts and strategies to engage families and communities-and reduce, if not eliminate, barriers--through four essential principles: communication, connection, collaboration, and community Engage in frequent opportunities to reflect on your own assumptions and values, then collaborate with colleagues to co-create systemic practices and policies for devising, implementing, and assessing family and community engagement actions in your schools and districts We know inherently that family and community engagement is critical to the success of our stu dents. Let Equity Partnerships be your go-to tool for breaking down the walls that for too long have limited all of us. Raising the next generation is a shared responsibility and privilege. These authors have been first responders for decades by pro moting Cultural Proficiency as a means to ensure equity and access for all. In Equity Partnerships, they identify the powerful and critical link of family, school, and community engage ment to strengthen families, build community support, and increase student success. --TRUDY ARRIAGA, Associate Dean for Equity and Outreach, California Lutheran University, and Coauthor of Opening Doors

Community Service Programs in Independent Schools The Processes of Implementation and Institutionalization of Peripheral Educational Innovations

Community Service Programs in Independent Schools The Processes of Implementation and Institutionalization of Peripheral Educational Innovations

Author: Lee M. Levison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Published in 1994, this book examines the processes through which independent school community service programs, as educational innovations, become more or less institutionalized in nine independent schools. The author considers school sponsored opportunities for students to serve in community-based organizations such as hospitals, day-care centres and nursing homes, and the aspects that influence the effectiveness of such programs. As a result of the study our understanding of the processes and factors that appear to be associated with program institutionalization are deepened. The rationales underlying independent school community programs are also examined. Finally the book raises questions for further research in independent schools regarding the nature of change, the program development process, and the role of affective education.

Making Emmie Smile

Making Emmie Smile

Author: Ellen Weisberg, Ken Yoffe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Making Emmie Smile

Making Emmie Smile

Author: Ellen Weisberg, Ken Yoffe Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Natural Allies Hope and Possibility in Teacher-Family Partnerships

Natural Allies Hope and Possibility in Teacher-Family Partnerships

Author: Soo Hong Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

In Natural Allies, Soo Hong offers a paradigm shift in how we think about family engagement with schools. Hong challenges the conventional depiction of parents and teachers as 'natural enemies,' and shows how, through teachers' initiative and commitment, they can become natural allies instead. Based on a three-year ethnographic study, the book features the experiences and motivations of five urban school teachers who have successfully created meaningful, productive relationships and partnerships with students' families. In Natural Allies, the teachers' personal narratives are juxtaposed with rich descriptions of their interactions with families and children. The book explores how the dimensions of race, class, culture, and family history shape the interactions between teachers and families, particularly in schools where teacher-parent dynamics may be fraught with distrust or misunderstanding. The book demonstrates how commitment to families and community can become a central part of educators' development as professionals. In addition, the research provides new insight and seeks to merge the study of family engagement with the field of culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies. Offered with optimism and urgency, Natural Allies addresses an area in which many educators feel ill equipped and unprepared. Readers will emerge from a reading of the book with new ideas on family engagement that are grounded in an analysis of the deep contours of the parent-teacher relationship.

Problem-Solving Parent Conferences in Schools Ecological-Behavioral Perspectives

Problem-Solving Parent Conferences in Schools Ecological-Behavioral Perspectives

Author: Dennis J. (Loyola University of Chicago, USA) Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2019

Problem-Solving Parent Conferences in Schools presents a Problem-solving Parent Conference (PPC) model that integrates and applies empirically-supported systemic and behavioral intervention strategies to coordinated home-school interventions for student behavioral and social-emotional concerns. Though today's schools seek to further understand student behaviors from ecological and systemic perspectives, there are limited resources available on how to effectively collaborate with families-a key social-environmental context. This unique book engages parents and teachers in a five-stage protocol towards more effective student support. These evidence-based, change-oriented approaches will be essential for graduate students in school psychology, school social work, and school counseling programs; in teacher preparation; and in any related course focused on parents and families in school settings. Its resources are also critical for mental health practitioners who work with children, adolescents, families, and schools.

Problem-Solving Parent Conferences in Schools Ecological-Behavioral Perspectives

Problem-Solving Parent Conferences in Schools Ecological-Behavioral Perspectives

Author: Dennis J. (Loyola University of Chicago, USA) Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2019

Problem-Solving Parent Conferences in Schools presents a Problem-solving Parent Conference (PPC) model that integrates and applies empirically-supported systemic and behavioral intervention strategies to coordinated home-school interventions for student behavioral and social-emotional concerns. Though today's schools seek to further understand student behaviors from ecological and systemic perspectives, there are limited resources available on how to effectively collaborate with families-a key social-environmental context. This unique book engages parents and teachers in a five-stage protocol towards more effective student support. These evidence-based, change-oriented approaches will be essential for graduate students in school psychology, school social work, and school counseling programs; in teacher preparation; and in any related course focused on parents and families in school settings. Its resources are also critical for mental health practitioners who work with children, adolescents, families, and schools.