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Preparing Educators to Communicate and Connect with Families and Communities : Literacy, Language & Learning - Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt

Preparing Educators to Communicate and Connect with Families and Communities

Literacy, Language & Learning

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9781593113254
Number Of Pages: 156

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This unique and visionary text is a compilation of fascinating case studies by New York State teachers, parents and professors. These down-to-earth case studies highlight effective specific approaches to provide bridges between home and school and a look to the future for preparing teachers to communicate and connect with families and communities. This book promises to make a significant contribution to preparing teachers to engage all families and communities in the education of our children. It is filled with thoughtful activities coming out of an incredible body of educational research done by the contributors. This book has given us the answers to the questions that Schmidt raised and it will move family involvement from high rhetoric to high practice. This book will change the way we prepare teachers and it is a must read for those in teacher education programs. As teachers, parents, and teacher educators, we are in Schmidt's debt.

Preface : the problem and process
Home-to-school communicationp. 1
Ascertaining and influencing pre-service teacher disposition(s) to family engagementp. 19
Ways in which teachers may incorporate the cultural and social contributions of family into schoolsp. 31
Activities to empower parents as collaborators in their children's educationp. 47
Positive leadership for family engagementp. 59
Afterword : culturally relevant or culturally responsive pedagogyp. 77
Epilogue : final wordp. 83
Epilogue : final wordp. 85
Home-to-school communicationp. 87
Sample letter : families of children receiving special education in pre-school who are eligible for kindergarten in the next yearp. 91
Sample calendar of family involvement activitiesp. 93
Sample syllabi for in-service and pre-service education programsp. 97
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ISBN: 9781593113254
ISBN-10: 1593113250
Series: Literacy, Language & Learning
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.4