Home and School Relations: Teachers and Parents Working Together (4th Edition)
Author: Glenn W. Olsen, Mary Lou Fuller
Format: Kindle Edition
Release Date: March 14, 2011
Home and School Relations offers strong coverage of the nature of contemporary families and their relationships with teachers and schools. Throughout this text that is organized topically, the authors provide practical techniques for developing strong relationships with families and solid examples of home and school partnerships and parent involvement.
It emphasizes the need for educators to have positive working relationships with the children they teach and describes the techniques they must use to understand the families from which their students come. The integration of diversity (cultural, racial, religious, and sexual orientation) through every chapter promotes understanding of all children and their families, including those with special needs.
In this fourth edition, you will find:
· Coverage of the traditional topics of ethnic families, change in families, and parent-teacher communication.
· Key contemporary issues facing families today and their effects including income level, alarming statistics on poverty and
how it affects children and their performance in schools, advocacy, the father’s role, family and domestic
violence, bullying and school violence, and parents’ perspectives on schools.
· Expanded coverage of communications with parents and families, including current uses of technology.
· The most recent information about children with special needs and the services provided by schools.
· Pedagogical features such as Learning Outcomes, Case Studies, Reflections, and Children’s Literature.