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Home and School Relations: Teachers and Parents Working Together, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Glenn W. Olsen, Mary Lou Fuller

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 2, 2011

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Home-School Relations examines the contemporary family and its relationship to the school and provides educators practical advice for developing strong partnerships with their students’ families.


Supporting family members as full partners in education, this text stresses the need for educators to have positive working relationships with the students that they teach by understanding the families from which their students come. In addition to covering the traditional topics of ethnic families, change in families, and parent-teacher communication, Olsen, Fuller, and their contributors delve further into the issues facing families today. Looking at the effects of poverty, advocacy, the role of fathers, domestic violence, bullying, and school violence on families, the authors offer practical techniques that give educators the tools to cope with the many factors affecting their students. Integrating diversity (cultural, racial, religious and sexual orientation) throughout the text, Home-School Relations is the best text available to prepare educators for all the forms of diversity they will encounter in the field. Beyond its in-depth look at ever-evolving families, this text provides solid, practical examples of building good home-school partnerships and fostering parent involvement.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Families

Chapter 2 Families and Their Functions: Past and Present

Chapter 3 Family Diversity

Chapter 4 Parents' Perspectives on Parenting

Chapter 5 Teachers and Parenting

Chapter 6 Parent-Teacher Communication: Who’s Talking?

Chapter 7 Family Involvement in Education

Chapter 8 Families and Their Children with Disabilities

Chapter 9 Family-Involvement Models

Chapter 10 Education Law and Parental Rights

Chapter 11 Family Violence: The Effect on Teachers, Parents, and Children

Chapter 12 Poverty: The Enemy of Children and Family

Chapter 13 Fatherhood, Society and School: What Fathers Contribute and Why it is


Chapter 14 The Implications of Home-School Partnerships for School Violence and Bullying

Chapter 15 Finding a Voice for Children: Advocacy in Action

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Home and School Relations: Teachers and Parents Working Together, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$44.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-237339-5