Table of contents for Home, school, and community relations / Carol Gestwicki.

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Section I Introduction to Families
Chapter 1 A Day with Two Families: Diversity of Experience
The Lawrence Family
The Ashley Family
Implications for Teachers
Chapter 2 Families Today
What Defines a Family?
Demographics of Modern Families
Why Study Sociological Trends?
Chapter 3 Parenting
Roles Parents Play
Parenthood as an Emotional Experience
Section II Teacher-Family Partnerships in Education
Chapter 4 What Is Family Involvement?
Perspectives on Family Involvement
A Brief History of Family Involvement
Research on Child Development as Motivation to Include Parents
Mandated Parent Involvement
Community Concern for Family Support
Chapter 5 Benefits of Teacher-Family Partnerships for Children, Parents, 
and Teachers
Benefits for Children
Benefits for Parents
Benefits for Teachers
Chapter 6 Potential Barriers to Teacher-Family Partnerships
Why Are There Barriers?
Differences between Teaching and Parenting
Maneuvering over Turf
The Issue of Trust
Differences in Expertise
Barriers Caused by External Factors
Chapter 7 Foundations of a Successful Partnership
Teacher Ideas and Attitudes
External Factors
Section III Methods for Developing Partnerships
Chapter 8 At the Beginning with Parents and Children
Initial Contact between Teacher, Parent, and Child
Dealing with Separation Experiences
Chapter 9 Informal Communication with Families
Communication Methods
Chapter 10 Parent-Teacher Conferences
Importance of Regular Conferences
Groundwork for a Successful Conference
Strategies for a Successful Conference
Pitfalls to Avoid for a Successful Conference
Difficult Conferences
Conference Evaluation
Chapter 11 Home Visits with Parents and Children
Purposes of a Home Visits
Undertaking Home Visits
Postvisit Responsibilities
Advantages of Home Visits
Disadvantages of Home Visits
Home-Based Educational and Support Programs
Chapter 12 Families in the Classroom
Advantages and Potential Problems
Getting Parents Involved
The Teacher's Role
Chapter 13 Parent Education
What Is Parent Education?
Implementing a Parent Education Program
Parents as Decision Makers
Chapter 14 It Takes a Village: Teachers, Families, and Communities
Corporate Involvement
Legislative Initiatives
Linkages within the Community
The Role of Advocate
Community as an Educational Resource
Section IV Making a Partnership Work
Chapter 15 Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds
A Rationale for Teacher Attention to Diversity
Strategies for Teachers
Negotiating with Cultural Conflict
Common Cultural Issues That Arise in Classrooms
What Does Working with Diversity Look Like?
Chapter 16 Working with Families in Particular Circumstances
Working with Families Undergoing Change Due to Divorce
Working with Parents of Children with Special Needs
Working with Families of Infants
Working with Families When Abuse Occurs
Working with Adoptive Families
Chapter 17 Working to Resolve Troublesome Attitudes and Behaviors
Frequent Causes of Tension between Parents and Teachers
Chapter 18 Looking at Parent Involvement Programs That Work
Lakewood Preschool Cooperative, Charlotte, North Carolina
Family Resource Center, Fort Myers, Florida
Gorham House Preschool, Gorham, Maine
Lincoln Nursery School, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Appendix: Resource Directory

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Home and school -- United States.
Parent-teacher relationships -- United States.