Product Description: This guidebook offers early childhood educators practical strategies for partnering with families to support, enhance, and maximize the quality of care and education of young children.
This book offers a different way of thinking about parent outreach, particularly in schools with high minority and/or ELL populations. The authors argue for "engagement" as opposed to "involvement," in which parents become leaders, active participants, and stakeholders in the school community. They suggest that this approach can in fact energize the school staff and families and profile a number of successful efforts including home visits, family literacy programs, community gardens, and community organizing.
Product Description: Concha Delgado Gaitan, an award-winning professor, scholar, and first-generation Latina college graduate, shares winning strategies for creating effective college-readiness programs for Latino students at the district and school level.
This practical and timely guide offers numerous tools for learning about ELL families and identifying needs as well as interests, expectations, and strengths that can provide a foundation for building a relationship with families. Each chapter includes detailed, step-by-step activities, discussion questions, and resources. Topics include school safety, conferences and open house events, communication, handling difficult situations with ELL families, and enlisting the support of families, volunteers, and community organizations to support student success.
Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement, Second Edition, by Kathy Grant and Julie Ray is a comprehensive textbook for family engagement courses that uses the culturally responsive family support model to prepare early childhood and elementary teachers to work effectively with the diverse families of their students.
Product Description: This guide provides tools and strategies for including Latino parents in developing sustained academic improvement. Through suggested activities, case examples, first-person success stories, and vignettes, the author provides insights and instruction for planning, designing, and implementing parental participation programs that enhance the classroom curriculum and effectively engage Latino students.
This groundbreaking book examines the impact of culture and individual/collective orientation on classroom management and family outreach. The authors present the results of Bridging Cultures, a longitudinal five-year action research project focused on immigrant students in the U.S. school system. The result was a transformational approach to classroom management in areas such as instruction, behavior, assessment, and parent relationships.
Product Description: How can teachers of Latino ELLs actively engage their students' families? This award-winning book includes practical tips and tools that can help teachers solicit valuable information from families and extend families' knowledge of how U.S. schools operate. In addition, the authors offer information on aspects of Latino culture relevant to student learning and outline a framework that educators can use to create a "campus task force" for engaging Latino families in student learning.
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