Connecting Schools, Families, and the Community
- Amy Cox-Petersen - California State University, Fullerton, USA
Supporting teachers in building partnerships with families and the broader community
This comprehensive text helps prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to build and sustain family, school, and community partnerships that are vital to student success. Focusing on grades preK–8, and with a particular emphasis on diverse families and learners, this book helps teachers to overcome barriers, create action plans, and sustain partnerships over time.
- Chapters provide a contemporary, culturally relevant approach that guides teachers to devise strategies that celebrate cultural, linguistic, and academic diversity.
- Case studies present multiple perspectives from teachers, students, and community members. Readers are asked to reflect upon the cases, analyze real-life situations, and apply chapter content to each case.
- "Notes from the Classroom" include personal observations and strategies from teachers that enhance the reader's experience.
- "How To" sections show how to develop an action plan or seek outside funding. Planning sheets are included to provide the sequence of specific steps.
Student Study Site
Free resources will help you prepare for class and exams! Open-access study materials include chapter-specific interactive self-quizzes, vocabulary e-flashcards, recommended Web sites, and "Learning From SAGE Journal Articles." Visit the Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/coxpetersen.
Instructor Teaching Site
Instructors have access to the following password-protected resources: a test bank with sortable questions, PowerPoint slides for each chapter, recommended Web sites, ample syllabi, and teaching tips. Visit the Instructor Teaching site at www.sagepub.com/coxpetersen.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - The Importance of Educational Partnerships
Chapter 4 - The Makeup of Families Today