Parent Involvement

Author: Michele Wages
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475822618
Format: PDF, Docs
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In today’s economy, where getting a good education has never been more important and school resources are stretched beyond points that most of us can remember, it is imperative that parents be fully engaged in their child’s education, both at home and at school. Parents play an integral role regardless of their ability to assist their children in specific subject areas or skills by encouraging their student to promote competence, control, and positive attitudes towards academics. Whether you are an educator or a parent, this book discusses barriers and methods to overcome them in order to build parental awareness while partnering with effective school communication to better become involved in the learning of their children.

Collaborative Leadership

Author: Fern Aefsky
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475834535
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book identifies multiple university programs where partnerships create ongoing collaborative activities that sets the stage for leadership development, program expansion and growth, and utilization of partnerships that support student, community and University initiatives.

Family Involvement in Childrens Education

Author: Janie Funkhouser
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788141422
Format: PDF
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Describes how some schools and their communities have overcome key barriers -- finding the time, increasing their information about each other, bridging school-family differences, improving schools, and tapping external supports to strengthen school-family partnerships. Successful partnerships require the sustained mutual collaboration and support of school staffs and families at home and at school. Business or community groups can also help schools and families to work together. This Book is based on case studies of 20 successful education programs around the country. They include elementary and secondary schools and districtwide programs.

Collaborating with Parents for Early School Success

Author: Stephanie H. McConaughy
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 146251491X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Achieving-Behaving-Caring (ABC) Program is an evidence-based approach to addressing the needs of elementary students at risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties and promoting successful home-school collaboration. This practical guide demonstrates how classroom teachers and parents can work together to boost individual children's strengths, reduce problems that interfere with learning, and provide classwide social skills training. The use of trained parent liaisons is a special feature of the program. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for implementing ABC are accompanied by many useful case illustrations and tips. The book includes more than two dozen reproducible handouts and forms, in a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Educating Young Children with Special Needs

Author: Louise Porter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446227190
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It is an easy book to read and has the merit of combining in a balanced way the broad theoretical background of early years education with a practical approach providing information addressed to practitioners' - "Education Studies " The book abounds with practical suggestions for developing children's knowledge and skills in various domains. It presents concisely the rationale for an ethical approach to working with young children and their families which emphasizes genuine collaboration between professionals and parents as well as involving children in their learning. The book deserves to be a well-thumbed text for individuals and a copy should be in any professional library' - "Support for Learning " I am very impressed with Educating Children with Special Needs in which Louise Porter uses her psychological perspectives to give a sound overview of the important problem areas and practices of the field, and describes a large number of procedures through which teaching and other forms of support can be effectively individualized. Overall this is an excellent book which merits, and should receive, a wide readership among special educators, early childhood teachers and the many professional who are interested in and may practice in this field' - "The Psychology of Education Review " In scope and spread this book deserves to become a standard text for policy makers, practitioners, those in training and their tutors. I welcome this book for its coverage of typical and atypical development in young children and its emphasis upon an ethical and principled approach to working with young children and their families' - "Professor Sheila Wolfendale, Director of the Doctorate in Educational Psychology programme, University of East London " Most young children with additional educational needs are enrolled in their local childcare centre or pre-school. Whether they have delayed or advanced skills, many will need extra support from teachers and childcare workers so that they can participate fully in these settings. Educating Young Children with Special Needs is a comprehensive guide to working with these children. It outlines how to recognize when young children have atypical needs, individualize relevant programmes for them, and make sure that they can participate socially with other children in the group. It highlights the importance of teachers' and caregivers' responsiveness both to the children and their parents. Individual chapters explain how to identify and meet the additional needs of children with vision or hearing impairments and those with difficulties acquiring motor, daily living, communication or intellectual skills. The emphasis is on assisting those with mild to moderate difficulties in any of these domains. The particular needs of gifted children are also explored. Educating Young Children with Special Needs is a valuable professional reference and student text for childcare workers and pre-school teachers.

Strategies to Help Solve Our School Dropout Problem

Author: Franklin P. Schargel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923669
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book will help you reduce the number of young adults who leave school without completing a high school program. These successfully proven strategies were identified through research conducted by The National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University. The strategies are: - EARLY INTERVENTIONS - Family Involvement... reach out to all families - Early Childhood Education... begin positive learning environments early - Reading and Writing Programs... establish this foundation to all learning THE BASIC CORE STRATEGIES - Mentoring/Tutoring... increase competency with a supportive adult or peer - Service Learning... implement academic learning connected to service - Alternative Schooling... provide options beyond the traditional setting - Out-of-School Enhancement... develop after-care, summer school, and extended hours MAKING THE MOST OF INSTRUCTION - Professional Development... provide resources & training for innovative, research-based techniques - Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences... implement proven methods for a diverse student population - Instructional Technologies... integrate technology into daily curriculum - Individualized Learning... provide customized work plans for each student MAKING THE MOST OF THE WIDER COMMUNITY - Systemic Renewal... change rules, roles, and relationships to effect school improvement - Community Collaboration... engage businesses and organizations - Career Education and Workforce Readiness... provide applied training and instruction for today's workplace - Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention... teach the strategies of fair engagement and safety

Children s needs 2

Author: George G. Bear
Publisher: Natl Assn Sch Psychologists
ISBN: 9780932955968
Format: PDF, ePub
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An all-new & greatly expanded version of NASP's highly successful 1987 volume, designed to provide psychologists, mental health workers, & special educators with a single, authoritative source for practical, accurate & up-to-date information on the problems & issues facing children. Contains nearly 90 concise chapters covering child & adolescent development, family issues, academic achievement & physical health & well-being. Provides the theoretical & practical information you need to develop & implement effective, problem-solving interventions for a wide variety of issues, including aggressive behavior, brain injury, foster homes, giftedness, lying, religion, school phobia, self-concept, sleep disorders, sports, working parents & much more.