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Author Gestwicki, Carol, 1940-

Title Home, school, and community relations : a guide to working with families / Carol Gestwicki.

Published Albany, NY : Delmar Publishers, c2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  372.119 GEST    AVAILABLE
Edition 4th ed.
Physical description xiv, 521 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-514) and index.
Contents Sect. I. Introduction to Families. Ch. 1. Families Today. Ch. 2. Parenting. Ch. 3. A Day with Two Families: Diversity of Experience -- Sect. II. Teacher-Family Partnerships in Early Education. Ch. 4. What is Parent Involvement? Ch. 5. Benefits of Teacher-Family Partnerships for Children, Parents, and Teachers. Ch. 6. Potential Barriers to Teacher-Family Partnerships. Ch. 7. Foundations of a Successful Partnership -- Sect. III. Techniques for Developing Partnerships. Ch. 8. At the Beginning with Parents and Children. Ch. 9. Informal Communication with Parents. Ch. 10. Parent-Teacher Conferences. Ch. 11. Home Visits with Parents and Children. Ch. 12. Parents in a Classroom. Ch. 13. Parents in Meetings. Ch. 14. Teachers and Parents in the Community -- Sect. IV. Making a Partnership Work. Ch. 15. Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds. Ch. 16. Working with Parents in Particular Circumstances. Ch. 17. Working to Resolve Troublesome Attitudes and Behaviors.
Ch. 18. Looking at Parent-Involvement Programs that Work.
Summary "This new fourth edition of a best-seller completely updates its discussion of the skills, techniques, and attitudes early childhood teachers need to work more closely with families. Many practical strategies and problem-solving techniques are provided in this comprehensive text."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Home and school -- United States.
Parent-teacher relationships -- United States.
ISBN 0766803562