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Home, School, and Community Collaboration
Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

Fourth Edition
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March 2018 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Home, School, and Community Collaboration uses the culturally responsive family support model as a framework to prepare teachers to work effectively with children from diverse families. Authors Kathy B. Grant and Julie A. Ray skillfully incorporate numerous real-life vignettes and case studies to show readers the practical application of culturally responsive family engagement.

The Fourth Edition contains additional content that enhances the already relevant text, including: a new section titled “Perspectives on Poverty” acknowledging the deep levels of poverty in the United States and the impact on family-school relations; increased coverage of Latino/Latina family connections; and updated demographics focusing on the issues impacting same-sex families, families experiencing divorce, children and family members with chronic illnesses, military families, and grandparents raising children.

With contributions from more than 22 experts in the field offering a wide range of perspectives, this book will help readers understand, appreciate, and support diverse families.

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Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
SECTION I. Understanding Family Engagement: Building a Knowledge Base for Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
 
CHAPTER 1. Family Engagement and the Responsive Educator
Preparing for Family Partnerships: Actualizing the Process

 
Forming Family Partnerships: Self-Assessment Activity

 
Benefits of Effective Family Engagement Practices

 
Barriers to Authentic Family Engagement

 
Current Trends in Family Demographics

 
Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

 
Ethical Practice

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
CHAPTER 2. Theories and Models for Family Engagement in Schools
Defining Family

 
Family Systems Conceptual Framework

 
Ecological Systems Theory: Urie Bronfenbrenner

 
Family Empowerment Models: Carl Dunst

 
The Funds of Knowledge: Luis Moll

 
Family–School Partnerships Framework: Joyce Epstein

 
School Development Program: James Comer

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
CHAPTER 3. Supporting Families as They Parent Today’s Children
Stages of Parenthood

 
Parenting Styles

 
Effects of Different Parenting Styles on a Child’s Behavior

 
Teacher Acceptance of Differing Parenting Styles

 
Family Support for All

 
Principles of Family Support in Schools

 
Parent Education Models

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
SECTION II. Appreciating Families: Today’s Diverse Families
 
CHAPTER 4. Structurally Diverse Families
Today’s American Families

 
Nuclear Family Settings

 
Extended Family Settings

 
Single-Parent Families

 
Blended Families

 
Same-Sex Families

 
Grandparents and Other Kinship Roles

 
Multiracial Families

 
Adoptive Families

 
Foster Families

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
CHAPTER 5. Culturally Diverse Families
What Is Culture?

 
Similarities and Differences Among Culturally Diverse Families

 
Teachers’ Beliefs About Diverse Families

 
Linguistic Diversity in Families

 
Growth of the Latino/a Population in the United States

 
Working With Newly Immigrated Families

 
Diversity in Family Religious Practices

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
CHAPTER 6. Students of Families in Transition
Family Life Cycle: Normal Transitions

 
Moving

 
Characteristics of Difficult Family Transitions

 
Students in Families Undergoing Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage

 
Death of a Parent or Family Member

 
Students With Parents in the Military

 
Students With Parents in Prison

 
Students in Foster Care

 
Scenarios Relating to Students in Foster Care

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
CHAPTER 7. Families Overcoming Obstacles
Families Living in Poverty

 
Students Experiencing Homelessness

 
Families Affected by Violence

 
Chronic Illness of a Family Member or Student

 
Working With Families Who Have Experienced Natural Disasters

 
Families and Children Under Stress: Risk and Resilience in the Face of Trauma

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
CHAPTER 8. Families in Abusive Situations
Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics

 
Types of Child Abuse and Neglect

 
Substance Abuse, Child Abuse, and Neglect

 
The Role of the Teacher in Reporting Child Abuse

 
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse: Working With Child Protective Services

 
Working With Families in Abusive Situations

 
Domestic Violence, Families, and Schools

 
The Educator’s Role After Reporting Occurs

 
The Role of the School Administrator

 
Corporal Punishment in Schools

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
SECTION III. Family Engagement: Putting Knowledge and Skills Into Action
 
CHAPTER 9. Engaging Families in Their Children’s Learning at School and at Home
Collaborating With Families on Academic Learning and Development

 
Communicating With Families on Standards-Based Curriculum

 
Common Core State Standards: What Parents Need to Know

 
Collaborating With Families on Classroom Behavioral Challenges

 
Classroom Volunteers

 
Homework and Home-Learning Activities

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
CHAPTER 10. Teacher as Family Communication Facilitator
Print Communication

 
Special Considerations With Using Social Media as a Tool for Communication

 
Suggestions for School Districts and Educators Using Social Media

 
Verbal Communication: Informal and Formal Conferences

 
Active Listening Behaviors

 
Planning for Formal Conferences

 
Alternatives in Conferencing With Families

 
Documentation of Communication

 
Communicating With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

 
Barriers to Communicat

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
CHAPTER 11. Working With Families of Children With Exceptionalities
Helping Families Adjust to Having a Child With Exceptional Needs

 
Cultural Considerations in Working With Families of Children With Differing Abilities

 
Classroom Teachers’ Role in Special Education

 
Council for Exceptional Children Standards

 
Legislation Relating to the Education of Children With Exceptional Needs

 
Components of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

 
Communicating With Families About Exceptional Need

 
Families of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

 
Referral Process and Identification

 
Involving Families in the Individualized Education Program Process

 
Collaboration With Families of Young Children: Individual Family Service Plans

 
Response to Intervention

 
Assistive Technology

 
Working With Families of Students Who Are Gifted and Talented

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
CHAPTER 12. Teacher as a Family Resource and Advocate
Asset-Based and Family-Centered Partnerships

 
Home Visits

 
Advocacy for Children and Families: Strategies for Becoming Advocates

 
Community Resources for the Classroom and Families

 
Families as Decision Makers and School Leaders

 
Resource Personnel to Support Families

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
CHAPTER 13. Schoolwide Family Engagement Activities: Family Events, Family Resource Centers, and Volunteer Programs
Preparing for Schoolwide Family Engagement Activities

 
Family Events That Support Students’ Success at School

 
Organizing, Preparing, and Hosting Family Events

 
Back-to-School Events

 
Transition Events

 
Collaboration on Cultural and Community Events

 
Setting Up a Family Literacy Event

 
Family Math Nights That Honor Both Cultural and Community Influences

 
Family Science Night: H2O Experiments

 
Full STEAM Ahead: Organizing a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Night

 
School Volunteers

 
Summary

 
Reflection Questions

 
CR-Tech Connections

 
Websites

 
Student Study Site

 
 
Appendix A. Standards
 
Appendix B. National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct
 
Appendix C. State Agencies for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
 
Appendix D. Individualized Education Program and Individualized Family Service Plan Examples
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors
 
About the Contributors

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

·         Microsoft® Word test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting personalized questions to assess students’ progress and understanding.

·         Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for courses and highlight essential content and features.

·         ·         Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi.

·         Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.

·         ·         A set of all graphics from the text, including all of the maps, tables, and figures, in PowerPoint, .pdf, and .jpg formats for class presentations.

·         Family Engagement Plan Case Study helps students to synthesize all of the concepts they have learned about family engagement.
·         Movie List provides additional suggestions for movies and TV shows on topics of interest related to the book.

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

·         eFlashcards for anywhere, anytime studying to strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts.
·         Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment to master course material on the go

 

“This state-of-the-art textbook provides a wealth of scholarly, theoretically anchored, perspectives-based content, activities, and resources, which are designed to enhance preservice teachers’ ability to work with students and families effectively, regardless of their backgrounds, cultures, or circumstances.”

Diane Smith Grych
Concord University

“This textbook describes real-life educational situations and provides teachers with resources for developing a collaborative relationship with home, school, and the community.”

Kimmarie Cipolla
Saint Joseph’s University

“This is a wonderful text that provides students with a keen understanding of how they can support the development of home-school and community collaborations.”

Cherie Crosby
Manor College

“This text continues to provide relevant information to meet the challenges of family involvement in today’s classrooms.”

Sharon Carter
Davidson County Community College

“I think this is a very thorough text addressing the issues surrounding family-school-community collaborations. Not only is the text reader-friendly, but it also offers an abundance of practical tips on how best to promote family engagement among a diverse array of family types.”

Jill M. Trumbell
University of New Hampshire
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Added and expanded coverage of topics reflect current issues and trends in family engagement, including: 
    • The impact of poverty on family-school relations
    • Communication with families of children with exceptionalities
    • Recommendations for special education and funding sources
    • Popular home visiting programs
    • Advocacy using social media
    • School volunteers
  • Family provisions for the new education act, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replace the former No Child Left Behind education act.
  • Up-to-date coverage of the latest technology provides information teachers can use in their work with families (including conducting a STEAM family event).
  • New strategies and activities prepare readers to collaborate with children whose native language is Spanish. 
  • A new section on Latino parents is now featured.
  • New information on military families as experienced by a military parent, including children’s texts to help with military transitions. 
  • New information on gangs and violent communities (civic unrest) is included, along with suggested ways to support families who have experienced trauma. 
  • New scenarios and activities for each type of abuse or neglect are added, as well as a new section on sexual abuse (sexting), domestic violence, and substance abuse relating to child abuse. 
  • Statistics and recommended websites have been updated throughout.
  • Contact information is now provided for all 50 states’ abuse and neglect hotlines.  

KEY FEATURES:  

  • The culturally responsive family support model serves as a paradigm for connecting with families.
  • Activities throughout the text are ideal for dynamic class dialogues, self-reflection, and personal growth.
  • In the classroom vignettes demonstrate that teachers in the real world make mistakes, encouraging readers to innovate in the classroom.
  • Homework activities discuss interactive home learning activities and provide other recommendations for keeping families involved in their children’s curricular activities.
  • Technology as a Tool suggestions explore the various ways teachers can communicate with families through technology.

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