50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Families (häftad)
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50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Families (häftad)

50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Families

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50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Familiesoffers early childhood educators a unique and truly diverse perspective with the most practical strategies for partnering with families to support, enhance, and maximize the quality of care and education of young children. With a plethora of ideas for creating the trust necessary for true collaboration between families and the early childhood professional, the author guides readers on how to develop useful programs that include all families and individuals. Extensively revised, it reflects the most current themes, trends, research and ideas in the field today, making it the most diversity-centered text on the market for courses covering diversity and the relationships between teachers and families in early childhood education classrooms and centers.

Notable updates to this edition include:

  Greater attention to diversity in every chapter

  Expanded  descriptions of the many different types of families readers will likely work with, including military families and grandparents raising their grandchildren

  Current information on the growing influence all types of media have on young childreneven infants and toddler

  Added attention to the influence of economic hardship on children and families, as more families now live in poverty

  Changes and additions in What Teachers Can Do sections

  Many new stories, examples, and vignettes that apply the information to real life

  More on self-reflection, home visits, and transitions

  Revisions to most of the chapters reflect the most current themes, trends, research, and ideas in the field today.


Also from Janet Gonzalez-Mena:

0132657147 - Child, Family, and Community: Family-Centered Early Care and Education, 6/e - 2013 

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Janet Gonzalez-Mena is Retired Faculty in Child and Family Studies, Napa Valley College, Napa California, where for 15 years she was on the full-time faculty until her retirement in 1998. Not only has she taught in the California community college system for 36 years, but also Gonzalez-Mena's career includes being a preschool teacher in a bilingual program, child care director, and coordinator of a pilot program of therapeutic child care for abused and neglected children. A prolific author, her textbook achievements include: Child, Family, and Community, 6th ed. (Pearson, 2013); Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers, 9th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2012); Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Teaching Children in a Diverse Society, 6th ed., (McGraw-Hill, forthcoming); and Diversity in Early Care and Education: Honoring Differences, 4th ed. (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2008). Janet also co-authored Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Infants and Toddlers (National Association for Education of Young Children, 2011). Currently self-employed as a consultant in early care and education, she also finds the time to write for Young Children and Exchange, and occasionally for publications in Canada and New Zealand.


Section 1: Welcoming Everybody

 Chapter 1: Appreciating All Kinds of Families

 Chapter 2: Working with Immigrant Families

 Chapter 3: Including Families of Children with Special Needs

 Chapter 4: Creating an Antibias Environment

 Chapter 5: Respecting All Families, Including Those with Same-Sex Parents

Section 2: Partnerships with Families

 Chapter 6: Building Partnerships

 Chapter 7: Removing Barriers to Partnerships

 Chapter 8: Minimizing Competition with Parents

 Chapter 9: Supporting Attachments

 Chapter 10: Considering Authority

 Chapter 11: Focusing on Family Strengths

 Chapter 12: Helping Parents to Be Advocates for Their Children

 Chapter 13: Encouraging Parents to Become Advocates for All Children

 Chapter 14: Creating a Sense of Community

Section 3: Honoring and Working with Diversity

 Chapter 15: Understanding and Appreciating Cultural Differences

 Chapter 16: Establishing Culturally Responsive Education and Care

 Chapter 17: Working with Conflicts Around Education and Care Practices

 Chapter 18: Considering Cultural Differences in Guidance and Discipline

 Chapter 19: Working with Families Around What You Believe Are Harmful Practices

 Chapter 20: Thinking about Differing Ideas Related to How Children Learn

 Chapter 21: Managing Conflicts 

Section 4: Family Participation and Education

 Chapter 22: Considering Family Participation

 Chapter 23: Including Families in the Classroom or Center

 Chapter 24: Focusing on Fathers and Grandfathers

 Chapter 25: Taking a Transformative Approach to Parent Education

 Chapter 26: Working With Families Around Holiday Issues

 Chapter 27: Exploring Parents' Role on Decision-Making Boards and Councils

Section 5: Communication

 Chapter 28: Creating Environments for Communication

 Chapter 29: Empowering Self and Others

 Chapter 30: Communicating Through Writing

 Chapter 31: Holding Ongoing Conversations with Families

 Chapter 32: Looking at Nonverbal Communication Across Cultures

Section 6: Meetings and Conferences

 Chapter 33: Meeting with Families for the First Time

 Chapter 34: Thinking About Meetings in General

 Chapter 35: Holding Conferences

 Chapter 36: Considering Cross-Cultural Conferences

 Chapter 37: Talking with Families when Concerns Arise

Section 7: Working with Parents around Specific Issues

 Chapter 38: Helping teh Child Enter the School or Program

 Chapter 39: Maintaining Home Languages

 Chapter 40: Easing Children Through Transitions

 Chapter 41: Brining Nat...