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WORKING WITH TEACHERS AND FAMILIES
COMPLEMENTARY LEARNING CONNECTIONS
This paper defines the characteristics of family support in the child care context, highlights research showing the need for provider training to raise program quality, and discusses five vital topics for training child care providers in family support. The author argues for the need to develop one cohesive training system for providers.
Gwen Morgan (1998) Research Report
This guide offers ideas and resources for implementing family support principles in child care, and an annotated bibliography of up-to-date publications and training materials that child care providers can use to improve their efforts to support families.
Saren Eyre (June 1998) Research Report
Family Research Project researchers reviewed teacher-certification requirements for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Recommendations for strengthening parent involvement programs in preservice teacher education are presented.
Leon Lynn (September 1997) Research Report
Karen Horsch of Harvard Family Research Project lists recommendations for teacher development from an HFRP study.
Karen Horsch (1997) Evaluation Exchange Article
This report reviews teacher certification requirements for all 50 states and the District of Columbia and examines 60 teacher education programs that mention family involvement. The report also identifies nine teacher education programs that focus on family involvement as an important concept, engage students in hands-on activities, and promote a broad concept of family involvement that recognizes the value of home-school collaboration.
Angela Shartrand , Heather Weiss, Holly Kreider, and M. Elena Lopez (1997) Research Report
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which selected course experiences influenced preservice teachers' perceptions of their comfort and competence levels in planning and implementing family involvement programs in schools. The study was a useful tool of self-inquiry for the instructor to determine if the planned activities and experiences enabled students to meet course objectives.
Vivian G. Morris , Satomi Taylor (March 1997) Research Report
In this course, we deepen the preparation of teachers in training, focusing on schools as organizations in specific political communities wherein people exercise more or less democratic voices in public policies that govern their economic, housing, and education opportunities. Teachers make and influence policies in their classrooms, at their campuses, and in the institutions and/or districts in which they work.
Kathleen Staudt () Syllabus
This is a course about parent involvement and the relationship between homes, schools, and communities. Content is organized around how the home, family, and school influences the growth, development, and education of younger children. Students will learn how schools relate to parents and will acquire knowledge and skills to implement excellent parent involvement programs.
Jerold P. Bauch () Syllabus
A list of resources to support professional development for teachers and school staff.
Harvard Family Research Project (Spring 1995) Evaluation Exchange Article
Written for program administrators and staff, this guide offers practical advice for providing professional development to staff supporting family programs.
Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report