Preparing Educators to Engage Families
Case Studies Using an Ecological Systems Framework
- Heather B. Weiss - Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
- M. Elena Lopez - Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
- Holly Kreider - Heising-Simons Foundation
- Celina Chatman-Nelson - University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Working with Parents
Constant changes in education are creating new and uncertain roles for parents and teachers that must be explored, identified, and negotiated. Preparing Educators to Engage Families encourages readers to hone their analytic and problem-solving skills for use in real-world situations with students and their families.
Organized according to Ecological Systems Theory (of the micro, meso, exo, macro, and chrono systems), this completely updated Third Edition presents research-based teaching cases that reflect critical dilemmas in family-school-community relations, especially among families for whom poverty and cultural differences are daily realities. The text looks at family engagement issues across the full continuum, from the early years through pre-adolescence.
"The text is very organized, easy to follow, and provides some good, thought-provoking questions. Preparing Educators to Engage Families is a great resource for pre- and in-service teachers. The case studies use ecological systems frameworks to promote family engagement in all educational contexts."
"I am really impressed by the cases and ease of this text."
This textbook was selected based on its high quality content and because its structure is consistent with the program's instructional goals and conceptual framework.
Using as a supplement but does not work as a course text
great fit for course. Ecological framework in particular an excellent match.