Area: PRACTITIONER:family connections and partnerships
Area » PRACTITIONER:family connections and partnerships
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- 1/24/09 - Robin Waterman, Beth Harry, Equity Alliance at ASU
Parents of English Language Learners (ELLs) represent a vital source of support for increased student engagement and achievement; they bring skills, values and knowledge that would benefit both students and teachers. Most importantly, they bring profound commitment and motivation: The majority of the parents of ELLs have come to the United States in order that they and their children will have a “better life.” And many of these families quickly come to believe that supporting their...
- 1/12/09 - Goode, T., Jones, W.
Family-centered care and cultural and linguistic competence are essential approaches to address the multiple strengths, needs, and preferences of this nation’s families who have children and youth with special health care needs. MCHB convened a meeting to explore ways in which family-centered care and cultural and linguistic competence could be integrated in a more effective manner to support and sustain a community-based system of services that are comprehensive, coordinated, and...
- 1/5/09 - Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp
"This review of the research examines the growing evidence that family and community connections with schools make a difference in student success. It is a synthesis of 51 studies about the impact of family and community involvement on student achievement, and effective strategies to connect schools, families and community. This publication is the second in the series of annual research syntheses by SEDL's National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools, and the fourth in the...
- 1/2/09 - Tawara D. Goode, Wendy Jones, Clare Dunne, Suzanne Bronheim
The following “postcards from the road” provide snapshots of the accomplishments of state and territorial programs in infusing cultural and linguistic competence in policies, practices and structures. Complete stories are presented in the section entitled, “How are the States and Territories Traveling?”
- 1/1/10 - Wernsing, K.
A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, we’ve put together a list of eight helpful back-to-school tips that we hope will make the transition into a new school year a little easier for you and your child.
- 1/26/10 - Dana Williams
"Whether you are the parent of a 3-year-old who is curious about why a friend’s skin is brown, the parent of a 9-year-old who has been called a slur because of his religion, or the parent of a 15-year-old who snubs those outside of her social clique at school, this book is designed to help you teach your children to honor the differences in themselves and in others — and to reject prejudice and intolerance. Three age-specific sections feature everyday parents sharing personal stories...
- 1/13/09 - Elizabeth B. Kozleski , Kathleen A. King , Amanda L. Sullivan
In this paper, we explore the features of social mechanisms as they play out in the ways in which families perceive and respond to the notions of inclusive education for their children.
- 1/1/08 - Ron Glass
It is probably never easy to have a deep conversation with another person; each person’s hopes, fears, anxieties, doubts, dreams, and many other powerful feelings, conscious and unconscious, easily get in the way of honest and full expression. To have a deep conversation with a stranger, or with whole groups of strangers and even an entire community, can seem impossible.To talk openly and honestly about our experiences of schooling is equally challenging. Some of our most significant...
- 1/6/09 - JoEtta Gonzales, Elaine Mulligan
This presentation addresses three questions: What is the nature of disproportionate representation in our nation’s schools?What are parents’ legal rights for preventing inappropriate placement ? What are some resources and guidelines that parents and students can access to help prevent inappropriate placement?
- 1/5/09 - Martha Boethel
This is the third in a series of reports to help local school, community, and family leaders obtain useful research-based information about key educational issues. This synthesis focuses specifically on three categories: race or ethnicity, culture (including language), and socioeconomic status. The report also explores barriers to involvement for minority and low-income families, strategies that have been used to address those barriers, and recommendations that local educational leaders can...
- 1/23/09 - Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest, Claire McKenna
"This paper assesses the consequences of residential instability during the first five years of a child’s life for a host of school readiness outcomes. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, we examine the relationship between multiple moves and children’s cognitive and behavioral readiness at age five. We further test this relationship for differences among poor, near poor, and not poor children. We find that moving three or more times in a child’s first five...
- 1/5/09 - Catherine Jordan, Evangelina Orozco, Amy Averett
"This is the first in a series of research syntheses that will examine key issues in the field of family and community connections with schools. The issues highlighted in this synthesis represent critical areas of work in family and community connections with schools where clarification, agreement, and further development are needed, as well as promising new directions that are emerging. It is based on a review of over 160 publications"
- 1/14/09 - U.S. Department of Education,
Children benefit academically when parents and educators work together. For this reason, parents’ involvement in their children’s education is a priority of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. But a strong connection between parents and educators does not come about automatically. Both parties may need to learn new roles and skills and develop the confidence to use them, especially as parents move beyond traditional activities, like helping children with homework, and toward shared...
- 1/10/09 - Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers,
Evaluation is a process that helps parents and schools determine whether a child has a disability. Under IDEA a “child with a disability” is one who qualifies for special education and related services. A child cannot receive special education without an evaluation.
Information, resources, and internet communities for communication are combined here for anyone involved with people who deal with disabilities. The website is designed as a mini-village, including a school secction where there are topics devoted just for kids. Within education, the site links up to sources with information about how to communicate with schools, be an advocate for students, inclusive education resources, and disability awareness education materials.
- 1/1/09 - Institute on Community Integration,, Research and Training Center on Community Living and Employment,
"How can families and early childhood professionals provide quality, inclusive early childhood education for young children with and without disabilities? That’s the question posed in this Impact issue. In its pages, parents reflect on their experiences with early childhood education and inclusion for their children – what was helpful, what was not, and lessons learned from the experience. Researchers and practitioners discuss practical strategies for supporting quality early education...