Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

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Author: Grant Kathy Beth

Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Edition: 4

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 592

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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.


“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

“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

“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

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

“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

About the Author

Kathy B. Grant, EdD, is an associate professor of Curriculum and Instruction at SUNY Plattsburgh’s School of Education. She taught undergraduate courses in family involvement, as well as graduate courses in educational psychology and child development. She also worked as a home-school coordinator through Title 1 in the Missoula School District in Missoula, Montana. During her six years in this position, she oversaw the development of family resource centers at the elementary and middle school levels, worked with family outreach specialists and social workers, established parent libraries, and conducted home visits. As home-school coordinator, she helped develop an Even Start program serving children and parents. Having taught second, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, as well as high school, she has worked collaboratively with families for more than 30 years. In 2014 in collaboration with two rural upstate New York school districts, she consulted on establishment of two elementary family resource centers. These two centers will be part of a larger SUNY clinical field experience effort to prepare teacher candidates to authentically work with families.

Julie A. Ray (Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia) is a professor of Education and Department Chairperson at Southeast Missouri State University. She has been in the field of early childhood and elementary education for over 31 years. As a primary grades teacher and librarian, she worked hard to develop positive relationships with the families of her students. As a teacher educator in Early Childhood Education at two different four-year universities, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses in family engageme

Release Date: 02-03-2018

Package Dimensions: 22x233x885

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