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Every chapter concludes with “Summary,” “Recommended Activities,” “Additional Resources,” and “References.”
1. An Introduction to Families, Mary Lou Fuller and Glenn W. Olsen.
Defining “Family” and Determining Family Responsibilities Families, Their Children, and Teachers.
Changing World-Changing Families.
Home-School Relations in the Past.
Looking at Families.
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The Evolution of the Family.
Contemporary American Families.
Patterns of Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage.
3. Diversity among Families, Ivan Watts and Sandra Winn Tutwiler.
The Changing Family.
Alternative Family Structures.
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity.
frican American Families.
Asian American Families.
Native American Families.
4. Parents' Perspectives on Parenting, Karen W. Zimmerman.
Becoming a Parent.
Parenting Behaviors in Diverse Family Structure.
Divorced Noncustodial Fathers and Mothers.
Rewards and Satisfactions of Parenthood.
5. Teachers and Parenting, Judith B. MacDonald.
Teaching and Parenting.
Teachers' Perspectives on Parents.
Parents' Perspectives on Teachers and Schools.
6. Parent-Teacher Communication: Who's Talking? Sara Fritzell Hanhan.
Building a Coequal Relationship.
Barriers to Two-Way Communication.
Aids to Two-Way Communication.
Communication with Parents of Middle School Students.
Other Ways of Communication on a Regular Basis.
Communication on Special Occasions.
7. Parent Involvement in Education, Soo-Yin Lim.
Defining Parent Involvement.
The Benefits of Parent Involvement: What Research Has to Say.
Six Types of Parent Involvement.
Foundations of Facilitating a Meaningful Parent Involvement.
8. Families and Their Children with Disabilities, AmySue Reilly.
Number of Children Receiving Special Educational Services.
Federal Special Education Laws and Legislation.
9. Family Involvement Models.
Family Involvement in Special Education, Mary McLean and Margaret Shaeffer.
A Family Systems Conceptual Framework.
Parent to Parent Programs.
Family Involvement Models in Early Childhood Education, Soo-Yim Lim.
Early Head Start.
Title I/Even Start.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Minnesota Early Childhood Education.
Parent and Child Education (PACE).
Family Involvement Models in Elementary Education, Marci Glessner.
Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS).
Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC).
National Network of Partnership Schools.
School Development Program (SDP).
Family Involvement Models in Middle Schools, J. Howard Johnston and Aimee Fogelman.
The Outcomes of Involvement.
Impediments to Family Involvement.
Model for Family Involvement.
Engaging Culturally Diverse Parents.
The Model in Operation.
Supporting Parent Involvement and Securing Assistance for the School.
What Advice Can We Give Parents?
10. Educational Law and Parental Rights, Gloria Jean Thomas.
History of the Legal Relationship between Parents and Schools.
State Constitutions and Education.
State Legislatures and Education.
State and Federal Courts and Education.
11. Family Violence, Tara Lea Muhlhauser and Douglas D. Knowlton.
Child Abuse and Neglect.
Recommendations for Action.
12. Poverty, Mary Lou Fuller.
What is Poverty?
Myths about Poverty.
The Effects of Poverty.
Schools and Families of Poverty.
Working with Low-Income Families.
Suggestions for Working with Low-Income Parents.
13. Fatherhood, Society, and School, Charles B. Hennon, Glen Palm and Glenn W. Olsen.
Fatherhood in Context.
Conduct of Fathering.
Fathering and School Achievement.
Benefits of Involving Fathers in Schools.
Father's Involvement with Schools.
14. School Choices in Education, Joe Nathan.
School Choice Programs Have Four Key Features.
Brief Historical Background.
Boston, MA—Schools Within Schools.
New Small Schools.
The Charter School Movement.
15. School Violence and Bulling: Implications for Home School Partnerships, John H. Hoover, Mary Beth Noll and Glenn W. Olsen.
Bullying and Violence.
Family Interaction Patterns Affecting Bulling and Victimization in Children.
Social Cognitive Schemes: A Way for Educators to Understand the Role of Families in Bullying and Victimization.
Home-School Relations and Bullying: What Educators and Future Educators Should Know.