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Families, Schools, and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children (Paperback)

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Chandler Barbour, a retired professor of education, has spent over 40 years in elementary school

teaching, school administration, and university teaching. His strong interests in educational

partnerships for teachers in training and appropriate curriculum for children have led to research and

writing on school collaborations and networks. He is a co-author of two earlier publications:Partnerships

in Education (1970), AACTE and The Teaching Clinic (1974), Ass'n of Teacher Educators,

plus articles and reports for professional journals in Education. In retirement, Mr. Barbour lives in

coastal Maine and devotes volunteer time to public school projects, church programs, and prison

inmate counseling. He also serves as a board director for a fishing advocacy group, a church facilities

board, and one regional hospital board.

Nita H. Barbour is a retired University of Maryland professor with over 30 years in teaching,

researching and curriculum program development for educational facilities in three states. Her

professional work covers involvement with programs for populations ranging from preschool to

university graduate courses. Nita's Fulbright Scholarship in language study in the 1950s led to a career

long interest in the uses of language and the impact of language and culture on education. This interest

has followed her into retirement as a feature of the language literacy programs she has established for

preschoolers in her Maine community. Professor Barbour is a co-author of two earlier textbooks in the

early childhood field: Early Childhood Education: An Introduction, 4e, 1998, Merrill/Prentice Hall and

Developmental Continuity Across Preschool & Primary Grades, 2e, 2004, Ass'n of Childhood

Education International.

Dr. Patricia Scully is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore

County (UMBC) where she directs the early childhood teacher education program and

teaches courses in early literacy, children’s literature, and curriculum. Earlier in her

career, Dr. S

This fifth edition of Families, Schools, and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children provides teachers and teacher candidates with a comprehensive guide to establishing collaboration with parents and the larger community. This text will help future teachers develop the understanding and tools they need to work with others to give children a better education. The underlying message of this book is that all persons involved in early childhood education or child advocacy should join hands in promoting the highest quality of education for young children in America.

Features include:

  • Chapter Objectives, Summaries and Questions
  • Vignettes - real life stories/events that clarify the concepts throughout the chapters.
  • Reflections - these reflections ask the reader to pause and connect some particular content to their own life experiences.
  • Implications for Teachers - new feature that provides connections between the ideas in the text and real life application in classrooms and schools.
  • Bibliography of Children's Literature
  • New to This Edition:

    The authors have added features and rearranged the topics to give this text better coherence and greater usability. Readers will find we have updated references and resources throughout but have streamlined the research citations to provide for smoother reading. We removed the chapter on school curriculum but included suitable parts of that in other chapters. We have renamed some chapters to reflect changes in content, and we have grouped References by each chapter.

    • New Figures and Tables throughout the chapters update data on demographics of American families and communities.
    • New vignettes and illustrations to help readers unde...


    ISBN 9780137035465
    Genre EDUCATION / Elementary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 380
    Publisher Date 2010-03-19 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Pearson College Div
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 7.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.75 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Building Partnerships for Educating Children
    Edition Number 5
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Authors Barbour, Chandler

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