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Collaborative Relationships in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary
The entertaining video lessons in this chapter explore the importance of building strong collaborative relationships among early childhood educators and parents, community groups and other education professionals. You'll review family system theory and the family life cycle in addition to types of parent-child relationships.
The chapter also covers strategies for initiating effective parent-teacher conferences and productive interactions with others invested in children's education. By the time you finish the video lessons, you'll be able to do the following:
- Explain family system's theory
- List stages of the family life cycle
- Describe parent-child relationships and parenting styles
- Discuss the importance of parent-teacher conferences
- Identify ways to communicate well in positive education partnerships
- Address how to strengthen relationships in early childhood education
- Recognize the benefits of field-specific organizations in education
Viewable on your computer or mobile device, our short video lessons are available when and where you want them. Professional instructors simplify key concepts and apply them to realistic examples to facilitate your comprehension. The videos also have tags you can use to jump to specific points during your review sessions. Along with transcripts, our lessons have self-assessment quizzes that enable you to check on your grasp of the covered topics.
1. Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time
The term 'family' can have different definitions, such as a family of a mother, father, and children, or family units that consist of extended family members and friends. This lesson will define the family systems theory and explore various types of families, models of influence, and changing family trends.
2. The Family Life Cycle: Definition, Stages & Theory
What kind of phases does a family typically go through? In this lesson, we will examine the family life cycle, as well as learn about two measurements for family health: cohesion and adaptability.
3. Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation
The parent-child relationship is often considered to be the most enduring and significant relationship in one's life. This lesson will explain the different types of parent-child relationships and how they impact development. The lesson will end with a brief quiz to test your knowledge.
4. Parent Teacher Conference Tips
'It takes a village to raise a child.' Although many know this to be an old African proverb, research has shown that student achievement increases when parents and teachers work together. This lesson will explore the importance of the parent-teacher conference when it comes to student success.
5. Communicating Effectively Within Positive Education Partnerships
In education, partnerships between teachers and parents, professionals, school and community groups, and others often exist to benefit young children. This lesson focuses on ways to communicate effectively to help these partnerships succeed.
6. Cooperative Relationships in Early Childhood Education
This lesson plan will benefit teachers looking for information on cooperative relationships in early childhood education, and how to build them. This lesson will focus on the cooperative relationship between teachers and students, the teacher and the family, and the teacher and administrators in early childhood education.
7. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education
Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.
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