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Family & Community Partnerships in Education - Chapter Summary
This chapter will explain how a student's education can be a collaborative effort between schools, parents and communities. Complete the lessons of this chapter for collaborative tips and a review of the agents of socialization. These lessons were composed by our expert instructors and made to be mobile-device compatible to offer you a versatile and effective way to study:
- What socialization is and how it's influenced by family, schools, peers and media
- Ways teachers can build collaborative environments between homes and schools
- Different strategies teachers can use when working with families of students
- Various parent-teacher conference tips
- How to effectively work with parent volunteers
- Ways teachers can build school-community collaboration
- How science programs can work with the scientific community
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1. Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media
The socialization that we receive in childhood has a lasting effect on our ability to interact with others in society. In this lesson, we identify and discuss four of the most influential agents of socialization in childhood: family, school, peers, and media.
2. Building a Collaborative Environment Between Home & School
Students are more successful when parents are involved in the education process. In this lesson, you will learn how to involve parents in their child's high school math education.
3. How to Write a Teacher Introduction Letter to Parents
A teacher introduction letter is the first contact you will have with your students' parents. This lesson will help you write a letter that includes all of the most important things parents should know.
4. Strategies for Working with Families of Students
From the first day of school, it becomes clear that each student enters the classroom with a unique worldview, generally instilled in them by their family. In this lesson, we'll discuss some general strategies for bringing students' families into the educational conversation.
5. 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.
6. Parent-Teacher Conferences: Tips for Teachers
This lesson looks at the best tips for teachers for parent-teacher conferences, in order to help create positive results for both student and teacher. It gives practical examples of real-life situations. The lesson is followed by a practical quiz.
7. Working with Parent Volunteers: Tips for Teachers
In this lesson, we'll provide you with some helpful tips on working with parent volunteers, both in and out of the classroom. A short quiz follows the lesson.
8. Building a Collaborative Environment Within the School Community
In this lesson, we will discuss effective steps towards building a collaborative environment within a school community. Also, we will explore different forms of communication to aid in the collaboration process.
9. Promoting Community Involvement in Schools
School districts are often at the physical center of their neighborhoods. Parents expect their schools to educate and care for their children, while offering the best of where they live, so it's a perfect marriage when the extended community is involved in the life and needs of the school.
10. Educating Families & Communities About Science Programs
In this lesson, we discuss how to educate families and communities about school science programs. We also detail the beneficial impact that can exist between the school science curriculum and the local scientific community.
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