Ch 9: Home, School, and Community Systems

About This Chapter

Watch social science video lessons and learn about effective types of communication, family system theory and the effects of neglect and abuse on child development. Take advantage of the brief quizzes that conclude each lesson to check for understanding.

Home, School and Community Systems - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Strong communication skills are important in all aspects of life and especially crucial between schools, families and their communities. In this chapter, you can learn strategies for facilitating effective communication and the modes and technologies that are best suited for specific situations. You can also explore family system theory and the wide range of family system types you might encounter. You'll understand influences that contribute to trends in family systems, and how they can affect young learners.

The lessons explain methods for collaborating and promoting positive change, as well as how technology can be used for efficient and functional communication. You'll also be able to learn about the effects of abuse on child development, the importance of family involvement in education, and programs that encourage strong communication. After completing this chapter, you should be able to identify:

  • Effective communication modes
  • Family system theory
  • Types of family systems and their effects on students
  • School resources and community agencies accessible to students and families
  • Referral processes for community resources
  • Communication facilitation among schools, agencies and families

The bite-sized video lessons are effective learning tools because of the informative and entertaining teaching strategies employed by our expert instructors. The videos are typically around five minutes long, and each lesson includes a transcript with key terms highlighted. The lessons all have short quizzes so that you can see how well you've grasped each concept.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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