A step-by-step educator's guide to integrating health, community services, and academic achievement in schools. Inside Full-Service Community Schools combines the on-site knowledge of school principal Sue Maguire, who has created a model full-service community school, with the deep experience and understanding of research-advocate Joy Dryfoos, who has tracked the development of these school transformation models across the country. The result is a highly practical, real-world guide with a unique local-national perspective. Topics include: Getting started Providing a range of services Staffing: what works and what doesn't Collaborating with the government and private sector Involving parents Overcoming barriers Funding Sustaining the school In this groundbreaking work, experts Dryfoos and Maguire share both personal and comparative models, examining the full spectrum of community schools in urban, suburban, and rural settings. The book is ideal for reformers, administrators, and anyone interested in the future of education in America.
Exploring Child Welfare provides an overall look at all aspects of the provision of services for children and their families, from services that enhance and support family life to those that substitute for the child's own home. The third edition of this accessible and engaging text continues to reflect the author's strong practice perspective and incorporates new developments in welfare reform and child welfare services. The author bases her work on more than 30 years of experience in almost all areas of childrens' services including protective services, foster care, adoption, court services, residential treatment and school based services.
Based on the trials and triumphs of an award-winning program, this guide contains everything needed to create a full-service school - from planning processes to funding strategies to service delivery. It shows schools and community agencies how to develop workable joint agreements that accommodate a variety of programs, confidentiality issues, and service delivery approaches. Valuable resource materials include needs assessment forms, interagency agreements, program evaluation tools, facilities criteria, funding sources, and family service coordination plans. Templates of survey forms, sample agreements, and other program tools are also available on disk.
Parents and Families of Children with Disabilities: Providing Effective School Based Support Services provides educators and paraprofessionals with the necessary motivation, research-based practices, skills, and resources to collaborate effectively with families to develop family-centered schools. The book challenges educators to rethink the traditional roles and responsibilities of public schools, training teachers and paraprofessionals how to achieve effective stress management, child advocacy, and transition planning, as well as how to provide academic intervention for the families of children with disabilities and the diverse communities that surround them. Highlights of this book include: Communication and Collaboration Tips provide practical suggestions and examples to professionals that help foster partnership and trust A groundbreaking chapter on Providing Supports for Siblings of children with disabilities (Chapter 2) A chapter on providing Educational Support Services to Assist Parents and Families in Designing and Implementing Positive Behavior Interventions (Chapter 9) A realistic focus on the personal stories of the families of students with disabilities through case study Perspectives and a concluding chapter on Family Stories Illustrating School Based Support A wide variety of pedagogical features in every chapter, including: Learning Objectives, chapter opening Vignettes revisited again at the chapter conclusion, Summary Statements, Questions for Discussion, Reflection Activities, and annotated web link Resources
Featuring contributions from leaders in the field of social work, co-editors Bye and Alvarez developed this text to present a balance of theory and practice. Best practices, ecological and strengths perspectives, and cultural competence are key themes throughout the book. Together with examples, case studies and a book companion website, the text offers students practical tools and skills to help them translate current research and theory into practice.
A Twenty-first Century Approach to Teaching Social Justice: Educating for Both Advocacy and Action defines social justice in terms of the marginalization of groups including women, people of color, queers, working class/poor individuals, and individuals with disabilities. Sixteen original chapters provide new and insightful perspectives on topics ranging from global transgender awareness and action to religious pluralism. Essential reading for anyone concerned about the state of equality in our society, this book will provide undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other readers, with an awareness of various social justice issues and how to develop strategies for social change.
Easy-to-use manual supports school administrators in creating sound policy and health promotion. Practical and easy-to-use, this manual is a comprehensive and authoritative resource that healthcare professionals can use to support school administrators in creating sound policy and practice in health promotion and injury prevention.
The Importance of Fathers and Their Involvement with Children
Author: Sean E. Brotherson
Category: Family & Relationships
Why Fathers Count: The Importance of Fathers and Their Involvement with Children (edited by Sean E. Brotherson and Joseph M. White) is an anthology (27 articles) dealing with the most important work men ever do?-being totally involved in the lives of their children and families. It is men's strengths, their capacity to care and protect and give, that are needed by children, women, and men themselves. In a culture that questions the value of men in family life, we need a compelling perspective on what men can contribute to their families and communities and insight on the ways in which fathers and father figures make a meaningful difference. Why Fathers Count offers that insight, giving a fresh and powerful perspective on the meaningful contributions of fathers and father figures to the lives of children and families.
Completely revised and rewritten, the Fourth Edition of this leading text takes the theme of the " Teacher as a Professional" and presents a balance between the core topics in foundations and their practical classroom applications. This entirely new and streamlined edition retains its comprehensive range of foundations topics while focusing on accessibility and relevance to pre-service teachers, as well as an emphasis on social issues and trends in schools. Exciting pedagogical features focus on professional practice, technology, national standards, professional portfolios, and other topics. A new chapter on standards and assessment addresses the prevalence of these issues in teachers' lives. A bonus section on the "PRAXIS Series" and state licensure offers FAQs, test-taking tips, and practice questions. This special bonus feature on the "PRAXIS Series" is currently located at the fron of the book. New to this Edition: New design and organization! Chapters are organized into parts to underscore links between chapter topics. New part closing sections include Benchmarks, Online Activities, and Developing a Professional Portfolio features. New! Your Teaching Life in Practice feature occurs in every chapter and presents important topics that teachers face every day in their classrooms. New! Technology in Practice features present many different classroom applications for technology available to teachers. New! Chapter 11 focuses on standards and assessment, issues that are gaining importance to all teachers. New! INTASC Correlations relate the chapter-end Reflective Practice features to INTASC standards, exposing readersto the professional standards they will follow. New! Preparing for the PRAXIS section at the front of the book provides students with a brief tutorial of FAQs, test-taking tips, and sample test questions. Completely Revised! Cultural Awareness features highlight the influence of diversity on classroom practice. Completely Revised! Issues in School Reform features present trends in school reform and how they help to improve life in U.S. schools. Completely Revised! Reflective Practice features serve as a capstone activity for chapters. New! Questions correlated to VideoWorkshop for Foundations of Education are located at the end of each chapter to encourage students to watch the videoclips and think about their implications for classroom instruction.
Explore ways to connect learning experiences that happen inside and outside school buildings and during and after the school day. This volume presents new structures and arrangements that are helping to meet the needs of vulnerable urban adolescents, and an innovative program to bring together schools, community organizations, policy makers and the general public to create learning-centered communities. It explores programs that are community-based-such as Chicago's After School Matters program, and programs for stimulating out-of-school free-choice learning to accomplish educational goals-as well as school-based programs.
The Young Adolescent and the Middle School, will focus on issues related to the nature of young adolescence and the intersection of young adolescence with middle level schooling. Examples of topics related to young adolescence include: (a) the developmental characteristics (i.e., physical, emotional, cognitive, social, ethical/moral, psychological), (b) self esteem, (c) identity formation, (d) issues related to gender, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation, (e) peer pressure (e.g., bullying, suicide, and at-risk behaviors). Possible chapters that focus on the intersection of the nature of young adolescence with middle level schools include: (a) appropriate structures, organizational arrangements, interventions, and practices that are developmentally appropriate; (b) curricular, instructional, and assessment issues as they relate to this developmental period; (c) the characteristics/qualities of teachers and administrators that are essential for effectively working with young adolescents; and (d) issues related to special education; and (e) the involvement of family in middle level schooling. Of particular interest to the editor are manuscripts that present the perspectives of students on various issues related to young adolescence and schooling. Please check with the editor if you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of a topic.
Based on the belief that even small accommodations make a difference in the success of students with disabilities, this text provides classroom teachers with the knowledge, tools, and practical strategies that will empower them to spark learning in every student. From students with disabilities, culturally diverse students, and students with limited English proficiency to economically disadvantaged students Vaughn/Bos/Schumm provides teachers with the tools they need in their diverse classrooms. Revised to reflect recent changes in the law (IDEA 2004 & No Child Left Behind) and current terminology, the strength of the book continues to be its numerous learning activities and sample lessons addressing both elementary and secondary classrooms. This edition continues its very popular multi- chapter unit on curriculum adaptations with specific strategies and activities for teaching reading, writing, mathematics, content areas, and study skills, which has been further strengthened by a new capstone chapter on teaching self-advocacy, study skills and strategies. The strong emphasis on professional planning and collaboration make it an excellent resource for all teachers. The newest edition features a new chapter on Autism; a new chapter on Developing Independence in Learning; an all new "Tech Tips" features that has received rave reviews; a revised chapter "Managing Student Behavior" that emphasizes school-wide behavior management and positive behavioral support; an expanded chapter on "Collaborating and Coordinating with Other Professionals and Family Members" with increased coverage of co-teaching; a revised chapter on "Planning and Grouping Strategies for Special Learners" that reflects an increased emphasis on grouping; and expanded coverage of secondary education via chapter-opening interviews, new photos, and new examples throughout the text.