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Letters To Parents Esl

Author : Diane Pinkley
ISBN : 0673592324
Genre : Education
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!
Category: Education

Parents Jobs And Children S Lives

Author : Toby Lee Parcel
ISBN : 0202367746
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 34.71 MB
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Parents' Jobs and Children's Lives considers the effects of parental working conditions on children's cognition and social development. It also investigates how parental work affects the home environments that parents create for their children, and how these home environments influence the children directly. The theoretical underpinnings of the book draw from both sociology and economics; in addition, the authors make use of literature derived from developmental psychology. Theoretically eclectic, they rely on the personality and social structure framework developed by Melvin Kohn and his colleagues, on arguments regarding the importance of family social capital developed by James Coleman, as well as on ideas from Gary Becker's "new home economics" as guides to model specification. The empirical basis for Parcel and Menaghan's study is a series of multivariate analyses using data drawn from the 1986 and 1988 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey's Child-Mother data set. This data set matches longitudinal data on mothers, derived from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, with data on the children of these mothers born as of 1986. Children aged 3 to 6 were given age-appropriate developmental assessments every two years in order to assess the influence of parental work on short-term changes in their cognition and social behavior. The authors also devote considerable attention to the effects of fathers' work and family structure on the well-being of their children. Parcel and Menaghan's work brings evidence to bear on both the theoretical perspectives guiding the analyses and on current policy debates regarding the nexus of work and family.
Category: Business & Economics

Letters To Parents In Reading

Author : Anthony D. Fredericks
ISBN : 0673363929
Genre : Education
File Size : 24.22 MB
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!
Category: Education

Conducting Effective Conferences With Parents Of Children With Disabilities

Author : Milton Seligman
ISBN : 1572305371
Genre : Education
File Size : 81.46 MB
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Successful collaboration between teachers and parents can greatly enhance children's educational growth and development. This clearly written book provides teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct effective conferences with parents of children with disabilities. Readers gain a solid understanding of the challenges that families face as a consequence of childhood disability; how family dynamics and roles are affected; and issues that are likely to arise in meetings with school professionals. Reviewing the basic elements of parent-teacher conferencing, Seligman highlights ways to establish rapport with families, develop strong listening and responding skills, and engage parents who may feel anxious, frustrated, or angry. Also addressed are the specific requirements of the legally mandated Individualized Educational Program conference. Enhancing the book's utility are numerous concrete examples and sample parent-teacher dialogues, as well as role-play scenarios and exercises to build conferencing skills. The Appendix describes a range of disability-related referral sources and publications suitable for recommendation to parents.
Category: Education

Involving Parents In Their Children S Learning

Author : Margy Whalley
ISBN : 1446230473
Genre : Education
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`A unique guide for students, practitioners, parents, and administrators of young children who want to understand specific strategies to maximise parent involvement and collaboration' - Education Libraries 'This is an excellent book that draws extensively on the work of a children's centre that has been running for over 25 years' - SENCO Update Involving Parents in their Children's Learning is the story of the pioneering work of the Pen Green Centre for children and families. Showing how early years practitioners can collaborate effectively with parents, the book includes case studies of parents and children who have attended the centre, studies which chart developments in learning for both children and parents. The book will inspire early years practitioners and offer them practical advice on ways of developing effective work with parents. Drawing on their work at the renowned Pen Green Centre, the authors show how to: o support parents as their child's first educator o provide practical and psychological support to parents o involve fathers and male carers o share important child development concepts o support and extend children's learning o reach out to hard-to-reach parents. This New Edition follows up on the stories of people featured in the first edition, showing how they have progressed over the last few years. It also includes new chapters covering the headteacher's role in developing parental involvement programmes, how the Pen Green model has been applied in primary schools, and the use of parental diaries. The book is essential reading for students on early years courses (BA, FdA, B.Ed), as well as practising early years professionals and senior management teams in primary schools.
Category: Education

Getting Through To Difficult Kids And Parents

Author : Ron Taffel
ISBN : 159385093X
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 69.93 MB
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From experienced therapist Ron Taffel--widely known for his popular parenting guides--this is a commonsense handbook for any mental health, education, or medical professional working with challenging kids and parents. Provided are concrete strategies for building rapport with stressed-out families, getting children and adolescents to talk about what really matters, spotting developmental and psychiatric problems before a crisis develops, and developing skills to strengthen kids' self-esteem and parents' effectiveness in setting limits. Illustrative case vignettes get to the heart of what is going wrong between youngsters and their parents and show how simple, concrete interventions can make a big difference. Also covered in depth are ways for professionals to handle their own emotional responses in highly charged situations.
Category: Psychology

Working With Challenging Parents Of Students With Special Needs

Author : Jean Cheng Gorman
ISBN : 0761939288
Genre : Education
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Move beyond conflict to true collaboration with difficult parents of children with special needs by understanding their perspectives and using appropriate methods to address their concerns!
Category: Education

Children Of Exceptional Parents

Author : Mary Frank
ISBN : 0917724968
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87.19 MB
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Here are the most recent research and intervention strategies for children of alcoholic parents, children of mentally ill parents, and children of incarcerated parents. Nationally recognized authorities in the fields of child development, social work, social science, medicine, psychology, and psychiatry address the causes of these problems, the impact they have on family relationships and child rearing patterns, the intervention strategies that could be successful in preventing a second generation with similar problems, and the need to establish social agencies and organizations that offer treatment and support for these special families.
Category: Social Science

A Parents Guide To Special Education For Children With Visual Impairments

Author : Susan LaVenture
ISBN : 9780891288923
Genre : Children with visual disabilities
File Size : 64.46 MB
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This handbook for parents, family members and caregivers of children with visual impairments explains special education services that these children are likely to need and to which they are entitled--and how to ensure that they receive them. Edited and written by experienced parents and professionals, this helpful and easy to use resource addresses the effect of visual impairment on a child's ability to learn and the services and educational programming that are essential for them to get the best education possible. Chapters address early intervention, assessment, different types of services, IEPs, accommodations and adaptations, different types of placements, children with other disabilities in addition to visual impairment, and negotiation and advocacy.
Category: Children with visual disabilities

Teachers And Parents Together

Author : Maureen Botrie
ISBN : 0921217811
Genre : Education, Elementary
File Size : 63.14 MB
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Practical ways to involve parents in school programs -- from ideas for bulletin boards, through suggested letters and procedures for parent interviews, open houses, newsletters, and surveys. Reproducible information sheets clarify key questions about everything from spelling to skills to report cards.
Category: Education, Elementary

The Parents Guide To Cochlear Implants

Author : Patricia M. Chute
ISBN : 1563681293
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 85.61 MB
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Offers a guide to cochlear implanation for parents, including discussion of the evaluation process, device options, surgical procedure, and device maintenance.
Category: Family & Relationships

Parents With Intellectual Disabilities

Author : Gwynnyth Llewellyn
ISBN : 0470660406
Genre : Education
File Size : 62.47 MB
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The first international, cross-disciplinary book to explore and understand the lives of parents with intellectual disabilities, their children, and the systems and services they encounter Presents a unique, pan-disciplinary overview of this growing field of study Offers a human rights approach to disability and family life Informed by the newly adopted UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) Provides comprehensive research-based knowledge from leading figures in the field of intellectual disability
Category: Education

Collaborating With Parents For Early School Success

Author : Stephanie H. McConaughy
ISBN : 9781593855932
Genre : Education
File Size : 36.5 MB
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Demonstrates how classroom teachers and parents can work together to boost individual children's strengths, reduce problems that interfere with learning, and provide classwide social skills training.
Category: Education

Dealing With Difficult Parents

Author : Todd Whitaker
ISBN : 9781317927709
Genre : Education
File Size : 27.40 MB
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This book helps teachers, principals, superintendents, and all educators develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents. It shows you how to deal with the parent who is bossy, volatile, argumentative, aggressive, or maybe the worst - apathetic. It provides specific phrases to use with parents to help you avoid using "trigger" words which unintentionally make matters worse. It will show you how to deliver bad news to good parents, how to build positive credibility to all types of parents, and how to foster the kind of parent involvement which leads to student success.
Category: Education

Baby Boomers And Their Parents

Author : George P. Moschis
ISBN : 0978660242
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 75.97 MB
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Lots of marketers paint a rosy picture of the lifestyle of baby boomers as they enter the retirement years. But authors Moschis and Mathur, basing their findings on 20 years of surveys among baby boomers and their parents, tell it like it is. Many baby boomers have saved little money for retirement; their health is worse than that of their parents; and while both generations say travel is in their futures, many will not have money enough to rent a budget motel a few miles from home. But the picture is not all bleak. Moschis and Mathur use their findings to discuss how people can live longer, more satisfying lives. In addition, they apply those findings to marketing and advertising, advising businesses how to use the attitudes and mindsets of mature consumers to create products and services for them as well as to make those products and services more appealing to older customers.
Category: Business & Economics

Gay Parents Straight Schools

Author : Virginia Casper
ISBN : 0807738247
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90.9 MB
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Gay Parents/Straight Schools openly addresses the specific educational realities and needs of lesbian- and gay-headed families. It explores why gayness is perceived as such a threat, especially to the education of young children, when it has such potential to enrich the worldviews of both children and adults. Based on research that includes perspectives from all those involved, this pioneering book delves into such issues as: communication between lesbian and gay parents and school staff; homophobia at school and at home; gender and gender role and the different understandings about role models; curriculum planning that invites lesbian and gay parents into the school environment; connecting children’s family experiences with school experiences. Featuring many direct quotes from children, teachers, administrators, and parents, this timely volume provides solid information, wise insights, and useful strategies to ensure the best education for all our children.
Category: Social Science