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Chapter 12pp

  1. 1. Families, Teachers, and Communities ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. What do you consider to be the community resources that support families and schools?  What is your understanding of Bronfenbrenner’s theory of ecological development?  What do you know about legislative issues that affect families? About corporate involvement in family support?  What is the role of advocate?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3.  Complementary and reinforcing worlds of children ◦ Home ◦ School ◦ Community  Bronfenbrenner’s theory of ecological systems ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5.  Employer-supported child care  Work-family issues  Parental leave and support ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6.  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  No Child Left Behind Act ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7.  Schorr’s seven attributes of highly effective community programs  Collaboration of agencies  Resource files for family referral ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8.  Become visible  Become informed  Tell the story  Adapt and replicate  Join professional organizations  Connect with the community power structure  Contact representatives  Vote ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9.  Natural resources  People resources  Material resources  Service learning experiences for children ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10.  What is an issue in your community around which parents and teachers could unite as advocates? What could first steps in action be? ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  11. 11. Children benefit from actions by corporations, legislation, and linkages between community agencies.  Parents and teachers have obligations as advocates to support children’s development and education.  The community can provide resources to support children and families, and children can become involved in their communities through service learning.  ©2013Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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