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Families, Schools, and Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children, 6/e is a comprehensive, practical guide to establishing collaboration with families and the larger community that focuses on making the learning experience more productive and more positive for all concerned. It gives school teachers, child care teachers, and other professionals the understanding and tools they need to work with family and community members to give children a rich education. This new edition helps students to develop a firm understanding of the context of children's and their families' lives, includes a number of outstanding pedagogical features designed to ensure teaching and learning success, and addresses and highlights areas of critical importance in education today. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments.
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Building on the success of the previous four editions, authors Schmuck, Bell and Bell have written this Fifth Edition to serve the needs of educators everywhere who what to bring about constructive change in their work setting at every level of the educational enterprise from pre-school to graduate school. This outstanding text was designed as a guide for instructional reform and restructuring, site-based management, staff and professional development, strategic planning, team building, and sustained improvement efforts. The authors include new strategies and examples of how schools can use OD skills and concepts to become agile, flexible and adaptable to better meet the needs of students and the demands of our global knowledge economy. The proven content of the text has been re-formatted so exercises, simulations, charts, instruments, surveys, questionnaires, and OD instructional materials are "ready to use" for the educator, OD practitioner or leading administrator. The authors do not view educational organization and academic curriculum as separate spheres: they believe good organization provides the soil from which good teaching can grow. Wide-ranging and informative, the OD Handbook is designed to guide school administrators and teacher leaders who want to build the skills and capacity of their faculties, staff, and students so they are better equipped to creatively and collaboratively solve problems now and in the future. Any educator who seeks to lift morale and raise achievement levels of students through more humane, consistent, and effective management and instruction will find this Fifth Edition of The Handbook of Organization Development for Schools and Colleges: Building Regenerative Capacity an invaluable resource in fulfilling that goal.
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