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This book explores the effects of the REACH program (Recruiting and Enlightening through Access to and Communication with High-need schools), a seven-year initiative devised to help find, attract, and prepare diverse teacher candidates interested in working with young children. The book analyzes how the program, set at a national liberal arts college in the US, used the three R's: recruitment, retention, and recognition, to successfully draw in diverse educators for young children who then go on to became leaders and role models in their schools and communities. Chapters examine ways to provide the academic, social, and enrichment supports necessary for diverse teacher candidates and identify current teacher education practices that are effective as well as opportunities for change.
Constant changes in education are creating new and uncertain roles for parents and teachers that must be explored, identified, and negotiated. Preparing Educators to Engage Families: Case Studies Using an Ecological Systems Framework, Third Edition encourages readers to hone their analytic and problem-solving skills for use in real-world situations with students and their families. Organized according to Ecological Systems Theory (of the micro, meso, exo, macro, and chrono systems), this completely updated Third Edition presents research-based teaching cases that reflect critical dilemmas in family-school-community relations, especially among families for whom poverty and cultural differences are daily realities. The text looks at family engagement issues across the full continuum, from the early years through pre-adolescence. NEW TO THIS EDITION The text addresses bold and exciting new directions in the field of family engagement in education, including the explosive growth of digital media and learning, the investment in student performance data systems, the focus on personalized student learning, and the need for systemic--rather than "random acts"--of family engagement. New theoretical perspectives on early childhood education and family engagement speak to issues of quality learning settings and school readiness.
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards program has spearheaded many changes within the education field. As this initiative is ultimately designed to optimize student performance and success, it is critical that teacher education programs and technological tools being utilized in classrooms align with Common Core State Standards. Advancing Next-Generation Elementary Teacher Education through Digital Tools and Applications examines the impact of Common Core State Standards on teaching and learning within elementary classrooms. Focusing on the influence that Common Core has on teacher education programs and how the implementation of educational technologies is continuously changing the field, this book is ideally suited for teacher educators, researchers, administrators, classroom teachers, policy makers, and technology support personnel.
STEPS (Science Tasks Enhance Process Skills) to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is an inquiry-based science curriculum supplement focused on developing upper elementary and middle students' process skills and problem-solving abilities characteristic of how scientists think and act.
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