Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

School, Family, and Community Partnerships : Preparing Educators and Improving Schools [Paperback]

By Joyce Epstein (Author)
Our Price $ 42.50  
Retail Value $ 50.00  
You Save $ 7.50  (15%)  
Item Number 140384  
Buy New $42.50
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   624
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 7.08" Height: 1.14"
Weight:   2.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2001
Publisher   Westview Press
ISBN  0813387558  
EAN  9780813387550  

Availability  0 units.

Alternate Formats List Price Our Price Item Number Availability
Paperback $ 50.00 $ 42.50 140384
Paperback $ 68.44 $ 68.44 1396808 In Stock
Item Description...
Nationwide, the rhetoric in favor of parent involvement is high, but the quality of most programs is low. This comprehensive book explains the theory, practice, and benefits of school and family partnerships, incorporating ideas and lesson plans that teachers and school officials may use to involve parents in the education of their children. It is a valuable research tool, college text, and professional handbook. Nationwide, the rhetoric in favor of parent involvement is high, but the quality of most programs is low. Part of the problem is that most teacher and administrator training programs omit the topic of school and family partnerships. How can teachers and administrators prepare themselves to create positive relationships and productive partnerships with families? The work of Joyce L. Epstein has helped to advance the theories, research, policies, and practices of parent involvement in schooling. In School and Family Partnerships, she offers readings for use in teacher education, in the training of school administrators, and in other courses that prepare professionals to work in schools and with families. The book offers educators a framework for thinking about, talking about, and then actually building comprehensive programs for school and family partnerships. Epstein helps readers understand the theory of overlapping spheres of influence of family and school organizations that support children as students; she reviews the research on the implementation and effects of partnerships; and she offers a framework of six types of involvement for creating partnerships. Epstein encourages readers to apply the theory, framework, and research in class projects and assignments; and she helps them see how to gather ideas for specific practices of partnership to use in elementary, middle, and high schools. This book can be used as a main or supplementary text in courses on elementary, middle, or high school education, including courses in foundations of education, new methods in education, and preparation for administrators or school psychologists. It is also meant for practice-teaching seminars, as well as classes in school psychology and school social work. The material introduces the topic of school and family partnerships in courses in sociology of education, sociology of family, educational psychology, social work, counseling, home economics, and community education.

Buy School, Family, and Community Partnerships : Preparing Educators and Improving Schools by Joyce Epstein from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780813387550 & 0813387558

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of School, Family, and Community Partnerships : Preparing Educators and Improving Schools by Joyce Epstein today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Joyce Epstein

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Joyce L. Epstein is director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and the National Network of Partnership Schools, principal research scientist in the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR), and professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University. She has over 100 publications on the organization and effects of school, classroom, family, and peer environments, with many focused on school, family, and community connections. In 1995, she established the National Network of Partnership Schools to demonstrate the important intersections of research, policy, and practice for school improvement. She serves on numerous editorial boards and advisory panels on family involvement and school reform and is a recipient of the Academy for Educational Development s 1991 Alvin C. Eurich Education Award and the 1997 Working Mother s Magazine Parent Involvement in Education Award for her work on school, family, and community partnerships. Her most recent book, School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools (Westview Press, 2001), aims to add the topic of family and community involvement to courses for future teachers and administrators. She earned a PhD in sociology from Johns Hopkins University.

Joyce L. Epstein currently resides in the state of Maryland. Joyce L. Epstein has an academic affiliation as follows - The Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University, USA Johns Hopki.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Education Theory > Administration   [2111  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Education Theory > School Management   [953  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > General   [28115  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Parent Participation   [424  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Pedagogy   [4944  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Policy   [1255  similar products]
7Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Education > General   [14281  similar products]

Similar Products

Reviews - What do our customers think?
Bible for teaching school-family-community partnerships  Apr 25, 2001
This is the best book on the market about school, family, and community partnerships for use in teacher education and school administrator training! Based on decades of research, Epstein has pulled together all the pieces necessary to help educators understand the importance of partnerships, the effects of these partnerships on student outcomes, and the necessary components for building comprehensive school, family, and community partnerships in elementary, middle, and high schools, located in urban, suburban, and rural settings. The research-based framework and approaches Epstein discusses will help all educators create postive relationships and productive partnerships with families and communities, linked directly to school improvement goals. One of the strongest parts of the book is the class projects and assignments found at the end of each chapter. My only regret is that this book was not part of my required reading as a student. If increasing numbers of educators have the opportunity to read Epstein's book and then apply what they've learned, our educational system and students will benefit tremendously.

Write your own review about School, Family, and Community Partnerships : Preparing Educators and Improving Schools

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support