ERIC Number: ED500149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-12
Developing Caring Relationships among Parents, Children, Schools, and Communities
McDermott, Dana R.
SAGE Publications (CA)
This book looks at parent-professional-child relations very differently than other books in this area. Author Dana McDermott focuses on parents and teachers as adult learners who should be growing and learning along with the children in their care. Accessibly written, the book synthesizes the latest theories and research on parent-and adult-child relations and on adult learning and development, focusing on a dynamic process rather than a static role and, on all the social-contextual factors affecting parents, teachers, and children. After a preface and an introduction (Thinking Mindfully about Parents), the book is divided into 2 parts: (1) Understanding Parents within Their Cultural Context; and (2) From Theory to Practice: Fostering Caring and Culturally Sensitive Parent-Child-School-Community Relationships.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Teachers, Parents, Cultural Context, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Context Effect, Cultural Influences, Theory Practice Relationship, Cultural Pluralism, School Community Relationship, Case Studies, Interpersonal Communication, Teacher Collaboration, Parent Role, Parent Participation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
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