Promising Practices for Teachers to Engage with Families of English Language Learners

Edited by:
Diana Hiatt-Michael, Pepperdine University

A volume in the series: Family School Community Partnership Issues. Editor(s): Diana Hiatt-Michael, Pepperdine University.

Published 2007

The monograph Promising Practices for Teachers to Engage with Families of English Language Learners provides practical activities, communication skills, events, resources, and policies to work with families who are English language learners. This book is primarily targeted toward preservice and novice teachers who are searching for ways to connect with families from diverse cultures and varying proficiency levels in English. However, the contents contain an array of practices that are useful for teachers at all levels, parents, other educator groups, and administrators.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgments. Engaging English Language Learner Families as Partners, Diana Hiatt-Michael. Building Meaningful Relationships: Caring and Respect, Chris Ferguson. Developing an Understanding of Families and the Community, Reyna GarcĂ­a Ramos. Reaching Out from the Classroom to the Families, Diana B. Hiatt-Michael and Linda Purrington. Making Your Classroom Parent-Friendly to Families of English Language Learners, Hsiu-Zu Ho, Kathy R. Fox and Margarita Gonzalez. Providing Culturally Sensitive Parent Education Programs, Margarita Gonzalez, Hsiu-Zu Ho and Kathy R. Fox. Engaging Parents as Leaders in Schools with ELLS, Judith Munter, Josefina Tinajero and Antonio del Campo. About the Contributors.