2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

CHD31200 - Communicating with Families in a Diverse Community

(3 units)
This course examines issues of trust and family involvement, focusing specifically on relationships between the school and diverse families. After providing a brief introduction to three core concepts-trust, culture, and family involvement-the course proceeds to a summary of relevant research and a discussion of common obstacles to school-family partnerships. Tips for reaching out to diverse families, profiles of several successful family involvement efforts, and community resources are covered. Assignments include both a systematic observation of children and a course project demonstrating competence in the course objectives.