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    Neumann University
  Nov 20, 2017
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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LSECE 400 Communication, Family Collaboration, and Community Relationships

6 Credits

When families, communities, and schools work together to support student learning, the results are powerful! Effective collaboration among these groups can yield results that mutually support each segment of the education community, especially the students. In this course, students learn about the complex characteristics of family units and communities. They, then, utilize that knowledge to create and sustain respectful, reciprocal relationships which support, empower, and involve families at all levels of their children’s development and learning. Students also develop and master strategies to increase family and community involvement in their schools. These strategies ultimately evolve into a partnership plan and/or a lesson or unit in which parents and community resources are fully integrated. The collaborative and communicative processes between parents and professionals who live and work with students with disabilities are also examined. In addition, this course examines the nature of parent conferences, IEP meetings, co-planning and co-teaching, and how to address the concerns of families of students with special needs.

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