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Parents as partners
In this free course we look at the notion of parents as partners. We identify a cluster of reasons why partnership is considered important - for children, parents and practitioners - and give examples of ways in which it can be interpreted in practice. We also outline a conceptual framework to accommodate the possible range of parental involvement and partnership practice.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand some principles underpinning early years legislation, policy and practice
- understand some requirements of local and national frameworks both statutory and non statutory which guide the education and provision of early years settings and the work of children's services in safeguarding and promoting children's welfare
- identify and reflect on personal values and those of others
- reflect on personal experience and practice, identify strengths and weaknesses, and apply this to practice issues
- develop the ability to work and communicate effectively with parents, families, colleagues and other professionals to safeguard and promote children's welfare and to support children's development and learning.
First Published: 09/08/2012
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Overview
- 1 Overview
- 1.1 What is meant by ‘partnership with parents’?
- 1.2 Practitioner – parent partnerships
- 2 Partnership issues for practitioners
- 3 Partnership in practice
- 4 A framework for understanding partnership
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16 hours study
Level 1: Introductory
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