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                            Portals of Promise:
Transforming Beliefs and Practices through a Curriculum of Parents
	TABLE OF CONTENTS
	PREFACE
	ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
		REFERENCE
	ABOUT THE SCULPTURE
	ABOUT THE ARTIST
		ARTIST’S STATEMENT
		ARTIST’S PAINTINGS
	FOREWORD
	SECTION 1:
A CURRICULUM OF PARENTS
		1. BRINGING INTO BEING
A CURRICULUM OF PARENTS
			“I’VE LOOKED AT LIFE FROM BOTH SIDES NOW …”
			WHAT IS A CURRICULUM OF PARENTS?
				Understanding Education and Schooling
				Understanding Curriculum
				Understanding Language Choice
			WHY A CURRICULUM OF PARENTS AND NOT A CURRICULUM OF FAMILIES?
				Who Is a Parent?
				Where Do We Use the Language of Curriculum, and Why?
			WHY IS A CURRICULUM OF PARENTS IMPORTANT IN TEACHER EDUCATION?
				Undergraduate Teacher Education
				Graduate Teacher Education
			BRINGING INTO BEING A CURRICULUM OF PARENTS
			NOTE
			REFERENCES
		2. PLANNING AND LIVING
A CURRICULUM OF PARENTS
			SETTING THE CONTEXT
			DETERMINING THE STRUCTURE
			ENROLMENT
			INTRODUCING RE/PRESENTING FAMILIES IN SCHOOLS
			RE/PRESENTING FAMILIES IN SCHOOLS
			COURSE DESCRIPTION
			COURSE OBJECTIVES
			COURSE TEXTS
			PROPOSED CLASS SCHEDULE
			COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
				Photovoice Project
				Rethinking Curriculum-Making
				Reading Responses
			DETAILS OF THE SUMMER SWEATLODGE
				Prior to the Sweatlodge
				The Sweatlodge
				After the Sweatlodge
			INTRODUCING ENGAGING PARENTS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
			ENGAGING PARENTS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
			COURSE DESCRIPTION
			COURSE OBJECTIVES
			COURSE TEXTS
			COURSE NOVELS
			PROPOSED CLASS SCHEDULE
			COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
				Book Club Reflections
				Rethinking Practice
				Reading Responses (As detailed in Re/Presenting Families in Schools)
			MOVING FROM PLANNING TO LIVING A CURRICULUM OF PARENTS
				Sustained Teaching and Learning
				Experiencing Theory
				Learning with Parents and Families
				Investing Personally
				Learning Along the Way
			INTRODUCING THE PRACTICUM IN PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
			TRENDS AND ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT:
PRACTICUM IN PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
			COURSE DESCRIPTION
			COURSE OBJECTIVES
			COURSE TEXTS
			PROPOSED CLASS FORMAT
			COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
				Practicum in Parent and Family Engagement
				Seeking Multiple Perspectives
				A Narrative of Practice
			PUTTING THE LEARNING INTO PRACTICE
			MOVING FORWARD
			NOTE
			REFERENCES
		3. IT IS ALL RELATIONAL
			MY ROLE AS AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR
			INTENTIONAL PARENT ENGAGEMENT
			BUILDING UNDERSTANDING OF RELATIONSHIPS
			LOOKING BACKWARD: EXPLORING MY BEGINNINGS IN ECE
			MOVING TO PRESENT TIME: STORIES FROM THE CENTRE
			INTENTIONAL PARENT ENGAGEMENT
			ATTACHMENT THROUGH SEPARATION
			SEEING PARENTS AND CHILDREN
			CLOSING THOUGHTS: KEEPING RELATIONSHIPS CENTRAL
			NOTE
			REFERENCES
		4. A PRACTICUM JOURNEY TO PARENT ENGAGEMENT: ARE ECE STUDENTS READY
FOR THE TRIP?
			PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY
			APPRECIATING THE CONTEXT
			REWORKING PROGRAM PRACTICES
				Shifting the Focus
				Testing the Practicum “Waters”
			CONSIDERING THE QUESTIONS: “SO WHAT?” AND “NOW WHAT?”
			REFERENCES
	SECTION 2: FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTUALIZATIONS
UNDERPINNING A CURRICULUM OF PARENTS
		5. WELCOMING FROM THE INSIDE
OUT – AUTHENTIC HOSPITALITY
			NOTE
			REFERENCE
		6. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM WALLS
			Registration Day
			The Power of Hello
			My Story of K
			NOTES
			REFERENCES
		7. LOVE IS A BABE
			THE COMPLEXITIES OF PARENT ENGAGEMENT
				Love and Babies Grow
				Taking Time to Know Families
			CO-CONSTRUCTING DAYCARE CURRICULUM
WITH PARENTS AND CHILDREN
				Honouring Families
				A Closing Thought: Familiar But Different
			REFERENCES
		8. PARENTS: TAKEN FOR GRANTED
IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
			NARRATIVE BEGINNINGS
			A STORY OF JUDGMENT
				A Process of Unlearning and Relearning
			BECOMING A GUEST HOST
				Relationship Building
				Meet the Teacher
			BEING A TEACHER AND A PARENT ON A RURAL LANDSCAPE
				Familiarity
				Silencing My Voice
				Advocating for My Son
				Coming Full Circle
			REFERENCES
	SECTION 3: STORIES OF EXPERIENCE: KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS LIVING A NEW STORY
WITH PARENTS AND FAMILIES
		9. INVITE, WONDER, AND CONNECT:
LEARNING LENSES FOR PARENT ENGAGEMENT
			MEET THE TEACHER
			HOME LEARNING ALBUM
			FAMILY INVITATIONS AND SHARING PROJECTS
			SOCIAL JUSTICE LITERATURE
			REFERENCES
		10. A BOY, HIS SNAKE, AND THEIR STORY: BUILDING AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS
ON AND OFF THE SCHOOL LANDSCAPE
			A BOY AND HIS SNAKE
				Changes in Thought
				Changes in Practice
				Changes in Relationship
				Activity Evenings
				Building Authentic Relationships
			THE BOY AND HIS SNAKE REVISITED
			NOTE
			REFERENCES
		11. RETHINKING CURRICULUM,
RETHINKING PRACTICE
			REFLECTING ON OLD PRACTICE
				Revisiting My All About Me Unit
				Explicit, Null, and Hidden Curriculum
			RETHINKING PRACTICE
				Inviting Families’ Funds of Knowledge
				Engaging Parents and Families
				Selecting Representative Literature
				Examining Curricular Outcomes About Family
			STARTING FRESH
				Exchanging Letters with Families
				Inviting Staff to Write Letters
				Inviting Parents to Linger
				Sharing Family Memories and Special Items
				Engaging Parents in Teaching and Learning
				Hosting a Family Night
				Extending Personal and Multiple Invitations
				Making Positive Connections
			FINISHING THOUGHTS
			REFERENCES
	SECTION 4: ENGAGING WITH PARENTS AND FAMILIES OFF THE SCHOOL LANDSCAPE; BRINGING
THEIR LIVES ONTO THE SCHOOL LANDSCAPE
		12. CHALLENGING HEGEMONIC NOTIONS
OF FAMILY: HOME VISITS AS ACTS OF CARING
			MY STORY OF SARAH’S FAMILY
			MY STORY OF MY FAMILY
			FAMILY STORIES AND STORIES OF FAMILIES
			AWAKENING TO THE POWER OF HOME VISITS
			HOME VISITS AS A WAY OF LEARNING FROM FAMILY STORIES
				Home Visit Vignettes
				My First Home Visit
				Learning Who I Want to be in a Home Visit
				A Home Visit as an Act of Caring
				Parents Value Home Visits
				Students Value Home Visits
				What I Have Learned About Doing Home Visits
			WHAT I HAVE LEARNED FROM DOING HOME VISITS
				Stories Hold Power
				The Importance of Sharing My Stories
				Disrupting Middleclass Notions of Home Visits
			LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
			CLOSING THOUGHTS
			NOTE
			REFERENCES
		13. SEEING FAMILIES’ LIVES, HEARING FAMILIES’ STORIES: TRANSFORMING BELIEFS AND PRACTICE
THROUGH PHOTOVOICE
			Photovoice
			“World”-Travel
			ARRIVING AS A STRANGER IN A NEW PLACE
			A GROWING UNDERSTANDING
				“World”-Traveling and Intentionality
				“World”-Traveling and Receptivity
				“World”-Traveling and Personal Learning
				“World”-Traveling and Professional Learning
			MAKING SENSE WITHIN A NEW LOGIC
			NOTES
			REFERENCES
		14. RETHINKING PRACTICE: FAMILIES
REPRESENTING THEMSELVES
			PHOTO VOICE PROJECT
			INTEGRATING PHOTO VOICE IN OUR PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
			FINAL THOUGHTS
			NOTE
			REFERENCES
	SECTION 5:
WORKING SIDE BY SIDE
		REFERENCE
		15. LOOKING INWARD, LETTING GO
			WHERE I’M FROM
			A SHIFT IN PERSPECTIVE
			A JOURNEY BEGINS
			THEORY INTO PRACTICE
			PARENT TO PARENT
			COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS
			CREATING A FAMILY LOUNGE
			HONOURING FUNDS OF KNOWLEDGE
			HOME VISITS RE-VISITED
			LETTING GO
			REFERENCES
		16. STORIES OF FAMILIES: A JOURNEY
TO PARENT ENGAGEMENT
			WEEK ONE… THE FUN HAS BEGUN
				September 2nd, 2010
			MAKING CONTACT: STEP ONE IN BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
				September 6th, 2010
			OVERWHELMING RESULTS
				September 12th, 2010
			BREAKTHROUGH
				September 20th, 2010
			BCC: PARENT CONTACT LIST
				October 3rd, 2010
			RISKING, CREATING, AND SUSTAINING DIALOGUE
				October 7th, 2010
			THANKSGIVING!
				October 10th, 2010
			MI= MAJOR INITIATIVE AND NOT MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
				October 12th, 2010
				Stage One of Invite, Invite, Invite
				October 14th, 2010
				Stage Two of Invite, Invite, Invite
				The Third (But Not Final) Stage of Invite, Invite, Invite
			FAMILY BULLETIN BOARD PROJECT
				October 19th, 2010
			PARENT “PLAY-DATE”
				October 27th, 2010
			IF YOU BUILD IT… THEY WILL COME
				October 28th, 2010
			NEVER SAY NEVER: MY FIRST HOME VISIT
				November 3rd, 2010
			THREE-WAY CONFERENCES
				November 18th
			DECEMBER REFLECTIONS
				Some “Could Have Done Better” Moments
				Some “Really Good” Moments
			NOTE
			REFERENCES
		17. FEELING IT IN OUR HEARTS
			TAKING UP “A PEDAGOGY OF LISTENING”
			THE OTHER WAY TO LISTEN
				“It Takes a Lot of Practice”
				“The Most Natural Thing in the World”
				“Hard Questions That Take a While to Answer”
				“Something That Is Important”
				“Get To Know One Thing As Well As You Can”
				“You Have to Respect [Who]ever It Is You’re With”
				CLOSING THOUGHTS
				REFERENCES
		ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
                        

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