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  1. Family Involvement 1a

  2. a broadly defined concept that includes activities connecting children’s home and classroom learning experiences, as well as activities addressing the total needs of children and their families. This broad definition is best reflected in Joyce Epstein’s family-school-community partnership model. 1b

  3. Schooling Discourse 2a

  4. the language, materials, norms, expectations, and practices used by teachers and other school staff on a daily basis. 2b

  5. The Federal Children’s Bureau 3a

  6. a forerunner of government-sponsored programs targeting children. Developed in 1912, the purpose of the bureau was to collect and disseminate information about children’s development and education. 3b

  7. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) 4a

  8. a government agency established in 1933 to provide jobs for the unemployed. One result was the establishment of nursery schools and the employment of teachers. 4b

  9. The Lanham Act 5a

  10. developed in 1941, this act provided funding for child care programs for mothers who entered the work force during WWII. 5b

  11. The Head Start Program 6a

  12. created as a part of President Johnson’s war on poverty in 1965. The goal of Head Start is to promote school readiness among low income preschool children. The program’s focus on connecting classrooms, families, and communities reflects the family-school-community partnership model. 6b

  13. The Education for All Handicapped Children Act 7a

  14. this act required teachers to join with parents and community professionals to design lessons and classroom environments that accommodated the skills and needs of handicapped children. 7b

  15. A Nation at Risk 8a

  16. a 1983 report that focused on how public schools were failing to prepare children for productive lives in a new world economy. A “word to parents” was given at the end of the report to encourage parents to support their children’s education. 8b

  17. Goals 2000: Educate America Act 9a

  18. a document that set eight national goals for schools to meet by the year 2000. Federal grants were given to states to develop educational standards, assessments, and accountability systems. The act included a parent participation standard. 9b

  19. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) 10a

  20. this is the major federal policy guiding American public education today. Included in NCLB are specific requirements for the involvement of families in their children’s education. 10b

  21. Schools as Community Centers 11a

  22. also referred to as “full-services schools,” these centers provide comprehensive educational, welfare, health, and recreational services in one location. 11b