|Glenn Olsen publishes Home-School Relations book|
Glenn Olsen, chair of teaching and learning, has had the third edition of his book, "Home-School Relations: Working Successfully with Parents and Families," published this spring. He co-edited and co-authored the book with Mary Lou Fuller, professor emeritus.
"Home-School Relations" is published by Pearson Allyn & Bacon. The publisher describes the book as examining the contemporary family and its relationship to the school and providing educators practical advice for developing strong partnerships with their students’ families. In addition to covering the traditional topics of diverse families, change in families, and parent-teacher communication, Olsen and Fuller, and their contributors delve further in to the issues facing families today. Looking at the effects that poverty, advocacy, the role of fathers, domestic violence, bullying, and school violence have on families, the authors offer practical techniques that give educators the tools to cope with many factors affecting their students.
The third edition offers a new chapter on advocacy, including the latest information on bullying and school violence; comprehensive coverage of school choices including charter schools, magnet schools, and vouchers; with an updated discussion of father/male involvement in schools, along with much more.
Olsen received a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Oregon, a master of science degree in child development from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Olsen has had over 25 articles published and co-authored another book.
Fuller retired from UND as a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and held the Rose Isabelle Kelley Fischer Chair of Education. She earned three master degrees from Arizona State University and received a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. She has co-authored two other textbooks with colleagues.
Vito Perrone, former dean of the UND School of Education and retired from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, provided the foreword to the book. A number of UND faculty, past and present, wrote chapters in "Home-School Relations" including Sara Fritzell Hanhan, Kari Chiasson, Margaret Shaeffer, Marci Glessner, Douglas D. Knowlton, among others.
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