In the early childhood setting, communication and conferences help parents and teachers problem solve through the sharing of knowledge and experience. When conducting conferences with parents, Gonzales-Mena (2014) advises caregivers to “give up your agenda” (p. 114). Describe and evaluate three strategies, from the assigned reading and at least one other credible source, you can utilize to ensure conferences with parents – particularly with those from diverse groups – encourage open communication. Also, discuss the role of nonverbal behaviors in communication with people from other cultures.
Please ensure the assignment is at least 250 words in APA format.
Gonzalez-Mena, J. (2010). 50 strategies for communicating and working with diverse families. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/image/public_policy/Ethics%20Position%20Statement2011_09202013update.pdf
Chang, H. (n.d.). Many languages, many cultures. Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/many-languages-many-cultures
Dalton, S. S. & Tharp, R. G. (2002). Standards for pedagogy: Research, theory and practice. In G. Wells & Guy Claxton (Eds.) Learning for life in the 21st century. (Pp. 181-194). Oxford, UK, Blackwell Publishing.
Gerling, K.P. (2000). Achieving open and honest communication throughout the organization. Retrieved from http://leadershipproject.net/clientarea/openhonestarticle.html
Gonzales−Mena, J. (2010). Fifty strategies for communicating and working with diverse families (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
Kaiser, B. & Rasminksy, S. J. (2012). Challenging behavior in young children (3rd ed.) Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc
KidsMatter (n.d.) Effective communication between families and early childhood staff. Retrieved from https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/families/role-families/communication/effective-communication-between-families-and-early-childhood
Leisure Information Network. (2014, March 24). Effective Communication with Parents [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkNAVjhjLF8
National Association for the Education of Young Children (http://www.naeyc.org/)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (2009). Responding to cultural and linguistic diversity. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/diversity.pdf
Powell, D. R. (2013). Involving parents and community members: Coming together for children. In D. R. Reutzel (Ed.), Handbook of research-based practice in early childhood education (pp. 46-61). New York: Guilford
Scholastic. (n.d.). Communicating with parents and families. Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/communicating-parents-and-families