A programmatic focus on engaging families, communities and children: Institutionalizing assets-based pedagogies

Renee T Clift, Chris Da Silva Iddings, Donna Jurich, Iliana - Reyes, Kathleen G Short

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This chapter is about the multiple forms of collaboration that are crucial to designing and implementing a school and community-based early childhood teacher preparation program. Maintaining quality in education and teacher education is a systemic, interdependence among individuals, institutions, and local, state, and national policy makers. We conclude that teacher education redesign is less about courses and pedagogies and more about systemic relationships, routines, and evaluations over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-181
Number of pages21
JournalAdvances in Research on Teaching
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Collaboration
  • Early childhood education
  • Family home engagement
  • Funds of knowledge
  • Story
  • Teacher candidates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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