Building Strong Families: The Role of Parent-Educator Partnerships

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  • This collaborative qualitative project with Andrew Fleck Children Services (AFCS) identifies the role of parent/teacher partnerships in supporting family resilience, the characteristics that parents and teachers attribute to strong families and how parents and teachers define what family resilience means. The data stems from semi-structured interviews conducted with 11 parents and 10 early childhood educators for a total of 21 participants from AFCS licensed childcare centers and licensed home childcare centers. Interviews were analyzed using thematic data analysis and a software package called Nvivo. The study is exploratory but the data findings add to the literature a diverse and culturally relevant perspective on what family resilience means to Canadian childcare workers and parents as well as how the parent-educator partnership helps facilitate family resilience. Additionally, it provides AFCS with modified and relevant ways of providing support to the families they serve.

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  • Copyright © 2019 the author(s). Theses may be used for non-commercial research, educational, or related academic purposes only. Such uses include personal study, research, scholarship, and teaching. Theses may only be shared by linking to Carleton University Institutional Repository and no part may be used without proper attribution to the author. No part may be used for commercial purposes directly or indirectly via a for-profit platform; no adaptation or derivative works are permitted without consent from the copyright owner.
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  • 2019


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