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Communication, Empathy, And Trust: Exploring Teachers' Partnerships With The Families Of Their Most Challenging Students, Kimberly W. Mcknight Jan 2017

Communication, Empathy, And Trust: Exploring Teachers' Partnerships With The Families Of Their Most Challenging Students, Kimberly W. Mcknight

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The purpose of this embedded mixed methods collective case study was to explore eight kindergarten, first, and second grade teachers’ experiences partnering with families of their students who are at risk for emotional or behavioral disorders (EBDs). The teachers worked in two high-poverty, non-accredited Title-1 schools in an urban city. The study was part of a federally funded intervention called Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Training: Competent Learners Achieving School Success (BEST in CLASS- Elementary; BiC-E; Sutherland et al., 2017), which is targeted for students at risk for the development of EBDs. It uses evidence- based instructional practices to decrease students ...