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(Mis)understanding families: Learning from real families in our schools

Misunderstanding Families

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, p.212 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1048.5 .M57 2010

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8447021

Keywords:

Active learning, Child rearing, Education--Parent participation

Notes:

"This practical resource will help educators to identify, address, and meet the needs of the diverse families in todayís classrooms. It is the first book to critically examine how families are represented in the media, schools, and other institutions and apply that information to building effective home-school partnerships. The authors examine how different relationships between families and teachers are defined by discourses that circulate through formal and informal curricula. They explore how families and educators can collectively reconceptualize these conversations to create positive educational experiences for children. Discussion questions are included in each chapter so that readers can examine their working relationships with the families of their students."