Reading Families The Literate Lives of Urban Children and Their Families

ISBN-10: 0807742767

ISBN-13: 9780807742761

Edition: 2002

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Seymour B. Sarason is Professor Emeritus of Yale University's Department of Psychology where he taught for forty-five years. He is the founder of the Yale Psycho-Educational Clinic and the author of more than forty books, most of which bear directly on education.Seymour B. Sarason is Professor Emeritus of Yale University's Department of Psychology where he taught for forty-five years. He is the founder of the Yale Psycho-Educational Clinic and the author of more than forty books, most of which bear directly on education.Catherine Compton-Lilly is a reading teacher in Rochester, New York, and a Visiting Associate Professor at Saint John Fisher College. She is the author of Reading Families: The Literate Lives of Urban Children (Teachers College Press, 2002) as well as several articles and book reviews. She serves on the editorial board of Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Exploring the Discourses That Occupy Urban Schools
The Purpose of This Book
The Plan of This Book
A Theoretical Framework
Mainstream Discourses About Reading
Mainstream Discourses About Urban Families
Discourses in Education
The Possession of Capital
Conclusion
Research Methodology
Site and Participants
Data Collection
Analysis of Data
Being a Teacher-Researcher
Being a White Teacher
Conclusion
The Role of Reading in the Lives of My Students and Their Families
Reading and Survival
Reading and "Getting Somewhere"
Not Knowing How to Read
Conclusion
Parents' and Teachers' Roles in Helping Children Learn to Read
Parents as Teachers
Staying on Children
Conclusion
The Role of Social Relationships in Learning to Read
Relationships in an Urban Community
Conclusion
The Construction of Urban Reading Identities
Parents' Reading Identities
Conclusion
Contradictions and Complexities
Challenging and Supporting Mainstream Discourses
"I Don't Know:" The Limits of Alternative Discourses
Alternative Discourses and Social Change
Conclusion
A Concluding Case Study
Bradford's Family and Reading: Application of a Contextualized Model
Bradford's Family and Capital
Implications of This Research
Appendix
References
Index
About the Author
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