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Other Kinds of Families Embracing Diversity in Schools

ISBN-10: 0807748382
ISBN-13: 9780807748381
Edition: 2007
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Description: Turner-Vorbeck and Marsh contend that the vast diversity found in schools and society today suggests an urgent need to reconsider the ways in which families are currently represented and addressed in school curriculum and culture. In this important  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 10/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Turner-Vorbeck and Marsh contend that the vast diversity found in schools and society today suggests an urgent need to reconsider the ways in which families are currently represented and addressed in school curriculum and culture. In this important volume, they provide critical and theoretical analyses combined with narrative experiences to address such issues as multigenerational views of the schooling experiences of immigrant families, the educational needs of gay and lesbian families, the representation of adoption and adoptive families in children's literature, and the experiences of homeless students and their families with the educational system.

Tammy Turner-Vorbeck, Visiting Professor of Teacher Education, Wabash College. Monica Miller Marsh, Associate Professor of Education, DeSales University.

Introduction
Diverse Families: Narratives of Experience
Hegemonies and "Transgressions" of Family: Tales of Pride and Prejudice
Immigrant Families and Schools: The Need for a Better Relationship
From the Principal's Desk: Making the School Environment More Inclusive
A Welcoming Tone in the Classroom: Developing the Potential of Diverse Students and Their Families
Wards of Wisdom: Foster Youth on a Path Toward Postsecondary Education
Representations of Family in School Culture and Curriculum
Evolving Images: Crafting Family Lives in Colonial Pennsylvania
Doing the Difficult: Schools and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer Families
What Makes a Family?: Representations of Adoption in Children's Literature
Emerging Faces of Homelessness: Young Children, Their Families, and Schooling
From Textbooks to the Teachers' Lounge: The Many Curricula of Family in Schools
About the Editors and the Contributors
Index

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