(Mis)Understanding Families Learning from Real Families in Our Schools

ISBN-10: 0807750379
ISBN-13: 9780807750377
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This practical resource will help educators to identify, address, and meet the needs of the diverse families in today's 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. Discussion questions are inlcuded in each chapter so that readers can examine their working relationships with the families of their students.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Are Schools Doing Enough to Learn About Families?
Representations of Families in Formal and Informal Curriculum
Disarticulating Parent Involvement in Latino-Impacted Schools in the Midwest
Not the Real Thing: A History of Hollywood's TV Families
Messages Protagonists Send Us: Families in Young Adult Literature
Literature Conversations for Inquiring Into the Influence of Family Stories on Teacher Identities
A Tale of Two Adoptive Families
Family-School Collaborations
"I Always Feel They Don't Know Anything About Us": Diverse Families Talk About Their Relations with School
Debunking the Myths About the Urban Family: A Constructed Conversation
Reaching Native American Families to Increase School Involvement
Social Class, Culture, and "Good Parenting": Voices of Low-SES Families
The Interwoven Stories of Teachers, Families, and Children in Curriculum Making
About the Editors and the Contributors
Index

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