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Essential Conversation What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other

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ISBN-10: 037550527X

ISBN-13: 9780375505270

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

List price: $24.95
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With the insights she has gleaned from her close and subtle observation of parent-teacher conferences, renowned Harvard University professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot has written a wise, useful book about the ways in which parents and teachers can make the most of their essential conversation—the dialogue between the most vital people in a child’s life. “The essential conversation” is the crucial exchange that occurs between parents and teachers—a dialogue that takes place more than one hundred million times a year across our country and is both mirror of and metaphor for the larger cultural forces that define family-school relationships and shape the development of our children.…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/26/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Introduction: Inheritances
Ghosts in the Classroom
Natural Enemies
Truths the Hand Can Touch
Inequalities and Entitlements
Crossing the Line of Objectivity
Living Both Sides
Conclusion: Borderlands and Crossroads
Contributions to the Conversation