(Mis)Understanding Families Learning from Real Families in Our Schools
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|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|
|"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|