Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society: Learning From and With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Educators everywhere confront critical issues related to families, schooling, and teaching in diverse settings. Directly addressing this reality, this book shows pre-service and practicing teachers how to recognize and build on the rich resources for enhancing school learning that exist within culturally and linguistically diverse families.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Home-School (Dis)connectionsp. 17
"Lost Boys," Cousins and Aunties: Using Sudanese Refugee Relationships to Complicate Definitions of "Family"p. 19
The Impact of Social Dynamics on Immigrant Children's Language and Literacy Practices: Learning from Asian Familiesp. 41
A Mother and Daughter Go to School: A Story of Strengths and Challengesp. 59
Discontinuities and Differences among Muslim Arab-Americans: Making It at Home and Schoolp. 76
Building Connections between Homes and Schoolsp. 94
Fostering Academic Identities among Latino Immigrant Students: Contextualizing Parents' Rolesp. 112
Teacher Commentaryp. 131
Curriculum Transformations: Learning with Familiesp. 135
Do You Hear What I Hear?: Using the Parent Story Approach to Listen to and Learn from African American Parentsp. 137
Home Visits: Learning from Students and Familiesp. 156
Networks of Support: Learning from the Other Teachers in Children's Livesp. 177
Issues in Funds of Knowledge Teaching and Research: Key Concepts from a Study of Appalachian Families and Schoolingp. 201
How Knowledge Counts: Talking Family Knowledge and Lived Experience into Being as Resource for Academic Actionp. 218
Respecting Children's Cultural and Linguistic Knowledge: The Pedagogical Possibilities and Challenges of Multiliteracies in Schoolsp. 237
Teacher Commentaryp. 257
Conclusionp. 263
Home-School-Community Collaborations Uncertain Timesp. 265
List of Contributorsp. 279
Indexp. 281
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