Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society : Learning From and With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families Paperback / softback
Edited by Maria Luiza (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) Dantas, Patrick C. (University of Wyoming, USA) Manyak
Part of the Language, Culture, and Teaching Series series
Educators everywhere confront critical issues related to families, schooling, and teaching in diverse settings.
Directly addressing this reality, Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society 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.
Combining engaging cases and relevant key concepts with thought-provoking pedagogical features, this valuable resource for educators at all levels:Provides detailed portraits of diverse families that highlight their unique cultural practices related to schooling and the challenges that their children face in school settings Introduces key sociocultural and ethnographic concepts, in ways that are both accessible and challenging, and applies these concepts as lenses through which to examine the portraitsShows how teachers and researchers have worked with diverse families to build positive relationships and develop learning activities that incorporate children's unique experiences and resourcesDisrupting deficit assumptions about the experiences and knowledge that culturally and linguistically diverse children acquire in their homes and communities, this book engages readers in grappling deeply and personally with the chapters' meanings and implications, and in envisioning their own practical ways to learn from and with families and children.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 296 pages, 20 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/08/2009
- Category: Multicultural education
- ISBN: 9780415997577