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

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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 build effective home-school partnerships. The authors examine how different relationships between families and teachers are defined by discourses that circulate through formal and informal curricula. They explore how families and educators can collectively reconceptualize these conversations to create positive educational experiences for children. Discussion questions are included in each chapter so that readers can examine their working relationships with the families of their students.

About the Author


Monica Miller Marsh is an associate professor of education at DeSales University. Tammy Turner-Vorbeck is an adjunct professor of education at Purdue University. They have co-founded the Family Diversity Education Council and coedited the recently published book, Other Kinds of Families: Embracing Diversity in Schools.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780807750377
ISBN-10: 0807750379
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication Date: December 10th, 2009
Pages: 212
Language: English