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ERIC Number: ED358716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-8
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
A Critical Pedagogy Approach to Fostering the Home-School Connection.
Ada, Alma Flor
Many of the institutions that have helped children deal with the challenge of growing up, such as small towns and extended families, are disappearing or changing, and as a consequence schools are faced with greater responsibilities. Educators must reexamine what they do to acknowledge and validate the home and family, and must extend the educational process beyond the classroom. This is especially important for language minority and economically disadvantaged students. Educators can foster the student's first language as the vehicle for healthy home interaction, validate the informal education of language minority parents, and encourage children to communicate daily school experiences with their parents. The ultimate goal of these practices is for students and parents to recognize themselves as the authors of their own lives. (JP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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