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ERIC Number: ED374188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-6
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Intersubjectivity in Home-School Partnerships in Two Inner-City School Settings. Draft.
Fitzgerald, Linda May; And Others
This paper examines two successful cases of home-school virtuous cycles of interaction using the concept of intersubjectivity to explore parent-school partnerships established between families and inner-city school staff who differed in cultural background. It reveals that in both cases high degrees of parent involvement in school occurred despite the fact that neither program had such involvement as an original goal. The study explores what features of each program are associated with parent involvement and to what extent these interactions between family and school staff can be characterized by their intersubjectivity. Data are derived from a follow-up study of the first six graduating classes of Central Park East in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City; and from Project FLAME (Family Literacy--Aprendiendo, Mejorando, Educando [Learning, Bettering, Educating]), an on-going family-literacy project in Hispanic neighborhoods. Both cases reveal how shared communication and the elimination of communication barriers developed from and contributed to shared goals between parents and teachers. (Contains 19 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York