ERIC Number: ED395051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Families and Schools: A Global Perspective for a Multicultural Society Proceedings (Oakland, CA, October 26-29, 1994).
Safran, Daniel, Ed.; Charlot, Edie, Ed.
The "Families and Schools: A Global Perspective for a Multicultural Society" conference hosted over 500 people from 40 states and 16 countries who shared information and explored aspects of multicultural education. Sixty-one of the more than 100 workshop and roundtable presenters responded to the request for summaries of their presentations. These articles are organized alphabetically by primary author. Many common threads are apparent in the presentations. Many focus on parent involvement in the schools, and many recognize the necessity of understanding and acknowledging the diverse perspectives of immigrants and minority groups in urban schools and throughout the country. Some articles offer specific advice to teachers faced with increasing diversity; others highlight different problems faced by the family today, emphasizing those faced by the minority family. Still other papers consider aspects of multiculturalism in other countries, whose problems and solutions may offer much to the U.S. educator facing cultural diversity and the challenges of involving parents. Each summary contains a capsule biography of the presenter. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education, Washington, DC.; John F. Kennedy Univ., Orinda, CA. Center for the Study of Parent Involvement.