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ERIC Number: EJ1001873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6855
"When Are You Coming to Visit?" Home Visits and Seeing Our Students
Schlessman, Elizabeth
Rethinking Schools, v27 n2 p19-23 Win 2012-2013
The process that led the author to home visits was a gradual one. She sensed that on the other side of the bus ride home, students' lives were much richer and more varied than could be taken into account by classroom conversations, curriculum, and conferences. Home visits made her even more aware of the need to provide opportunities for students to learn about each other's lives in the classroom. Although she wanted to honor students' affinity groups, she also wanted the classroom to prompt students to step outside of social comfort zones. By far, the most powerful outcome of home visits was trust. Meeting parents at their homes instead of on school turf seemed to create a willingness to call, visit, and communicate during the school year.
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Language: English
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