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ERIC Number: EJ1004561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 177
ISSN: ISSN-0091-732X
Equity Issues in Parental and Community Involvement in Schools: What Teacher Educators Need to Know
Baquedano-Lopez, Patricia; Alexander, Rebecca Anne; Hernandez, Sera J.
Review of Research in Education, v37 n1 p149-182 Mar 2013
In this article, the authors examine the literature on parental involvement highlighting the equity issues that it raises in educational practice. They begin with a brief historical overview of approaches to parent involvement and the ways in which "neodeficit" discourses on parents permeate current education reform efforts. Next, they address how inequities related to race, class, and immigration shape and are shaped by parent involvement programs, practices, and ideologies. Finally, they discuss empowerment approaches to parental involvement and how these are situated in a broader decolonial struggle for transformative praxis that reframes deficit approaches to parents from nondominant backgrounds. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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