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ERIC Number: EJ1012417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Addressing Cultural and Linguistic Dissonance between Parents and Schools
LaRocque, Michelle
Preventing School Failure, v57 n2 p111-117 2013
In this era of increased diversity in schools, educators may struggle with effective methods for partnering with all parents in their classroom. Although all educators work to engage families, meeting the needs of diverse families sometimes require specific strategies for engaging all families and facilitating their participation as respected members of their classroom. The use of sensitive approaches can meet the needs of individual families by building on the belief that all families can participate--albeit in different ways. This article explores practices necessary for a successful home-school partnership. It describes the benefits of turning challenges into opportunities for success and specific strategies recommended for use with traditionally underrepresented families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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