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ERIC Number: EJ1058925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Understand and Advocate for Communities First
Khalifa, Muhammad; Arnold, Noelle Witherspoon; Newcomb, Whitney
Phi Delta Kappan, v96 n7 p20-25 Apr 2015
Culturally responsive parent-school relationships require educators to consider the cultural practices and understandings of families as a necessary condition of greater academic achievement. The establishment of healthy parent-school relationships is a complex and dynamic process. A school-community overlap, with a priority given to community sensibilities and histories, will help schools sustain positive relationships with parents. If communities have experienced racism or other forms of marginalization, they may become distant or uncooperative. What's more, most educators feel they were hired to teach, not to perform community outreach. But in the absence of school outreach to their communities the strengthened relationships between schools and parents that increase the educational opportunities for children are often lost.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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