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ERIC Number: EJ1137609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
Working Together in a Deficit Logic: Home-School Partnerships with Somali Diaspora Parents
Matthiesen, Noomi Christine Linde
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v20 n4 p495-507 2017
Drawing on discursive psychology this article examines the understandings teachers and principals in Danish Public Schools have regarding Somali diaspora parenting practices. Furthermore, the article investigates what these understandings mean in interaction with children in the classrooms and with parents in home-school communication. It is argued that in a society with increased focus on parental responsibility the teachers and principals draw on a deficit logic when dealing with Somali diaspora parents and children which consequently leads to teachers either transmitting their expertise by educating parents or compensating for perceived deficiencies in parental practices. Both these strategies result in significant marginalizing consequences where "difference" is understood as "wrong" or "inadequate".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Somalia