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ERIC Number: EJ1146479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Conversations with Family Members about Math
Mistretta, Regina M.
School Community Journal, v27 n1 p181-200 2017
This article focuses readers' attention on how teachers communicate with families about math, what teachers specifically communicate about, and why the need to communicate with families exists in the first place. Findings from conversations about math facilitated by 72 teachers with 225 families of public and nonpublic elementary, middle, and high school students are reported to demonstrate how dialogue between teachers and families can support meaningful home-school interactions. Implications for teacher preparation programs and professional development initiatives are discussed, and recommendations for future research paths offered. In addition, prompts are included for readers' own reflection on using conversation as a form of practitioner inquiry for knowing and supporting families with math.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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