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ERIC Number: EJ633861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
"Reading" Families: Deficit Discourse and Family Literacy.
Whitehouse Marianne; Colvin, Carolyn
Theory into Practice, v40 n3 p212-19 Sum 2001
Describes family literacy, examining how families are already read by teachers, researchers, policymakers, and the media and arguing that the rhetoric of family literacy has defined the family in somewhat pathological terms. The paper examines the continued pervasiveness of deficit discourses to describe families, noting why it prevails in the language of those who believe they are rejecting it. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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