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ERIC Number: EJ766366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Lessons at the Kitchen Table
Ginsberg, Margery B.
Educational Leadership, v64 n6 p56-61 Mar 2007
Immigration is having a tremendous impact on U.S. schools, even in places like Dodge City, Kansas, where nearly a third of public school students are from new immigrant families. Ginsberg suggests that through engaging in visits to the homes of recent immigrants, the school community learns of the strengths, expertise, and "funds of knowledge" inherent in these families. Recognizing the knowledge immigrant families have to offer leads to respectful relationships. Connecting such knowledge to the school can spawn a richer and more relevant curriculum. Ginsberg outlines activities that lay the groundwork for effective teacher visits and describes an approach for analyzing teachers' observations and perceptions drawn from home visits. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas