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ERIC Number: EJ776641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
"There's Two Sides to Every Story": How Parents Negotiate Report Card Discourse
Tuten, Jennifer
Language Arts, v84 n4 p314-324 Mar 2007
Although report cards may seem to be a clear-cut means of communication between teachers and parents, on closer examination they reveal a more complicated interaction. Parents of fourth-graders are interviewed about their children's report cards to learn their understandings of the language and discuss expectations for their children in school. A Critical Discourse Analysis lens was used to highlight the ways parents interpret the report card and what it says about their child. This study provides teachers and teacher educators an opportunity to gain insight into the valuable perspectives of their education partners. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A