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ERIC Number: EJ916878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 107
Learning from Our Parents: Implications for School-Community Relations
Boncana, Mohomodou; Lopez, Gerardo R.
Journal of School Public Relations, v31 n4 p277-302 Fall 2010
This article argues that the current discourse surrounding parental involvement activity is severely limited. It begins with the premise that home-based knowledges, practices, and discourses are critically important and powerful and therefore ought to be privileged in school settings and educational research. However, authors argue that the terrain of involvement research is trapped by a logic that is neither critical nor instructive. They believe that educators, researchers, and policymakers must begin to view involvement as something other than prescriptive activities enacted in the home or school, to build compassionate, understanding relationships with all parents--particularly, those who have been historically marginalized in schools and society. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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