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ERIC Number: EJ920349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
The View from the Lighted Schoolhouse: Conceptualizing Home-School Relations within a Class Size Reduction Reform
Graue, M. Elizabeth; Sherfinski, Melissa
American Journal of Education, v117 n2 p267-297 Feb 2011
In this essay we examine how educators work within a component of a class size reduction reform designed to strengthen the connections between families' home and school lives. We describe the accomplishments and struggles experienced by educators enacting this "lighted schoolhouse" based on our research in nine schools over three years. Specifically, we consider how educational resources are applied and experienced in schools and how opportunities to share knowledge between home and school are produced. We find educators' views of families' roles in schooling are shaped by how they are positioned by the context of the reform. (Contains 7 notes, 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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