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Ottoboni, Megan – Online Submission, 2007
Schools work hard to create a caring environment for students, but they may be missing an important issue. Some students are having their home life misrepresented in classroom discourse. Teachers and schools are constantly using the word parent, mother, or father to describe children's caregivers when in fact many students live, permanently or…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Family Life, Caregivers, Parent Child Relationship
Conway, Grace; Mechler, Geraldine – 1983
To determine how basal readers reflect the different kinds of family living found in American society today, information was gathered through an analysis of 462 stories relating to family life in eight basal reading series in grades one to six and a single series in grades one through three. Only fiction stories about children were used. The…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Childrens Literature, Content Analysis, Elementary Education