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Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society


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Foreword - Sonia Nieto



1. Introduction - Patrick C. Manyak and Maria Luiza Dantas

Part I: Home School (Dis)connections

2. "Lost Boys", Cousins and Aunties: Using Sudanese Refugee Relationships to Complicate Definitions of "Family" - Kristen H. Perry

3. The Impact of Social Dynamics on Immigrant Children's Language and Literacy Practices: Learning from Asian Families - Guofang Li

4. A Mother and Daughter Go to School: A Story of Strengths and Challenges - Catherine Compton-Lilly

5. Discontinuities and Differences among Muslim Arab-Americans: Making It at Home and School - Loukia K. Saroub

6. Building Connections between Homes and Schools - Melissa M. Schulz

7. Fostering Academic Identities among Latino Immigrant Students: Contextualizing Parents' Roles - Lilia D. Monzo

Teacher Commentary - Simeon Stumme

Part II: Curriculum Transformations: Learning with Families

8. Do You Hear What I Hear?: Using the Parent Story Approach to Listen to and Learn from African American Parents - Patricia A. Edwards and Jennifer D. Turner

9. Home Visits: Learning from Students and Families - Maria Luiza Dantas and Michelle Coleman

10. Networks of Support: Learning from the Other Teachers in Children's Lives - Susi Long and Dinah Volk

11. Issues in Funds of Knowledge Teaching and Research: Key Concepts from a Study of Appalachian Families and Schooling - Ellen McIntyre

12. How Knowledge Counts: Talking Family Knowledge and Lived Experience into Being as Resource for Academic Action - Elizabeth Yeager and Ralph A. Cordova, Jr.

13. Respecting Children's Cultural and Linguistic Knowledge: The Pedagogical Possibilities and Challenges of Multiliteracies in Schools - Maria Jose Botelho, Sarah L. Cohen, Lisa Leoni, Patricia Chow, and Padma Sastri

Teacher Commentary - Christine Kane and Kim Douillard

Part III: Conclusion

14. Home-School-Community Collaborations in Uncertain Times - Francisco Rios

List of Contributors


About the Author

Maria Luiza Dantas is Educational Consultant and Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Patrick C. Manyak is Associate Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Wyoming.

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