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Using material from American, Australian and British empirical studies, this book examines children's interests, needs, assets and capacities in multicultural classrooms and provides international comparisons on what it is like to "be" and "have" friends. The book also explores children's developing ideas of friendships and how they are linked to peer cultures And Looks Into How Such Friendships Can Motivate Children's Socializing in today's schools.
Theoretical foundations of children's friendships, how developing conceptions of friendships become embedded, etc.
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|1||Introduction: The Promise of Children's Friendships in Culturally Diverse Classrooms||1|
|2||Theoretical Foundations of Children's Friendships in Culturally Diverse Classrooms||9|
|3||Roots and Branches of Research on Children's Friendships in Culturally Diverse Classrooms||20|
|4||Children's Friendships in a Fifth-grade Culturally Diverse Classroom in Atlanta, Georgia||39|
|5||The Friendly Cultural Stranger as Self-critical Reflexive Narrator||52|
|6||An Inquiry Approach for Investigating Children's Friendships with Student Teachers in a School-University Partnership||62|
|7||Two Student Teachers' Beginning Professional Stories of Studying Children's Friendships||71|
|8||Frontiers and Futures: Linking Theory, Research and Practice and the Challenge of Educational Reform||82|