Children's Friendships In Culturally Diverse Classrooms / Edition 1

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Overview

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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Table of Contents

Lists of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
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
References 91
Index 103
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