Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools: An Ethnographic Portrait / Edition 1

Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools: An Ethnographic Portrait / Edition 1

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by Guadalupe Valdes
     
 

Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools - An Ethnographic Portrait presents a study of ten Mexican immigrant families, with a special focus on mothers, that describes how such families go about the business of surviving and learning to succeed in a new world. Guadalupe Valdes examines what appears to be a lack of interest in… See more details below

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Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools - An Ethnographic Portrait presents a study of ten Mexican immigrant families, with a special focus on mothers, that describes how such families go about the business of surviving and learning to succeed in a new world. Guadalupe Valdes examines what appears to be a lack of interest in education by Mexican parents and shows, through extensive quotations and numerous anecdotes, that these families are both rich and strong in family values, and that they bring with them clear views of what constitutes success and failure. The book's conclusion questions the merit of typical family intervention programs designed to promote school success and suggests that these interventions - because they do not genuinely respect the values of diverse families - may have long-term negative consequences for children. Con Respeto will be a valuable resource in graduate courses in foundations, ethnographic research, sociology and anthropology of education, multicultural education, and child development; and will be of particular interest to professors and researchers of multicultural education, bilingual education, ethnographic research methods, and sociology and anthropology of education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807735268
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
167,984
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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