Reading Families: The Literate Lives of Urban Children / Edition 1

Reading Families: The Literate Lives of Urban Children / Edition 1

by Catherine Compton-Lilly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807742767

ISBN-13: 9780807742761

Pub. Date: 12/11/2002

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This dynamic text offers a rare glimpse into the literacy development of urban children and their families' role in it. Based on the author's candid interviews with her first-grade students, their parents and grandparents, this book challenges the stereotypical view that urban parents don't care about their children's education. By listening closely to the voices of…  See more details below

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This dynamic text offers a rare glimpse into the literacy development of urban children and their families' role in it. Based on the author's candid interviews with her first-grade students, their parents and grandparents, this book challenges the stereotypical view that urban parents don't care about their children's education. By listening closely to the voices of her students and their families, the author helps us to move beyond negative assumptions, revealing complexities that have been previously undocumented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807742761
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
12/11/2002
Series:
Practitioner Inquiry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1A Theoretical Framework15
2Research Methodology32
3The Role of Reading in the Lives of My Students and Their Families45
4Parents' and Teachers' Roles in Helping Children Learn to Read60
5The Role of Social Relationships in Learning to Read77
6The Construction of Urban Reading Identities96
7Contradictions and Complexities110
8A Concluding Case Study124
Appendix143
References147
Index152
About the Author156

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