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Other Kinds of Families: Embracing Diversity in Schools

Other Kinds of Families: Embracing Diversity in Schools

by Tammy Turner-Vorbeck, Monica Miller Marsh


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ISBN-13: 9780807748398
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 11/23/2007
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Diverse Families: Narratives of Experience
Hegemonies and "Transgressions" of Family: Tales of Pride and Prejudice   Elizabeth Heilman     7
Immigrant Families and Schools: The Need for a Better Relationship   A.Y. "Fred" Ramirez     28
From the Principal's Desk: Making the School Environment More Inclusive   Teresa J. Rishel     46
A Welcoming Tone in the Classroom: Developing the Potential of Diverse Students and Their Families   Lisa Rieger     64
Wards of Wisdom: Foster Youth on a Path Toward Postsecondary Education   Ilyana Marks     81
Representations of Family in School Culture and Curriculum
Evolving Images: Crafting Family Lives in Colonial Pennsylvania   Monica Miller Marsh     103
Doing the Difficult: Schools and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer Families   Janice Kroeger     121
What Makes a Family?: Representations of Adoption in Children's Literature   Lesley Colabucci   Matthew D. Conley     139
Emerging Faces of Homelessness: Young Children, Their Families, and Schooling   Tracy Thoennes     162
From Textbooks to the Teachers' Lounge: The Many Curricula of Family in Schools   Tammy Turner-Vorbeck     176
About the Editors and the Contributors     193
Index     195

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