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by Susan L. Lytle,Marilyn Cochran-Smith,Catherine Compton-Lilly

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.

A daring critique of racism and other societal factors that affect children’s learning, this important volume:

Explores the limits and potential of mainstream literacy practices to make a material difference in the lives of socio-economically struggling families. Challenges educators to view reading as a complex social process that incorporates the experiences of family members as well as school and individual experiences. Provides a literacy model that treats the process of learning to read as situated not only within local contexts but also within a larger social order. Offers recommendations to help educators to build on the literacy experiences students bring with them to schools in poor communities and to respect the particular difficulties that these children face when learning to read.
Download Reading Families: The Literate Lives of Urban Children (Practitioner Inquiry Series) epub
ISBN: 0807742775
ISBN13: 978-0807742778
Category: Education
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
Author: Susan L. Lytle,Marilyn Cochran-Smith,Catherine Compton-Lilly
Language: English
Publisher: Teachers College Press (December 11, 2002)
Pages: 168 pages
ePUB size: 1977 kb
FB2 size: 1314 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 369
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This book was a required reading. In all honesty, I would never have a purchased it otherwise. It is a qualitative research study of inner city children,by someone who purports to have a genuine interest in the lives of children. It brings to light the,political,and economic mainstream discourse that drives our schools and further marginalized groups people. It introduces alternative discourse, as an option for the beginning of the healing process. That' s pretty much it!
This book was really helpful for me to use in order to understand how families differ when it comes to helping their children read. I liked how the author used many families in the book so their is a variety of data given in the book Every reading teacher having difficulties with reaching their families should read this book