Apr 01, 2020  
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TE 635 - Family, School, Teachers & Community


This course will introduce the students to current research and practice in establishing and maintaining home/school partnerships in urban communities. The historical context of parent involvement philosophies and programs for children living in urban communities will be explored. Critical race theory and multicultural education theories will be used to examine parent involvement practices with school aged children. Application of knowledge of race, class, and gender oppressions as well as the significance of the sociocultural and political contexts for learning will be addressed. The benefits of involving parents in the education of their children will be explored from multiple perspectives. Parents will also be considered an important educational resource and partner. The role of the teacher will be discussed with special emphasis on the teacher as an introspective and interactive decision maker in the learning environment. Recognition will be given to the notion that children are best understood and served in the context of their family, race, class, culture, and society.

Credits: 3 cr



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