Beyond Tokenism: Parents as Partners in Literacy

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Pearson Education, 1995 - Education - 95 pages
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Beyond Tokenism offers parents, teachers, and school administrators challenges, ideas, and directions for building positive parent partnerships in literacy education. Its ideas are firmly rooted in the authors' belief that parents play a vital role in children's education. Learning is seen as a social process originating in the meaning-based relationship that begins in the home. The focus is on literacy, outlining practical ways to involve parents as partners in learning. Cairney and Munsie invite schools to move beyond token parental involvement.

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Contents

Rethinking parent involvement programs
9
Towards a model for complete parent participation
23
Parent initiatives from around the world
46
The Talk to a Literacy Learner experience
55
Where do we go front here?
69
Conclusion
87
Index
93
Copyright

About the author (1995)

Trevor Cairney is Professor of Education at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) and Master of New College. He is known internationally for his publications about literacy, which number more than 200.

Lynne Munsie has over twenty years experience in primary teaching. She also has been working on several major parent literacy initiatives funded by the NSW Government and the Disadvantaged Schools Program.

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