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How African American Parents Understand Their and Teachers' Roles in Children's Schooling and What this Means for Preparing Preservice Teachers
Preservice teachers are socialized by their own raced, classed, and gendered experiences to expect “caring parents” to behave and contribute in certain ways to their children's schooling. The existing scholarship on parent involvement and the transition to school takes a top-down approach that discounts the important knowledge parents bring to the table. The article involved a study of 25 African American parent and caregivers, who participated in qualitative interviews. Interviews thematic analyses showed that participants constructed preparation for the transition to school broadly, as preparation for the “real world.”
Updated: Sep. 04, 2008
Culture-Blind? Parental Discourse on Religion, Ethnicity and Secularism in the French Educational Context
This article examines policy mediation and adaptation in a context where religious, ethnic and other cultural identities are not officially recognised in the public sphere but considered part of the private sphere. French educational policy is firmly rooted within a secular Republican framework which relies on a colour-blind approach to promote equality.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2008