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A Family Affair

Curt Dudley-Marling

Pub Date: 8/29/2000
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 8th

Little is known about the effects of schooling on parents, especially on those with children who struggle in school. As an educator whose work focuses on struggling students and as a parent of a daughter who has herself struggled, Curt Dudley-Marling has special insight into this issue. He has discovered firsthand that relatively... more

Parent Power

Brenda Power

Pub Date: 4/21/1999
Product Type: CD-ROM
Grade: K - 5th

More than a book, more than a CD-ROM, Parent Power is a unique, comprehensive resource kit that supports teachers and schools with creative materials for all kinds of family outreach efforts. Here in one ready-to-use kit is a rich cache of materials on a wide variety of topics: 40 one-page reproducible essays--available in both... more

Family Literacy

Denny Taylor

Pub Date: 12/23/1998
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: Other - Other

In 1983 when Family Literacy first appeared, the term was new. Denny Taylor not only coined a concept, but opened up a field of study that involves debate and discussion in public as well as academic circles. Encouraged by Taylor's probing questions, our understanding of the term "literacy" has deepened during the past... more

Many Families, Many Literacies

Denny Taylor

Pub Date: 5/29/1997
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: Adult - Adult

[This book] counters narrow definitions of family literacy by presenting an alternative paradigm, a different version of the reality of families' literate lives. Instead of offering to "help" families with their literacy, Taylor's text shows her readers how families can gain the power they need to change the world in ways... more

Hidden Literacies

Margaret Voss

Pub Date: 3/18/1996
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 3rd - 5th

Hidden Literacies provides a much-needed window into children's home lives and learning...Both teachers and parents will value this book.—Writing TeacherFar from teachers' eyes, children learn some of their most powerful literacies--literacies that usually remain unknown, unacknowledged, and uncelebrated by school. Teachers... more

Growing Up Literate

Denny Taylor , Catheri Dorsey-Gaines

Pub Date: 6/1/1988 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: Adult - Adult

[This] is not a sentimental book. But it is powerfully moving....The book deserves a wide and attentive audience. It deserves to be read immediately.—The Reading TeacherA couple years ago, Denny Taylor and Catherine Dorsey Gaines made the first of what were to be many visits to families living in the inner city of a major... more