Equity in School-Parent Partnerships: Cultivating Community and Family Trust in Culturally Diverse Classrooms (Paperback)

Equity in School-Parent Partnerships: Cultivating Community and Family Trust in Culturally Diverse Classrooms By Socorro G. Herrera, Lisa Porter, Katherine Barko-Alva Cover Image
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Starting from the premise that children learn better when their learning community respects their families and cultures, this thought-provoking resource shows what it means--and what it takes--to include today's diverse parents in their children's learning. Moving readers away from out-of-date practices that can potentially marginalize and devalue the cultural assets of families, the authors provide practical, ready-to-use strategies to help schools re-envision the meaning of parental involvement and engagement. Based on the research and K-12 teaching experience of three educators, chapters address contemporary issues such as the absent parent, homework, vulnerable populations, limitations of current school-based family programs, and pedagogies of hope.

Book Features:

  • Provides guidelines and examples of homework that allow multicultural and multilanguage parents to engage with their children around learning.
  • Shows how teachers and school leaders can collaborate to effect more inclusive practices.
  • Reframes the conversation surrounding parental engagement to emphasize community and parental empowerment.
  • Addresses the importance of parental engagement amid today's political discourse surrounding immigration.

About the Author


Socorro G. Herrera is a professor of education and director of the Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA) at Kansas State University. She received the 2022 AERA Division K Legacy Award. Lisa Porter is an assistant professor of sociology at James Madison University. Katherine Barko-Alva is an assistant professor of ESL/bilingual education and director of the ESL/Bilingual Education Program at William & Mary, School of Education.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780807763780
ISBN-10: 0807763780
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication Date: April 17th, 2020
Pages: 170
Language: English