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Family and Community Partnerships in Education

Linda Mitchell, Jane Furness, Bronwen Cowie and Maretta Taylor

in Education

ISBN: 9780199756810
Published online January 2018 | | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756810-0197
Family and Community Partnerships in Education

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Education often involves partnerships, of which the teacher-learner relationship, as the most fundamental, is perhaps the most widely theorized and researched. However, many different kinds of partnerships exist in education settings, and they can occur at different levels within an education system. Partnerships are often expected to address multiple needs simultaneously, such as providing education to those who could not otherwise afford it, bringing together a particular set of values, maintaining indigenous languages and cultures, or providing a special focus alongside a general education (such as a sports academy might offer). Many of these may be thought of as community partnerships, the variety of which continues to expand and can involve learners of different ages. Further, since the late 20th century, the role of families in children’s education has become a focus of practical endeavor, theory building, and research. The common theme over time and setting is a desire to provide better outcomes for all people or for particular groups of people. This bibliography attends to family and community partnerships in education in current times, focusing on trends that are a counterpoint to existing barriers and seek transformation with regard to educational and social equity and fairness. Necessarily selective, this bibliography covers the key threads in current practice, theory, and research of socioeconomic, cultural, and political factors in achieving socially just outcomes in and through education settings and endeavors.

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Subjects: Education ; Organization and Management of Education ; Philosophy and Theory of Education ; Schools Studies ; Teaching Skills and Techniques

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