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The essential conversation : what parents and teachers can learn about each other

Author: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Through vivid portraits and parables, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot captures the dynamics of this complex, intense relationship from the perspective of both parents and teachers. She also identifies new principles and practices for improving family-school relationships. Lawrence-Lightfoot offers penetrating analysis and an urgent call to arms for all those who want to act in the best interest of their children." "For  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara, 1944-
Essential conversation.
New York : Random House, ©2003
(OCoLC)681438547
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
ISBN: 037550527X 9780375505270
OCLC Number: 60865346
Description: xxx, 256 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Inheritances --
Ch. 1. Ghosts in the Classroom --
Ch. 2. Natural Enemies --
Ch. 3. Truths the Hand Can Touch --
Ch. 4. Inequalities and Entitlements --
Ch. 5. Crossing the Line of Objectivity --
Ch. 6. Living Both Sides --
Conclusion: Borderlands and Crossroads --
Contributions to the Conversation.
Responsibility: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot.
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"Through vivid portraits and parables, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot captures the dynamics of this complex, intense relationship from the perspective of both parents and teachers. She also identifies new principles and practices for improving family-school relationships. Lawrence-Lightfoot offers penetrating analysis and an urgent call to arms for all those who want to act in the best interest of their children." "For parents and teachers who seek productive dialogues and collaborative alliances in support of the learning and growth of their children, this book will offer insights, incisive lessons, and guidance on how to communicate more effectively."--Jacket.

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