Education Talk Radio: Creating Home-School Partnerships with Diverse Families

The interview features JoBeth Allen, Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia in Language and Literacy Education, where she taught courses on writing pedagogy, poetry, family-school partnerships, and critical pedagogy, and conducted collaborative action research with teachers on issues of educational equity and social justice. She and Red Clay Writing Project teachers Jennifer Beaty, Angela Dean, Joseph Jones, Stephanie Smith Mathews, Jen McCreight, Elyse Schwedler, and Amber M. Simmons recently published Family Dialogue Journals: School-Home Partnerships That Support Student Learning (2015, Teachers College Press). The co-authored book, based on a three-year study, details strategies and benefits when K-12 teachers, students, and families communicate about what students are learning each week in Family Dialogue Journals.


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