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Catherine Compton-Lilly, Beth Graue, Rebecca Rogers & Tisha Y. Lewis

In: The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Chapter 10: Agency, Authority, and Action in Family Literacy Scholarship: An Analysis of the Epistemological Assumptions Operating in Family Literacy Scholarship

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Agency, Authority, and Action in Family Literacy Scholarship: An Analysis of the Epistemological Assumptions Operating in Family Literacy Scholarship
Agency, authority, and action in family literacy scholarship: An analysis of the epistemological assumptions operating in family literacy scholarship
CatherineCompton-Lilly and BethGraue with RebeccaRogers and Tisha Y.Lewis

Much has been written about what children and families bring to schools. This literature has helped us understand the diverse resources that families embody in their children and the degree to which schools take up these resources in their practice. This view of families as competent and supportive of their children's learning rests on assumptions that stand in contrast to scholarship that assumes a deficit perspective about diverse families. These assumptions have profound effects on the questions that are possible, the ...

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