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Community-Based Learning: How can We Learn from Parents, Families, and Communities?
Community-based learning: How can we learn from parents, families, and communities?
Introduction

In this chapter, we discuss the importance of families and communities as key influences in the socialization and development of their children—especially their educational development. Additionally, we convey the importance of partnering with families and communities to provide the best education for children, which is vital in every child's P-12 educational journey. We know that our classrooms and schools mirror our increasingly diverse society because school attendance is compulsory for American youth—at least to age 16. However, we may not always realize that along with their physical presence, students also bring their individual and collective multiple identities, values, beliefs, traditions, ways of knowing, and ...

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