Dr. Debbie Pushor, an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, will share her research findings on exploring what parent knowledge is and how it is held and used. Her discussions will also include the move from practices of parent involvement to practices of parent engagement and leadership.
In this title the authors explore how individuals' identity and personal practical knowledge are being formed, shifted or interrupted through moments in teacher education which the authors have carefully and thoughtfully constructed. The particularity of the stories expressed in this collection, provide us with multiple perspectives and multiple entry points into making deeper sense of the complexity of curriculum-making in teacher education. As the stories of experience resonate with our own or as they stand apart from them, they provoke us to re-imagine teacher education, and to retell and relive our own stories of teacher education with new possibility.
Recorded at the first ever Parent Conference at West Meadow Elementary School on February 12, 2011, Dr. Debbie Pushor discusses the importance of parent engagement and its impact on the lives and learning of our children.
Dr. Debbie Pushor will help us to understand what is the difference between parental “involvement” and “engagement”? And what effect can parental engagement have on students’ attitudes toward school, attendance, behaviour, marks, graduation rates, and their sense of personal competence? Debbie Pushor, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, has been studying the relationship between
In the last edition of School Advocate, I began to talk about how important the attitudes and dispositions of educators and school staff are to truly engaging parents in processes of schooling. Since that writing, I have found myself continuing to be fascinated with the word “disposition.” Typically, we think of a disposition as a
On April 16, 2009 in San Diego, CA, Debbie Pushor was presented with an Early Career Award, an International award sponsored by the Narrative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). This award is designed to recognize a researcher’s outstanding accomplishment in the area of narrative research and is
I walked by my son’s bedroom a little earlier today and was dismayed to see the chaotic state it was in. Clothes cover the floor, drawers and closet doors hang open, his laundry basket is still full of the clean laundry that never got put away and his book shelves are loaded with many more things than books. Why is it that our son’s room continues to be in such disarray when we have provided him with spaces and places for all his things?
In my September article, I asserted that this year could be a year of change in schools if each reader did something new or different – just one thing – to create or strengthen the place and voice of parents in their children’s schooling. I invited you to let me know of the one thing
We are just a few days into the 2008-2009 school year. We can still feel the energy and anticipation of a new beginning and smell the freshness of paint and floor wax applied during the summer. Is there any reason to believe this school year will be different than any other? Is there any reason