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Primary Voices, Vol. 8, No. 3, January 2000

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Issue Theme: A Research Community: Parent-Kid-Teacher Investigators

  • Message from the Editors

    Katie Wood Ray and Lester L. Laminack

    Abstract: Introduces the "Parent-Kid-Teacher Investigators" approach (PKTI). PKTI involves parents as co-learners with children and teachers in a setting, which is driven by inquiry and collaboration. Parents, students, and teachers meet regularly to use language and literacy in action research projects.

    Keywords: Elementary

  • Welcome to PKTI

    Kathryn F. Whitmore and Lori A. Norton-Meier

    Abstract: Forms part of a themed issue describing "Parent-Kid-Teacher Investigators," a program in which parents, children, and teachers gather regularly to use language and literacy for action research projects. Explains the philosophy, assumptions, and intentions behind the program, and research that supports it. Offers action examples of how each belief is followed through in practice.

    Keywords: Language, Literacy, Elementary

  • The Research Process: Parents, Kids, and Teachers as Ethnographers

    Anita Kerr, Anita H. Makuluni, and Monica Nieves

    Abstract: Forms part of a themed issue describing "Parent-Kid-Teacher Investigators," a program in which parents, children, and teachers gather regularly to use language and literacy for action research projects. Offers a classroom portrait of these weekly meetings, looking at the process of research and the impact that "learning how to learn" had on all the participants.

    Keywords: Language, Literacy, Elementary

  • Learning about Our Community: From the Underground Railroad to School Lunch

    Bonnie Hicks, Leah Montequin, and Jason Hicks

    Abstract: Forms part of a themed issue describing "Parent-Kid-Teacher Investigators," a program in which parents, children, and teachers gather regularly to use language and literacy for action research projects. Offers a portrait of the weekly meetings. Summarizes what three particular groups learned about their topics: the underground railroad; consumer issues related to beanie babies; and school lunch.

    Keywords: Language, Literacy, Elementary

  • Relationships: Transforming into a Community

    Britney Tonning, Renée C. Tonning, Elena Osinsky, and Robyn Parks

    Abstract: Forms part of a themed issue describing "Parent-Kid-Teacher Investigators," a program in which parents, children, and teachers gather regularly to use language and literacy for action research projects. Looks at the way involvement in the program nourished relationships among diverse individuals. Describes social relationships built at the program, and notes how this altered the customary power dynamics at school.

    Keywords: Language, Literacy, Elementary

  • Reflections

    Kathryn F. Whitmore and Lori A. Norton-Meier

    Abstract: Forms part of a themed issue describing "Parent-Kid-Teacher Investigators," a program in which parents, children, and teachers gather regularly to use language and literacy for action research projects. Discusses ways in which schools and families are alike in building a supportive environment for learning. Illustrates conditions contributing to the program's strong sense of community. Offers recommendations for practice.

    Keywords: Language, Literacy, Elementary

  • Growing Your Knowledge Base

    Lori A. Norton-Meier

    Abstract: A selected bibliography of resources pertaining to the themed issue, " A Research Community: Parent-Kid-Teacher Investigators." Includes resources on family literacy and parent involvement, inquiry, and ethnographic and action research with teachers and children.

    Keywords: Language, Literacy, Elementary

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