Bridging Cultures in Our Schools: New Approaches That Work: Knowledge Brief

By Elise Trumbull, Carrie Rothstein-Fisch, Patricia M. Greenfield


This knowledge brief provides a framework for understanding how teachers’ culturally driven—and often unconsciously held—values influence classroom practice and expectations, and, when in conflict with the values of immigrant and other parents from more collectivistic societies, can interfere with parent-teacher communication.

The brief looks at some specific sources of cross-culture conflicts and illustrates some strategies for resolving them.

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Product #: LCD-99-01
Copyright: 2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 16
Publisher: WestEd