Social Justice and Parent Partnerships in Multicultural Education Contexts

Social Justice and Parent Partnerships in Multicultural Education Contexts

Katherine E.L. Norris (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Shartriya Collier (California State University – Northridge, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 336
ISBN13: 9781522539438|ISBN10: 1522539433|EISBN13: 9781522539445|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3943-8


This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it provides essential research on cooperation between parents and school personnel. Containing scholarly work from researchers across the U.S., this publication has been recognized by Scopus for its comprehensive coverage on cultural responsive practices, socioeconomic barriers to student success, and more.

Social Justice and Parent Partnerships in Multicultural Education Contexts is a critical scholarly resource that explores the importance of cooperation between parents, teachers, and administrators to create valuable support systems that will promote student success through strategies using social justice. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, such as parent collaboration, bilingualism, and community-based partnerships, this book is geared toward academicians, researchers, and teachers seeking current research on the importance of cooperation between parents and education professionals in encouraging positive student outcomes in multicultural learning environments.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bilingualism
  • Community-Based Partnerships
  • Culturally Responsive Practices
  • English Language Learners
  • Family Literacy
  • Parent Collaboration
  • Parent Programs
  • Socioeconomic Barriers to Student Success

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Shartriya Collier is currently Associate Dean of the School of Education at Nevada State College. She is a new arrival and excited to continue her life mission of “transforming the world, one mind at a time”. Prior to her new position, Dr. Collier-Stewart was Professor in the Department of Elementary Education at California State University, Northridge where she instructed courses related to bilingual education, English language learners, literacy development, and multicultural education. Dr. Collier also taught courses in the Linguistics Department specifically focused upon TESOL methods, language, gender, identity, and multiple literacies. During her tenure at CSUN she served in several leadership roles including serving as Director of the LA Times Literacy Center, MA Program Coordinator, Chair of the College Curriculum Committee and Co-PI of the Future Male Minority Teachers Grant. She has been an educator for over 15 years. Ms. Collier has taught a variety of grades ranging from teaching first grade in Honduras, Central America to teaching creative writing to high school students in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shartriya received her Master's degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She completed her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Collier has published widely in various academic journals such as the Bilingual Research Journal, Teachers College Record, Multicultural Education, Journal for Multicultural Education, The Journal of Writing Teacher Education and the CITE Journal. Her research interests include immigrant women entrepreneurs, biliteracy development, immigrant family literacy, language arts and the writing workshop in ELL classrooms.