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  In Their Own Voices
In Their Own Voices
Minda Borun, Barbara M. Kelly, Lisa Jo Rudy
Photographs by Jacques-Jean Tiziou
The Franklin Institute, 2011
#160

In Their Own Voices is the story of thirteen families from the African American, Latino, and Asian communities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey, who have been actively involved in grant-funded outreach programs for nearly two decades. The collection is a surprisingly candid and moving portrait of the significant role that these programs can play in the lives of local families. A combination of direct quotes and third person narrative, Voices shows how such programs offer alternatives to seeking success through athletics or recognition through anti-social behavior. It dramatically demonstrates how a science education program can become the focal point for family activities, helping parents to support and enhance their children's school-based learning. The programs, funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, are the work of the Philadelphia/Camden Informal Science Education Collaborative (PISEC) -- The Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Academy for Aquatic Sciences, and the Philadelphia Zoo working with ten community partner agencies. Voices presents an in-depth look at the impact on participating families of continuous engagement over time. 70 pp.

Publication was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Contents
foreword
profiles
in conclusion
appendix
PISEC publications
acknowledgements

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