|Turner-Vorbeck, Tammy, PhD|
Dr. Turner-Vorbeck is adjunct faculty at Purdue University and co-founder of the Family Diversity Education Council, a non-profit corporation comprised of advocates, practitioners, and researchers interested in generating and sharing knowledge related to issues of family diversity and family-school-community relationships. Her research interests center upon family structure diversity and equity issues in education. At the national level, she speaks at educational conferences on issues of family diversity and representations of family in school curricula. At the university level, she provides workshops to preservice teachers and teachers on addressing family diversity in curricula and classrooms. As the mother of three older children adopted from state foster care, she combines the personal and the professional through continued advocacy for "othered" forms of family. Recent publications include: (Mis)Understanding Families:Learning to Listen to Real Families in Our Schools (2010); Other Kinds of Families:Diversity in School and Culture (2008); Representations of family: A poststructural analysis (2006); Expanding multicultural education to include family diversity (Multicultural Education, Winter, 2005).
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