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Hope Leichter

Professional Background

Educational Background

A.B., Oberlin College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Scholarly Interests

Families and communities as educators. Family memories and narratives. Kinship networks and grandparents as educators. The mediation of television by the family. Education in community settings: museums, libraries. Families and school reform. Immigration, migration and family education.

Selected Publications

"Stories are Learning" (The Museum as a Place of Learning, Cornell University). Kinship and Casework: Family Networks and Social Intervention (Russell Sage Foundation).




Families and Communities as Educators (Teachers College Press).




"The school and parents" (The Teachers Handbook).




"The concept of educative style" (Teachers College Record).




"Family contexts of television" (Educational Communication and Technology).




"Families and museum" (Marriage and Family Review).

ITSF 4902: Research Independent Study:International Transcultural

Research Independent Study:International Transcultural

ITSF 5120: Education in community settings: Museums

Permission required. A review and an analysis of educational issues and opportunities in various community settings. Special fee: $5.

ITSF 5430: Internship

Permission required. Supervised experiences in diverse settings designed to develop skills in research, development, planning, and evaluation.

ITSF 6520: Seminar in families and communities as educators

Permission required. A research seminar in the family and the community as educational systems.

ITSF 6902: Studies in international and transcultural studies

ITSF 8900: Dissertation advisement in international and transcultural studies

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.