Museum Educators Supporting Diverse Audiences: Parents, Teenagers and Family Groups
  • David Anderson


This section contains four chapters representing studies of museum educators’ support of parents, teenagers, and family groups. Understanding museum visitors by these groupings is familiar territory for most museum educators. Much is known about family groups as museumgoers (cf., Ellenbogen, Luke, & Dierking, 2007; Hooper-Greenhill, 2013) and this demographic has been widely studied for decades in the field of visitor studies.


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  1. Crowley, K., Callanan, M. A., Jipson, J. L., Galco, J., Topping, K., & Stranger J. (2001). Shared scientific thinking in everyday parent-child activity. Science Education, 85, 712–732.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Ellenbogen, K. M., Luke, J. J., & Dierking, L. D. (2007). Family learning in museums: Perspectives on a decade of research. In J. Falk, L. D. Dierking, & S. Foutz (Eds.), In principle, in practice: Museums as learning institutions (pp. 17–30). Plymouth, England: AltaMira Press.Google Scholar
  3. Hooper-Greenhill, E. (2013). Museums and their visitors. Chicago, IL: Routledge.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Anderson
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  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and PedagogyUniversity of British ColumbiaCanada

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