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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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- 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
- Hooper-Greenhill, E. (2013). Museums and their visitors. Chicago, IL: Routledge.Google Scholar