ERIC Number: ED212734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Parental Participation in Bilingual Education: Implications for Its Future.
Ogletree, Earl J.; Walker, Maria P.
In order to determine Puerto Rican parents' understanding of and attitudes toward bilingual education, an attitude inventory was administered to seventy-five parents of children in bilingual programs and seventy-five parents whose children were not in such programs. Parents whose children were in bilingual programs were found to have a higher identity with and greater knowledge and expectations of bilingual education than parents of children who were not in a bilingual program. The results suggest that a number of measures should be taken to increase parent participation in and understanding of bilingual education: (1) improve the dissemination of information on bilingual education; (2) establish a staff liaison person between parents and school; (3) establish a bilingual council independent of the general school council; (4) involve the community and local agencies in the development of bilingual programs; and (5) provide parents and community members with greater input into the decision making process. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Illinois (Chicago)