ERIC Number: ED258392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Models for Parent Involvement with Culturally Diverse Groups.
Glimps, Blanche E.
The paper offers approaches for promoting positive relations between school and homes of culturally different students. Teachers and other school personnel should become knowledgeable about different cultural practices and should show respect for the parent's insight and experience. Promoting parent participation may include making arrangements for transportation, scheduling meetings at convenient times, and discussing the child's progress with extended family members. Parents can themselves serve as liaisons between their cultural community and the school. Additional suggestions include avoiding the use of educational jargon and respecting the verbal and nonverbal patterns of interaction used by different ethnic groups. Teaching strategies with culturally different students should focus on developing expressive language skills and helping the students feel included in the group. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).