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ERIC Number: ED328099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Pages: 9
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Efforts to Help Parents of LEP Students Take Many Forms.
Ramirez, David; And Others
BEOutreach, v1 n3 p1,8-14 Oct 1990
Parents of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students often face linguistic and cultural challenges while trying to support their children's education. Parents depend on educators to help them strengthen their abilities in these areas. Language, literacy, and cultural needs may vary widely, and parent education programs should be adapted to this diversity. Three different program types, each different in funding source and organization, serve as models and each is described in this overview: (1) the Title VII Family English Literacy Program (FELP), funded through the federal Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, which provides instruction for parents and out-of-school youth and focuses on parenting and language development contributing to academic success; (2) the Chapter 1 Even Start Program, which provides family-centered educational services to help parents become full partners in their children's education, assists children in achieving their full potential, and provides parent literacy training; and (3) the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) programs for improving family relationships and helping children become responsible and confident. These programs use a commercially available curriculum, are implemented by school districts, and are funded through various sources. The story on Even Start was contributed by David Ramirez; the story on STEP was contributed by Marisol Naso and Evangelina Mirande. All three of these projects respond to California state board of education policy on parent involvement. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers: California; Even Start; Family English Literacy; Systematic Training for Effective Parenting