ERIC Number: ED344499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parent Involvement Project. Overview [and] User's Guide.
Pecoraro, Diane; Phommasouvanh, Bounlieng
The Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parent Involvement Project, a collaborative project between two state agencies, aims to help refugee and immigrant parents to be effective in their new American culture. Materials are provided that were developed for use in various adult education settings such as English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes, community-based organizations, and parent groups for the purposes of helping LEP parents and caretakers see themselves as active participants in their children's learning. The following goals guided the development of the materials: (1) build on what people already know from their experience as parents in their own countries; (2) help parents restore their visions of themselves as the first and primary teachers of their children; (3) create opportunities for parents to build bridges between experiences in their new and native countries; and (4) encourage parents to define and keep values and traditions that are meaningful parts of their cultures. This document includes the following four instructional modules: Building the New and Old Cultures; Schools Are Part of the Culture; Parents Are Teachers; and Discipline (who teaches children, problems and punishment, communication, praising and rewarding, and types of resources). The accompanying user's guide for the teacher or community worker includes an introduction to the modules, suggestions for getting started and lesson planning, and suggested activities. Contains 7 references. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Human Services, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Office of Community and Adult Basic Education.