ERIC Number: ED367449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Families and Schools in a Pluralistic Society.
Chavkin, Nancy Feyl, Ed.
This book provides information on the research into minority-parent involvement in education, focusing specifically on the involvement of parents who experience social and economic limitations to full participation in American society: racial and ethnic minority-group members, low-income families, poorly educated parents, and parents who do not speak English. Following an introduction, the chapters deal with current research, practice, and potential opportunities. The chapters are: (1) "Collaboration between Schools and Disadvantaged Parents: Obstacles and Openings" (Moles); (2) "Parents' Attitudes and Practices of Involvement in Inner-City Elementary and Middle Schools" (Dauber and Epstein); (3) "Minority Parents and the Elementary School: Attitudes and Practices" (Chavkin and Williams); (4) "Homework-Focused Parenting Practices that Positively Affect Student Achievement" (Clark); (5) "Minority Parents and Their Youth: Concern, Encouragement, and Support for School Achievement" (Ritter and others); (6) "Improving Education for Minority Adolescents: Toward an Ecological Perspective on School Choice and Parent Involvement" (Bauch); (7) "Strategies for Working Effectively with Asian Immigrant Parents" (Yao); (8) "Cultural Values and American-Indian Families" (Sipes); (9) "Teaming with Parents To Promote Educational Equality for Language Minority Students" (Bermudez); (10) "Increasing Student Achievement through Teacher Knowledge about Parent Involvement" (Simich-Dudgeon); (11) "Benefits and Barriers to Parent Involvement: From Portugal to Boston To Liverpool" (Davies); (12) "School Social Workers Helping Multiethnic Families, Schools, and Communities Join Forces" (Chavkin); (13) "A New Paradigm for Parent Involvement" (Seeley); (14) "Building the Bridge To Research Minority Parents: Education Infrastructure Supporting Success for All Children" (Rich); and (15) "Families as Educators in a Pluralistic Society" (Scott-Jones). Each of the chapters includes references, and a list of resource organizations for information on minority parent involvement is appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Non English Speaking, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Social Workers
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246.
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