ERIC Number: ED396865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Parental Involvement. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v21 n6 Jun-Jul 1994
This newsletter contains seven articles about meaningful participation by parents, particularly Hispanic and other minority parents, in the education of their children. "Parents Reclaiming Their Schools: New Initiative Brings Parents Together for Better Schools" (Aurelio M. Montemayor) describes objectives and activities of a Texas-based coalition of organizations and schools that support parent participation in schools. "Hispanic Parents and Successful Schooling: Dispelling Misconceptions in the Information Age" (Mikki Symonds) examines four negative media portrayals of Hispanic parents in relation to education and counters them with facts and arguments. "Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Update: Parents Become Agents for Change at the 1994 National Conference" (Josie Danini Supik) depicts how conference participants--parents, students, and teachers from the 16 Valued Youth Program sites nationwide--discovered their own and each other's strengths and resources. "Moving Beyond 'de los dientes para afuera': Parental Involvement Requires Sincere Outreach" (Rogelio Lopez del Bosque) outlines school and parent factors that contribute to poor parent-school relations, and describes a successful parental involvement outreach. "Playtime Is Science: Parents and Children Have Fun Building Science Skills" (Bradley Scott) describes a program that disseminates simple hands-on science activities for parents and their children, aged 4-8. "In the Service of All Students: Schools Must Recognize Change and Respond Appropriately" (Frank Gonzales) examines the past decade's socioeconomic, linguistic, and cultural changes in U.S. and Texas student populations. Also includes reflections on parents, schools, and responsibility by Sylvia Ortiz Valdez; "Why a High School Education Is Important to My Future," by Rosalinda Valdez; and a list of additional readings on parental involvement. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: Diversity (Student); Language Minorities; Texas
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