ERIC Number: ED062473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Puerto Rican Parents and Mainland Schools, Hartford, Connecticut.
Zirkel, Perry Alan
This study constitutes the promised product of an institute on "Puerto Rican Pupils in Mainland Schools," sponsored by the Educational Leadership Institute and the University of Hartford during the Summer of 1971. The stated purposes of the Institute were: (1) to stimulate communications and understanding between school and community representatives toward the improvement of the educational opportunities of Puerto Rican pupils in mainland schools; (2) to develop a data base concerning cultural and linguistic factors in the home environment that may be significant toward that end; and, (3) to examine and interpret such data in terms of present and potential school programs and practices. The Institute focused on facilitating the relationship between the home and school environment of Puerto Rican pupils in Hartford as a possible model for other mainland school systems. The formal program of the Institute was concentrated in the week of June 28 - July 2. The morning sessions provided the opportunity to interact with several resource people in small group discussions. The afternoon sessions were devoted to conducting structured interviews in the homes of a cross-section of Puerto Rican families who had children in the Hartford schools. The duration of the summer was used for further research and the final writing of independent individual reports, each culminating in recommendations for improving the educational opportunities of these children in the Hartford schools. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Bilingual Education, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational Opportunities, Family School Relationship, Field Interviews, Institutes (Training Programs), Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Puerto Ricans, School Community Relationship, Spanish Speaking, Summer Programs, Teacher Education, Urban Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hartford Model Cities, CT.