ERIC Number: ED199344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Curriculum Decision-Making: The Puerto Rican Family and the Bilingual Child.
Nieto, Sonia; Sinclair, Robert
A three stage study was conducted in order to select and test procedures for involving Puerto Rican parents in decision making for elementary school bilingual curricula. The first stage of the study focused on literature reviews that investigated the influence of the family on achievement and intelligence, cultural characteristics of Puerto Rican parents that should be considered by schools when developing relationships with the Puerto Rican community, and the past involvement of Puerto Rican parents in school decision making. During the second phase, selected procedures for obtaining information from Puerto Rican parents about their perceptions of schools' responsiveness to the needs of Puerto Rican children and about the specific needs of particular children were developed. One of the identified procedures was field tested during the third stage. Recommendations for future research and policy formation are included. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Appendix may be marginally legible due to reproduction quality of original document. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 1980) and the Annual Conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (Anaheim, CA, April 1980).