ERIC Number: ED251175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
A Model Parental Involvement Program for Bilingual/Bicultural Developmental Day Care.
de Avila, Marcia Freedman
Parental involvement in migrant education is now being mandated across the country. Parental involvement in bilingual/bicultural day care is just as, if not more, important than involvement at the public school level. This study was conducted to test whether or not parental involvement could become an active component in a bilingual/bicultural day care center. Many studies on the pros and cons of parental involvement in education were reviewed. Data were gathered with a questionnnaire administered before and after establishment of a comprehensive program of parental involvement at the Mabton, Washington, Migrant Day Care Center. This program consisted of home visits, a Parent Advisory Council, a newsletter, fundraising, and social events. Of 50 sets of Mexican-American and Mexican parents, approximately 80 percent returned the questionnaires. Results showed positive increments in both attitude toward bilingual/bicultural education and parental involvement, particularly for fathers. It was concluded that parental involvement in bilingual/bicultural day care can be developed. Appendices include the parent questionnaire and parent newsletter, both in English and Spanish. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Filmed from best available copy. Master's Thesis, Washington State University.