ERIC Number: ED275205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Issues of Parent Involvement and Literacy. Executive Summary of the Symposium Held at Trinity College (Washington, D.C. June 6-7, 1986).
Simich-Dudgeon, Carmen, Ed.
The symposium on Issues of Parent Involvement and Literacy marked the culmination of a collaborative project of Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and the Arlington (Virginia) Public Schools to reach out to limited-English-proficient (LEP) parents. This was accomplished by providing cultural and language information so that parents could become more knowledgeable about and involved in their children's education. The conference's participants included researchers, educators, policymakers, community workers, and community leaders. Presentations addressed these issues: past and current federal legislation and policy concerning the needs of the language-minority students' community; the forms, objectives, and effects of parent involvement in the schools; how illiteracy is addressed in the United States and what it implies for this population; materials and methods for teaching the LEP student; cross-cultural issues in parent involvement; involving LEP parents; and existing programs to promote parent involvement and literacy. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adults, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Cross Cultural Training, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Regional Programs, School Community Relationship, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Trinity Coll., Washington, DC. Dept. of Education and Counseling.
Note: For proceedings, see FL 016 190.