ERIC Number: ED275208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Parent Involvement: Implications for Limited-English-Proficient Parents.
Epstein, Joyce L.
A survey of teachers, parents, and school administrators concerning the types of parent involvement in the schools and classrooms revealed five major forms of parent participation: providing for their children's basic child-rearing needs and school-related requirements for supplies and space to work; school-home communication; involvement at school, primarily by assisting with teaching, supervision, administrative tasks, parent organizations, fund raising, community relations, and political awareness; involvement in home learning activities; and involvement in governance and advocacy activities. Each category represents a number of types of involvement, and for each type, the special needs of limited-English-proficient (LEP) parents and their children must be considered. It is the responsibility of the parents to participate, and of the schools to make the appropriate connections with LEP parents. The school's efforts should be designed to help parents understand the school's practices and the children's opportunities, and to help the school understand the families' cultures, strengths, and goals. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Simich-Dudgeon, Carmen, Ed. Issues of Parent Involvement and Literacy. Proceedings of the Symposium Held at Trinity College (Washington, DC, June 6-7 1986), see FL 016 190.