ERIC Number: ED325542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Queridos Padres: En Los Estados Unidos...La Escuela es Nuestra Tambien (Dear Parents: In the United States...It's Our School Too).
Nicolau, Siobhan; Ramos, Carmen Lydia
This guidebook for Hispanic parents advises that children's success in school may depend on the home environment during the formative years. Hispanic youth drop out of school at a rate of 40 percent; 25 percent of those who graduate are not qualified for good jobs. In Latin American countries, parents are expected to leave education to the teacher. Given the situation here, however, parents are enjoined not only to care for their children's health, but also to prepare them for school by conversing with them as much as possible, teaching them the numbers and the letters of the alphabet, and fostering an appreciation for books. When children have begun school, parents are invited to confer often with teachers and counselors, volunteer if possible, and join parent organizations. (DM)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Hispanic Americans, Language Enrichment, Parent Materials, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parenting Skills, School Readiness
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Reader's Digest Foundation, Pleasantville, NY.; Kraft General Foods Foundation, Glenview, IL.
Authoring Institution: Hispanic Policy Development Project, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For English version, see UD 027 470.