ERIC Number: ED327965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Como escoger una escuela para su hijo (Choosing a School for Your Child).
Weston, Susan Perkins
Step-by-step advice for Spanish-speaking parents on how to choose among available schools for their children is offered in this guidebook. Factors to consider in making the choice are discussed, as well as information on alternatives to the available choices, which include home schooling and working to create new options. After an introductory discussion of why parents should choose their children's schools, an overview is provided on the kinds of schools available: neighborhood public schools, public "schools of choice" (magnet schools), other public schools, and parochial or private schools. The next four sections of the booklet provide advice on each of four steps in choosing a school: (1) thinking about the child in relation to the family and community; (2) collecting information on available schools; (3) visiting a school; and (4) gaining admission for a child into a selected private or public school. The two final sections address the questions of when to consider changing schools again and what to do if no good schools can be found. In the latter case, options include home schooling, early college for teenagers, and working to change the system. Appended is a checklist for investigating and evaluating schools, along with a set of references and additional sources of information. (20 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: "With Contributions by Joe Nathan and Mary Raywid". For English language version, see ED 302 872.