ERIC Number: ED339462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Hispanic Parental Involvement.
This report describes a program developed to improve the school involvement of Hispanic parents of children enrolled in an elementary school bilingual program. The parent involvement program included three objectives: (1) more than 50 percent of Hispanic parents would participate in two parent education workshops; (2) Hispanic parents would receive school information in Spanish; and (3) school meetings would provide an interpreter or be conducted in Spanish. A survey on school involvement was sent to parents. Bilingual teachers served as translators at school meetings, and school information was translated into Spanish before being sent to Hispanic parents. An implementation schedule listing weekly objectives, procedures, and materials for 11 weeks of the 12-week program is included. The first parent workshop consisted of a bilingual program orientation. The second workshop considered activities parents could do with children at home. After 12 weeks, parents completed a second survey. Because fewer than 50 percent of the Hispanic parents attended the workshops, the first objective was not met. However, the second and third objectives were met. A reference list of 16 items and a bibliography of 33 items are provided. Appendixes include copies of the pre- and post-surveys, textual materials from the two workshops, and school information items. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University. Appendixes A-F (material for parents) are written in Spanish.