ERIC Number: ED349349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Language Minority Parents and the School: Can Home-School Partnerships Increase Student Success?
Ramirez, J. David; Douglas, Denise
This paper identifies and reviews successful parent involvement programs for language minority parents of elementary school through secondary school children that could serve as a basis for the development of a home-school partnership model. Following an introduction, chapter 1, "Setting the Stage," provides a rationale for involving language-minority parents in their children's schooling and discusses obstacles to language minority parent involvement. Chapter 2, "What Are Possible Roles for Parents?", provides an overview of the different ways in which parents can be involved, covering audience, unseen partner, parent education, parents as teachers, parents as support resources, parents in governance and policy making, the focus of parent involvement, the structure of parent involvement, educational level of parents as a factor, and changing involvement at different grade levels. Chapter 3, "Effectiveness of Parent Involvement Programs," addresses the issue of why language-minority parents should become involved with their children's schooling, reviewing research that documents the importance of parent involvement to parents, teachers, and children. Chapter 4, "Creating a Home School Partnership," notes that little research has been done on some aspects of this issue and reviews research concerning characteristics of successful parent involvement programs. Included is a 98-item bibliography. (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bilingual Education Office.
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