ERIC Number: ED374189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Fostering and Managing Hispanic Parent Involvement in an Urban Middle School.
Scaringi, Daniel J.
This practicum was developed to involve Hispanic parents in a middle school where Hispanic parent involvement was nonexistent. Thirty at-risk Hispanic eighth graders in an urban middle school were identified by the eighth-grade guidance counselor as in danger of not being promoted to the ninth grade. The objectives of this practicum were that 30% of the Hispanic parents will attend one of three parent meetings; the academic performance of the target students will improve; the amount of homework completed will increase; and personal contact will be made with 75% of the targeted parents. Parents were called every Sunday night to discuss the progress of the students. A different homework hint was mailed to the parents every week for 10 weeks. Tutoring was available to the targeted students every Tuesday after school. The students kept a daily homework log for 12 weeks. Teachers filled out a weekly progress report for the targeted students. The results showed that Hispanic parents were willing to get involved in their students' education if communication was in the native language. Also, initial contacts needed to be less formal to avoid intimidating parents. Appendices include homework hints, a program description, a parent survey, and forms translated into Spanish. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.