ERIC Number: ED379852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Helping Your Child Find Success at School: A Guide for Hispanic Parents. Number RM94202.
Hine, Candis Y.
This pamphlet guides Hispanic parents in helping their children succeed academically, based on findings from a study of 10 high-achieving Puerto Rican high school students. The students described specific family factors which supported and nurtured their academic achievement. Guidelines for parents are extracted from these factors and include: (1) let your child know you value achievement in school; (2) help your child to develop strong language skills; (3) make your children understand that you believe they will be successful both in school and later in the workplace; (4) provide a strong family support system; (5) nurture a strong family bond at home to help children to develop a positive image of themselves and their culture; (6) help your child understand that his or her future can be bright with preparation and hard work; (7) do not let your child use cultural biases or prejudices held by people at school or in the community as an excuse for failure; and (8) become involved in your child's school and extracurricular activities. Parents are encouraged to seek assistance from the child's teacher, guidance counselor, school psychologist, or bilingual teacher/counselor. A summary of the study, titled "The Home Environment of Gifted Puerto Rican children: Family Factors Which Support High Achievement," is provided. (Contains 22 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Rearing, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Gifted, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Performance Factors, Puerto Ricans
NRC/GT, The University of Connecticut, 362 Fairfield Rd., U-7, Storrs, CT 06269-2007.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Storrs, CT.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A