ERIC Number: ED380778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Home/School Connection: The Vital Factor in Bilingual Ethnic-Minority Literacy Learning.
Schmidt, Patricia R.
A case study described the English literacy learning of two language minority students in a suburban kindergarten program in a predominantly white school district. Data collected throughout the school year indicated that weak home and school communication related to inaccurate interpretations of the children's literacy learning which led to inappropriate recommendations. Home and school recorded dialogue, written communication, in-depth unstructured interviews and participant observations (involving the one child's family from India and the other child's family of Cambodian and Vietnamese origins) demonstrated difficulties and confusion for parents and educators. Findings suggest that schools must take the first steps toward communicating with language minority families. (Contains 43 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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