ERIC Number: ED385660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Barriers: Involving Hispanic Families in the Education Process. Padres a la escuela (PAE).
Lewis, Magdalena C.
The Padres a la escuela (PAE) or Parents in the School program in San Antonio (Texas) encouraged the participation of Hispanic parents in the education of their children. The successes of the PAE program are used in this guidebook to help parents, program staff, and policy makers in similar efforts. This handbook describes the history, accomplishments, and lessons of the PAE program, beginning with a profile of the families, neighborhoods, and schools of San Antonio. Major goals accomplishments, and barriers are described. The program was instrumental in encouraging the participation of the Latino communities in the educational process through six PAE components: (1) bilingual and culturally sensitive information; (2) outreach and home visits; (3) advocacy and explanation of roles, rights, and responsibilities; (4) collaboration; (5) trust-building; and (6) leadership. The last two sections of this report assemble information for Hispanic families. Part 5 includes tools and resources used by the PAE program, and Part 6 introduces other tools and resources available nationwide for parents, schools, and communities. Twenty-two numbered figures illustrate the discussion. (Contains 19 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers; Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Citizens in Education, Washington, DC.