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ERIC Number: ED407306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 30
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Understanding Family Involvement in Secondary Schools: Lessons Learned from Texas Borderland Schools.
Young, Michelle D.
This paper describes the involvement of Mexican-American parents in secondary schools located along the Texas-Mexico border. The study is directed toward strengthening parental involvement in school communities where cultural and linguistic diversity, poverty, mobility, and lack of English proficiency present challenges to both school staff and parents. The paper examines the ways in which successful schools, particularly those enrolling predominantly Mexican-American students from poor, limited English proficient, non-English speaking, and/or migrant backgrounds, develop and sustain meaningful parental involvement. The principal assumption guiding the study is that effective border schools have developed contextually specific means for reaching out to families, for gaining their support and involvement, and for forming partnerships that support the education of their children. Contains 16 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas