ERIC Number: ED420995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships with Linguistic Minority Communities. TESOL Professional Papers #4.
A discussion of school partnerships with linguistic minority communities (1) contextualizes and defines such partnerships, (2) notes the typical obstacles that prevent educators and communities from developing partnerships successfully, (3) highlights promising evolving practices associated with effective partnerships, (4) recommends future courses of action, and (5) provides a list of resource materials on partnerships. Obstacles affecting most school-home-community partnerships and more specifically, partnerships with language minority communities include both school- and educational system-based factors and family/community factors. Promising practices in developing partnerships include teacher- and classroom-based efforts, school- or district-level efforts, community-based efforts (businesses and labor organizations), and some contributions of teacher education institutions and educational associations. Contains 149 references, 9 toll-free and on-line information sources, and a list of 38 researchers, scholars, and practitioners with expertise in forming school-home-community partnerships. (MSE)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family School Relationship, Language Minorities, Minority Groups, School Community Relationship, Second Language Instruction
TESOL, 1600 Cameron Street, suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.