ERIC Number: ED425131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Bridging Cultures between Home and School. A Handbook with Special Focus on Immigrant Latino Families.
California Univ., Los Angeles.; California State Univ., Northridge.; Bridging Cultures Project, CA.; WestEd, San Francisco, CA.
This handbook explores ways that very different value orientations (individualism, associated with the mainstream culture, and collectivism, associated with immigrant Latino cultures) lead to very different expectations of child development and schooling. It also offers many examples of ways to bridge the cultures of home and school through increased understanding, improved communication, and novel educational practices. The examples are drawn from existing research and from new practices created by the seven teacher-collaborators of the Bridging Cultures Project. The seven chapters are as follows: (1) "Introduction to the Handbook," (2) "Diverse Families in the Schools: Earlier Approaches and Background Literature," (3) "The Bridging Cultures Framework," (4) "The Bridging Cultures Project," (5) "From Problem to Solution: The Cross-Cultural Parent-Teacher Conferences," (6) "Learning What Works: Ways to Improve Parent Involvement Across Cultures," and (7) "The Teacher as Ethnographer." (Contains 68 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Individualism, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.; California State Univ., Northridge.; Bridging Cultures Project, CA.; WestEd, San Francisco, CA.