ERIC Number: ED433109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Guide for Choosing Hispanic/Latino American Parenting Curricula.
Wingo, Robin R.; Mertensmeyer, Carol
This guide is designed to help professionals working with Hispanic/Latino American parents to be better prepared to select culturally sensitive materials, to program more effectively, and to draw from the richness within the Hispanic/Latino American culture. The guide is one in a series of culturally specific guides produced as part of ParentLink's Review of Curricula for Special Populations project. The project began with a national search for materials written with the population in mind. A review subcommittee representing the population, including professionals who work with specific populations, were recruited from across Missouri. The subcommittee reviewed and evaluated the materials during a 2-day retreat. The subcommittee felt that the parenting materials overall were deficient in discussing racism, in considering the strong religious orientation of this population, and in describing the culture clearly. Other issues important for this population and presented in this guide include accurate translations, caution in grouping Spanish-speaking cultures, role reversals when children are the interpreters in the Anglo world, differing parenting needs depending on immigrant status, and structuring the curricula. The guide is arranged in several sections. The Quick Reference section provides an abbreviated view of each of the 20 curricula reviewed. Curricula Content provides grid pages identifying specific issues and topics covered in the curricula. The Narratives for Parenting Curricula provide a more elaborate description of the curricula and include a summary, culturally specific information, ordering details, and reviewers' remarks. The guide concludes with a form inviting readers to provide information about other available curricula. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parents
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri Children's Trust Fund.
Authoring Institution: ParentLink, Columbia, MO.