ERIC Number: ED434772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Familias Latinas: Participando en la educacion de sus hijos (Latino Families: Getting Involved in Your Children's Education). Early Childhood Digest.
Noting that many Latino parents have questions about parent participation in their children's education and how to go about getting involved, this Spanish-language early childhood digest answers some of those questions by providing suggestions for ways parents can involve themselves in a child's education both at school and at home. Following a brief explanation of what schools in the United States expect of parents, the digest offers suggestions for how to help a child's education at home, such as ways to make sure children are healthy and well-rested, ways to encourage early language skills, ways to provide a good learning environment, and ways to share parents' expectations. Next, the digest offers suggestions for helping a child's education at school, such as using translators, getting to know the child's teacher, attending parent-teacher conferences, and learning about school rules and school programs. Finally, the digest offers suggestions for addressing problems with the school, such as being persistent, using the district's appeal process, and talking with parents and advocates outside the school. (HTH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents
National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208. Tel: 202-219-1935.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Early Childhood Development and Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.