ERIC Number: ED446340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Parental Involvement in Home Literacy. ERIC Digest.
Noting that people of Hispanic origin represent one of the largest minority groups in the United Sates, this digest points out that, for Hispanic students, success in school is a complex process, dependent on both the actions of parents and teachers separately and also on their interactions. The digest provides an overview of: (1) problems Hispanic parents encounter as they become involved in their children's literacy development; (2) programs that help Hispanic parents become more effective partners with their children and their children's school; and (3) resources that provide useful information for parents, teachers, and administrators. The first section outlines findings from recent studies that discuss the effects of cultural differences, parents' lack of self-esteem, and a host of misconceptions. Descriptions of six effective programs that have helped Hispanic parents comprise the digest's second section. The third section offers brief descriptions of five information resources providing useful information for parents, teachers, and administrators. (Contains 14 references.) (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.