ERIC Number: ED458831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
LEP Parent Involvement Project: A Guide for Connecting Immigrant Parents and Schools.
Peacoraro, Diane, Ed.; Magnuson, Paul, Ed.
This guide is a set of materials developed for use in adult education settings such as English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes, community-based organizations, and parent groups for the purpose of helping immigrant parents see themselves as active participants in their children's learning. These materials are intended to meet the following goals: (1) to build on what people already know from their experience as parents and caretakers in their own countries; (2) to help parents restore their vision of themselves as first and primary teachers (something often lost in the immigration process); (3) to create opportunities for parents to explore similarities and differences between their new and native countries and to build bridges to link the two experiences; and (4) to encourage parents to define and keep values and traditions which are meaningful parts of their culture. This guide is divided into the following six modules: "Bridging Cultures"; "Schools Are Part of the Culture"; "Parents and Teachers"; "Discipline"; "Life at School"; and "Families." A "User's Guide" is also included. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Family School Relationship, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113-4266. Tel: 651-582-8002; Web site: http://cfl.state.mn.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
Note: Also edited by Bounlieng Phommasouvanh. Written by Judy Strohl, Mary Jean Jecklin, and Janet Dixon.