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ERIC Number: ED458831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 183
Abstractor: 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)
Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113-4266. Tel: 651-582-8002; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Also edited by Bounlieng Phommasouvanh. Written by Judy Strohl, Mary Jean Jecklin, and Janet Dixon.