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ERIC Number: ED458956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-9
Pages: 17
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Reasons for and Solutions to Lack of Parent Involvement of Parents of Second Language Learners.
Kauffman, Erin; Perry, Amy; Prentiss, Diane
Noting that one of the most challenging tasks educators face in improving parent involvement, particularly among parents of English as a Second Language (ESL) students, this paper describes categories of parent involvement, examines several barriers to parent involvement, and offers suggestions for improving parent involvement. Suggestions for improving involvement of ESL parents include offering ESL, bilingual, or family literacy programs to the families; using bilingual staff; translating all school communications with families; and integrating bilingual and multicultural materials in school displays. Appended is a copy of a survey for parents (in English and Spanish versions) regarding preferences for parent involvement in their child's education. (Contains 10 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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