ERIC Number: ED515948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
The Power of Parents: A Critical Perspective of Bicultural Parent Involvement in Public Schools. Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education. Volume 290
Olivos, Edward M.
Peter Lang New York
Delving into the often unexplored areas of class, race, and power struggles, "The Power of Parents" poses a unique and original critical examination of the relationship between bicultural parents and the school system. Written with students and practitioners in mind, it challenges past research that has traditionally argued bicultural parents are incompetent, apathetic, and do not value education, hence the cause of their children's academic underachievement. This book sheds new light on why bicultural parents often mistrust the school system and uncovers the contradictions inherent in the relationship between them and school personnel. A foreword by Antonia Darder is included.
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Change, Parent School Relationship, Postmodernism, Book Reviews, Biculturalism, Multiracial Persons, Parent Attitudes, Social Justice, Misconceptions, Conflict, Group Dynamics, Critical Theory
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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