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ERIC Number: ED546255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 119
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2676-2520-5
ISSN: N/A
Involving Hispanic Parents in Their Children's Education: Strategies that Work
Murray, John Christopher
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Wingate University
The number of Hispanic children entering public schools continues to increase at a staggering pace. With such a change in diversity, educators are struggling with the absence of Hispanic parent involvement in schools. Many teachers consider this lack of parent involvement as uncaring about their children. The problem is much more complex in nature. Hispanic parents face a plethora of barriers such as language issues, lack of transportation, and cultural barriers. Many Hispanic parents feel that they do not have the right to question educators. Within this paper, three research questions were answered (1) What is a small, rural school system currently doing to involve Hispanic parents? (2) What do Hispanic parents report that they need to become more involved? and (3) Do the suggestions reported in the surveys increase Hispanic parent involvement in schools? Using informal conversational interviews, Hispanic parent involvement was found to be little to none in a small, rural school system in North Carolina. Surveys were distributed to Hispanic parents in both a closed form and open format. Seventeen questions were developed, asking for specific yes/no answers. In addition, respondents were free to make open ended comments to each question. Secondly, the reported responses were then taken and applied to two elementary schools in the school system with high Hispanic populations. The identical survey was applied again after a three month period. Principals reported significant growth in Hispanic parent involvement in several areas. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina