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ERIC Number: ED554995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 167
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3031-7694-4
Latino Parental Involvement in One Elementary School: An Exploratory Case Study
Pena-Gaviria, Nelly
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Houston-Clear Lake
The purpose of this study was to investigate and describe the stakeholders' perceptions of Latino parental involvement in one elementary school of a district that had recently shifted from majority Anglo enrollment to majority Latino enrollment, and to describe how the characteristics of the school affected the participation of Latino parents in the education of their children. This case study provided the opportunity to listen to the voices of the parents', front desk personnel, teachers', and administrators' and use exploratory techniques to understand the stakeholders' points of view of Latino parental involvement. This investigation sought to gain a deeper understanding of the relationships between parents and educators and help school personnel be more attentive to the needs and concerns of Latino parents, evaluate their practices, and create a school environment that encouraged and supported Latino parental involvement. The study found that the children were being explicitly or implicitly named as a motivating factor for Latino parents to become involved in the school, that there were a limited number of Latino parents that were actually involved in the education of their children, and that the school's stakeholders had conflicting points of view about Latino parental involvement. Moreover, the study found that Latino parents wanted to be involved; however, there were barriers that diminished the desires of Latino parents to be involved. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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