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ERIC Number: EJ1004724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Latino Parents and Teachers: Key Players Building Neighborhood Social Capital
Martinez, Elizabeth; Ulanoff, Sharon H.
Teaching Education, v24 n2 p195-208 2013
This narrative study examines how Latino parents and teachers in the Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles community create and appropriate social capital to increase student achievement. Specifically, the study explores how parents and teachers participate in two community organizations to extend resources that have the potential to positively impact student success and promote social justice. This study further considers the notion of a strengths perspective to reveal the often-overlooked proactive nature of the Latino community and its impact on educational achievement. Through interviews, observations, and text analysis, a story emerges that demonstrates a collective narrative about beliefs, attitudes, and the motivation behind support efforts. Four central themes (Beyond Aspirational Support: A Focus on Academics, Taking Action: A Proactive Approach, Community: An Undeniable Influence, and Parallel Play) highlight the ways parents and teachers are actively engaged in behaviors that lead to student support networks. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A