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ERIC Number: EJ1014737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Support Parents to Improve Student Learning
Cattanach, Joanna
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n6 p20-25 Mar 2013
By all rights, Hispanic children should be performing better than test scores show. Strong parent-child relationships at home should equal student success, yet Hispanic students remain the least educated group in the country. The Hispanic family structure epitomizes the values normally associated with high academic performance. Hispanic families typically have clear boundaries and rules, and the sort of open communication that allows parents to inquire about school. They are engaged in activities that build emotional maturity in their children, and many parents do have some contact with the school--all key factors necessary for student success. So, why are Hispanic students lagging?
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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