ERIC Number: EJ1073595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Implementing Parent Engagement Policy in an Increasingly Culturally Diverse Community of New Immigrants: How New Is "New"?
Wong, Kathleen King-Yin
Canadian Journal of Education, v38 n3 2015
The Ontario Ministry of Education announced the Parent Engagement Policy for Ontario Schools in 2010. This policy aims to support parent engagement and provides a vision of its implementation at schools, boards, and the ministry. This mixed methods case study sheds light on its implementation and thus its implication by exploring the parent engagement experiences of parents and teachers. The study results reveal that the actual and desired levels of engagement are different between new immigrants and the established or non-immigrant families, and that teacher education in parent engagement is desirable in optimizing parent partnerships.
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Parent Participation, Cultural Differences, Community Characteristics, Immigrants, Mixed Methods Research, State Policy, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Demography, Social Change, Fidelity, Statistical Significance, Barriers, High Schools, Parent Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Semi Structured Interviews, Values, Relevance (Education), Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada