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ERIC Number: EJ1138817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2164-0246
Latino Parents of English Learners in Catholic Schools: Home vs. School Based Educational Involvement
Vera, Elizabeth M.; Heineke, Amy; Carr, Andrea L.; Camacho, Daniel; Israel, Marla Susman; Goldberger, Nancy; Clawson, Angela; Hill, Martin
Journal of Catholic Education, v20 n2 Article 1 Mar 2017
This study sought to expand the field's understanding of the educational involvement of Latino parents whose children were English Learners and attended Catholic schools. Specifically, we attempted to identify factors that facilitate as well as prohibit involvement in two home-based types of educational involvement and two specific school-based types of educational involvement. In our sample of 329 Latino immigrant parents, their responses yielded a pattern of predictors that appear to be related to both home- and school-based participation. Namely, feeling that teachers are invested in one's child and feeling overwhelmed by other obligations appear as statistically significant predictors of each type of involvement. Perceived language barriers were also significant predictors of parent involvement in two instances. Implications for efforts to support parental educational involvement of Latino immigrant parents are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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