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ERIC Number: EJ1152205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Parents Learning Language Together: The Case of a Bilingual Parent Group
Quan, Tracy
Bilingual Research Journal, v40 n3 p289-303 2017
"Diálogos" is an English/Spanish parent group at a bilingual school in California that offers language classes to parents of varying socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Situated within Yosso's (2005) model of community cultural wealth, this case study argues that parents positively evaluate "Diálogos" as a space that builds community through language learning, promotes bilingualism, and leverages Latino immigrant parents' existing linguistic and social capital. As such, "Diálogos" challenges dominant discourses of English-only and deficit theorizing. The positive outcomes of this grassroots parent group has implications for bilingual education and parental involvement at schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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