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ERIC Number: EJ1172808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Development and Evaluation of a Parent-Engagement Curriculum to Connect Latino Families and Schools
Hurtado, Ghaffar A.; Olson, Kathleen A.; de Davila, Silvia Alvarez; Campoverde, Victoria
Journal of Extension, v56 n1 Article 1FEA5 Feb 2018
Parent-school engagement is a contributor to student achievement, but few relevant programs exist for immigrant Latino families. This article describes the design, pilot implementation, and evaluation of a parent-engagement Extension program, developed and implemented in Spanish. The purpose of the program is to help parents develop and/or strengthen their relationships with school staff and teachers, build skills in navigating the U.S. school system, and increase their self-efficacy for supporting their children's success in school. Development of the program curriculum comprised a participatory approach that involved input from cultural guides and focus group sessions conducted in Spanish. Evaluation results indicate positive changes related to most program goals and increased parent-school engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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