ERIC Number: EJ637926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Waking the Sleeping Giant: Engaging and Capitalizing on the Sociocultural Strengths of the Latino Community.
Osterling, Jorge P.
Bilingual Research Journal, v25 n1-2 p59-88 Win-Spr 2001
A family literacy program for Salvadoran refugees and other Latinos in Arlington (Virginia) is analyzed from a sociocultural perspective as exemplifying an educational project designed and implemented by grassroots organizations in an increasingly diverse, multicultural/multilingual community. The program addresses the educational needs of poor illiterate families while drawing on parents' culture and extensive life experiences. (Contains 68 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Community Action, Community Programs, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family English Literacy, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Parent Empowerment, Refugees, School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia (Arlington)