ERIC Number: EJ722601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: N/A
Parental Motivation, Attitudes, Support, and Commitment in a Southern Californian Two-Way Immersion Program
Giacchino-Baker, Rosalie; Piller, Bonnie
Journal of Latinos & Education, v5 n1 p5-28 2006
This article reports a study of parental motivation, attitudes, support, and commitment for the second year of the two-way immersion (TWI) program at an elementary school in San Bernardino, California. Findings include the unique aspects of border communities; similarities and differences between Spanish-language and English-language participants; factors that influence attrition rates; details of how TWI parents support their children; as well as the identification of parental insistence on "core-enrichment," the development of strong academic skills, and adherence to content standards in both languages. Research data will assist teachers and administrators in gaining and maintaining parental support for TWI programs.
Descriptors: Motivation, Immersion Programs, Parent Child Relationship, Elementary School Students, Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Hispanic Americans, Spanish, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Academic Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California