ERIC Number: EJ724705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 18
The Role of Parents in Chinese Heritage-Language Schools
Bilingual Research Journal, v29 n1 p197-207 Spr 2005
This paper looks at the Chinese heritage language schools in metropolitan Phoenix area and examines what role parents of the students play in the schools. Based on semi-structured interviews, class observations and publication from the local Chinese schools, this study shows that although Chinese schools have benefited from the support of parents in many ways, the excessive dependence on them has contributed to some problems in Chinese schools, including low quality of teaching and inadequately prepared teachers. Recommendations are made to improve the situation by exploring the potential resources unavailable among parents. More connections need to be built with Chinese international students, scholars and faculty in education or Chinese program at local universities.
Descriptors: Parent Role, Heritage Education, Chinese, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Partnerships in Education, Interviews, Educational Improvement, Classroom Observation Techniques
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