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ERIC Number: EJ759625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Parents and Mathematics Education in a Latino Community: Redefining Parental Participation
Civil, Marta; Bratton, Jill; Quintos, Beatriz
Multicultural Education, v13 n2 p60-64 Win 2005
The authors' work aims to expand the vision of parent participation in school mathematics, in particular the role of mothers from diverse ethnocultural and low socioeconomic groups. The experience of some mothers has led them to believe that their role is limited and that their ability to voice their opinions and concerns is hampered by the traditional school structure. Through their involvement in MAPPS (Math and Parent Partnerships in the Southwest), parents have had experiences that took them through a series of processes that provide the authors with a different vision for parental participation in mathematics education. The vision consists of four components: (1) Parents as Parents (i.e., parents originally joined MAPPS because they want to help their children with their mathematics education); (2) Parents as Learners (parents become learners for themselves; some even pursue further education); (3) Parents as Teachers (parents become facilitators of mathematics workshops for other parents in the community); and (4) Parents as Leaders (e.g., parents become advocates for the education of not only their children but for all the children in the district). This article elaborates on these components based on the parents' own reflections. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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