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ERIC Number: EJ769484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Partnering with Latino Parents
Clark, Amy Aparicio; Dorris, Amanda
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v72 n7 p44-50 Mar 2007
A growing body of research confirms that parents have a profound impact on their children's educational attainment, particularly in the secondary grades. Yet many Latino parents, particularly those of first-generation college students, lack information and knowledge about what their children need to prepare for college and are less likely to help them select high school courses or discuss college options. To involve parents, schools should learn about the local community and find people who can act as linguistic and cultural liaisons. Through these liaisons, chools can help parents develop advocacy skills and give them opportunities to put those skills into action. Some examples of liaison programs in action are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; New Mexico; North Carolina