ERIC Number: EJ779575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 6
Latino Communities and Schools: Tapping Assets for Student Success
Guerra, Patricia L.; Valverde, Leonard A.
Principal Leadership, v8 n2 p40-44 Oct 2007
Schools with a large proportion of minority students often experience lack of support from the state and from their parents and communities. Administrators in these schools can build support among parents and community members by identifying and acknowledging the assets students and their parents can bring to school and by redefining the school culture to match the culture of the community. Schools in Latino communities, for example, can work to better engage parents and the community to improve student achievement. This article provides ideas schools can use to enhance school-family connections in their communities. The successful practices used by administrators in two school districts--Kent Scribner in Phoenix, Arizona and Edward Blaha in Hidalgo, Texas--in improving its school-family relationships are presented.
Descriptors: School Culture, Academic Achievement, Minority Groups, Hispanic Americans, School Districts, Parent School Relationship, Administrators, Educational Administration, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Texas