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ERIC Number: EJ780822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
A Survey of Teachers' and Principals' Practices and Challenges in Fostering New Immigrant Parent Involvement
Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Ladky, Mary
Canadian Journal of Education, v30 n2 p881-910 2007
This research, using questionnaire and interview data, examined practices and challenges of educators in areas of southern Ontario in fostering immigrant parents' support for their children's literacy. Results showed that teachers learn about the language and culture of their students, modify homework assigned to their ESL students, and encourage parents to read to their children in their mother tongue. Teachers need to increase their awareness of parents' perceptions of authority and the role of their first language for success in their children's English literacy. Teachers also need to understand parents' role as co-teachers at home. (Contains 2 tables. Questionnaires and interview questions are appended. )
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada