ERIC Number: EJ783600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-18
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Home-School Partnerships with Culturally Diverse Families: Challenges and Solutions for School Personnel
Nuttal, Ena Vazquez; Li, Chieh; Kaplan, Jason P.
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v22 n2 p81-102 Oct 2006
Home-school partnership is one of the important contributors to every child's learning. The changing demographics of the United States present an urgent need for home-school partnership with culturally diverse families. Traditional family involvement practices are challenged when working with multicultural families. The authors propose an ecological model as a possible solution, with an illustrative case study with Hmong parents. Examples of parent involvement programs that apply some aspects of the ecological model with culturally diverse families are presented. Future directions and recommendations are discussed.
Descriptors: Hmong People, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, School Personnel, Cultural Influences, Case Studies, Asian Americans, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United States