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ERIC Number: EJ794796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
What Do Parents Think? Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Parents' Perspectives on Literacy Learning, Homework, and School-Home Communication
Li, Guofang
School Community Journal, v16 n2 p27-46 Fall-Win 2006
This article reports on a sample of 26 middle-class Chinese immigrant parents' perspectives on their children's reading, writing, mathematics learning, and homework, and on the parents' involvement in and communication with mainstream American schools. Findings suggested both consistencies and discrepancies between their beliefs and practices. Areas of discrepancies include their reported involvement in their children's reading and their attitudes toward homework. However, the parents were more consistent in their beliefs and practices in writing and mathematics involvement. These consistencies and discrepancies may be influenced by the parents' familiarity with school instructions in the particular skill areas. These findings argue for more effort to enhance Chinese parents' knowledge base on how American school functions and to build stronger school-home communication and collaboration. (Contains 10 tables and 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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