ERIC Number: EJ799492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 6
Latino Communities and Schools: Tapping Assets for Student Success
Guerra, Patricia L.; Valverde, Leonard A.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v73 n6 p4-7 Feb 2008
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 school-family relationships are presented.
Descriptors: School Culture, Academic Achievement, Minority Groups, Parent School Relationship, Administrators, Hispanic Americans, School Districts, 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