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ERIC Number: EJ814441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Reproducing Segregation: Parent Involvement, Diversity, and School Governance
Gordon, Virginia; Nocon, Honorine
Journal of Latinos and Education, v7 n4 p320-339 Oct 2008
Government programs currently mandate direct parental input in school governance. In comparing the actions of low-income Latino parents with those of middle-income White and Asian parents within the context of school governance, we found that although both groups actively sought and achieved reforms in order to improve their children's education, the eventual outcomes of their efforts differed. This study suggests that within multicultural settings, diverse parent constituencies advocate changes in categorical programs like bilingual and gifted and talented education that impact classroom integration, and the ultimate program beneficiaries tend to be the children from higher income households. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A