ERIC Number: EJ817444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Involving Low-Income Parents in the Schools: Communitycentric Strategies for School Counselors
Van Velsor, Patricia; Orozco, Graciela L.
Professional School Counseling, v11 n1 p17-24 Oct 2007
Low-income parents participate less in schools than higher-income parents despite the benefits of parent involvement. Barriers that low-income parents face suggest that schools must develop a new approach to engaging these parents. School counselors can play a leadership role in strengthening the relationship between schools and low-income parents by implementing community-centered strategies for parent involvement. These strategies respect community culture and parents' abilities to contribute to their children's education.
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Counselors, Leadership, Counselor Role, Cultural Awareness, Parent Child Relationship, Cultural Capital, Teacher Attitudes, Self Esteem, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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