ERIC Number: EJ835531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Parental Involvement in Latina/Latino-Impacted Schools in the Midwest: Recognizing the Role and Function of Home-Based Knowledge and Practices
Lopez, Gerardo R.; Vazquez, Vanessa A.
Journal of School Public Relations, v27 n4 p365-396 Fall 2006
This qualitative research study aims to provide rich narratives of parental involvement in households of newcomer Latino immigrants in the Midwest. A total of 20 families participated in this 4-month research study. Findings suggest that parents do get involved in traditional ways but view "consejos" (the giving of sage advice) as a form of involvement. Implications for research, theory, and practice are discussed with strong implications for viewing the home sphere as a pedagogical space of familial capital, as well as a rich source of involvement that is often underrecognized in school settings.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Parent Participation, Educational Change, Parent School Relationship, Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Family Environment, Cultural Background, Role, Interviews, Spanish Speaking
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