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ERIC Number: EJ836258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Working with Latino Families: Challenges Faced by Educators and Civic Leaders
Lieshoff, Sylvia Cobos
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v1 n3 p133-144 Fall 2007
This article analyzes a subset of data gathered during a survey of 155 school systems and communities across the nation. The data were obtained from a capability survey as part of the application for a Toyota Family Literacy Program (TFLP) grant. Educators and civic leaders in 38 states responded to questions about their five greatest challenges in working with Latino immigrant families. This survey was the first step in the application process and served as the indicator of need for this initiative. Analysis of responses to two of the survey questions revealed similarities and differences in how civic leaders and school administrators perceived the challenges they face in serving Latino immigrants. Recommendations are provided for school system leaders, civic leaders, and for the two types of leaders working together. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001