ERIC Number: EJ880377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Ending the Silence of the Mexican Immigrant Voice in Public Education: Creating Culturally Inclusive Family-School-Community Partnerships
Dotson-Blake, Kylie P.; Foster, Victoria A.; Gressard, Charles F.
Professional School Counseling, v12 n3 p230-239 Feb 2009
Race and culture continue to be conceptualized within a polarized, Black-White dichotomy in U.S. education, rendering the Latino population a silenced minority. Partnerships, when developed with intentionality and critical consciousness, provide a vehicle for inviting the participation of all families. This article offers school counselors a template for developing inclusive partnerships involving Mexican immigrant families. Suggestions for future research are shared in hopes of further illuminating the complexities and benefits of effectively engaging immigrant families.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mexicans, Immigrants, Equal Education, Access to Education, Family Environment, Family School Relationship, Public Education, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Cultural Pluralism, Socioeconomic Influences, English (Second Language), Barriers, Age Differences, Acculturation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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