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ERIC Number: EJ892442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Encouraging Spanish-Speaking Families' Involvement through Dichos
Sanchez, Claudia; Plata, Veronica; Grosso, Liliana; Leird, Brooke
Journal of Latinos and Education, v9 n3 p239-248 2010
Culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies for family involvement are essential to ensure successful home-school partnerships. This article explores the use of "dichos," or popular sayings in the Spanish language, as tools that may have the potential to enhance school-home communication. Given their authenticity as constructs of the Latino culture and their prevalence in everyday oral discourse for the transmission of values and beliefs, "dichos" should facilitate communication with Latino Spanish-speaking families. The article provides examples of ways in which schools can use "dichos" to promote behaviors supportive of children's literacy development at home. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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