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ERIC Number: EJ912710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Lo Que Aprendimos: Advice for the Next Generation of Parents
Jimenez-Silva, Margarita
Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, p43-50 2009
This essay identifies several themes presented by my parents, Abel and Juanita Jimenez. They are parents of five children who successfully navigated through the K-12 system and earned university degrees. They were interviewed over several evenings and asked what advice they would provide to the next generation of Latino parents. My parents discussed the importance of being engaged with their children both at home and school. At home, they emphasized nurturing a strong familial identity, a strong linguistic and cultural identity, and modeling lifelong learning. At school, the focus was on advocating for your children and for the needs of the Latino community. Schools as well as our research community need to place more emphasis on the voices of parents who have effectively engaged in their children's education and work collaboratively to welcome and support parental engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A