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ERIC Number: EJ920670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Parental Voice and Involvement in Cultural Context: Understanding Rationales, Values, and Motivational Constructs in a Dual Immersion Setting
Gerena, Linda
Urban Education, v46 n3 p342-370 May 2011
In an attempt to operationalize an equitable educational program, a dual immersion program was established. After 2 years of field observations, a series of focus group interviews was conducted to examine the perceptions and viewpoints of parents whose children had participated in the program for 2 years. These interviews offered parents an opportunity to transcend the traditional role of "parents as observers" and gave voice to hitherto untapped viewpoints and perspectives on culture and values. The resulting information formed the basis of a deep understanding of parental rationales, values, and motivational constructs framed in a dual-immersion bilingual context. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A