ERIC Number: EJ936695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
A Community Cultural Wealth Approach to Latina/Latino Parent Involvement: The Promise of Family Literacy
Larrotta, Clarena; Yamamura, Erica K.
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v5 n2 p74-83 Sum 2011
Building on Freire's (1970) emancipatory learning theory and Yosso's (2005) community cultural wealth (CCW) approach, this article examines parents' participation in a family literacy project. Specifically, we focus on 10 Latina mothers and explore their interactions and relationships as a type of meaningful parental involvement. The research questions were: How does a family literacy project in which participants study literacy strategies through reading and discussing culturally relevant texts facilitate Latina/Latino parental involvement? What types of CCW do participants develop as a result of their interactions and family literacy practices? Data sources include questionnaires, interviews, field notes, and parents' reflective journals. Study participants developed aspirational capital, social capital, and familial capital during the course of the project.
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Family Literacy, Social Capital, Hispanic Americans, Literacy Education, Questionnaires, Interviews, Diaries, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Parent Aspiration, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Texas