ERIC Number: EJ952176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Learning from Each Other: A Portrait of Family-School-Community Partnerships in the United States and Mexico
Dotson-Blake, Kylie P.
Professional School Counseling, v14 n1 p101-114 Oct 2010
Family-school-community partnerships are critically important for the academic success of all students. Unfortunately, in the face of specific barriers, Mexican immigrants struggle to engage in partnership efforts. In the hopes of promoting the engagement of Mexican immigrant families in partnerships, this article presents the findings of a transnational ethnography, exploring family-school-community partnership experiences of Mexican nationalists in Veracruz and Mexican immigrants in North Carolina. A portrait of partnerships in Mexico is contrasted with a portrait of partnerships in the United States, highlighting similarities and differences in role, structure, and function. School counselors are offered strategies for utilizing the knowledge of partnerships in Mexico to promote and support the engagement of Mexican immigrants in partnerships in the United States.
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Immigrants, Mexicans, Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cultural Relevance, Focus Groups, Group Dynamics, Phenomenology, Community Role, Family Role, Parent Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; North Carolina; United States