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ERIC Number: EJ972594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Is Anyone Listening to Families' Dreams?
Kugler, Eileen Gale
Educational Leadership, v68 n8 p32-36 May 2011
The author describes her experiences leading a family engagement program in a South African elementary school and the parallels with her work with low-income immigrant families in U.S. schools. Schools often expect little from such parents, she writes, thus missing the opportunity to benefit from their strengths. When parents are welcomed and empowered--for example, through family quilting or mural projects that the author has led--they gain confidence in their role at school and can become effective advocates for their children. The article offers specific suggestions for new parent engagement strategies that reflect the reality of today's diverse families. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa