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ERIC Number: EJ972598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
A Circle of Caring
Zimmerman-Orozco, Susan
Educational Leadership, v68 n8 p64-68 May 2011
Like many relatively affluent suburban schools, James E. Daly Elementary in Montgomery County, Maryland, has seen a rapid increase in its Hispanic and bilingual student populations. Many of the school's English language learners come from low-income, immigrant families. Zimmerman-Orozco, the school's assistant principal, describes the strategies the school has developed to reach out to Hispanic parents and make them full partners, including monthly Hispanic parent meetings, after-school activities, a summer enrichment program run by staff volunteers, and frequent home visits. Although these practices make a difference, she writes, the key to the school's success is "the match between the school's core commitment to creating a welcoming school climate and nurturing personal relationships and the traditional Hispanic styles of interaction." (Contains 2 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: Maryland