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ERIC Number: EJ976530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
A Case Study of School-Linked, Collective Parent Engagement
Lawson, Michael A.; Alameda-Lawson, Tania
American Educational Research Journal, v49 n4 p651-684 Aug 2012
This article explores the social processes and outcomes associated with a school-linked, community-based program that successfully engages Latino parents and children in a low-income school community. Framed by an ethnographic, embedded case study design, the authors collected data from 32 Latino parents. The findings detail parents' experiences when first entering the neighborhood and how these experiences shape their engagement with other parents in the program and neighborhood community. We conclude that efforts engaging low-income parents as communities of practice hold special promise for reducing barriers to children's learning, especially when school leaders, community-based organizations, and social researchers leverage their resources and capital in ways that support parents' efforts, insights, and aspirations. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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