ERIC Number: EJ1108907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Realizing the American Dream: A Parent Education Program Designed to Increase Latino Family Engagement in Children's Education
Walker, Joan M. T.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v15 n4 p344-357 2016
Grounded in Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's parent involvement process model, the Realizing the American Dream (RAD) parent education program targets Latino parents' involvement beliefs and knowledge to enhance their involvement behaviors. Comparison of more than 2,000 parents' self-reported beliefs, knowledge, and behavior before and after RAD revealed large effect sizes for knowledge, moderate gains in involvement behaviors, and modest changes in beliefs. Postprogram behaviors were predicted by postprogram knowledge and beliefs, prior behaviors and beliefs, and family income. Observational data from 3 sites showed that RAD was implemented with fidelity. Implications for school practice and promoting Latino parent engagement are discussed.
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Parent Attitudes, Effect Size, Beliefs, Family Income, Observation, Program Implementation, Elementary Secondary Education, Pretests Posttests, Surveys, Check Lists
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Phoenix)