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ERIC Number: EJ835527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 55
Abstractor: As Provided
Esperanza y Poder: Democratic Dialogue and Authentic Parent Involvement
Stratton, Susan
Journal of School Public Relations, v27 n3 p258-312 Sum 2006
This study explored ways to increase authentic participation of Mexican American parents in the education of their children. It focused on direct dialogue between Spanish-speaking parents and English-speaking school personnel and how dialogue facilitated group development. The design of the study included phenomenological inquiry and action research. Two key findings of the study were as follows: One, parents reported that explicit training in group participation through democratic dialogue was critical to their understanding of participation. Two, use of the dialogue approach played an important role for all participants, particularly, the parents, as illustrated through their reported transformations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico