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Title:
Involving Latino families in schools : raising student achievement through home-school partnerships
Author:
Delgado-Gaitan, Concha.
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Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xvii, 141 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761931379

9780761931386
Format :
Book

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LC2670 .D45 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This book covers five major areas: 1) Latino families and their educational aspirations for their children, 2) the communication systems needed between schools and Latino families, 3) techniques to foster Latino parent involvement, 4) how Latino families assist their children at home, and 5) how to organize parent involvement programmes. This will be a practical book full of techniques, strategies, examples of programmes that have worked, and teachers′ and parents′ voices and experiences.


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1 Life in Latino Families
Connecting
Sharing Information
Across Generations of Latinos
Staying Involved
Summary
2 Connecting Latino Parents to the Classroom
Understanding Parent Involvement
3 Communicating Across the Home-School Border
Informal Verbal Contacts With Parents
Sharing Information
Visiting Families
Focus Groups
Written Correspondence
Language at Meetings
Staying Involved
Summary
4 Instructing Parents to Teach at Home
Connecting
Sharing Information
Staying Involved
Mentoring Project
Summary
5 Involving Families in the Life of the School
Connecting
Sharing Information
Parents as Advocates
Home Experiences in the Classroom
Parent Volunteers in the School
Staying Involved
Summary
6 Preparing Latino Students for Higher Education
Connecting
Sharing Information
Summary
7 Designing Schoolwide Parent-Involvement Programs
Connecting
Sharing Information
Staying Involved
Summary
8 Forming School-Family-Community Partnerships
National Networking for Assisting Local Schools
Grassroots Organizing for Latino Parent Involvement
College Track Community Program
Summary
Educational and Cultural Informational and Support Resources
Cited and Suggested References
Index