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Involving Latino Families in Schools : Raising Student Achievement Through Home-School Partnerships - Concha Delgado Gaitan

Involving Latino Families in Schools

Raising Student Achievement Through Home-School Partnerships

Hardcover Published: 23rd March 2004
ISBN: 9780761931379
Number Of Pages: 160

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The author provides practical strategies for cultivating communication with Latino parents and including the Latino family in developing sustained academic improvement.

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Anyone involved in preservice training for future and present classroom teachers should read this book. Both the content and context of the book are practical, timely, and necessary as our country and classrooms become more diverse. -- Michele Dean, Principal

"Provides a great basic understanding of Latino cultures and their impact on schooling, with suggestions that are easy to implement, and personal vignettes provided by principals, parents, teachers, community leaders, and Latino students."

-- Principal, May/June 2006

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Life in Latino Families
Connecting
Sharing Information
Across Generations of Latinos
Staying Involved
Summary
Connecting Latino Parents to the Classroom
Understanding Parent Involvement
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
Instructing Parents to Teach at Home
Connecting
Sharing Information
Staying Involved
Mentoring Project
Summary
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
Preparing Latino Students for Higher Education
Connecting
Sharing Information
Summary
Designing Schoolwide Parent-Involvement Programs
Connecting
Sharing Information
Staying Involved
Summary
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
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ISBN: 9780761931379
ISBN-10: 0761931376
Series: 1-Off Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 23rd March 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.31

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