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The language connection between the school and the home: Effectiveness of bilingual communication


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

This experimental research study summarized the degree of communication between the school and the home. Due to the substantial increase of Hispanic or Latino children in urban Catholic schools in New Jersey, this study investigated the connection between the school and a select group of Spanish-speaking parents and increased attendance and participation at school functions and events. Based on the data obtained, the results demonstrated that negotiation of linguistic differences was essential. In addition, the study indicated that parents participated in school activities, if opportunities for engagement were offered in a language understood by the parents. Recommendations focused on school-driven strategies and parental collaboration that decreased linguistic barriers, and promoted positive forms of communication and partnerships between the two groups.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Bilingual education;
School administration;
Elementary education;
Effectiveness studies
Classification
0282: Bilingual education
0514: School administration
0524: Elementary education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Hispanic; Language barrier; Latino; Parent involvement; Parental involvement; Spanish-speaking
Title
The language connection between the school and the home: Effectiveness of bilingual communication
Author
Lopez, Margaret M.
Number of pages
117
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
1443
Source
DAI-A 70/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109103021
Advisor
Shaw, Melanie
University/institution
Northcentral University
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3353665
ProQuest document ID
305174735
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305174735
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