“Changing the Approach to Parent Involvement”

Changing the Approach to Parent Involvement is a useful article appearing in Fox Latina.

It’s a good reminder of the importance of looking at parents through the lens of “assets” and not “deficits” (which is something I recommend for ELL students,too).

Here’s an excerpt:

The same concept can be applied to a school by looking at Hispanic parents as assets of that community. Rather than focusing on stereotypes with statements such as, “They don’t attend parent-teacher conferences,” or “They’re uneducated” or worse yet, “They aren’t interested in their children’s education,” school administrators and teachers should focus on answering the question, “What do Latino parents bring to the table?”

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