In order to encourage parents to participate in this way, schools need to improve communication across linguistic and cultural barriers. Schools can create organizational structures to help parents participate in schools. Schools can hire an intermediary such as a bilingual liaison who can can make Latino parents aware of the power structure of US schools and provide linguistic support to help them navigate it. In the US, parents play important role in students’ education, so it is important to develop relationships with parents (Quiocho & Daoud, 2006; Zarate, 2007).
a. Foster parents can have an impact on the lives of a foster child by giving them a safe place to stay where they can feel loved and cared for. Foster parents can also provide the love and support that these children need especially if they came from an abused or neglected home. According to (Hasenecz, 2009) there have been several shocking stories about children being abused and neglected while in foster care or even worse reports of social workers who knew of the abuse and neglect and failed to report it or do anything about
Since parents tend to have limited English language skills, the communication between school and parent is limited. (Huffcut 34). Hmong parents who do not speak English insist that their children communicate in their native language and keep up Hmong traditions (Vang, F. 4). First generation Hmong American college students do not perform as well as other students because of language barrier too. Students whose parents are illiterate in English or their primary language are more likely to be underachievers in school (Vang, C. 10).
A diverse experience enhances the understanding of historical and social implications of problems and the ways to alleviate or solve them. Working with students from the migrant community gave me the opportunity to learn a great deal about the lives of migrant farm workers in the United States. The parents instill strong work ethic and cultural pride within their children, but their careers, political systems/laws negatively impact the academic and social lives of their children. Having a program geared towards celebrating their identity and provide youth with support in school through college, lifts their spirits and foster excellence. I want to create this same filling and the same sense of hope in students who encounter different barriers of
Co-ed schools are likely to offer you more when it comes to teaching you about student diversity and how to cooperate with the opposite gender. Having females and males both in the same classes allows students to learn how to interact with a wider range of people and learn how to talk and work with the opposite sex. Parents are deciding to put their children in a single-sex schools at such a young age and making assumptions that this type of education will benefit them. What they aren’t realizing is that it’s not preparing them for a diverse society and as a result, setting them up for failure. Children need to be learning how to act around both sexs.
Ideas in public policy, when it comes to immigrants, are limited, but some of the things the schools should be required to do, is improve instructions and tools for the teachers so they are able to reach these immigrant students and their parents, especially in those states where the number of English language learners is a new
The application of an intersectional analysis will help me demonstrate the intersections that stood in the way of this individuals’ success like: identity establishment, social classes, gender roles, and racial discrimination. By understanding the experience of Panchito and his family, I can have a better insight of how to effectively engage and motivate students that I might have in my classroom who are like Panchito and struggle with their literacy abilities. The intersections that stand in the way of success for immigrant youth can be challenging to overcome. However with the proper support and guidance, these hurdles can be surpassed. “For immigrant adolescence, the stresses associated with developing a sense of identity are accompanied and aggravated by the challenges of existing and growing up in disparate cultures.”
However even simple factors such as giving specific rather than general praise, showing interest in things their child shows interest in and establishing routines that promote health, well being and regular study still do make a difference in the way that children view school and learning and the value they hold to their working relationship with teachers. Parents can help the school and their children develop is supporting homework expectations attending open days and parents evenings. Homework is set by teachers when they feel it necessary to check the understanding of what was taught in the lesson, or to expand their knowledge further. If parents are there to support, help and encourage this to be completed it creates a positive learning environment and teaches organisational and study skills that will stay with the child(ren) for life.
Significance of the Study This study has implications for educators, school districts parent and students. Parent engagement intervention and prevention studies occur in comprehensive schools but parent engagement research in an alternative education setting is minimal to non-existent. As a result of this study school districts will recognize a need to create and reengage parents in their students education as a means for student academic success.
Bicultural identity is when one regards the combination of two different cultures. Parents who promote their bicultural identity in adolescents do two different things. One would be that they want o preserve ethnic traditions so that their children will have pride in their heritage. Another thing would be simultaneously providing support for their children’s membership in the mainstream culture. The achievement of having a bicultural identity is especially valuable for adolescents who are immigrating to a new culture.
The Education of Immigrant Children Introduction Each year there are a numerous circumstances immigrant children face in order to get the proper education they need. Researchers have recognized the importance of children education and have found a three-pronged approach on how to handle this issue by removing barriers and provide funds to postsecondary schools that will lead children to be successful in the future, improve ECE participation rates among immigrant children, and having parental and family involvement to help their kids more to give them a better understanding in school. The Problem According to researchers, immigrant children in school are affected in several ways, some ways that later on in the future they might not
This is important because if we ignore a child’s culture, we are showing them that their sense of self, their sense of being, is not important. A child’s culture, the values and beliefs that they learn at home and from their families, shape who they are as individuals, and who they will become as they continue to positively develop their own sense of identity. Without having a strong sense of their own identity, a child will struggle to feel a sense of belonging. If we ignore a child’s culture, or don’t bother to take the time to appreciate and include their culture in our daily teachings and communications, how can we expect children to achieve the first learning outcome in the ELYF, Children have a strong sense of identity.