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Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parent Involvement Project: A Guide for Connecting Immigrant Parents and Schools


Dixon, Janet


Roseville, MN: Minnesota Department of Education

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2001, 171 pages

Description of Resource

"The LEP Parent Involvement Project was developed to be used in various adult education settings such as ESL classes, community-based organizations and parent groups for the purposes of helping parents and caretakers with limited English see themselves as active participants in their children's learning. In designing the materials we had the following goals in mind: 1. To build on what people already know from their experience as parents and caretakers in their own countries. 2. To help parents restore their own vision of themselves as first and primary teachers. (This vision is often lost in the immigration process.). 3. To create opportunities for parents to explore similarities and differences between their new and native countries and to build bridges that will link the two experiences. 4. To encourage parents to define and keep values and traditions, which are meaningful parts of their culture." - Publisher's description CONTENTS User's Guide Module 1 Bridging Cultures Module 2 Schools are Part of the Culture Module 3 Parents are Teachers Module 4 Discipline Module 5 Life at School Module 6 Families


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