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Promoting Latino Parent Involvement in K-8 Schools Through a Communities of Practice Approach


Abstract Due to federal mandates, Title I schools now are being asked to implement parent involvement programs that meaningfully involve parents in the schools to increase academic gains. This action research study was based on three different concepts from the literature: a) critical pedagogy theory from Paulo Freire, b) parent involvement from diverse scholars including Epstein, Olivos, Mapp, Henderson, and Gonzalez-DeHass, and c) Wenger's communities of practice approach. The study was designed to determine whether a community of practice approach could provide the necessary conditions to meaningfully involve Latino Spanish-speaking parents in school. This innovation took place for 14-weeks, during which the community of practice approach was... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Barrantes, Alfredo G. (Author) / Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar (Advisor) / Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar (Advisor) / Jimenez-Silva, Margarita (Committee member) / Chavez, Jacob (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Educational administration / Education policy / communities of practice / empowerment / Latino parents / parent involvement / public education / Spanish speakers
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 212 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Administration and Supervision 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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