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Fostering the Involvement of New Canadian Parents

Author(s): Peterson, S.S. & Ladky, M. (2007)
Previous research studies suggest that several barriers to new immigrant parent involvement in their children’s schooling can exist, including: language differences (Smrekar, 1996) and differences in cultural attitudes about the value of education and the role of parents in a child’s learning (Moles, 1993).

This particular study investigated the perspectives of elementary teachers and administrators across southern Ontario on effective practices to engage new immigrant parents in their child’s schooling.
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Tags: English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language Learner (ELL), Home school, Homework, Immigrants, New Canadians, Parent, Parent Teacher Relationships, Parental Involvement, School-community partnerships, Teacher parent relationships