Educating Kids ... By Educating Parents, Too

By John Sanchez
Friday, jun 27, 2014
By helping parents learn English, encouraging home literacy and fostering school engagement, one program is finding that increasing educational attainment is a family affair.
"Breaking the cycle of low educational attainment requires reframing the way many parents view school, the way many educators think about families’ roles in schools, and using engagement strategies that work. Studies identify several elements of a successful family literacy program: parents learning alongside their children in classrooms, increasing parents’ English language skills, enhancing the home literacy environment, and greater parental engagement in schools. These elements were key components of our program, through several techniques."
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