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Promoting ELL Parental Involvement: Challenges in Contested Times

School officials should reach out to parents of English-language learners and encourage both student and parental literacy, says a studyRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader by the Education Policy Research Unit, a division of Tempe-based Arizona State University that conducts research on student-performance standards and curriculum.

Barriers to the involvement of parents at parent-teacher conferences and other school functions include the educational levels of the parents, parents’ work schedules, and transportation difficulties.

The report recommends that schools establish professional-development programs that train teachers to work with parents of English-language learners, and create parent-involvement programs specifically for such parents.

Vol. 27, Issue 22, Page 5

Published in Print: February 6, 2008, as English-Language Learners
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