Many families don’t know how to raise children bilingually. Read more in Dear parents of bilingual children – time to cut some slack! at https://multilingualparenting.com/2015/10/07/dear-parents-of-bilingual-children-time-to-cut-some-slack/
Do you always have to actually go out of the country to learn in-depth about other cultures? Are there ways to achieve the same objectives in your own country and community? Yes, it is possible, according to Students ‘study abroad’ with immigrant families in the US at https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-04-24/students-study-abroad-immigrant-families-us. Interesting podcast and reading!
We all know that a strong school/home connection is important for student’s success. Read more about this issue in How Parents Widen—or Shrink—Academic Gaps at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/04/19/how-parents-widen–or-shrink–academic-gaps.html?cmp=eml-eb-popweek+04282017&M=57967721&U=1982644
Another piece of data from the publication states this:
Find a great excerpt here in the blow infographic:
Find the modules at this link:
Offered by CAEP (Council for the Accedditationof Teacher Preparation) the organization providing accreditation for teacher education programs in the USA. The three modules are:
- Family Engagement
- Parent Phone Calls
- Parent-Teacher Conferences
Check this out when you consider how to communicate with families. Excerpt:
Overall, 20 percent of surveyed parents of immigrant Hispanic families do not go online at all–not at home, not at work, and not in the community. This is in contrast with 4 percent of white parents, 4 percent of U.S.-born Hispanic parents, and 2 percent of black parents.
Infographic: The ed-tech challenges faced by immigrant students