Parents need to take responsibility, become children’s advocates, and get involved in their children’s education as early as possible. Did you know that “students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs; be promoted, pass their classes and earn credits; attend school regularly; have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school; and graduate and go on to postsecondary education (2004)”? This paper will discuss why parental support in school is imperative, the deterrents of parental support and ways parents can become more involved in their children’s education regardless of race, language barrier, educational level, or socioeconomic status. “The biggest problem in public schools today is the lack of parental involvement (Roland, 2013)." When parents are involved in their children’s education, children benefit emotionally, socially, spiritually, and intellectually.
Early Childhood Education Journal, 38(6), 421-429. Retrieved from: http://libproxy.chapman.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,uid&db=eft&AN=58605996&site=eds-live Magruder, E. S., Hayslip, W. W., Espinosa, L. M., Matera, C. (March, 2013). Many languages, one teacher: supporting language and literacy development for preschool dual language learners. Young Children. 68(1) 8-15.
Diverse cultures within the United States are rapidly developing and growing and the educational sector is the number one target to ensure that English –learners are receiving adequate education. Within the educational sector there are administrators and teachers who are involved in students lives on a daily basis to ensure that education is equal. In order to achieve the vital objective of equality, socio-cultural influences on ELL students, bilingualism and home language use, parental and community resources, and partnerships between families and schools all have to be considered to provide an opportunity for equal education. The American society has a vast influence on students who are English learners. In this case it is prominent for educators to provide the best knowledge, creative strategies for learning and classroom management skills that are reliable to give these students the best education.
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Schools in the United States of America (USA) are facing many challenges, because of the increasing numbers of the English Language Learner (ELL) students. School administrators are trying hard to provide an equal opportunity education to their students. Furthermore, educators are looking forward in providing several methods and technique to help their students to succeed in their academic learning skills. There are many factors that need to focus on and it can be the fundamental when trying to build powerful resolutions, such as parents and community resources, social influences, native language, etc. ELL Families and Schools Teaching is a call, where teachers need to have an understanding about each individual student’s cultural background, and to be conscious of how the greatly collision of social influences can be on the students’ success.
It is imperative to define the essence of family involvement and collaboration in schools’ activities, especially where cultural diversity is concerned. The rapid growth in culture, linguistic, and ethnic diversity require family involvement in the modern education system. According to Turner-Vorbeck (2013), initiating a multicultural education system allows the inclusion of each family’s needs in the school setting, which contributes to a heightened sensitivity to cultural issues among teachers. The multicultural education system provides guidelines that teachers should follow to satisfy the diverse student population (Morrel & Duncan-Andrade, 2008). Generalization is a major challenge facing students with diverse cultures, as teachers fail to treat each of them as an individual and instead characterize them under the same cultural class.
Introduction There are many factors that play a role in the learning process for every human being. Race, religion, language, socioeconomics, gender, family structure, and disabilities can all affect the ways in which we learn. Educators must take special measures in the delivery of classroom instruction to celebrate the learning and cultural differences of each of their students. As communities and schools continue to grow in diversity, teachers are searching for effective educational programs to accommodate the various learning styles of each student while promoting acceptance of cultural differences throughout the classroom. It no longer suffices to plan educational experiences only for middle-or upper class white learners and then expect students of other social classes and cultures to change perspectives on motivation and competition, learning styles, and attitudes and values that their homes and families have instilled in them (Manning & Baruth, 2009).
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