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Latino Parental Engagement in a New Immigrant Destination

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posted on 17.02.2016, 00:00 by Julio C. Capeles-Delgado
This dissertation looks at Latino parental engagement in a new immigrant destination to analyze the complexities of Latino parental engagement and to challenge assumptions that Latinos are the least engaged ethnic group. This research draws on qualitative data (focus groups, and ethnography with Latino parents; and semistructured in-depth interviews with Latino parents and school personnel), to explore the reasons that affect the engagement of Latinos. My findings suggest that school personnel favor engagement styles that do not take into consideration the culture and knowledge of Latinos. At the same time, Latino parents use their community cultural wealth, funds of knowledge and social capital to challenge the cultural hegemony of the U.S. educational system and to become more engaged.

History

Advisor

Flores-Gonzalez, Nilda

Department

Sociology

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

Doctoral

Committee Member

Garcia, Lorena Quiroz, Pamela Olmedo, Irma Morales, P. Zitlali

Submitted date

2015-12

Language

en

Issue date

17/02/2016

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