Understanding Latino Parental Involvement in Education: Perceptions, Expectations, and Recommendations

Organization: Maria Estela Zarate, Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine); The Tom´s Rivera Policy Institute

Maria Estela Zarate provides a unique look at Latino parents' involvement in their children's education from the distinct perspectives of parents, educators, and children. Of particular interest is Zarate's discussion of Latino parents' broader interpretation of "educación," to include such areas as encouraging the child in his/her aspirations, teaching morals and respect for others, and providing advice on life issues.