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Title

3D1. Empathy Mapping: A Method for Facilitating Hispanic Parents’ Voices

Presentation Type

Breakout Session (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Keywords

Home and school; Parent-teacher relationships;

Abstract

As new ESSA policies affect the parent-family contingency of public schools, how campus and district-level administrators interact with parents and families becomes a critical public school experience. Administrators may fare better by understanding the added-value factors in working with parent populations; thus, how to connect with families more effectively becomes the issue for schools. Principals’ capacity to garner trust and understand parents’ needs is an active endeavor in moving the needle for school achievement. This paper examines how leaders can use empathy maps as a vehicle for communicating parents’ concerns to both teachers and leaders. This study’s purpose was to explore whether Empathy Mapping (EM) is a useful approach in planning for school-to-home communication toward creating a cohesive climate by establishing the value and nature of communication by using empathy. This study indicates EM is viable for building parent capacity in predominantly Hispanic school communities.

Start Date

7-11-2017 1:10 PM

End Date

7-11-2017 2:10 PM

Comments

Speakers: J. Anthony Luevanos, Doctoral Student; Elisabeth Avila Luevanos, Doctoral Student; Dr. Jean Madsen, Professor; Dr. Wen Luo, Associate Professor; Dr. Mario Torres, Associate Professor; and S. Lucy Chen, Doctoral Student, all from Texas A&M University

Type: Paper

Strand: Diversity & Cultural Competence

Location: Presidential Room, Maucker Union, University of Northern Iowa

Language

EN

Embargo Period

10-1-2017

Electronic copy is not available through UNI ScholarWorks.

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3D1. Empathy Mapping: A Method for Facilitating Hispanic Parents’ Voices

As new ESSA policies affect the parent-family contingency of public schools, how campus and district-level administrators interact with parents and families becomes a critical public school experience. Administrators may fare better by understanding the added-value factors in working with parent populations; thus, how to connect with families more effectively becomes the issue for schools. Principals’ capacity to garner trust and understand parents’ needs is an active endeavor in moving the needle for school achievement. This paper examines how leaders can use empathy maps as a vehicle for communicating parents’ concerns to both teachers and leaders. This study’s purpose was to explore whether Empathy Mapping (EM) is a useful approach in planning for school-to-home communication toward creating a cohesive climate by establishing the value and nature of communication by using empathy. This study indicates EM is viable for building parent capacity in predominantly Hispanic school communities.