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Keywords

English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers; Education -- Parent participation -- Iowa; Home and school -- Iowa; Parent-teacher relationships;

Abstract

Research demonstrates positive outcomes associated with family involvement (Fl), but little exists specific to English Language Learners' (ELLs) FI. Factors impacting FI are identified, but it is unclear which educators view as most significant and what practices are implemented to address them. This study utilized survey data to examine educators' attitudes within an Iowa Area Education Agency regarding FI of ELLs, current practices, perceptions of practices' effectiveness, and professional development (PD) related to ELLs. Participants reported positive relationships with families of ELLs and that ELL families value education, yet only moderate satisfaction with ELL FI. Results indicate incongruity between common and effective practices and low implementation of research-based practices, yet high levels of PD participation and interest related to ELLs.

Year of Submission

2012

Degree Name

Specialist in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Radhi H. Al-Mabuk

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Date Original

2012

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 42 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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