Development and Evaluation of a Parent-Engagement Curriculum to Connect Latino Families and Schools
Parent–school engagement is a contributor to student achievement, but few relevant programs exist for immigrant Latino families. This article describes the design, pilot implementation, and evaluation of a parent-engagement Extension program, developed and implemented in Spanish. The purpose of the program is to help parents develop and/or strengthen their relationships with school staff and teachers, build skills in navigating the U.S. school system, and increase their self-efficacy for supporting their children's success in school. Development of the program curriculum comprised a participatory approach that involved input from cultural guides and focus group sessions conducted in Spanish. Evaluation results indicate positive changes related to most program goals and increased parent–school engagement.
Hurtado, G. A., Olson, K. A., de Davila, S. A., & Campoverde, V. (2018). Development and Evaluation of a Parent-Engagement Curriculum to Connect Latino Families and Schools. The Journal of Extension, 56(1), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss1/18