Strategies of Engagement: Parent and School Connections

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Teaching and Learning

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School, parent involvement, and at-risk students do not always make a winning combination. However, for the students at Mountain View High School, things were different. Strategies used by the Mountain View Parent Advisory Group helped to transform education for students of color who participated in their program. This chapter follows a study at a high school located in an upper/upper middle-class neighborhood where barriers to academic growth were considered addressed. However, there was a pocket of students of color who were not being successful academically. Strategies used by a parent group to help re-engage at-risk students, raise their GPAs, and redirect their future towards success are highlighted. Understanding that these strategies can be initiated by any group of parents or teachers provides promise for at-risk students, parents, and schools.

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Chapter

Book Title

Challenges Associated with Cross-Cultural and At-Risk Student Engagement

Editors

Richard K. Gordon, Taichi Akutsu, J. Cynthia McDermott, Jose W. Lalas

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of Publication

Hershey, PA

Publication Date

2017

Pages

213-235

ISBN

9781522518945

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4018/978-1-5225-1894-5.ch011

Keywords

student engagement, parental involvement, education, at-risk students, strategies for success

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education

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