Building collaboration between schools and parents of English language learners: Transcending barriers, creating opportunities


By Robin Waterman & Beth Harry

The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCREST)

Publication 2008

This brief identifies barriers to engaging families of English language learners including barriers pertaining to language, school staffs’ lack of familiarity with culturally and linguistically diverse families, and parents’ unfamiliarity with U.S. schools. The brief recommends strategies for overcoming these barriers.

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