Working with Hispanic Families . Developed by Dr. Judith A. M á rquez Dr. Laurie R. Weaver University of Houston-Clear Lake. Objectives. At the end of this module, the participant will be able to: Identify ways to address possible barriers to family involvement for Hispanics.
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Dr. Judith A. Márquez
Dr. Laurie R. Weaver
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Evidence that family involvement leads to:
improved student achievement,
better school attendance, and
reduced dropout rates.
Improvements occur regardless of the economic, racial, or cultural background of the family (Flaxman & Inger, 1991).
“Families are essential, not just desirable” to the educational success of their children.