School Communication with ESL Homes. Jen Harris and Laura Card EDPY 413 University of Alberta. “In parents’ view, the school is the door to society at large” (J ang and McDougall, 2007). Allow parents to use the school as a space for social and academic gatherings
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Belongingness & Love:
financial security, psychological safety
nourishment, sleep, exercise, etc.
Jang (2007) demonstrates the necessity of aiding parents in “taking ownership around issues of community and celebrating different cultures that make up our school(s)”.
“Social identity in the new language and new culture is being formed, and for the time being, the new identity is fragile” (Rance-Roney, 2008)
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