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MULTICULTURAL MULTILINGUAL FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS IN HAWAIʻI: “A BACK AND FORTH RELATIONSHIP”
|Title:||MULTICULTURAL MULTILINGUAL FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS IN HAWAIʻI: “A BACK AND FORTH RELATIONSHIP”|
|Authors:||Pendergast Radcliffe, Haley|
|Abstract:||Family engagement has been shown to support student success; however, many educators
wonder how to improve their own family-school partnership skills. This need for partnership
becomes even more critical for multicultural multilingual students, who often encounter equity
gaps due to differing schooling norms and expectations. Using the Dual Capacity-Building
Framework (Mapp & Kuttner, 2013), I interviewed five multicultural multilingual families and
five educators who have worked with those families to understand the experiences of multicultural
multilingual family-school partnerships at a Title I school in Hawaiʻi. Findings supported the
literature regarding the importance of family-school partnerships, progressing beyond partnership
to relationships, and the need for quality-based measures of family engagement.
Recommendations include the need for further multilingualism training in family-school
partnerships, pre-service and in-service training in family-school partnerships, and institutional
support for family-school partnerships, as well as a focus on family-school partnerships with Asian
and Pacific Islander families.
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Curriculum Studies Plan A - 2021|
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