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dc.contributor.advisor Pément, Dr. Nancy-Jean
dc.contributor.author Jimenez, Sarahi
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-03T19:34:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-03T19:34:58Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/207498
dc.description.abstract An abundance of research has linked parental involvement to student achievement in academics, skills, and attitudes across many demographic and socioeconomic groups (Walker, Ice, & Hoover-Dempsey, 2011). However, minimal, if any research has been done on the Mixteco indigenous group and their parental involvement experiences within an educational institution. This study addresses the following research questions: 1) What are the institutional involvement experiences of Mixteco parents whose children attend a highly-populated English Language Learner (ELL) elementary school? And 2) What strategies might enhance Mixteco parental involvement at a highly-populated ELL elementary school? A combination narrative inquiry and ethnographic design were used to gain insight into the Mixteco culture, and the perspectives and opinions of eight parents in an elementary educational institution in Southern California. Critical Race Theory (CRT) and concepts relating to indigeneity were mobilized to better understand the unique voices of the Mixteco participants. Participant experiences provided insight into their marginalization within the context of educational settings and the expectations that institutions have in regards to parental involvement. Mixteco parents, however, exhibit many unobserved types of parental involvement which may not be consistent with the traditional expectations of schools. This reality leads to the misconception that Mixteco parents do not care about their children’s education and advances myths about them as uninvolved parents in their children’s educational welfare and future (Quiocho & Daoud, 2006). Recommendations are provided, including the realization that there needs to be a shift in discourse and practice from parental involvement to meaningful parental engagement that welcomes caregivers from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. en_US
dc.format.extent 88 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher California State University Channel Islands en_US
dc.subject Education thesis en_US
dc.subject Involvement Experiences of Mixteco Parents en_US
dc.title A Shift from Involvement to Engagement: Giving Voice to Mixteco Parents and their Aspirations for their Children en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Weis, Dr. W. Charles
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sévier, Dr. Brian R.

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