Comparing Expectations of Mexican-Immigrant Mothers and School Staff for Student Success

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194350
Title:
Comparing Expectations of Mexican-Immigrant Mothers and School Staff for Student Success
Author:
Pitts, Robert Christopher
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This qualitative study compared the expectations and aspirations held by Mexican-immigrant mothers for their children with the expectations and aspirations held by staff at the neighborhood school. The study involved interviewing four Mexican-immigrant mothers and five staff members from the school. The interviews for mothers asked about educational history and family background, as well as about their thoughts about the neighborhood school and their expectations for the students' academic success. Teachers were asked about potential barriers to the academic success of Mexican-immigrant students.Salient themes that emerged from the data indicate that communication and connecting with the community are a focus of all the staff and mothers value communication at the school. However, teachers do not communicate with parents about the concerns for students in middle and high school and the importance or performing well on state and district assessments.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
leadership; school culture; expectations; communication
Degree Name:
EdD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Educational Leadership; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hendricks, J. Robert
Committee Chair:
Hendricks, J. Robert

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleComparing Expectations of Mexican-Immigrant Mothers and School Staff for Student Successen_US
dc.creatorPitts, Robert Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorPitts, Robert Christopheren_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study compared the expectations and aspirations held by Mexican-immigrant mothers for their children with the expectations and aspirations held by staff at the neighborhood school. The study involved interviewing four Mexican-immigrant mothers and five staff members from the school. The interviews for mothers asked about educational history and family background, as well as about their thoughts about the neighborhood school and their expectations for the students' academic success. Teachers were asked about potential barriers to the academic success of Mexican-immigrant students.Salient themes that emerged from the data indicate that communication and connecting with the community are a focus of all the staff and mothers value communication at the school. However, teachers do not communicate with parents about the concerns for students in middle and high school and the importance or performing well on state and district assessments.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectleadershipen_US
dc.subjectschool cultureen_US
dc.subjectexpectationsen_US
dc.subjectcommunicationen_US
thesis.degree.nameEdDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadershipen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHendricks, J. Roberten_US
dc.contributor.chairHendricks, J. Roberten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBosworth, Krisen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRuiz, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWortman, Roberten_US
dc.identifier.proquest1398en_US
dc.identifier.oclc137355442en_US
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