Knowledge That Immigrant Parents Possess

Posted: May 6, 2010 in ezines

While educators, such as James Banks, James Cummins, and Enrique Trueba, have focused on the strengths, possibilities, and knowledge that immigrant parents possess that benefit their children, contemporary educational and social models are still greatly influenced by the deficit-based hypothesis. Immigrant parents are blamed for their children’s academic shortcomings, thus relieving the schools of their responsibility to provide an escape route out of poverty and deprivation. Read more

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