Re: [xmca] Help needed from XMCArs

From: Carol Macdonald (
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 10:09:47 PDT

David, we need a bit more information in order to help you. What kind of
communities are you talking about: anglo-working class; immigrant L2
speakers; alienated subcultures? My first response is that giving parents
information can result in no action whatsoever, because there may be a clash
of values, down to the fact that there is not a library at the school or
nearby in the community, whether books speak into their situation and so
on. If I am borig the group, please feel free to write to me individually.
But other folk may want to pick this up.

On 9/27/06, David Preiss <> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> I need to develop a number of tips for parents from students which
> come from environments possessing low rates of literacy and numeracy.
> The goal of these tips is to provide the parents of these kids with
> strategies that help to advance the schooling of their kids. These
> tips will be distributed in a massive manner by an official entity. I
> wonder whether there exist some research on how to elaborate these
> tips, which is the best way to communicate them and what kind of tips
> are indeed effective and have some sociocognitive positive consequences.
> Your wisdom is needed and your sharing it will be welcomed.
> David
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