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Page 7 - Describing High School Parental Involvement:
Voices from the Field

Cris Gutierrez

Cris Gutierrez
Teacher-scholar, peace educator
Los Angeles, California

  • Engage parents in academic work in honest ways. Course work to involve families
  • Parents ask questions of students
  • Different concept of schooling-parents to know how to ask for different kind of learning
  • Take parents out of the school settings to connect
  • Have parents relate to parents about young people
  • Parents-teachers converse in unusual ways


Voices From The Field

Zenna Nephew
Scott Elliff
Safisha Mance
Linda Boswell-Bordelon
Jeff Edmondson
Cris Gutierrez
Jason King
William Miles

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