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Parent Involvement Resources

Padres Promotores de Educacion (PPE)

The PPE project began as a pilot in the spring of 2011 at Rigler and Harvey Scott Schools. Over 25 parents graduated from the 8-week training program, and continue to breathe life into the program as it grows to include new parents.

Staff

The weekly workshops are designed by project staff using Popular Education methodology, an approach most closely associated with Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. The central premise of Popular Education is respect for the wisdom that comes from the life experiences of ordinary people. This philosophical base is especially important for parents from backgrounds of poverty and limited formal education. During each workshop, parents have the opportunity to analyze their children’s educational reality, develop priorities for change, and identify opportunities to advocate for these changes. Topics included in the training include:

  • Our hopes and dreams for our children and what we are willing to do to accomplish them
  • Structure and function of the education system and how to participate at each level: at home, in the classroom, in the school, and at the district, state and federal levels
  • Our role as parents in the education of our children: at home, at school, and in the decisions that affect them
  • Rights and responsibilities of parents within the context of our children’s education
  • The aspects of our children’s schools that we appreciate most, the things we’d like to improve, and the dreams we have for our schools
  • Strategies to organize with other parents and to collaborate with the schools to create positive change

Colegio de Padres / Parent College

The PPE project began as a pilot in the spring of 2011 at Rigler and Harvey Scott Schools. Over 25 parents graduated from the 8-week training program, and continue to breathe life into the program as it grows to include new parents.

Staff


Latino Network
240 N Broadway, Suite 214
Portland, OR 97227

p: 503.283.6881

Latino Network Rockwood
18725 SE. Stark St.
Gresham,OR 97233

email: edgar@latnet.org