“Together is better.” a workshop for immigrant parents to support effective parent-teacher communication
This project is a workshop that contains knowledge about special education and activities to develop skills to improve in a positive way the relationship between immigrant parents and teachers in the special education field. Culture and the special education system are factors to take into consideration when creating a relationship between immigrant parents and teachers. This project helps to provide immigrant parents with tools such as knowledge of concepts like: inclusion, roles and responsibilities within special education, assessments and IEPs. At the same time, this project is intended to create a safe and friendly environment to facilitate and practice effective communication skills with the purpose of building positive pedagogical partnerships.
Identifier (Other)DOI: 10.25316/IR-1008
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