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  Case: Non English. Speaking parent
If there is a scenario where you have parent/guardian(s) that do not speak the English language; how would you handle different parental involvement issues you may encounter?
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Most schools have a translator or has someone that knows other languages and you can use them as resources to talk with the parents. Sometimes if the information needed to be passed on is wither good news or something that is not getting the student in trouble, then you can have the students translate for you. I would also send any notes home in the parents home language. That why you are not relying on the stuent to give the parents the information and the parents will get the right information the first time.
 
     
     
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Comments: I agree with getting someone from the school to help translate for the parents but it would be best not to have the child translate at all. You don't know what they will tell their parent or what they have already told them. I think the route you were going with sending a newsletter home in their native language was a really good idea.
Rated On: October 14, 2014 3:26 pm
Rated By: MaByvu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This is the best answer and solution for this case.
Rated On: October 18, 2014 5:22 am
Rated By: zemyRy
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Great strategy. This will decrease the chances of parents being misinformed.
Rated On: October 20, 2014 3:48 am
Rated By: Deborah Guyton