Date Approved

6-9-2017

Embargo Period

6-9-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Learning Disabilities

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Kuder, Sydney J.

Second Advisor

Paparo, Nanci

Subject(s)

Children of immigrants--Education; Hispanic Americans

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students were provided with Spanish versions of homework for their parents to assist them, their homework performance would improve. Research has shown that in order to remove biases in education, the academic program and the characteristics of the student must be compatible. The sample consisted of 6 CLD students in the same Social Studies class. Student grades on homework were used to determine if student homework averages increased when homework assignments were translated into the parent's native language.

The results of the study does give some support to the hypothesis that the homework performance of CLD students would improve when they were sent home with homework in both Spanish and English. Through the results it was apparent that some students had a slight increase in their averages when comparing the pre and post-data of both homework and test averages.

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