Improving the quality of homework of culturally and linguistically diverse students through translation for parents
MA Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, Sydney J.
Committee Member 1
Spanish-speaking parents, homework
Children of immigrants--Education; Hispanic Americans
Disability and Equity in Education
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.
Thorne, Robin, "Improving the quality of homework of culturally and linguistically diverse students through translation for parents" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2437.