Surveying Multilingual Families

We have printable parent surveys for you in 40 languages.

Surveys of multilingual families can provide teachers and schools with critical information regarding families' awareness and perceptions of their children's schooling. Multilingual surveys that provide reliable data, on the other hand, are difficult to create. In this article, we share a model survey that we prepared in 40 languages to collect input on families' satisfaction with school services, areas of interest for engagement in their child's education, and the services they require to participate in school activities. We give our survey construction approach as an example of best practice for creating similar tools. We share how educators used our survey tool to reach out to caregivers, establish the groundwork for a relationship, and offer engagement activities based on responses from families. 

Hellman, A. B., Uribe-Zarain, X., Bell, A. B., & González, A. (2021). Surveying multilingual families in schools. MIDTESOL Journal, 4, 28-52. https://midtesol.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2-Surveying-Multilingual-Families-in-Schools.pdf

 

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