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"A number of studies highlight the fact that an ongoing community / school process is an important contributor to the success of a school working with bilingual students. In effective schools, teachers have a strong commitment to home-school communication, and parents are involved in formal parent support activities. .. one of the ways in which a school demonstrates its commitment to parental involvement is by hiring staff who can speak the parents' languages."


Cummins, J. Language, Power and Pedagogy. Multilingual Matters