Sample records for education parental involvement

  1. Parental Involvement and Educational Achievement

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    Geert Driessen; Frederik Smit; Peter Sleegers

    2005-01-01

    Parental involvement is seen as an important strategy for the advancement of the quality of education. The ultimate objective of this is to expand the social and cognitive capacities of pupils. In addition, special attention is paid to the children of low?educated and ethnic minority parents. Various forms of both parental and school?initiated involvement are examined. On the one hand,

  2. Parental Involvement and Educational Achievement

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    Driessen, Geert; Smit, Frederik; Sleegers, Peter

    2005-01-01

    Parental involvement is seen as an important strategy for the advancement of the quality of education. The ultimate objective of this is to expand the social and cognitive capacities of pupils. In addition, special attention is paid to the children of low-educated and ethnic minority parents. Various forms of both parental and school-initiated…

  3. Teachers Involving Parents (TIP): An in-service teacher education program for enhancing parental involvement

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    Kathleen V. Hoover-dempsey; Joan M. Walker; Kathleen P. Jones; Richard P. Reed

    Abstract Because parental involvement in children=s education has been associated with positive outcomes for students, teacher skills for engaging parental involvement are an important area of professional development. An in-service education program ( Teachers Involving Parents [TIP]) was designed to increase elementary and middle school teachers=invitations to parental involvement by strengthening participants=sense of teaching efficacy, beliefs about parents= efficacy for

  4. Parental Involvement in Traditional and Online Education

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    Chang, Cheng-Sian; Chen, Hsi-Mei

    2011-01-01

    While parental involvement benefits the learning performance of elementary students and the internet changes the learning environment, few studies have examined how parents are involved in the virtual world. This two-year project analysed the effects of parental involvement at home, in school and on internet use. The first stage of our research…

  5. Parental Role Construction and Parental Involvement in Children's Education.

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    Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V.; Jones, Kathleen P.

    Following a model suggesting that parental role construction fills specific functions in the parental involvement process (Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler, 1995; in press), this study examined parents' role construction as it relates to children's schooling. A sample of 74 parents of public elementary school children participated in focused interviews…

  6. Parent involvement in elementary school and educational attainment

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    Wendy Miedel Barnard

    2004-01-01

    While educational success in high school can be linked to elementary school achievement, there is little evidence that parent involvement in elementary school provides lasting benefits to children through high school. Using data from the Chicago Longitudinal Study, this study investigated the association between parent involvement in elementary school and success in high school. Parent involvement in school (based on

  7. INVOLVING HISPANIC PARENTS IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES THROUGH COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

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    Alicia Salinas Sosa

    This article is based on a literature review of school districts' successful practices in involving Hispanic parents, particularly migrant and immigrant parents, in their children's school activities. It presents a brief overview of the tradition of parental involvement, followed by a force field analysis of factors, which facilitate or hinder the involvement in education of this population. Finally, the author

  8. Gift and sacrifice: parental involvement in Latino adolescents' education.

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    Ceballo, Rosario; Maurizi, Laura K; Suarez, Gloria A; Aretakis, Maria T

    2014-01-01

    Although myriad studies document the benefits of parental involvement in education on various indicators of children's academic performance, less research examines parental involvement among adolescents in low-income Latino families. Incorporating a multidimensional conceptualization of parental involvement, this study examined the relation between parental involvement and academic outcomes in a sample of 223 low-income, Latino adolescents. Results indicated that three types of parental involvement (gift/sacrifice, future discussions/academic socialization, and school involvement) had significant, positive associations with academic outcomes. Moreover, our results suggest that parents' stories about struggles with poverty and immigration are an important component of parental involvement, contributing to adolescents' desire to succeed academically and "give back" to parents. Additionally, our findings indicated that the positive relations between parental involvement and academic outcomes were stronger for immigrant youth and for those with higher endorsements of the Latino cultural value of respeto (respect). PMID:23834259

  9. Involving Parents in the Education of Their Children.

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    Hart, Thomas E.

    1988-01-01

    Two decades of research show that parental involvement is associated with greater student achievement, improved parent and student attitudes toward education, and additional parent participation in other school activities. These conclusions are applicable to students at all educational levels and from diverse social and economic backgrounds. Aware…

  10. Parent Involvement and Education: State Initiated Family Support and Education.

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    Seppanen, Patricia S.; Weiss, Heather B.

    This paper briefly defines parent involvement in education, outlines several factors that are fueling new state interest in programs to strengthen families, describes programmatic initiatives in several states, and examines some of the issues states have faced in their efforts to craft effective community-based programs that are responsive to…

  11. Elementary Preservice Teachers' Opinions about Parental Involvement in Children's Education

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    Aslihan Uludag

    2006-01-01

    This study examines the opinions of elementary preservice teachers about parental involvement in elementary children’s education. The study specifically examines preservice teacher opinions about their preparation in learning parental involvement strategies and what kind of experiences regarding parental involvement they think teacher education programs should provide.\\u000aMultiple data sources used for this study included: a survey questionnaire with preservice teachers

  12. Teacher Perceptions of Parent Involvement in Literacy Education

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    Wayne M. Linek; Timothy V. Rasinski; Donna M. Harkins

    1997-01-01

    Parent involvement appears to hold great potential for the improvement of literacy education. Without the coordination and support ofthe classroom teacher, however, the effects of such involvement may not be maximized. A question central to the development of parent involvement programs is, \\

  13. Parent Involvement in Education: Toward an Understanding of Parents' Decision Making

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    Kellie J. Anderson; Kathleen M. Minke

    2007-01-01

    Parent involvement (PI) in education is associated with positive outcomes for students; however, little is known about how parents decide to be involved in children's education. On the basis of the K. V. Hoover-Dempsey and H. M. Sandler (1995, 1997) model of parent decision making, the authors examined the relationship among 4 parent variables (role construction, sense of efficacy, resources,

  14. Barriers to Parental Involvement in Education: An Explanatory Model

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    Hornby, Garry; Lafaele, Rayleen

    2011-01-01

    The issue of parental involvement (PI) in education is notable for the extensive rhetoric supporting it and considerable variation in the reality of its practice. It is proposed that the gap between rhetoric and reality in PI has come about because of the influence of factors at the parent and family, child, parent-teacher and societal levels…

  15. Parent Involvement: The Developmental Capital of Special Education.

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    Bauer, Anne M.; Shea, Thomas M.

    1985-01-01

    Using E. Deno's reflections on special education as the developmental capital in education and the approach of using a cascade of services as a model, a cascade of services focusing on parent involvement is presented. The article concludes with a prescriptive teaching model designed to meet the needs of the individual parents of exceptional…

  16. A Model for Parental Involvement in Physical Education.

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    Virgilio, Stephen J.

    1990-01-01

    When parents are involved with their children's schools, increased learning takes place. For parent involvement programs to be successful, physical educators must play the key role in the link between home and school. Home activities should build basic physical skills without duplicating the teachers' efforts. (JD)

  17. Parents' Motivational Beliefs about Their Involvement in Young Children's Education

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    Tekin, Ali Kemal

    2011-01-01

    This study sought to assess Turkish parents' motivational beliefs, including their role activity and self-efficacy beliefs about their involvement in young children's education. The impact of demographic characteristics on these motivational beliefs was also explored. Parents' motivational beliefs about their involvement were measured by using the…

  18. Promoting Physical Activity through Physical Education: Increasing Parental Involvement

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    Hager, Lisa; Beighle, Aaron

    2006-01-01

    This article describes how quality physical education can promote lifelong physical activity. One strategy for motivating students to be active is to get parents involved. Of the many possible sources of social support for children, parents are the most powerful. And, this remains true regardless of the age. This article provides strategies and…

  19. Understanding Latino Parental Involvement in Education: Perceptions, Expectations, and Recommendations

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    Zarate, Maria Estela

    2007-01-01

    The Latino community has been characterized by low high school graduation rates, low college completion rates and substandard schooling conditions. As schools and policymakers seek to improve the educational conditions of Latinos, parental influence in the form of school involvement is assumed to play some role in shaping students' educational

  20. Student?parent rapport and parent involvement in sex, birth control, and venereal disease education

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    Susan M. Bennett; Winifred B. Dickinson

    1980-01-01

    Despite widespread support for more effective sex education by parents, frank discussion of sex between parent and child is generally acknowledged to be a rarity. This study asked 18–19?year?olds who they felt should be responsible for instructing young people about sex, examined relationships between student?parent rapport and parental involvement in sex education, and evaluated the impact of rapport and discussion

  1. Should Parents Get Involved in Educational Reform?

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    Blodget, Alden S.

    2012-01-01

    People tend to do things because that's how they have always done them or because that's the way others have done them. Schools are no different. The rigid factory model of education--a conveyor belt that moves children through a standard curriculum of books and lessons in a strict sequence--assumes that all brains are basically the same. They…

  2. The Educational Impact of Involvement of Immigrant Latino Parents on Their High-Achieving 5th Grade Children

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    Baeza, Roberto

    2012-01-01

    potential effects of parental involvement in the educationeffect of parental involvements on their children's education,effects of parental involvement on minority children’s academic achievement. Education

  3. Parent Involvement 

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    Howard, Jeff W.

    2005-05-10

    To be successful, a 4-H program must have parent involvement. Although 4-H leaders and Extension agents may interest young people in becoming members, they need the parents' goodwill and support to keep them interested, enthusiastic and active. Here...

  4. Involving Latino Parents.

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    Quezada, Reyes L.; Diaz, Delia M.; Sanchez, Maria

    2003-01-01

    Describes barriers to Latino parent involvement in educational activities, factors to consider when involving Latino parents, and two examples of Latino involvement programs in California: Family Literacy Workshop at James Monroe Elementary School, Madera Unified School District, and Parents Take P.A.R.T. (Parent Assisted Reading Training) at…

  5. Parent Involvement and Educational Outcomes for Latino Students

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    Melissa Marschall

    2006-01-01

    This study focuses on the determinants and effects of parent involvement in schools, in the context of urban school districts, and particularly with regard to the schools that serve Latino students. Three research questions are investigated in this article: (1) What are schools doing to support parents, foster involvement and engagement in their children's schools, and generally create strong parent-school

  6. Parents' Motivations for Involvement in Children's Education: Testing a Theoretical Model.

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    Reed, Richard P.; Jones, Kathleen P.; Walker, Joan M.; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V.

    This paper examines the motivational factors that influence parents' decisions to become involved in the children's education by testing the first level of Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's model of the parental involvement process. It suggests that the following constructs are key to understanding parents' involvement decisions: (1) parental role…

  7. Taking on the Perspective of the Other: Understanding Parents' and Teachers' Perceptions of Parent Involvement in Students' Educational Experiences

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    Wilson, Rene M.

    2011-01-01

    Parent involvement is considered a vital educational factor that is associated with students' academic success. Engaging parents in the educational process is a challenge confronting many school districts across the United States. This is a significant problem for schools in low socioeconomic communities where lack of resources for parents and…

  8. Parental Involvement and the Academic Achievement of Mexican American Youths: What Kinds of Involvement in Youths' Education Matter Most?

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    Altschul, Inna

    2011-01-01

    Parental involvement in education is a key focus of current policies and programs aimed at improving the academic outcomes of students at risk for academic underachievement. This study examines six forms of parental involvement in education to determine which forms of involvement have the strongest relationships with youths' academic outcomes.…

  9. Parental Involvement in Selected PISA Countries and Economies. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 73

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    Borgonovi, Francesca; Montt, Guillermo

    2012-01-01

    Studies have highlighted the beneficial effects of parental involvement in children's educational lives. Few studies, however, analyse parental involvement in a cross-national perspective and few evaluate a wide array of forms of involvement. In 2009, 14 countries and economies implemented the parental questionnaire option in the PISA 2009 cycle.…

  10. Parental Training and Involvement in Sexuality Education for Students Who Are Deaf.

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    Gabriel, Kamieka O. S.; Getch, Yvette Q.

    2001-01-01

    A study involving 71 educators examined whether schools for students with deafness were providing services to assist parents in communicating with their children about sexuality. Parents were more likely to be involved in approval and development of their children's sexuality education than to receive assistance with sexuality education. (Contains…

  11. Parent Involvement in the Special Education Process: A Synopsis of Exemplary Models. CASE Information Dissemination Packet.

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    Lewis, Margaret; And Others

    This document describes eight models of local and state special education efforts that are providing viable ways for parents to become more involved in their children's education. The models are designed to develop effective two-way communication and collaboration between parents and teachers, develop methods for parents to actively support their…

  12. Parent characteristics, economic stress and neighborhood context as predictors of parent involvement in preschool children's education

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    Christine Waanders; Julia L. Mendez; Jason T. Downer

    2007-01-01

    This study examines factors related to three dimensions of parent involvement in preschool: school-based involvement, home-based involvement, and the parent–teacher relationship. Participants were 154 predominantly African American parents recruited from two Head Start programs. Results of bivariate and canonical correlation analyses support the validity of a multi-dimensional, ecological conceptualization of parent involvement. Perceived context variables, including economic stress and neighborhood

  13. Parent Characteristics, Economic Stress and Neighborhood Context as Predictors of Parent Involvement in Preschool Children's Education

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    Waanders, Christine; Mendez, Julia L.; Downer, Jason T.

    2007-01-01

    This study examines factors related to three dimensions of parent involvement in preschool: school-based involvement, home-based involvement, and the parent-teacher relationship. Participants were 154 predominantly African American parents recruited from two Head Start programs. Results of bivariate and canonical correlation analyses support the…

  14. A Longitudinal Assessment of Teacher Perceptions of Parent Involvement in Children's Education and School Performance

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    Charles V. Izzo; Roger P. Weissberg; Wesley J. Kasprow; Michael Fendrich

    1999-01-01

    This study examines the ways in which parental involvement in children's education changes over time and how it relates to children's social and academic functioning in school. Teachers provided information on parent involvement and school performance for 1,205 urban, kindergarten through third-grade children for 3 consecutive years. They rated the following four dimensions of parent involvement: frequency of parent-teacher contact,

  15. Professional Views on Parents' Involvement at the Partnership Level in Preschool Education.

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    Laloumi-Vidali, Eva

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the views and attitudes of preschool and kindergarten teachers towards parental involvement and parent-teacher partnership during early childhood education in Greece. Identifies types of involvement needed in order to prepare for future policy-making on preschool education. (AS)

  16. Guide to Parent Involvement: Parents as Adult Learners. The Family Academy Model of the Family as Educator.

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    American Univ., Washington, DC. Adult Learning Potential Inst.

    This document is the second of a series of four reports developed to provide a comprehensive overview of parent involvement, encompassing the family, parenting needs, and existing resources, in addition to current parent education approaches and practices. This "Family Academy Model" provides one interpretation of how the family functions as…

  17. A Handbook for Educators: Encouraging Parent Involvement in Low SES Middle Schools

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    Barbee, Marlen Worsham

    2010-01-01

    Parent involvement has been the focus of many educational research studies since the release of "Equality of educational opportunity" (1966), which concluded that parents and home environment determine students' academic success. Since that time, educators have worked toward identifying effective strategies to increase home-school collaboration in…

  18. Parents' Perceptions of Teacher Outreach and Parent Involvement in Children's Education

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    Evanthia N. Patrikakou; Roger P. Weissberg

    2000-01-01

    The present study investigated associations between parents' perceptions of various teacher outreach practices and self-reported parent involvement both at home and at school. A survey was administered to 246 parents whose children attended one of three inner-city schools in a Midwestern city. Overall, large percentages of parents reported helping their children with schoolwork at home, whereas smaller percentages reported engaging

  19. Parents' Motivations for Involvement in Children's Education: An Empirical Test of a Theoretical Model of Parental Involvement

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    Christa L. Green; Joan M. T. Walker; Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey; Howard M. Sandler

    2007-01-01

    This study examined the ability of a theoretical model to predict types and levels of parental involvement during the elementary and middle school years. Predictor variables included parents' motivational beliefs about involvement, perceptions of invitations to involvement from others, and perceived life context variables. Analyses of responses from 853 parents of 1st- through 6th-grade students enrolled in an ethnically diverse

  20. The Discourse of Parent Involvement in Special Education: A Critical Analysis Linking Policy Documents to the Experiences of Mothers

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    Lai, Yuan; Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer A.

    2013-01-01

    Parent involvement is acknowledged as a crucial aspect of the education of students with special needs. However, the discourse of parent involvement represents parent involvement in limited ways, thereby controlling how and the extent to which parents can be involved in the education of their children. In this article, critical discourse analysis…

  1. Teachers Involving Parents (TIP): results of an in-service teacher education program for enhancing parental involvement

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    Kathleen V Hoover-Dempsey; Joan M. T Walker; Kathleen P Jones; Richard P Reed

    2002-01-01

    Despite considerable theoretical and empirical work supporting the critical role of parents in students’ school success, pre-service teachers generally receive little preparation for involving parents. Responding to a need for in-service preparation, this paper reports on a program designed to enhance practicing teachers’ beliefs, skills, and strategies related to parental involvement. Results of an initial test of the program in

  2. Parental Involvement in Children's Education: Connecting Family and School by Using Telecommunication Technologies

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    Ellen Lunts

    Everyone seems to agree about the importance of parental involvement (PI) in children's education. Two-way communication between families and schools is essential both for schools (they gain better understanding of the child's needs and secure parental assistance) and for parents (being more informed about their child's progress at school promotes levels of PI that are even more beneficial for children's

  3. Gender Issues in Parental Involvement in Student Choices of Higher Education.

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    David, Miriam E.; Ball, Stephen J.; Davies, Jackie; Reay, Diane

    2003-01-01

    Explored gender, social class, and ethnic issues in parental involvement in students' choice of higher education. Parent and student interviews indicated that gender was a significant factor. Most interviewees were mothers and daughters who were considering higher education. Discusses how gender is inflected in the choice processes, illustrating…

  4. Educational Leadership for Parental Involvement in an Asian Context: Insights from Bourdieu's Theory of Practice

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    Ho, Esther Sui-chu

    2009-01-01

    This article examines how educational leadership defines parental involvement and shapes the nature of home-school collaboration in schools in an Asian context. Results show three major types of principal leadership, or "habitus" of parental involvement: bureaucratic, utilitarian, and communitarian, which provide a more powerful explanation for…

  5. What Will Teachers Do to Involve Parents in Education?: Using a Theory of Reasoned Action

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    Pryor, Brandt W.; Pryor, Caroline R.

    2009-01-01

    Parents' involvement in their children's education is associated with a variety of benefits, including higher achievement, yet teachers are not uniformly supportive and encouraging. Teacher attitudes and beliefs about parental involvement are a predictive factor which schools, and preservice programs, could influence, yet little is known about how…

  6. Does Parental Homework Involvement Mediate the Relationship between Family Background and Educational Outcomes?

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    Dumont, Hanna; Trautwein, Ulrich; Ludtke, Oliver; Neumann, Marko; Niggli, Alois; Schnyder, Inge

    2012-01-01

    This research examines whether parental homework involvement mediates the relationship between family background and educational outcomes such as academic achievement and academic self-concept. Data from two studies in which grade 8 students (N = 1274 and N = 1911) described their parents' involvement in the homework process were reanalyzed via…

  7. Getting Parents Involved.

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    Butts, Vickie; Finch, Patty A.

    1985-01-01

    Describes a parental involvement program in reading, writing, and human education. The project consists of caring for Clifford, a stuffed toy dog, on a rotated basis by first grade students. Books and pet care items accompany Clifford and provide an opportunity for parent and child to work together. (ML)

  8. Excluded Parents: The Deracialisation of Parental Involvement.

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    Crozier, Gill

    2001-01-01

    Argues that parent involvement policies in British schools are flawed in their failure to recognize the ethnic diversity of parents and the institutional racism within the educational system. Suggests that deracialized parent involvement may in the long run contribute to widening the gap between the involved and the uninvolved, the achievers and…

  9. The Micro-Politics of Parental Involvement in School Education in Hong Kong: Ethnocentrism, Utilitarianism or Policy Rhetoric!

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    Ng, Shun-wing; Yuen, Wai Kwan Gail

    2015-01-01

    The impact of parental involvement on school management has been recognized by many education professionals and policy-makers. Thus parental involvement in school education becomes one of the prime focuses in the current education reform movement in Hong Kong. Particularly, specific guidelines and policies for involving parents at various levels…

  10. Getting Schools Involved with Parents.

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    Kroth, Roger L.; Scholl, Geraldine T.

    To provide practical assistance in involving parents of exceptional students in their child's education, examples of successful school programs of parental involvement are presented, along with vignettes illustrating various aspects of parental involvement. In the section on the merits of parent participation are discussed political activities,…

  11. Understanding the Impact of Parent School Involvement on Children's Educational Outcomes

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    Gail L. Zellman; Jill M. Waterman

    1998-01-01

    Parent school involvement in children's education is associated with positive educational outcomes. This association has prompted efforts to increase such involvement through formal programs. However, among the few programs that have been rigorously evaluated, most do not appear to improve child outcomes. Using data from a study of 193 Los Angeles area 2nd- and 5th-grade children and their mothers, the

  12. Can Parents' Involvement in Children's Education Offset the Effects of Early Insensitivity on Academic Functioning?

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    Monti, Jennifer D.; Pomerantz, Eva M.; Roisman, Glenn I.

    2014-01-01

    Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,312) were analyzed to examine whether the adverse effects of early insensitive parenting on children's academic functioning can be offset by parents' later involvement in children's education. Observations of mothers' early…

  13. Parental Involvement in the Musical Education of Violin Students: Suzuki and "Traditional" Approaches Compared

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    Bugeja, Clare

    2009-01-01

    This article investigates parental involvement in the musical education of violin students and the changing role of the parents' across the learning process. Two contexts were compared, one emphasising the Suzuki methodology and the other a "traditional" approach. Students learning "traditionally" are typically taught note reading from the…

  14. "Simply the Best for My Children": Patterns of Parental Involvement in Education

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    Ule, Mirjana; Živoder, Andreja; du Bois-Reymond, Manuela

    2015-01-01

    This article explores parental involvement in the educational trajectories of children in Europe. The analysis is embedded in the framework of the three dominant contemporary social processes that have been acknowledged as crucial factors for the educational and life trajectories of young people today, i.e. familialization, institutionalization,…

  15. Rethinking Parent Involvement: African American Mothers Construct their Roles in the Mathematics Education of their Children

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    Kara Jackson; Janine T. Remillard

    is article presents initial findings from a study that examined how African American mothers from a low-income neighborhood conceptualized their roles in their children's mathematics learning. Based on interviews and observations focusing on ten mothers' involvement in their children's education, we offer a framework that expands typical characterizations of parent involvement. ?is framework privileges practices that are both traditionally visible

  16. Longitudinal Studies of Special Education and Regular Students: Autonomy, Parental Involvement Practices and Degree of Reciprocity in Parent-Adolescent Interactions.

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    Deslandes, Rollande; Leclerc, Danielle; Dore-Cote, Annie

    Research suggests links between authoritative parenting style, parental involvement, autonomy, and school performance during adolescence. This study examined the nature of change over a 2-year period of parenting style, parenting involvement, and autonomy among special education students; compared these variables among regular and special…

  17. No Parent Left Behind: Predicting Parental Involvement in Adolescents' Education within a Sociodemographically Diverse Population

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    Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D.

    2013-01-01

    Numerous studies have investigated the utility of the Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler (HDS) model for predicting parents' involvement in students' education. Yet, the model has yet to be thoroughly evaluated with respect to youth who are (a) in high school and (b) from sociodemographically diverse families. Using a nationally representative…

  18. Principal leadership of parent involvement

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    James Griffith

    2001-01-01

    Strategies to increase parent involvement and its beneficial effects, in particular, among parents whose children traditionally have low academic achievement, abound in the educational literature. Yet, conspicuously absent is an empirical examination of the relation of principal behaviors on parent involvement. The present study analyzed survey data from principals regarding their behaviors and the relation of their behavior to survey

  19. Parental involvement: Definition and outcomes

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    Stelios N. Georgiou

    1996-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to seek a definition of the concept of parental involvement and to examine the relationship\\u000a that may exist between school achievement and specific parental involvement activities. Data were collected from 852 parents\\u000a of sixth-grade students of both genders. It was found that the involvement of parents in their children's educational process\\u000a is a complex

  20. Family Resources and Mid-Life Level of Education: A Longitudinal Study of the Mediating Influence of Childhood Parental Involvement

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    von Otter, Cecilia

    2014-01-01

    This paper draws on the concept of parental involvement, popular among educators and policy-makers, in investigating differences in level of attained education by family background. The question is if parental involvement in children's schooling at age 14 acts as a mediator between family resources and mid-life level of attained education.…

  1. Parent involvement: Barriers and opportunities

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    Golam Mannan; Jacqueline Blackwell

    1992-01-01

    This article explores the issues of parental involvement in the context of current movements to reform education. It asserts that parent involvement as a voluntary effort may not be effective. It further asserts that in their efforts to reform education businesses and industries are focusing too much attention on school related variables and insufficient importance on work-related variables that might

  2. Voices from the Gambia: Parents' Perspectives on Their Involvement in Their Children's Education

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    Colley, Binta M.

    2014-01-01

    Research indicates the positive effects parental involvement can have in reinforcing learners' beliefs about their ability to succeed. In this article, the author explores the nature of parental involvement in children's education in the Republic of the Gambia. The Gambian example reemphasizes the value of parent-school partnerships as a…

  3. Parent Involvement: Some Considerations.

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    Hyde Park - Kenwood Community Conference, Chicago, IL. Child Care Task Force.

    The focus of this paper is on the immediate and long-range advantages of parent involvement, the definitions and implications of varying levels of parent involvement in child care center operations, and the general means by which a chosen level of involvement might be achieved. The advantages of parent involvement are discussed briefly in terms of…

  4. Parents' Involvement in Their Children's Education. Tierra de Oportunidad Module 12. LAES: Latino Adult Education Services Project.

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    Kissam, Ed; Dorsey, Holda

    This module, which may be used as the basis for a workshop or as a special topic unit in adult basic education or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses, addresses how and why parents should become involved in their children's learning. Topics covered include the following: involvement opportunities; identifying the hierarchy of school…

  5. Parent Involvement in Inclusive Primary Schools in New Zealand: Implications for Improving Practice and for Teacher Education

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    Garry Hornby; Chrystal Witte

    2010-01-01

    Abstract A critical factor in the success of inclusive schools is effective parent involvement,in the education of children with special educational needs. This article reports the results of a survey of the practice of parent involvement,in inclusive primary schools in a large city in New Zealand. Interviews were conducted with 21 primary school principals using a schedule which focused on

  6. ADVERSITIES, IMPLICATIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

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    Mark J. Cooper

    Parental involvement is often noted as a key requisite for successful educational programs for students. There is little question about the benefits of parental involvement on academic achievement. While there is a strong endorsement among teachers and administrators for parental involvement, there is also a strong justification for caution. The presumption that all parents provide quality parental involvement while helping

  7. Parent Involvement: Influencing Factors and Implications

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    Delores C. Peña

    2000-01-01

    The involvement of Mexican American parents in their children's education was explored in a year-long case study of an elementary school in Texas. Interviews, document analysis, and observations of parent activities revealed that parent involvement was influenced by several factors, including language, parent cliques, parents' education, attitudes of the school staff, cultural influences, and family issues. Although the school staff

  8. Racial\\/Ethnic Socialization and Parental Involvement in Education as Predictors of Cognitive Ability and Achievement in African American Children

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    Meeta BanerjeeZaje; Zaje A. T. Harrell; Deborah J. Johnson

    2011-01-01

    Racial\\/ethnic socialization has not been studied in the context of other parenting behaviors such as parental involvement\\u000a in education and its relationship to children’s cognitive outcomes. The present study tested the impact of racial\\/ethnic socialization\\u000a and parental involvement in education on cognitive ability and achievement in a sample of African American youth. Two dimensions\\u000a of racial\\/ethnic socialization, cultural exposure (i.e.,

  9. Parental investment in childhood and educational qualifications: Can greater parental involvement mediate the effects of socioeconomic disadvantage?

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    Darcy Hango

    2007-01-01

    Parental involvement is important for later well-being since it conveys to children that parents are interested in their development. In socioeconomically disadvantaged homes this involvement becomes even more important. This paper asks: Can the social capital produced by greater parental involvement mediate some of the harmful effects of less financial capital? Data are from the National Child Development Study; a

  10. Expanding Parental Involvement in Canadian Schools

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    Mary McKenna; J. Douglas Willms

    Parent councils are rapidly becoming an important part of Canada's educational system, and the formation of parent councils has increased dramatically the number of parents directly involved in school affairs. To maximize the be nefits of parental involvement in schools, parents must not only be involved in making decisions about school matters, but in other areas as well, such as

  11. Examining American Indian Perspectives in the Central Region on Parent Involvement in Children's Education. Issues & Answers. REL 2008-No. 059

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    Mackety, Dawn M.; Linder-VanBerschot, Jennifer A.

    2008-01-01

    Parent involvement is recognized as an important factor in encouraging student achievement. However, a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics found that in public schools with 25 percent or more American Indian students, teachers identified lack of parent involvement as one of their schools' three most serious problems. At an…

  12. The Politics of Parental Involvement: How Opportunity Hoarding and Prying Shape Educational Opportunity

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    Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn; Hinz, Serena E.

    2015-01-01

    As more state legislatures join the debate on school-choice and parent-trigger legislation, their discussions draw attention to an evolving landscape outside school walls where parental action shapes educational opportunity. Parents wield their political, social, economic, and cultural capital to secure the best educational outcomes for their…

  13. Promising Practices: Parental Involvement in School. Hearing to Promote Parental Involvement in Their Children's Education, before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

    These Congressional hearing transcripts present testimony on the need to encourage parent involvement in children's education, focusing on national and local programs and activities designed to promote such involvement. Testimony was heard from: (1) Senators Christopher J. Dodd and James M. Jeffords; (2) Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley;…

  14. NEIGHBORHOOD EFFECTS AND PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF EDUCATION

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    Eleonora Patacchini; Yves Zenou

    2011-01-01

    ABSTRACT We analyze the intergenerational transmission of education focusing on the interplay between family and neighborhood effects. We develop a theoretical model suggesting that both neighborhood quality and parental effort are of importance for the education attained by children. This model proposes a mechanism explaining why and how they are of importance, distinguishing between high? and low?educated parents. We then

  15. Home-Based Parental Involvement in Young Children's Education: Examining the Effects of Maternal Education across U.S. Ethnic Groups

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    Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Stapleton, Laura M.

    2007-01-01

    This study investigated the contributions of maternal education and ethnicity to three dimensions of home-based parental involvement in young children's education and development: parental expectations about educational attainment, children's activities at home and outside the home, and family routines. Controlling for family background variables…

  16. Parent Involvement, Parental Depression, and Program Satisfaction Among Low-Income Parents Participating in a Two-Generation Early Childhood Education Program

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    Doré R. LaForett; Julia L. Mendez

    2010-01-01

    Research Findings: This study simultaneously examined parental depression and parent involvement as predictors of satisfaction with an early childhood intervention program. Parents (N = 203) of Head Start children participated in this short-term longitudinal study. Measures of parent involvement and satisfaction assessed multiple dimensions of these constructs. Nearly 40% of low-income mothers reported being sometimes or chronically depressed over the

  17. Involvement of Portuguese-Speaking Parents in the Education of Their Special-Needs Children.

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    Tellier-Robinson, Dora

    2000-01-01

    Interviews with parents from nine families who were foreign born, were Portuguese-speaking, and had at least one child in special education revealed that parents had to fight for what they wanted in their child's education, and lacking proficiency in English was a barrier to procuring the services their child needed. (Contains 28 references.) (SV)

  18. Parents Make the Difference: A Guide for Parents Who Want To Be Involved in Their Child's Education.

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    Quick, Robin

    Written by an educator, this book is designed to help parents develop a solid working relationship with their school-age children and their children's teachers, to dispel some popular "homework myths," to help parents and children become more efficient at homework, and to offer suggestions on how to help children become more independent with…

  19. Parent Involvement. Research Brief

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    Walker, Karen

    2007-01-01

    What are some ways in which to get parents meaningfully involved in their child's high school? According to the research, the most successful programs are those that provide a variety of ways in which parents can be actively engaged in their child's academic life. Joyce Epstein, Director of the National Network of Partnership Schools, out of Johns…

  20. Rethinking parent involvement in child care programs

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    Rena Shimoni; Barbara Ferguson

    1992-01-01

    The feasibility of parent involvement in child care programs is examined in terms of goals such as parent influence and control, educating parents, ensuring continuity of care, and empowerment. Studies relating to parent involvement are reviewed and their implications for child care discussed.

  1. Does Parental Involvement Influence the Academic Achievement of Mexican-American Eighth Graders? Results From the National Education Longitudinal Study

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    Patricia B. Keith; Marilyn V. Lichtman

    1994-01-01

    Parental involvement is being touted as one mechanism by which academic achievement can be increased. If parental involvement is indeed effective, it may be one approach for improving the achievement of Mexican-American students. Many Mexican-American children are educationally disadvantaged, are at-risk for academic failure, and have not demonstrated the academic achievement that other immigrant groups have, even after they have

  2. Reaching and Involving Black Parents of Handicapped Children in Their Child's Education Program. Final Report. Minority Outreach Project.

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    Cassidy, Eileen

    The Minority Outreach Project, conducted by the Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education in Flint, Michigan, developed and implemented a model to reach and involve Black parents of handicapped students in their child's education. Project components included research, outreach, and model development. Outreach strategies developed included…

  3. Obesity Prevention Interventions in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings with Parental Involvement: A Systematic Review

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    Morris, Heather; Skouteris, Helen; Edwards, Susan; Rutherford, Leonie

    2015-01-01

    Partnering early childhood education and care (ECEC) and the home together may be more effective in combating obesogenic risk factors in preschool children. Thus, an evaluation of ECEC obesity prevention interventions with a parental component was conducted, exploring parental engagement and its effect on obesity and healthy lifestyle outcomes. A…

  4. Foster ParentsInvolvement in Authoritative Parenting and Interest in Future Parenting Training

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    Keith A. King; Linda K. Kraemer; Amy L. Bernard; Rebecca A. Vidourek

    2007-01-01

    We surveyed 191 Southwest Ohio foster parents regarding their involvement in authoritative parenting and interest for additional\\u000a parenting education. Our results showed that most respondents reported using an authoritative parenting style and were interested\\u000a in receiving future training. Involvement in authoritative parenting differed significantly based on level of education and\\u000a number of years as a foster parent. Foster parents with

  5. Parental Involvement in School : A Literature Review

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    Francesco Avvisati; Bruno Besbas; Nina Guyon

    2010-01-01

    Parents are actively involved in their children?s education at all ages, and school-based parental involvement programmes are in fashion in developed countries. Yet so far, economists have devoted little attention to determinants, levels and effects of parental involvement. This review is concerned with parental involvement for school-aged children. We comprehensively survey the economic literature on the topic, and selectively review

  6. A review of parental involvement in sex education: The role for effective communication in British families

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    Triece Turnbull; Anna van Wersch; Paul van Schaik

    2008-01-01

    A review of recent literature (2000—2006) has been undertaken to investigate the role of sex education within the family context, in order to engage with the problems of sexual health in British society. The findings which emerged were categorized under the following five themes: (1) Parental roles regarding sex education; (2) The importance of effective communication in the family; (3)

  7. Home?based Parental Involvement in Young Children’s Education: Examining the effects of maternal education across U.S. ethnic groups

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    Laura M. Stapleton

    2007-01-01

    This study investigated the contributions of maternal education and ethnicity to three dimensions of home?based parental involvement in young children’s education and development: parental expectations about educational attainment, children’s activities at home and outside the home, and family routines. Controlling for family background variables such as family size and structure, household income, and neighbourhood safety, we examined these relations in

  8. Parent and Family Involvement in Education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012. First Look. NCES 2013-028.Rev

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    Noel, Amber; Stark, Patrick; Redford, Jeremy

    2015-01-01

    This report presents data on students in the United States attending kindergarten through grade 12. The main focus of the report is on parent and family involvement in the students' education during the 2011-12 school year as reported by the students' parents. It also includes the percentage of students who participated in selected family…

  9. Parent and Family Involvement in Education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012. First Look. NCES 2013-028

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    Noel, Amber; Stark, Patrick; Redford, Jeremy

    2013-01-01

    This report presents data on students in the United States attending kindergarten through grade 12. The main focus of the report is on parent and family involvement in the students' education during the 2011-12 school year as reported by the students' parents. It also includes the percentage of students who participated in family activities, as…

  10. Examining a Brief Measure of Parent Involvement in Children's Education

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    Lau, Won-Fong K.

    2013-01-01

    The current study is a preliminary investigation of the psychometric properties of a brief seven-item Parent Involvement Survey (PIS) as developed by the researcher, that could potentially be used in schools. In an effort to test for construct validity, the relation of the PIS to elementary-aged students' receptive vocabulary skills and four…

  11. Parental Involvement to Parental Engagement: A Continuum

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    Goodall, Janet; Montgomery, Caroline

    2014-01-01

    Based on the literature of the field, this article traces a continuum between parental involvement with schools, and parental engagement with children's learning. The article seeks to shed light on an area of confusion; previous research has shown that different stakeholder groups understand "parental engagement" in different ways.…

  12. Parental Involvement: Model Revision through Scale Development

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    Joan M. T. Walker; Andrew S. Wilkins; James R. Dallaire; Howard M. Sandler

    2005-01-01

    In 1995 and 1997 Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler proposed a theoretical model of the parental in- volvement process. Taking a psychological per- spective, the model explained why parents be- come involved in their children's education and how their involvement makes a difference in stu- dent outcomes. In this article we describe our efforts to operationalize Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's explanation and how,

  13. Parental Involvement in an Urban School Setting

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    Small, La'Quetta S.

    2010-01-01

    Children whose parents are involved with their education tend to perform better in school (Desforges & Abouchaar, 2003; Epstein, 2001; Steinberg, 2004). Students demonstrate higher academic and behavior levels, have higher aspirations, and display other positive school behaviors when parents are knowledgeable, encouraging, and involved (Bakker &…

  14. Adolescents' Psychological Well-Being and Perceived Parental Involvement: Implications for Parental Involvement in Middle Schools

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    Cripps, Kayla; Zyromski, Brett

    2009-01-01

    Adolescence is a critical period of development. Previous research suggests parent involvement in school directly impacts student success. However, different types of parental involvement and the efforts of middle school personnel to educate parents about these effective practices have received scant attention in the literature. The level and type…

  15. Teacher Communications, Child Achievement, and Parent Traits in Parent Involvement Models

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    Thomas J. Watkins

    1997-01-01

    Theory and research on achievement goals and parent involvement were used to examine parental mastery orientation, performance orientation, and efficacy in involvement as predictors of parent involvement. Those variables were also investigated for their ability to mediate the effects of amount of teacher communications, child achievement, and parent education level and ethnicity on parent involvement. The primary direct predictors of

  16. Parental Involvement: Who Wants It?

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    Crozier, Gill

    1999-01-01

    Considers who wants parental involvement in schools by exploring the viewpoints of teachers, parents, and students within the secondary school context. Discusses English and Welsh policy on Home-School Agreements. Demonstrates that parental involvement is complex and diverse, but the Home-School Agreement policy is based on a narrow concept of…

  17. Rethinking Parent Involvement: African American Mothers Construct their Roles in the Mathematics Education of their Children

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    Jackson, Kara; Remillard, Janine T.

    2005-01-01

    This article presents initial findings from a study that examined how African American mothers from a low-income neighborhood conceptualized their roles in their children's mathematics learning. Based on interviews and observations focusing on ten mothers' involvement in their children's education, we offer a framework that expands typical…

  18. Parental Involvement in Selected PISA Countries and Economies

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    Francesca Borgonovi; Guillermo Montt

    2012-01-01

    Studies have highlighted the beneficial effects of parental involvement in children’s educational lives. Few studies, however, analyse parental involvement in a cross-national perspective and few evaluate a wide array of forms of involvement. In 2009, 14 countries and economies implemented the parental questionnaire option in the PISA 2009 cycle. This working paper evaluates the levels of parental involvement across countries

  19. Parental Involvement and Young Women's Contraceptive Use

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    Frisco, Michelle L.

    2005-01-01

    Young adult women in the United States tend to delay family formation, pursue higher education and professional jobs, and become sexually active before marriage. Using effective contraception is the best way to ensure that nonmarital parenthood does not disrupt educational and career plans. Because parental involvement in education shapes…

  20. Parent Involvement in Transition Programs.

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    McNair, Jeff; Rusch, Frank R.

    This survey of 85 parents of children with handicaps (ages 14-25) assesses the involvement of parents in the transition process of the young person from home to work or independent living, the kind of involvement they desire, and responsibilities they would be willing to assume in order to be involved. Findings show that although more than…

  1. Community Involvement in Public Education: Parents United for the D.C. Public Schools. CWAS Occasional Paper 11.

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    Speicher, Anna

    A case study was done of the community-based education reform group, Parents United for the D.C. Public Schools in Washington, D.C. Data for the study came from written records; from interviews with Parents United staff and officers, members of the Board of Education, and others familiar with public education in Washington, D.C.; and from public…

  2. Effects of Parental Involvement on Eighth-Grade Achievement

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    Esther Ho Sui-Chu

    The indicators of parental involvement in children's education vary considerably across studies, most of which treat parental involvement as a unidimensional construct. This study identified four dimensions of parental involvement and assessed the relationship of each dimension with parental background and academic achievement for a large representative sample of U.S. middle school students. The findings provide little support for the

  3. Involving Parents in Head Start.

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    Leik, Robert K.; Chalkley, Mary Anne

    1989-01-01

    The Head Start Family Impact Project involved a one-year study of 81 single mothers and their children from the Hennepin County Head Start Program. This program was planned to test the notion that parent-child interaction in the context of Head Start would be the most beneficial form of parental involvement. An assessment session, which measured…

  4. Parents' Conceptual Involvement in Their Children's Education: An Assessment-Oriented View

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    Pishghadam, Reza; Sadafian, Shaghayegh Shayesteh

    2013-01-01

    Parents' underlying beliefs concerning pedagogical issues may be an indispensable key to understanding the diverse activities that parents engage in with their children. Assessment, as a multifunctional educational mechanism, has long engaged the minds of not only teachers and students but also their parents. Thus, this study sought to delve…

  5. Models of Parent Involvement

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    Kindervater, Terry

    2010-01-01

    In this article a literacy lead teacher tells the story what happened when kindergarteners were taught to link certain sounds with particular hand and body gestures. Many children were so intrigued with "using the motions" that they shared these procedures with their parents. Terry Kindervater explains how this happened and describes some of the…

  6. Parent Involvement in the Transition Process of Children with Intellectual Disabilities: The Influence of Inclusion on Parent Desires and Expectations for Postsecondary Education

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    Martinez, Donna C.; Conroy, James W.; Cerreto, Mary C.

    2012-01-01

    Students with disabilities and their families across the globe are increasingly setting postsecondary education (PSE) as a future goal, a relatively recent phenomenon. To supplement current knowledge on this goal, we studied parents' means of accessing information and the impact of K-12 inclusive general education experiences on parents' desires…

  7. Parental Involvement Practices in Formalized Home-School Cooperation

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    Baeck, Unn-Doris Karlsen

    2010-01-01

    The topic for this article is parents' participation and willingness to participate in formalized home-school cooperation. The analyses are based on a nationwide survey among parents in lower secondary schools in Norway. A main finding is that parental involvement practices differ according to parents' level of education in the sense that parents

  8. Parental Rights in Education.

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    Volz, Marlin M.

    Chapter 15 in a book on school law summarizes court decisions and legislation concerning the rights of parents in the education of children. On purely educational matters, the interest of the parent normally must yield to the dominant interest of the state. Parental arguments are strongest when they can sincerely rely upon religious beliefs that…

  9. Parent Involvement as Ritualized Practice

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    Doucet, Fabienne

    2011-01-01

    This article examines parent involvement (PI) as a ritual system using Turner's concept of root paradigms. Through a twofold analysis, I argue that the highly ritualized nature of PI practices creates a group identity among mainstream parents and schools that marginalizes diverse families. First, I point out three root paradigms in the ritual…

  10. Parents "Always" Matter in Education.

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    Blai, Boris, Jr.

    This discussion suggests ways to (1) improve parents' communication with their children; (2) provide students with the keys to freedom through self-discipline; (3) increase parents' involvement in their children's learning in the areas of reading, mathematics, science, social studies, creative arts, and health and physical education; (4) recognize…

  11. Parental Governmentality: Involving "Immigrant Parents" in Swedish Schools

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    Dahlstedt, Magnus

    2009-01-01

    In Sweden, calls for partnership between state institutions and local communities punctuate discussions of a number of areas of public policy. In this article, the discourse of partnership is analyzed in recent developments in Swedish educational policy, and particularly the involvement of "immigrant parents" as partners collaborating with the…

  12. Parent Involvement in an Alternative School for Students at Risk of Educational Failure

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    Lionel H. Brown; Kelvin S. Beckett

    2007-01-01

    This case study contributes to a small but growing literature on alternative schools for at-risk students. Previous studies have been strong on participant narrative and advice for stakeholders, but have lacked theoretical and historical contextualization and are unlikely to have much impact on school policy. The present study focuses on the efforts of teachers and parents to build and sustain

  13. Arab Parents' Involvement in School Reform in Israel

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    Arar, Khalid; Abu-Asbah, Khaled; Nasra, Muhammed Abu

    2014-01-01

    Current research indicates that parental involvement positively influences children's academic success. This study investigates parental involvement in the Arab education system in Israel, highlighting involvement in the New Horizon reform. We interviewed school principals and parent committee chairpersons from 15 Arab schools. The study…

  14. Examining the Relationship Between Parental Involvement and Student Motivation

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    Alyssa R. Gonzalez-DeHass; Patricia P. Willems; Marie F. Doan Holbein

    2005-01-01

    Parent involvement has a sound research base attesting to the many potential benefits it can offer in education. However, student motivation as an academic outcome of parental involvement has only recently been investigated. The purpose of this article is to show how parent involvement is related to students’ motivation. Studies of students from the elementary school to high school show

  15. Parental involvement in a private primary school in Karachi

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    Navbukhor Mamadyusufov

    2005-01-01

    This research is a case study on how parental involvement is enacted in a private primary school in Karachi, Pakistan. The study looked at the ways in which parents are involved in education in the school. Data was collected through interviews, observations and document analysis. Findings from the study indicate that all the stakeholders positively view the involvement of parents

  16. Getting Parents Involved: A Field Experiment in Deprived Schools.1

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    Sibille, Etienne

    -cost program of parent-school meetings on how to get better involved in their children's education. At the end on the causal effect of parents' involvement at school on pupils' cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Furthermore, it shows how the impact of more involved parents on their children is amplified at the class

  17. Adolescents' Psychological Well-Being and Perceived Parental Involvement: Implications for Parental Involvement in Middle Schools

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    Kayla Cripps

    2010-01-01

    Adolescence is a critical period of development. Previous research suggests parent involvement in school directly impacts student success. However, different types of parental involvement and the efforts of middle school personnel to educate parents about these effective practices have received scant attention in the literature. The level and type of parental involvement, as perceived by adolescents, is correlated with adolescent psychological well-being. Perceived parental involvement positively or negatively affects adolescents' sense of psychological well-being, especially self-esteem, self-evaluation, and peer relationships. Parenting style greatly influences children's development as well. The authoritative/democratic parenting style influences middle school children, leading to positive developmental outcomes, positive adolescent self-evaluations, higher levels of adolescent self-esteem and adjustment, while also positively influencing levels of intrinsic motivation for learning. This article reviews research related to (a) adolescents' perceptions of parental involvement, (b) the parenting style related to higher levels of psychological well-being, and (c) the impact of assorted parenting styles on adolescent psychological well-being. It concludes with implications for middle school systems, middle school counselors, families, parents, and community members.

  18. The Role of Parent Involvement in Recruiting and Retaining the Hispanic College Student.

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    Garza-Lubeck, Maria; Chavkin, Nancy Feyl

    1988-01-01

    A survey of Hispanic parents in high-minority, low-income areas of six southern states gathered information on parent feelings toward parent involvement in education, similarities and differences between parents and educators concerning aspects of parent involvement, and recommended action to involve parents in the Hispanic student's college…

  19. Parental Choices and Ethical Dilemmas Involving Disabilities: Special Education and the Problem of Deliberately Chosen Disabilities

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    Kauffman, James M.; Hallahan, Daniel P.

    2009-01-01

    Ethical issues regarding children with disabilities have long involved their treatment after they are born. These issues remain important, but children may be deliberately created with or without characteristics that are usually thought of as disabilities. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and related technologies that involve human…

  20. Parental role construction, parent sense of efficacy, and perceptions of teacher invitations as factors influencing parent involvement

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    Jennifer Lynne Lupiani

    2004-01-01

    Parents' involvement in their children's education has been found to be an important factor related to positive outcomes in children's academic performance and social competence. Questions remain, however, about the reasons and motivational bases for parents' choices to become involved in the home and school. Research has focused on demographic variables, such as income and parents' education. Although these variables

  1. Pinterest for Parent Education

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    Routh, Brianna; Langworthy, Sara; Jastram, Hannah

    2014-01-01

    As more parents are using the Internet to answer their questions, Extension needs to provide practical, research-based resources in an accessible format. Pinterest is a platform that can be used by Extension educators to provide continued education and make reputable resources more discoverable for parents. Based on Knowles adult learning theory…

  2. Operationalizing "Consejos" in the P-20 Educational Pipeline: Interrogating the Nuances of Latino Parent Involvement

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    Alfaro, Daisy D.; O'Reilly-Díaz, Karen; López, Gerardo R.

    2014-01-01

    In institutions of higher education, Latinos represent 25.2% of 18-to-24-year-old students enrolled in two-year colleges. Moreover, Latinos are now the largest "minority" group in four-year colleges and universities (2012). This rapid growth and increased participation of Latino students in the P-20 pipeline presents an opportunity for…

  3. Parent Education: Key to Successful Alternative Education Programs.

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    Buroker, Charles D.

    1993-01-01

    Examines the relationship between parental involvement and alternative education programs and reports results of a highly successful parent education program (Active Parenting) in Lima, Ohio. This video-based discussion program evinced high participant satisfaction, specifically encouraged 15 positive parenting behaviors, and discouraged some…

  4. Parents' perceptions of family involvement and youth outcomes at an urban 4-H education center

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    Theresa M. Ferrari; Ted G. Futris; Carol A. Smathers; Graham R. Cochran; Janel K. Digby

    Family involvement, a characteristic of high quality youth programs, is also associated with children's academic achievement and overall healthy development. Supported by the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) New Communities Program, Adventure Central, an urban youth program in Dayton, Ohio, employed strategies to assess and address family needs and to foster sustainable family engagement. This study employed a

  5. Parental Involvement in School Governance and Decision Making in Israel

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    Nir, Adam E.; Bogler, Ronit

    2012-01-01

    A review of the memorandums set by the Israeli Ministry of Education reveals that they stress the importance of parental involvement for schools and children. A review of studies that focused on parental involvement in Israeli school governance suggests that parents' participation is usually confined to the provision of funds, equipment, or other…

  6. A case study of parent involvement and school outcomes

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    Roy Brad Gibson

    1991-01-01

    This study was concerned with the role parents play in improving the education of their child. This research was designed to investigate whether parent involvement in the decision-making process can affect student achievement, school climate, and school leadership. The research questions investigated were: (1) How does each of Epstein's five types of parent involvement relate to academic performance? (2) Does

  7. Effects of Parent’s Gender, Child’s Gender, and Parental Involvement on the Academic Achievement of Adolescents in Single Parent Families

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    Sang Min Lee; Jason Kushner; Seong Ho Cho

    2007-01-01

    We used a national database (Educational Longitudinal Study) to investigate the effects of parent’s gender, child’s gender,\\u000a and parental involvement in school on the academic achievement of adolescents in single-parent families. A three way 2?×?2?×?2\\u000a (parent’s gender × child’s gender × parental involvement) MANCOVA was conducted with four student academic achievement indicators\\u000a as dependent variables and SES as a covariate.

  8. Parental Involvement and Students' Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analysis

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    Xitao Fan; Michael Chen

    2001-01-01

    The idea that parental involvement has positive influence on students' academic achievement is so intuitively appealing that society in general, and educators in particular, have considered parental involvement an important ingredient for the remedy for many problems in education. The vast proportion of the literature in this area, however, is qualitative and nonempirical. Among the empirical studies that have investigated

  9. Achieving the Goals: Goal 8--Parental Involvement and Participation.

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    Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, Washington, DC.

    In 1994, the U.S. Congress added parental involvement to the National Education Goals. Goal 8 states that by the years 2000, every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of children. The fourth in a series that seeks to inform educators and…

  10. The effects of school gardening on parent involvement in elementary schools 

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    Boyer, Roxanne Christina

    2002-01-01

    Parent involvement is a necessary component in the education of today's children. However, despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of parent involvement, schools often do not have the involvement that they need from all parents...

  11. The effects of school gardening on parent involvement in elementary schools

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    Boyer, Roxanne Christina

    2002-01-01

    Parent involvement is a necessary component in the education of today's children. However, despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of parent involvement, schools often do not have the involvement that they need from all parents...

  12. Identifying Associations between Student Achievement and Parental Involvement Activities

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    Waddle, Ann R.

    2011-01-01

    The revision and renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 will likely expand its parental involvement component to engage educators, parents, and community partners in supporting public education for children. This revisions call for best practices, but current literature fails to identify specific activities associated…

  13. Culturally Responsive Parental Involvement: Concrete Understandings and Basic Strategies.

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    Goodwin, A. Lin; King, Sabrina Hope

    This booklet explains that strong parental involvement in a child's education and school environment is essential to the success of the child and the school. It explores culturally biased beliefs many educators frequently have toward their students and their students' families, examining a variety of ways in which educators and parents can work…

  14. Parent's Perception of Barriers that Impact Parent Involvement in Capital School District's Central Middle School

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    Paylor, Raymond L.

    2011-01-01

    Interest in the perception of barriers that impact parents' involvement in Central Middle Schools' Parent Teacher Organization was a result of the low P T O membership rolls. Some educational research supports that socio-economic status, family values toward education, race, and relationship to students are factors that present barriers to parent

  15. Socio?economic background, parental involvement and teacher perceptions of these in relation to pupil achievement

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    Joep Bakker; Eddie Denessen

    2007-01-01

    Parental involvement and teacher perceptions of parental involvement in the education of children were studied in relation to level of parental education and pupil achievement. A questionnaire was administered to 218 parents and 60 teachers. Correlational analyses and paired?sample analyses showed teacher perceptions to be weakly related to parental reports of their own involvement and to operate at a different

  16. A Multidimensional Examination of Parent Involvement across Child and Parent Characteristics

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    Garbacz, S. Andrew; McDowall, Philippa S.; Schaughency, Elizabeth; Sheridan, Susan M.; Welch, Greg W.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to clarify equivocal findings in the parent-involvement literature and examine novel interactions in a New Zealand context. Specifically, this study tested direct effects of school year, parent education, family structure, and child gender on parent involvement in elementary school. In addition, interactions between…

  17. Does Parental Involvement Eliminate the Effects of Parental Divorce on the Academic Achievement of Adolescents?

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    William H. Jeynes

    2002-01-01

    Using the NELS data set, this study assessed whether parental involvement in children's education can eliminate the effects of parental divorce and remarriage on the academic achievement of adolescents. The results indicate that consistent effects for divorce emerged using the No-SES Model, both with and without the inclusion of the parental involvement variables. Similarly, consistent effects for remarriage emerged using

  18. Parental Acculturation, Parental Involvement, Intergenerational Relationship and Adolescent Outcomes in Immigrant Filipino American Families

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    Yu-Wen Ying; Meekyung Han

    2008-01-01

    The study examined the contribution of parental acculturation, parental involvement, and intergenerational relationship to well-being in Filipino American adolescents. Informed by acculturation, ecological, and social capital theories, we hypothesized that immigrant Filipino parents' acculturation would increase their school, home-educational, and social involvement which, in turn, would enhance the family relationship and adolescent outcomes. Using data from the Children of Immigrants

  19. Why Do Parents Become Involved? Research Findings and Implications

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    Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V.; Walker, Joan M. T.; Sandler, Howard M.; Whetsel, Darlene; Green, Christa L.; Wilkins, Andrew S.; Closson, Kristen

    2005-01-01

    A decade ago, Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler offered a model of the parental involvement process that focused on understanding why parents become involved in their children's education and how their involvement influences student outcomes. Since then, we and others have conducted conceptual and empirical work to enhance understanding of processes…

  20. Correlates of change in student reported parent involvement in schooling: a new look at the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988.

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    Stone, Susan

    2006-10-01

    Using a subsample (2174 students, 174 schools) from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS), this study drew on Eccles and Harold's (1996) framework of parent involvement in schooling to estimate the relative influence of key child, family, and school characteristics on change in three types of student-reported parent involvement in schooling between eighth and tenth grades: home communication about school, monitoring, and direct interactions with schools. It also examines relationships between changes in involvement, change in grade point average (GPA), and dropout. Overall, measured school effects accounted for a small proportion of the variation in changes in home communication and direct parent interactions with schools. Sustained home communication related to higher grades and lower likelihood of dropout, although the size of effects was small. PMID:17209720

  1. How Does "Parents Involved in Community Schools" Matter? Legal and Political Influence in Education Politics and Policy

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    McDermott, Kathryn A.; DeBray, Elizabeth; Frankenberg, Erica

    2012-01-01

    Background/Context: On June 28, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District #1" (PICS) that school districts not currently under court order for racial desegregation could not, under most circumstances, use race as a criterion for assigning students to schools. Purpose: In this article,…

  2. The Value of Immigrant Parents, The Power of Effective Adult Education: Fueling viable parent involvement through school-based adult ESL classes

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    Robin A. Waterman

    This quasi-experimental study compares school-based adult ESL classes intentionally focused on parent involvement with those that are not. It addresses the need for empirical research of adult ESL instruction that integrates the most compelling goal of vast numbers of adult ESL students: supporting their children's school success.

  3. The Sexuality Education Initiative: a programme involving teenagers, schools, parents and sexual health services in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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    Marques, Magaly; Ressa, Nicole

    2013-05-01

    In response to abstinence-only programmes in the United States that promote myths and misconceptions about sexuality and sexual behaviour, the comprehensive sexuality education community has been sidetracked from improving the sexuality education available in US schools for almost two decades now. Much work is still needed to move beyond fear-based approaches and the one-way communication of information that many programmes still use. Starting in 2008 Planned Parenthood Los Angeles developed and launched a teen-centred sexuality education programme based on critical thinking, human rights, gender equality, and access to health care that is founded on a theory of change that recognises the complex relationship between the individual and broader environment of cultural norms, socio-economic inequalities, health disparities, legal and institutional factors. The Sexuality Education Initiative is comprised of a 12-session classroom sexuality education curriculum for ninth grade students; workshops for parents; a peer advocacy training programme; and access to sexual health services. This paper describes that experience and presents the rights-based framework that was used, which seeks to improve the learning experience of students, strengthen the capacity of schools, teachers and parents to help teenagers manage their sexuality effectively and understand that they have the right to health care, education, protection, dignity and privacy. PMID:23684195

  4. Parental Involvement in Homework: Relations with Parent and Student Achievement-Related Motivational Beliefs and Achievement

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    Gonida, Eleftheria N.; Cortina, Kai S.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Parental involvement in homework is a home-based type of involvement in children's education. Research and theory suggest that it is beneficial for learning and achievement under certain conditions and for particular groups of individuals. Aims: The study examined whether different types of parents' involvement in homework…

  5. Parents of children with disabilities in Michigan involvement in the evaluation and individualized education program team process prior to and following the passage of IDEA 1997

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    Dona Marie Johnson-Beach

    2003-01-01

    This purpose of this study was to investigate parents' and special education administrators' perceptions of the ways IDEA 1997 has altered parent participation in their children's evaluation and individualized education program team process in Michigan. ^ Seventy-eight parents from three school districts and thirty-seven special education administers from two counties were asked to complete original, retrospective complementary surveys exploring the

  6. Strengthening Latino Parental Involvement Forming Community-Based Organizations\\/School Partnership

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    Jorge P. Osterling

    Latino community-based organizations (CBOs) represent a natural, yet largely untapped, source of leadership and opportunities to encourage and strengthen Latino parental involvement in American schools. The authors challenge the assumption that Latino parents' lower levels of formal parental involvement indicate a lack of interest in their children's education and argue that traditional methods of involving parents in their children's education

  7. The Long-Term Effects of Early Parent Involvement and Parent Expectation in the USA

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    Froiland, John Mark; Peterson, Aubrey; Davison, Mark L.

    2013-01-01

    Building on social-cognitive theory and the expectancy-value theory, this study indicated that early parent expectations for children’s post-secondary educational attainment have a stronger effect on 8th-grade achievement than home-based parental involvement. With a nationally representative sample of kindergarten students and their parents in the…

  8. Changing Patterns of Parent-Teacher Communication and Parent Involvement from Preschool to School

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    Murray, Elizabeth; McFarland-Piazza, Laura; Harrison, Linda J.

    2015-01-01

    PreschoolThis study investigated the nature of parent involvement and parent-educator communication in prior-to-school early childhood settings and school, to explore relations to social capital variables and consistencies and changes in practices over time. Parent interview and teacher questionnaire data from two waves of the Longitudinal Study…

  9. Sex Education: New Resources Help Parents Talk with Kids.

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    Witt, Virginia

    2002-01-01

    To help parents talk with children about sexual health, the Kaiser Family Foundation and National PTA developed a series of free resources for parents (e.g., the booklet "Talking with Kids: A Parent's Guide to Sex Education") to increase parent involvement and communication around sex education. This paper notes the importance of parents becoming…

  10. Creative Approaches to Parenting Education.

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    DeBord, Karen; Roseboro, Jacqueline D.; Wicker, Karen M.

    1998-01-01

    Two North Carolina projects used methods from the National Network for Family Resiliency's Parenting Evaluation Decision Framework. Parenting for Success for Hispanic Parents used focus group interviews and summative evaluation. Individualized education for Head Start parents used pre/posttests of parental self-esteem and child development…

  11. Parenting and Religious Education.

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    Spiro, Jack D., ED.

    1988-01-01

    Addresses theoretical and practical topics related to the most effective ways that parents can be involved in teaching their children about religion. Features articles by Roberta Nelson, Gloria Durka, Howard Bogot, Kenneth Gangel, Delia Halverson, James and Kathleen McGinnis, J. C. Wynn, and Dorie and Ralph Underwood. (GEA)

  12. Parental Involvement and Students' Achievement in Cambodia: Focusing on Parental Resourcing of Public Schooling

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    Nguon, Sokcheng

    2012-01-01

    Studies of the effect of parental involvement on students' achievement in a variety of contexts can provide valuable insights into how the relationship between parental involvement and students' achievement may depend on specific local contexts of education and family. Drawing on the theoretical perspectives derived from social capital model, this…

  13. The Effect of Teacher's Invitations to Parental Involvement on Children's Externalizing Problem Behaviors: An

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    Farritor, Shane

    1 The Effect of Teacher's Invitations to Parental Involvement on Children's Externalizing Problem for Parental Involvement Parental involvement in children's education is associated with a variety of positive to parental involvement on children's externalizing problem behaviors: An examination of a CBC intervention

  14. Identifying Types of Parental Involvement That Most Effectively Support Academic Achievement

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    Pruitt, Toni Richardson

    2012-01-01

    Numerous researchers have focused on the importance of parental involvement in education, with a strong consensus among researchers that parental involvement supports student achievement. However, there is a lack of consensus about what constitutes parental involvement and what aspects of parental involvement most benefit the student. The purpose…

  15. Latino Parent Perspectives on Parental Involvement in Elementary Schools

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    Niven, Christine

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to provide insight into immigrant Latino parents' perspectives on parental involvement in elementary school settings as influenced by the Title I Family Literacy Program (TFLP). A comparison is made of Latino parents who have been participating in the TFLP for more than one year, participants new to the program…

  16. Why Do Parents Homeschool? A Systematic Examination of Parental Involvement

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    Green, Christa L.; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V.

    2007-01-01

    Although homeschooling is growing in popularity in the United States, little systematic research has focused on this population. Grounded in the parental involvement literature, this study examines why parents decide to home-school. Parents of 136 homeschooled elementary children completed questionnaires assessing constructs derived from the…

  17. Involving Parents in Their Children's Dental Care.

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    Becker, Donna

    1998-01-01

    Asserts that parent education is vital to good dental hygiene for the whole family. Discusses what Head Start staffers can do to ensure that children's dental needs are being met, particularly in assisting parents with taking responsibility for children's dental hygiene. Covers dental care tips for parents, questions and answers about dental…

  18. Parental involvement with their working teens.

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    Runyan, Carol W; Vladutiu, Catherine J; Schulman, Michael D; Rauscher, Kimberly J

    2011-07-01

    Adolescents work in varied environments and are exposed to hazards. Parents of these working adolescents have an opportunity to help them select jobs and address worker safety issues with employers. The present study conducted telephonic interviews among a national sample of 922 working adolescents along with one parent of each to examine the involvement of parents in their children's employment and safety issues. Over 70% of parents were found who helped their children identify job opportunities, consider questions about work hours or tasks, fill out job applications, prepare for interviews, or handle difficult safety issues. Parents suggested stronger actions in response to hypothetical situations than when confronted with real problems. Mean level of parental involvement did not vary by the number of hazards reported by teen workers. Parents were involved in helping their teens with work. Further research should explore how to enhance parental effectiveness by making work safe for teens. PMID:21700162

  19. Increasing Parent Involvement with Parent Progress Reports

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    Catchpole, Kimberly; Arnett, Nate

    2014-01-01

    Youth service providers recognize that involving families in children's learning is critical to academic achievement and overall healthy development. Yet youth service providers face ongoing challenges engaging families in out-of-school time programs. The authors, administrators of a nationally recognized youth development program, share…

  20. Literacy Programs with Parent Involvement

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    Montgomery, Joel R.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this working paper is to review current literature on literacy programs for parents of English language learners (ELLs). The paper includes a summary of five literacy programs for ELL parents throughout the United States of America. Four of these were system-wide interventions affecting more than one school or classroom. Each…

  1. Parenting Education - Preparing for Parenthood.

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    National Indian Child Abuse and Neglect Resource Center, Tulsa, OK.

    The first in a series on parenting education, for American Indians, the booklet looks at preparation for parenthood. Learning to be a good parent begins when one is a child, watching our parents and copying their ways with our own children. The booklet recognizes problems and needs of new parents. Some problems are an unplanned pregnancy,…

  2. Parenting influences on Latino children's social competence in the first grade: parental depression and parent involvement at home and school.

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    Valdez, Carmen R; Shewakramani, Vansa; Goldberg, Simon; Padilla, Brian

    2013-10-01

    Although it is widely accepted that parental depression is associated with problems with children's socioemotional adjustment, the pathways by which parental depression influences children's adjustment, particularly in low-income Latino children are not fully understood. In our investigation of 1,462 low-income Latino children in the first grade and their Spanish- and English-dominant parents, a factor analysis revealed three main pathways of possible influence of parent involvement in children's social development: emotional involvement and educational involvement at home and at school. The findings from multigroup structural equation modeling revealed that whereas the first two pathways mediated the effect of parental depression on child social competence for Spanish-dominant parents, only emotional involvement explained parental depression effects for English-dominant parents. Parent educational involvement at school did not mediate parental depression effects for either Spanish- or English-dominant Latino parents. Discussion and implications of findings with respect to research, practice, and policy with Latinos follow. PMID:23325021

  3. Outstanding Educator Reaches Kids and Parents.

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    Van, Julia A.

    1992-01-01

    Introduces Elizabeth Johnson, an eleventh grade history teacher who won the 1992 National PTA's Pheobe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Educator award. Johnson has initiated several programs to increase parent involvement, and she maintains a close relationship with parents to help her meet the needs of diverse student populations. (SM)

  4. The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Urban Secondary School Student Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analysis

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    Jeynes, William H.

    2007-01-01

    A meta-analysis is undertaken, including 52 studies, to determine the influence of parental involvement on the educational outcomes of urban secondary school children. Statistical analyses are done to determine the overall impact of parental involvement as well as specific components of parental involvement. Four different measures of educational

  5. Bullying Prevention and the Parent Involvement Model

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    Kolbert, Jered B.; Schultz, Danielle; Crothers, Laura M.

    2014-01-01

    A recent meta-analysis of bullying prevention programs provides support for social-ecological theory, in which parent involvement addressing child bullying behaviors is seen as important in preventing school-based bullying. The purpose of this manuscript is to suggest how Epstein and colleagues' parent involvement model can be used as a…

  6. Making the Difference with Active Parenting; Forming Educational Partnerships between Parents and Schools

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    Oostdam, Ron; Hooge, Edith

    2013-01-01

    Although parental involvement is often a priority on the quality agenda of schools for primary and secondary education, it is still not usual to involve parents as an educational partner in the actual learning process of their child. Rather than adopting an open approach, teachers tend to tell parents what they should do or keep them at a safe…

  7. Unpacking Parent Involvement: Korean American Parents' Collective Networking

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    Lim, Minjung

    2012-01-01

    This study examines the ways in which a group of Korean American parents perceived and responded to institutional inequalities in a family-school partnership. In their school, which had a growing Asian population, the dominant group's middle-class perspective on parent involvement became normal and operated as an overarching structure. Drawing…

  8. Parents Involvement in Drug Prevention and Education: A Comparative Study of Programme Effectiveness in the UK and USA.

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    Evans, Roy

    1999-01-01

    Examines drug-prevention programs in the United Kingdom and the United States which have included parents within their intervention strategies. Reviews implications for practice, describes a small number of model programs, and identifies critical issues for policy and practice regarding identifying, recruiting, and retaining parents within the…

  9. Menu for Successful Parent and Family Involvement.

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    Wirtz, Paul; Schumacher, Bev

    Noting that a partnership between early childhood programs and the families they serve is essential, this guide encourages early childhood administrators to make available a variety of parent involvement options in their program from which parents can make choices that meet their needs. The guide's introduction offers questions to consider while…

  10. Effects of parental involvement in treatment on the anxiety of children with cystic fibrosis

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    Donald K. Granvold; Karen A. Woltman; Mary Jane Hocher

    1990-01-01

    Forty-four cystic fibrosis children were administered the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children A-Trait Scale. Children receiving one parent treatment were found to be significantly more anxious than subjects whose parents were both involved. Factors found associated with parental involvement included the father's education, parents' perceived anxiety and the CF child's school attendance.

  11. Inner-City African American Parental Involvement in Children's Schooling: Racial Socialization and Social Support from the Parent Community

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    MaryMcKernan McKay; Marc S. Atkins; Tracie Hawkins; Catherine Brown; Cynthia J. Lynn

    2003-01-01

    Parents (n = 161) and teachers (n = 18) from an urban elementary school serving primarily African American children completed questionnaires regarding racial socialization, social support, and involvement in activities that support youth educational achievement at home and school. Parental reports of racism awareness, and contact with school staff were significantly correlated with parent reports of at-home involvement and at-school

  12. Parental involvement in school: A test of Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's model among Jewish and Arab parents in Israel

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    Osnat Lavenda

    2011-01-01

    Parental involvement in children's schooling has been repeatedly shown to be positively and significantly correlated with a number of positive child outcomes. Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler (1995) proposed a multivariate model of parental involvement. There are indications that the model should be adjusted to include mediating effects of parental role constructions. Further, this model has not been tested in educational systems

  13. Directors' Attitudes regarding Parental Involvement in the Middle School Choral Setting

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    Rapp, Jeff

    2009-01-01

    Educational research strongly suggests that parental involvement is beneficial for academic achievement and scholarly studies have pointed to parents' seminal role in the education of young children as well as the need for continued nurture. Researchers indicate that parental involvement, however, tends to diminish over time and in many cases…

  14. Sustaining Parenting Education in WI

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    Riley, Dave; Eisenmann, Kathleen; Gruenewald, Mary

    2004-01-01

    How can educators ensure that a good parenting program continues to be offered in the community year after year? A project in Wisconsin illustrates one way to create this sustained commitment and funding. This project has worked well, has been fairly easy and inexpensive, and has even led to new opportunities for parenting education. The project…

  15. Parent Academic Involvement as Related to School Behavior, Achievement, and Aspirations: Demographic Variations Across Adolescence

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    Hill, Nancy E.; Castellino, Domini R.; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Nowlin, Patrick; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Bates, John E.; Pettit, Gregory S.

    2009-01-01

    A longitudinal model of parent academic involvement, behavioral problems, achievement, and aspirations was examined for 463 adolescents, followed from 7th (approximately 12 years old) through 11th (approximately 16 years old) grades. Parent academic involvement in 7th grade was negatively related to 8th-grade behavioral problems and positively related to 11th-grade aspirations. There were variations across parental education levels and ethnicity: Among the higher parental education group, parent academic involvement was related to fewer behavioral problems, which were related to achievement and then aspirations. For the lower parental education group, parent academic involvement was related to aspirations but not to behavior or achievement. Parent academic involvement was positively related to achievement for African Americans but not for European Americans. Parent academic involvement may be interpreted differently and serve different purposes across sociodemographic backgrounds. PMID:15369527

  16. Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Home Visiting

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    Jon Korfmacher; Beth Green; Fredi Staerkel; Carla Peterson; Gina Cook; Lori Roggman; Richard A. Faldowski; Rachel Schiffman

    2008-01-01

    This review provides an overview of an important aspect of early childhood home visiting research: understanding how parents\\u000a are involved in program services and activities. Involvement is defined as the process of the parent connecting with and using\\u000a the services of a program to the best of the client’s and the program’s ability. The term includes two broad dimensions: participation,

  17. Parent involvement and student academic performance: A multiple mediational analysis

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    Topor, David R.; Keane, Susan P.; Shelton, Terri L.; Calkins, Susan D.

    2011-01-01

    Parent involvement in a child's education is consistently found to be positively associated with a child's academic performance. However, there has been little investigation of the mechanisms that explain this association. The present study examines two potential mechanisms of this association: the child's perception of cognitive competence and the quality of the student-teacher relationship. This study used a sample of 158 seven-year old participants, their mothers, and their teachers. Results indicated a statistically significant association between parent involvement and a child's academic performance, over and above the impact of the child's intelligence. A multiple mediation model indicated that the child's perception of cognitive competence fully mediated the relation between parent involvement and the child's performance on a standardized achievement test. The quality of the student-teacher relationship fully mediated the relation between parent involvement and teacher ratings of the child's classroom academic performance. Limitations, future research directions, and implications for public policy initiatives were discussed. PMID:20603757

  18. Some Effects of Parent Education On Parents and Their Children

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    Mary P. Endres; Merry J. Evans

    1968-01-01

    The effects of a parent education program on knowledge, atti tudes, and overt behavior of parents and self-concepts of their children were studied. Three randomized groups of fourth grade children and their respective parents comprised the experimental, placebo, and control groups. After the parents in the experimental group received parent education, several types of data were ob tained. Analyses of

  19. Parental Involvement, Parenting Behaviors, and Children's Cognitive Development in Low-Income and Minority Families

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    Mido Chang; Boyoung Park; Kusum Singh; Youngji Y. Sung

    2009-01-01

    The study examined the longitudinal association of parental involvement in Head Start parent-focused programs, parenting behaviors, and the cognitive development of children by specifying two longitudinal growth models. Model 1 examined the longitudinal effects of the parental involvement in three Head Start parenting programs (parenting classes, group socialization, and support groups) on parenting behaviors (home observation of parental linguistic and

  20. The Investigation of Research-Based Home Parental Involvement Practices, Parental Style, and Student Achievement

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    Colson, Myron Jamal

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship of home parental involvement practices, parental style and student achievement. Dimensions of parental involvement practices are parental instruction, parental reinforcement, parental modeling, and parental encouragement. Dimensions of parental style are authoritarian, permissive, and…

  1. Why It Is Important to Involve Parents in Their Children's Literacy Development: A Brief Research Summary

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    Clark, Christina

    2007-01-01

    This research brief explains the need for parental involvement in children's literacy activities and development, based on overwhelming evidence about the benefits of parents being involved in their children's education in general, and their children's literacy activities in particular. Parental involvement positively affects children's…

  2. Leveling the Home Advantage: Assessing the Effectiveness of Parental Involvement in Elementary School

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    Domina, Thurston

    2005-01-01

    In the past two decades, a great deal of energy has been dedicated to improving children's education by increasing parents' involvement in school. However, the evidence on the effectiveness of parental involvement is uneven. Whereas policy makers and theorists have assumed that parental involvement has wide-ranging positive consequences, many…

  3. Leveling the Home Advantage: Assessing the Effectiveness of Parental Involvement in Elementary School

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    Thurston Domina

    2005-01-01

    In the past two decades, a great deal of energy has been dedicated to improving children's education by increasing parents' involvement in school. However, the evidence on the effec- tiveness of parental involvement is uneven. Whereas policy makers and theorists have assumed that parental involvement has wide-ranging positive consequences, many studies have shown that it is negatively associated with some

  4. School Characteristics and Parent Involvement: Influences on Participation in Children's Schools

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    Abe Feuerstein

    2000-01-01

    Several school-level variables thought to influence the degree to which parents are involved in their children's education were explored. The author sought to clarify, both theoretically and empirically, the meaning of parent involvement. Also, several statistical regression models were developed on the basis of school characteristics. The models help to explain the variance in 9 categories of parent involvement. The

  5. Why it is important to involve parents in their children's literacy development - a brief research

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    Christina Clark

    2007-01-01

    Why should parents become involved in their children's literacy activities? The evidence about the benefits of parents being involved in their children's education in general, and their children's literacy activities in particular, is overwhelming. Research shows that parental involvement in their children's learning positively affects the child's performance at school (Fan & Chen, 2001) in both primary and secondary schools

  6. Involving Parents in Improving Urban Schools.

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    Jackson, Barbara L.; Cooper, Bruce S.

    1992-01-01

    During 1987-88, the New York City comptroller allocated $800,000 to city's schools exclusively for promising, replicable parent involvement programs. Article describes successful programs involving two high school districts in Bronx and Staten Island. Success factors include strong administrative leadership, staff accessibility and cultural…

  7. Just How Involved Is "Involved"? Re-Thinking Parental Involvement through Exploring Teachers' Perceptions of Immigrant Families' School Involvement in Cyprus

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    Theodorou, Eleni

    2008-01-01

    Parental involvement has been increasingly gaining support among education theorists and policymakers across many countries (Kelley-Laine 1998) as an effective way to improve student academic performance. However, the cultural assumptions underlying calls for parental involvement have received little attention (De Carvalho 2001; Lareau 1987).…

  8. Just how involved is ‘involved’? Re-thinking parental involvement through exploring teachers’ perceptions of immigrant families’ school involvement in Cyprus

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    Eleni Theodorou

    2008-01-01

    Parental involvement has been increasingly gaining support among education theorists and policymakers across many countries (Kelley-Laine 1998) as an effective way to improve student academic performance. However, the cultural assumptions underlying calls for parental involvement have received little attention (De Carvalho 2001; Lareau 1987). Drawing on ethnographic data, this paper attempts to explore the culturally specific nature of current practices

  9. An Evaluation of School Involvement and Satisfaction of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Zablotsky, Benjamin; Boswell, Katelyn; Smith, Christopher

    2012-01-01

    Parental school involvement and satisfaction are unstudied in families raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To fill this gap, the current study utilized a national sample of families (N = 8,978) from the 2007 Parent and Family Involvement in Education survey (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education

  10. Parental Involvement and Students' Cognitive Outcomes in Korea: Focusing on Private Tutoring

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    Park, Hyunjoon; Byun, Soo-yong; Kim, Kyung-keun

    2011-01-01

    Studies of parental involvement and children's education in a variety of contexts can provide valuable insights into how the relationships between parental involvement and student outcomes depend upon specific local contexts of family and education. Korean education is distinctive with its high prevalence of private tutoring, which not only…

  11. Cultural Appropriation, Performance, and Agency in Mexicana Parent Involvement

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    Galindo, Rene; Medina, Christina

    2009-01-01

    Parental agency is examined in the creation of a dance performance by a group of Mexican immigrant mothers that combined a mixture of genres into an educational message. The "folklorico" performance resulted from a process of cultural appropriation involving linguistic, cultural, and experiential "translations." This process was concerned with…

  12. Family Religious Involvement, Parenting Practices and Academic Performance in Adolescents

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    Park, Hae Seong; Bonner, Patricia

    2008-01-01

    This project investigated the impacts of family religious involvement and family religious affiliations on parenting practices and academic performance. This study utilized data from the base-year and first follow-up of the Education Longitudinal Study: 2002/2004 (ELS). A series of statistical techniques were incorporated to examine the nature of…

  13. Parent Involvement and Student Academic Performance: A Multiple Mediational Analysis

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    David R. Topor; Susan P. Keane; Terri L. Shelton; Susan D. Calkins

    2010-01-01

    Parent involvement in a child's education is consistently found to be positively associated with a child's academic performance. However, there has been little investigation of the mechanisms that explain this association. The present study examines two potential mechanisms of this association: the child's perception of cognitive competence and the quality of the student–teacher relationship. This study used a sample of

  14. Parental Involvement and Students' Academic Achievement: A Growth Modeling Analysis

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    Xitao Fan

    2001-01-01

    The major research objective of this study was to assess the effect of parental involvement on students' academic growth during the high school years. The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) data were used, and latent growth curve analysis within the framework of structural equation modeling was the major analytic tool. The following are the major findings of the

  15. Parental Involvement and Children's School Achievement: Evidence for Mediating Processes

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    Rogers, Maria A.; Theule, Jennifer; Ryan, Bruce A.; Adams, Gerald R.; Keating, Leo

    2009-01-01

    This study used path analytic techniques and an ecological framework to examine the association between children's perceptions of their parents' educational involvement, children's personal characteristics, and their school achievement. Fathers' academic pressure was predictive of lower achievement, whereas mothers' encouragement and support…

  16. Predictors of Latino Mothers' Involvement in their Children's Education

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    Liza Maria Arango

    2012-01-01

    Parental involvement has a major influence on students' academic and overall success; however, Latino parents tend to be less involved than non-Latino parents. Additionally, Latino students have higher dropout rates than other ethnic groups, and their continued underachievement is of great concern to many educators. The purpose of this study is to better understand Latino mothers' involvement and identify the

  17. Parent Involvement and Views of School Success: The Role of Parents' Latino and White American Cultural Orientations

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    Ryan, Carey S.; Casas, Juan F.; Kelly-Vance, Lisa; Ryalls, Brigette O.; Nero, Collette

    2010-01-01

    We examined ethnicity and cultural orientation as predictors of parents' views of and involvement in children's education, using data gathered from the Latino (n = 74) and non-Latino (17 White and 13 ethnic minority) parents of children in an elementary school's dual-language program. Parents completed a questionnaire that assessed Latino and…

  18. Handbook of Diversity in Parent Education: The Changing Faces of Parenting and Parent Education.

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    Fine, Marvin J., Ed.; Lee, Steven W., Ed.

    This collection of papers identifies programs designed to educate and meet the needs of diverse parents. The 16 papers are: (1) "American Families in the 1990s and Beyond" (Dennis H. Karpowitz); (2) "Gender Issues in Parenting: Parenting Teenage Girls" (Lauren Ayers); (3) "Teaching about Sexual Diversity: A New Frontier for Parenthood Educators"…

  19. Parent, Family and Community Involvement. IDRA Focus.

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    IDRA Newsletter, 1997

    1997-01-01

    This theme issue includes six articles about nurturing parent and community involvement in schools, particularly schools serving Hispanic, immigrant, or economically disadvantaged students. "Thinking about Learning: The Community and Academic Standards" (Oanh H. Maroney, Aurelio M. Montemayor) describes a Corpus Christi (Texas) project in which…

  20. The influence of maternal employment on children's learning growth and the role of parental involvement

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    M. J. Youn; J. Leon; K. J. Lee

    2011-01-01

    Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, this study employed a latent growth curve model to examine how parental involvement explains the association between maternal employment status and children's math and reading achievement growth from kindergarten through the third grade. To address this issue, three types of parental involvement – school participation, parent–child interaction, and educational trips – were

  1. The influence of maternal employment on children's learning growth and the role of parental involvement

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    M. J. Youn; J. Leon; K. J. Lee

    2012-01-01

    Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, this study employed a latent growth curve model to examine how parental involvement explains the association between maternal employment status and children's math and reading achievement growth from kindergarten through the third grade. To address this issue, three types of parental involvement – school participation, parent–child interaction, and educational trips – were

  2. Contextual Influences on Parental Involvement in College Going: Variations by Socioeconomic Class

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    Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T.; Bell, Angela D.; Perna, Laura W.

    2008-01-01

    This study describes how parental involvement not only is shaped by the school context but also shapes the school context for college opportunity. The study also describes the ways other aspects of context, particularly the higher education context and the state and economic context, shape parental involvement. Although parental encouragement and…

  3. Factors that Impact West Virginia Head Start Parental Involvement in Early Literacy

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    Clausell, Arlene Midget

    2010-01-01

    The research problem is: Many parents are not involved in their children's early literacy education. Some Head Start parents experience issues that keep them from teaching their children early literacy skills. The research questions were: What are the factors for parental involvement in the support of early literacy skill development for their…

  4. Our Voices: A Descriptive Account of African American Parental Involvement in an Urban Elementary School

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    Sudduth, Charletta D.

    2011-01-01

    Parent involvement may have implications for student achievement (Epstein, 1986; Hoover-Dempsey, Bassler, & Brisse, 1987; Lopez, Scribner, & Mahitivanichcha, 2001). Today African-American parents are frequently criticized for not being involved enough in their students' education (Dearing, Kreider, Simpkins, & Weiss, 2006). African-American parent

  5. Parent involvement in children's homework in American and Swedish dual-earner families

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    Leah Wingard; Lucas Forsberg

    2009-01-01

    This study analyzes parent involvement by employing ethnographic methods and discourse analysis of parent–child talk about homework. We juxtapose what is often presented as a straightforward and unproblematic concept of parent involvement in education policy and research with actual instances of the day-to-day practices and reported experiences of parent involvement in children's homework in the U.S. and Sweden. Our analyses

  6. Parent Education: Seeing the Child's Perspective.

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    Kahn, David

    1996-01-01

    Notes that the critical art of parent education is to bring the parent into the child's world view. Describes current publications from NAMTA's parent education tool kit which support the child's perspective. Includes strategies for generating parent discussion to merge the parent's point of view with that of the child in dealing with conflict.…

  7. Conceptualizing Parent Involvement: Low-Income Mexican Immigrant Perspectives

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    Crane, Thomas B.

    2012-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to (a) investigate the conceptualization of low-income Mexican immigrant parents about their parental involvement and the family-school connection, (b) identify the influences on low-income Mexican immigrant parents' approach to parent involvement, and (c) identify the ways that Mexican immigrant parents

  8. Changing directions: participatory action research as a parent involvement strategy

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    Patricia Snell; Nola Miguel; Jean East

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the implementation of a participatory action research study as a parent involvement strategy in one urban, Colorado middle school thought to have low parental involvement. Parent leaders from the middle school community participated in the data collection, analysis, and dissemination as ‘promotora researchers.’ These parent promotora researchers facilitated parent focus group sessions, collectively analyzed data, presented findings

  9. Parental Involvement, Parenting Behaviors, and Children's Cognitive Development in Low-Income and Minority Families

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    Chang, Mido; Park, Boyoung; Singh, Kusum; Sung, Youngji Y.

    2009-01-01

    The study examined the longitudinal association of parental involvement in Head Start parent-focused programs, parenting behaviors, and the cognitive development of children by specifying two longitudinal growth models. Model 1 examined the longitudinal effects of the parental involvement in three Head Start parenting programs (parenting classes,…

  10. Are At-Risk Parents Getting What They Need? Perspectives of Parents Involved with Child Protective Services

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    Melissa G. Bolen; Lenore M. McWey; Bethanne M. Schlee

    2008-01-01

    This qualitative study explores the perspective of 24 parents who were at risk for having their children placed in foster\\u000a care but ultimately retained custody of their children. We asked participants to reflect on their parenting needs prior to\\u000a Child and Protective Services involvement and if and\\/or how they implemented parent education skills post-intervention. Parents\\u000a most frequently cited stressors such

  11. An evaluation of school involvement and satisfaction of parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.

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    Zablotsky, Benjamin; Boswell, Katelyn; Smith, Christopher

    2012-07-01

    Parental school involvement and satisfaction are unstudied in families raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To fill this gap, the current study utilized a national sample of families (N ?=? 8,978) from the 2007 Parent and Family Involvement in Education survey ( U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2006-2007 ). Parents of children with ASDs were found to be more likely than parents of children without the disorder to attend parent-teacher conferences, meet with school guidance counselors, and help with homework. Parents of children with ASD were also more dissatisfied with the level of communication provided by the school. There was a significant positive correlation between parental school involvement and parental school satisfaction. These findings have important implications for how schools interact with families with children with ASD. PMID:22809077

  12. Is parental involvement lower at larger schools?

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    Patrick Walsh

    2010-01-01

    Parents who volunteer, or who lobby for improvements in school quality, are generally seen as providing a school-wide public good. If so, straightforward public-good theory predicts that free-riding will reduce average involvement at larger schools. This study uses longitudinal data to follow families over time, as their children move from middle schools to high schools, thus netting out unobservable differences

  13. Parent Self-Efficacy as an Influencing Factor in Parent Participation in Homework Activities: Perceptions of Head Start Parents and Educators

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    Olivas, Cynthia

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore the perceptions of parents and educators toward the role parents assumed in supporting preschool children academically, and to assess parents' self-efficacy and its influence on parental involvement in preschoolers' homework tasks. A further purpose was to compare parents' perceived self-efficacy…

  14. Parental Involvement and Literacy Achievement: The Research Evidence and the Way Forward. Consultation Paper.

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    National Literacy Trust (England)

    This literature review of published research findings on parental involvement and literacy was undertaken to support the information needs of the National Literacy Trust, policymakers and educational providers in the United Kingdom (UK). Parental involvement and family involvement is a core value of the National Literacy Trust and underpins its…

  15. Parent Involvement in Rural Elementary Schools in New Zealand: A Survey

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    Garry Hornby; Chrystal Witte

    2010-01-01

    We surveyed rural elementary schools in New Zealand regarding their practice of parent involvement (PI). Interviews were conducted\\u000a at 22 schools using a schedule which focused on eleven aspects of PI: policy formation, acting as a resource, collaborating\\u000a with teachers, sharing information on children, channels of communication, liaison with school staff, parent education, parent\\u000a support, encouraging parents into school, involving

  16. Valued Ends in Parent Education.

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    Cooke, Betty D.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Intent statements of 795 parent education programs were analyzed for identification of the valued end discussed in the statement and the intended object for the valued end. Results are discussed regarding implications for applying the methodology to other areas of home economics and to the study of the valued ends field. (JOW)

  17. The Florida Parent Educator Program.

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    Garber, Malcolm

    This paper describes the Florida Parent Educator Program as a component of Planned Variation Head Start. The program is currently being implemented in four communities embraces a philosophy of cognitive transactionalism, a philosophy molded by the work of Jean Piaget and others. This philosophy states that "the child is born with a set of sensory…

  18. Parent Involvement in Preschool: Predictors and the Relation of Involvement to Preliteracy Development

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    David H. Arnold; Alexandra Zeljo; Greta L. Doctoroff; Camilo Ortiz

    2008-01-01

    The present study examined the relation between parent involvement in preschool and children's preliteracy skills. It also examined socioeconomic status (SES), parent depression, and single-parent status as predictors of parent involve- ment. Participants were 163 preschool-aged children from mostly low-income families, their parents, and their teachers. Teachers rated parent involvement, and preliteracy skills were assessed with standardized tests. Greater parent

  19. Parents and Special Educators: Pre-Service Teachers' Discussion Points

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    Mulholland, Rita; Blecker, Norma

    2008-01-01

    Students in a pre-service teacher education course, an overview of special education, were required to interview a parent of a special needs child, as well as a special education teacher as a course assignment. Because most educators have little or no training in family involvement and pre-service teacher training in this area is at best limited,…

  20. The effectiveness of Family Science and Technology Workshops on parental involvement, student achievement, and student curiosity

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    Lora Bechard Kosten

    1997-01-01

    The literature suggests that parental involvement in schools results in positive changes in students and that schools need to provide opportunities for parents to share in the learning process. Workshops are an effective method of engaging parents in the education of their children. This dissertation studies the effects of voluntary Family Science and Technology Workshops on elementary children's science interest

  1. Improving Parental Involvement in the Primary School through Increased Parental Awareness and Development of Parenting Skills.

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    Wright, Ellen M.

    A learning disability teacher consultant to a school district implemented a practicum designed to counter a gradual decline in involvement of parents of children in kindergarten through third grade. Practicum goals were to: (1) increase parents' knowledge and understanding of school program goals and activities in order to maximize the…

  2. BARRIERS TO PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AS PERCEIVED BY ADMINISTRATORS, PARENTS, AND TEACHERS

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    MARGARET ELIZABETH RUESTOW

    1986-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to parental involvement in kindergarten and first grade as perceived by administrators, parents, and teachers in a public school community district in New York City. Barriers to parental involvement were investigated as they related to: (1) administrator-parent relations, (2) teacher-parent relations, (3) parent-child relations, (4) the parent-teachers association, and (5) community-school

  3. Parental Entrepreneurship in Public Education: A Social Force or a Policy Problem?

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    Gofen, Anat; Blomqvist, Paula

    2014-01-01

    Parental involvement in public education is an expression of joint responsibility between parents and the state in which parents are expected to "comply" with current educational policy. Moreover, parents are often perceived as "reactive," whereas the educational administration is seen as proactive, mainly by reducing barriers…

  4. Portraiture of constructivist parental involvement: A model to develop a community of practice

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    Dignam, Christopher Anthony

    This qualitative research study addressed the problem of the lack of parental involvement in secondary school science. Increasing parental involvement is vital in supporting student academic achievement and social growth. The purpose of this emergent phenomenological study was to identify conditions required to successfully construct a supportive learning environment to form partnerships between students, parents, and educators. The overall research question in this study investigated the conditions necessary to successfully enlist parental participation with students during science inquiry investigations at the secondary school level. One hundred thirteen pairs of parents and students engaged in a 6-week scientific inquiry activity and recorded attitudinal data in dialogue journals, questionnaires, open-ended surveys, and during one-one-one interviews conducted by the researcher between individual parents and students. Comparisons and cross-interpretations of inter-rater, codified, triangulated data were utilized for identifying emergent themes. Data analysis revealed the active involvement of parents in researching with their child during inquiry investigations, engaging in journaling, and assessing student performance fostered partnerships among students, parents, and educators and supported students' social skills development. The resulting model, employing constructivist leadership and enlisting parent involvement, provides conditions and strategies required to develop a community of practice that can help effect social change. The active involvement of parents fostered improved efficacy and a holistic mindset to develop in parents, students, and teachers. Based on these findings, the interactive collaboration of parents in science learning activities can proactively facilitate a community of practice that will assist educators in facilitating social change.

  5. Causal Effects of ParentsEducation on Children’s Education

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    John Ermisch; Chiara Pronzato

    2010-01-01

    The paper shows that parentseducation is an important, but hardly exclusive part of the common family background that generates positive correlation between the educational attainments of siblings from the same family. But the correlation between the educational attainments of parents and those of their children overstates considerably the causal effect of parentseducation on the education of their children.

  6. Parent Education: Does It Make a Difference?

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    Wade, Benny B.

    In response to the interest in the potential good that may result from the development and implementation of parent education programs, the Dooly County (Georgia) school district organized several parent education efforts beginning in 1973-74. During the 1976-77 school year, the reading coordinator decided to conduct a parent education program…

  7. Parenting Influences on Latino Children’s Social Competence in the First Grade: Parental Depression and Parent Involvement at Home and School

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    Valdez, Carmen R.; Shewakramani, Vansa; Goldberg, Simon; Padilla, Brian

    2013-01-01

    Although it is widely accepted that parental depression is associated with problems with children’s socioemotional adjustment, the pathways by which parental depression influences children’s adjustment, particularly in low-income Latino children are not fully understood. In our investigation of 1,462 low-income Latino children in the first grade and their Spanish- and English-dominant parents, a factor analysis revealed three main pathways of possible influence of parent involvement in children’s social development: emotional involvement and educational involvement at home and at school. The findings from multigroup structural equation modeling revealed that whereas the first two pathways mediated the effect of parental depression on child social competence for Spanish-dominant parents, only emotional involvement explained parental depression effects for English-dominant parents. Parent educational involvement at school did not mediate parental depression effects for either Spanish- or English-dominant Latino parents. Discussion and implications of findings with respect to research, practice, and policy with Latinos follow. PMID:23325021

  8. The Effects of Parental Involvement on Students' Academic Self-Efficacy, Engagement and Intrinsic Motivation

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    Fan, Weihua; Williams, Cathy M.

    2010-01-01

    This research examined whether various dimensions of parental involvement predicted 10th-grade students' motivation (engagement, self-efficacy towards maths and English, intrinsic motivation towards maths and English) using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS 2002). Results showed that both parents' educational aspiration for…

  9. Teacher Perspectives on Parental Involvement in an Urban Elementary School

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    Mannix-Lesh, Delane Sharon

    2013-01-01

    Literature shows that parental involvement impacts student performance, but many schools struggle to maintain parents' involvement. The relationship between teacher invitations and parents' willingness to get involved has been studied as part of the struggle. This correlational study investigated the association between the beliefs of…

  10. The Effect of Technology and Socioeconomic Status on Parental Involvement at the Elementary School Level

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    Balsamo, Michael J.

    2013-01-01

    Evidence suggests that parents who extensively use technology and have a high socioeconomic status (SES) may become overly involved with their elementary school-aged children's education and school-related activities, an involvement which can create a lasting dependence of the children on their parents. The literature indicates high…

  11. Parental Involvement in the Secondary Schools in Bangladesh: Challenges and a Way Forward

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    Kabir, Ariful Haq; Akter, Farjana

    2014-01-01

    Parental involvement with secondary schools is a relatively new concept in the Bangladeshi education perspective. The formation of School Management Committee (SMC) and various programs carried out by the secondary schools have created opportunities for parents as community members to be involved in secondary schools in Bangladesh. This article…

  12. Increasing Parent Involvement among Head Start Families: A Randomized Control Group Study

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    DeLoatche, Kendall Jeffries; Bradley-Klug, Kathy L.; Ogg, Julia; Kromrey, Jeffrey D.; Sundman-Wheat, Ashley N.

    2015-01-01

    Parent involvement (PI) during preschool has been linked with strong pre-literacy skills, acquisition of mathematical skills, well-developed social skills, and positive attitudes toward school. Parents' active involvement in their children's learning is a recommended strategy in engaging families in children's education experiences. The purpose of…

  13. Predictors of Parent Involvement in Children’s Schooling

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    Wendy S. Grolnick; Corina Benjet; Carolyn O. Kurowski; Nicholas H. Apostoleris

    1997-01-01

    The authors combined a multilevel model of parental context with a multidimensional conceptualization of parent involvement to examine the factors influencing parentsinvolvement in their children’s schooling. Three sets of factors were identified: parent and child characteristics, family context, and teacher behavior and attitudes. A diverse sample of 209 mothers, their 3rd–5th grade children, and 28 teachers participated. Parents, teachers,

  14. Building parent involvement in an urban high school setting

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    Corinne E Archie-Edwards

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify common themes about parental involvement as reflected in the perceptions\\/opinions of parents and administrators who are part of an urban public school district. The premise being, if we can identify key themes\\/practices that articulate what parents\\/administrators believe contribute to positive parental involvement to support student achievement, then we can define what parental

  15. Democratic Parenting: Paradoxical Messages in Democratic Parent Education Theories

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    Oryan, Shlomit; Gastil, John

    2013-01-01

    Some prominent parent education theories in the United States and other Western countries base their educational viewpoint explicitly on democratic values, such as mutual respect, equality and personal freedom. These democratic parenting theories advocate sharing power with children and including them in family decision making. This study presents…

  16. Parenting after Divorce: Educational Groups for Single Parents.

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    Warren, Nancy J.

    This paper discusses in detail the educational groups for single parents, which are one aspect of a larger research project on preventive educational interventions for divorcing families called the Parenting After Divorce project. A review of the literature is presented focusing on group interventions for adults from both the adult and the…

  17. Parent Involvement and Student Performance: The Influence of School Context

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    McNeal, Ralph B., Jr.

    2015-01-01

    Researchers focusing on parent involvement continue to concentrate their efforts on the relationship between involvement and student performance in isolation of the school context in which involvement occurs. This research outlines an ecology of involvement and how this social context affects parent involvement and student performance. Relying on…

  18. Parent Involvement in the Early Years.

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    Honig, Alice Sterling

    Asserting that parents are young children's most precious resource, this paper offers research-based advice for raising children with self-esteem and the ability to become independent, productive members of society. The paper's sections are: (1) "Parents Build Self Esteem"; (2) "Flexibility and Adaptability Help Parents Survive"; (3) "Parents Are…

  19. Defining and Measuring Parenting for Educational Success: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Parent Education Profile

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    Esther Prins; Blaire Willson Toso

    2008-01-01

    The Parent Education Profile (PEP) is an instrument used by family literacy programs to rate parents’ support for children’s literacy development. This article uses Critical Discourse Analysis to examine how the PEP constructs the ideal parent, the text’s underlying assumptions about parenting and education, and its ideological effects. The analysis shows how many features of the PEP evaluate parents according

  20. National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012: Data File User's Manual. Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey. Early Childhood Program Participation Survey. NCES 2015-030

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    McPhee, C.; Bielick, S.; Masterton, M.; Flores, L.; Parmer, R.; Amchin, S.; Stern, S.; McGowan, H.

    2015-01-01

    The 2012 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES:2012) Data File User's Manual provides documentation and guidance for users of the NHES:2012 data files. The manual provides information about the purpose of the study, the sample design, data collection procedures, data processing procedures, response rates, imputation, weighting and…

  1. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ORAL ENGLISH FLUENCY AMONG TWO-PARENT MEXICAN AMERICANS WITH CHILDREN ENROLLED IN SELECTED BILINGUAL PROGRAMS

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    JOSE LUIS VALDERAS

    1985-01-01

    The problem under investigation in this study was to determine whether there was a relationship between parental involvement and oral English fluency of two-parent Mexican Americans whose children were enrolled in selected bilingual education programs. This research was needed in order to identify the reasons or underlying causes for the lack of Mexican American parental involvement.^ The sample for this

  2. Parents, Principals, and Power: A Historical Case Study of "Managing" Parental Involvement

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    Horvat, Erin McNamara; Curci, Juliet DiLeo; Partlow, Michelle Chaplin

    2010-01-01

    Scholarship on parent-principal relationships often ignores how some parental involvement can create challenges for school leaders. We analyze parent-principal relationships at an urban public K-8 school over a 30-year period, exploring how three different principals "managed" parental involvement. Our analysis reveals how these principals…

  3. Parent Academic Involvement as Related to School Behavior, Achievement, and Aspirations: Demographic Variations Across Adolescence

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    Nancy E. Hill; Domini R. Castellino; Jennifer E. Lansford; Patrick Nowlin; Kenneth A. Dodge; John E. Bates; Gregory S. Pettit

    2004-01-01

    A longitudinal model of parent academic involvement, behavioral problems, achievement, and aspirations was examined for 463 adolescents, followed from 7th (approximately 12 years old) through 11th (approximately 16 years old) grades. Parent academic involvement in 7th grade was negatively related to 8th-grade behavioral problems and positively related to 11th-grade aspirations. There were variations across parental education levels and ethnicity: Among

  4. Mexican American Parental Involvement in Site Based Management.

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    Pena, Delores C.

    This study used interviews, home visits, observations of parent meetings, and informal discussions to examine parental involvement at a Texas elementary school with a high concentration of Mexican American families. In 1997-98, the school's Parent Involvement Cadre (1995-1997) was replaced with a new system of subject-related and support…

  5. Parental Involvement and Its Effects on Student Reading Achievement.

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    Schefter, Carolyn A.

    The purpose of this study was to determine if parental involvement had effects on student reading achievement. The parents of students in kindergarten through grade two were given a questionnaire to complete. The teachers in these grades were given a data form and a short questionnaire to complete on parental involvement and the levels of reading…

  6. Parental Involvement in a Northeast Georgia School District

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    VERONICA T. BEASLEY HUNTER

    For decades, parental involvement has had a direct impact on the success of children. Portions of the No Child Left Behind Act include important requirements for schools, districts, and states to organize programs for parental involvement and to implement ways to communicate with parents and the public about student achievement and the quality and performance of schools. According to Gonzalez

  7. Parental Involvement in Young Children's Computer Use and Cognitive Development

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    Katy McCarrick; Xiaoming Li; Angela Fish; Teresa Holtrop; Navaz P. Bhavnagri; Bonita Stanton; Gail A. Brumitt; Sheretta Butler; Ty Partridge

    2007-01-01

    Increasingly, young children are using computers; however, the role of the parent in facilitating this type of learning is not yet clear. This study investigates the relationship between parental involvement in computer use and cognitive development in their children. Parents of Head Start children who owned a computer (n = 136) reported on the frequency and type of involvement with

  8. Parent Involvement in Early Intervention for Disadvantaged Children

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    Wendy T Miedel; Arthur J Reynolds

    1999-01-01

    This study investigated the association between parent involvement in early intervention and children's later school competence. Parents (N = 704) of children participating in the Chicago Longitudinal Study were interviewed retrospectively about their school involvement in preschool and kindergarten. Parents reported on the activities in which they participated and their frequency of program participation. Results indicated that even after controlling

  9. "You're Looking at This Different Language and It Freezes You out Straight Away": Identifying Challenges to Parental Involvement among Immersion Parents

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    Kavanagh, Lauren; Hickey, Tina M.

    2013-01-01

    There is now consensus among researchers and educators that parental involvement in education is related to children's academic and social success at school. However, less is known about the reasons why some parents choose to become involved and others do not. In recent years, there has been a move towards developing theoretical models which…

  10. Parents' Priorities for Educating Their Children.

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    Page, Fred M., Jr.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Examines parents' perceptions of their children's education. Concludes that parents deemphasize the importance of standardized test scores and grades on report cards, oppose ability grouping, and consider reading, math, grammar, spelling, and science to be the most important subjects. (SRT)

  11. Studying the Impact of Parental Involvement on College Student Development: A Review and Agenda for Research

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    Linda J. Sax; Katherine Lynk Wartman

    \\u000a Although parental involvement in higher education has received significant attention on college campuses and by the media,\\u000a this topic has received scarce consideration in the empirical literature on college student development. The chapter begins\\u000a with a review of theoretical concepts and methodologies used in research on parental involvement in higher education. Next,\\u000a the chapter reviews relevant findings from this body

  12. Annual Conference on Parent Education Proceedings (4th, Denton, Texas, February 9-10, 1996).

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    Jacobson, Arminta, Ed.; And Others

    The goals of the 2-day interdisciplinary conference covered in these proceedings were to: (1) present a spectrum of program models, curriculum, and knowledge related to parent education, parent involvement, and parenting; (2) provide in-depth training in parent education; and (3) promote interaction and exchange of ideas. Included in the…

  13. Parents' Involvement in Their Children's Behavioral Intervention Programs: Parent and Therapist Perspectives

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    Solish, Abbie; Perry, Adrienne

    2008-01-01

    Although the need for active parent involvement in Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI) has been emphasized by professionals in the field, little research has explored this involvement or what it entails. A parent self-report questionnaire and a similar therapist questionnaire were designed for this study, in which parent "Involvement" and five…

  14. Parents as Role Models: Parental Behavior Affects Adolescents' Plans for Work Involvement

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    Wiese, Bettina S.; Freund, Alexandra M.

    2011-01-01

    This study (N = 520 high-school students) investigates the influence of parental work involvement on adolescents' own plans regarding their future work involvement. As expected, adolescents' perceptions of parental work behavior affected their plans for own work involvement. Same-sex parents served as main role models for the adolescents' own…

  15. Democratic parenting: paradoxical messages in democratic parent education theories

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    Oryan, Shlomit; Gastil, John

    2013-06-01

    Some prominent parent education theories in the United States and other Western countries base their educational viewpoint explicitly on democratic values, such as mutual respect, equality and personal freedom. These democratic parenting theories advocate sharing power with children and including them in family decision making. This study presents a textual analysis of two such theories, the Adlerian model of parent education and the Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) model, as they are embodied in two original bestselling textbooks. Through content and argumentation analysis of these influential texts, this study examines the paradoxes inherent in these two theories when they articulate how to implement fully democratic principles within the parent-child relationship. We discover that in spite of their democratic rationale, both books offer communication practices that guide the child to modify misbehaviour, enforce parental power, and manipulate the child to make decisions that follow parental judgment, and thus do not endorse the use of a truly democratic parenting style. We suggest, as an alternative to the democratic parenting style, that parents be introduced to a guardianship management style, in which they do not share authority with children, but seek opportunities for enabling children to make more autonomous decisions and participate in more family decision making.

  16. Enhancing Parent Involvement in Schools: A Large Scale Parent Survey.

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    Goldman, Jill; Johnson, Mary

    The methodology that has been used over the past 5 years to develop and implement the Parent Survey of the Department of Defense Dependents' Schools (DoDDS), known as the "Report Card from DoDDS Parents," is described. The focus is not on survey results, but on the processes and procedures used to design appropriate instruments, distribute and…

  17. Reaching Parents with Child Care Consumer Education.

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    National Child Care Information Center, Vienna, VA.

    This booklet touches on many topics related to child care consumer education for parents. The booklet begins by defining child care consumer education, discussing this education as a way to provide parents with child care information to assess their needs, locate services, evaluate quality, and choose the best possible care for their children. The…

  18. Reproducing Segregation: Parent Involvement, Diversity, and School Governance

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    Virginia Gordon; Honorine Nocon

    2008-01-01

    Government programs currently mandate direct parental input in school governance. In comparing the actions of low-income Latino parents with those of middle-income White and Asian parents within the context of school governance, we found that although both groups actively sought and achieved reforms in order to improve their children's education, the eventual outcomes of their efforts differed. This study suggests

  19. Empowering Parents and Educators to Develop Home-School Partnerships in K-12 Special Education

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    Moriwaka, Minako

    2012-01-01

    Research demonstrates that parental involvement can have a positive impact on students' academic, emotional, and social success; however, there are few studies of how to improve parent advocacy and home-school collaboration in special education. The focus of this qualitative case study was to understand perceptions of the special educators

  20. Head Start Parent Involvement Activities: Measuring the Effect of School Based Parent Involvement Activities on Parent Efficacy in Early Childhood Learning

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    Quadri, Khadijat O.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this position paper was to examine the impact of school based parent involvement activities on parent efficacy. Methodology: The paper explores research studies into school based activities on long term parent efficacy. Conclusions: Most schools are involving parents in school-based activities in a variety of ways but the…

  1. The effectiveness of Family Science and Technology Workshops on parental involvement, student achievement, and student curiosity

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    Kosten, Lora Bechard

    The literature suggests that parental involvement in schools results in positive changes in students and that schools need to provide opportunities for parents to share in the learning process. Workshops are an effective method of engaging parents in the education of their children. This dissertation studies the effects of voluntary Family Science and Technology Workshops on elementary children's science interest and achievement, as well as on parents' collaboration in their child's education. The study involved 35 second and third-grade students and their parents who volunteered to participate. The parental volunteers were randomly assigned to either the control group (children attending the workshops without a parent) or the treatment group (children attending the workshops with a parent). The study was conducted in the Fall of 1995 over a four-week period. The Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to determine the effects of the workshops on children's science achievement and science curiosity, as well as on parents' involvement with their child's education. The study revealed that there was no significant statistical difference at the.05 level between the treatment/control groups in children's science achievement or science curiosity, or in parent's involvement with their children's education. However, the study did focus parental attention on effective education and points the way to more extensive research in this critical learning area. This dual study, that is, the effects of teaching basic technology to young students with the support of their parents, reflects the focus of the Salve Regina University Ph.D. program in which technology is examined in its effects on humans. In essence, this program investigates what it means to be human in an age of advanced technology.

  2. The State and Level of Involvement among Jordanian Kindergarten Parents and Its Relationship to Teachers' Efforts of Outreach

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    Fayez, Merfat; Sabah, Saed A.; Rudwan, Enaam Abu

    2011-01-01

    This study explored both the school- and home-based involvement practices of parents of children attending kindergarten in the city of Zarqa, Jordan. The study also examined the effect of some selected parental demographic variables (i.e. socioeconomic levels and levels of education) on parent involvement and the relationship between kindergarten…

  3. Getting Parents Involved: A Handbook of Ideas for Teachers, Schools and Communities. Bill Harp Professional Teachers Library.

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    Wittreich, Yvonne M.; Jacobi, Evelyn F.; Hogue, Iris E.

    Intended as a guide for all educators associated with parent involvement--especially classroom teachers--this resource handbook addresses the issues and concerns of parents in school programs. Following an Introduction, chapters in the handbook are: (1) Why We Need Parent Involvement in Our Schools; (2) Diversity in Schools; (3) The ABC's of…

  4. Teachers' Value Orientation toward Parental Involvement in School-Based Management in Hong Kong

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    Ng, Shun-wing

    2004-01-01

    Involving parents in school management is one of the recommendations in the framework of school-based management (SBM) in Hong Kong. Thus, to set the platform for home-school cooperation in school management, there is a need to develop a partnership between parents and school in the current education reform movement in Hong Kong. The innovation…

  5. Understanding the Culture of Low-Income Immigrant Latino Parents: Key to Involvement

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    Orozco, Graciela L.

    2008-01-01

    Schools often consider themselves experts in a child's education. While school personnel are trained to work with children and families and certainly have much experience in the matter, the perspective and values of low-income parents are not always understood nor incorporated into the school culture. Since parent involvement has been shown to…

  6. African Refugee Parents' Involvement in Their Children's Schools: Barriers and Recommendations for Improvement

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    Githembe, Purity Kanini

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine involvement of African refugee parents in the education of their elementary school children. The setting of the study was Northern and Southern Texas. African refugee parents and their children's teachers completed written surveys and also participated in interviews. In the study's mixed-method design,…

  7. The Dynamics of Parental Involvement in U.S. Schools from 1996 to 2007

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    Myers, Scott M.; Carrie B. Myers

    2013-01-01

    We use data from over 25,000 U.S. parents interviewed in the 1996 and 2007 National Household Education Surveys to address two under-researched questions. The organizing framework for these questions is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. First, did school-based parental involvement change during 1996-2007? Second, do the predictors of this…

  8. Parental Involvement and Children's School AchievementEvidence for Mediating Processes

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    Maria A. Rogers; Jennifer Theule; Bruce A. Ryan; Gerald R. Adams; Leo Keating

    2009-01-01

    This study used path analytic techniques and an ecological framework to examine the association between children's perceptions of their parents' educational involvement, children's personal characteristics, and their school achievement. Fathers' academic pressure was predictive of lower achievement, whereas mothers' encouragement and support predicted higher achievement. Both parents used more academic pressure with their sons, whereas using more encouragement and support

  9. Parental School Involvement in Relation to Children's Grades and Adaptation to School

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    Tan, Edwin T.; Goldberg, Wendy A.

    2008-01-01

    From an ecological perspective, it is important to examine linkages among key settings in the child's life. The current study focuses on parents' involvement in children's education both at school and at home. Ninety-one families with school-aged children (91 fathers and 91 mothers) participated in a survey study assessing the levels of parental

  10. An Evaluation of Family Literacy Bags as a Vehicle for Parent Involvement.

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    Dever, Martha T.; Burts, Diane C.

    2002-01-01

    The Family Literacy Bags (FLB) project is a parent involvement and education innovation designed to engage children and their families in reading books in Spanish or English at home. Findings from inquiry at four primarily rural, middle-class school districts suggest that the FLB project encouraged home book reading. Parents learned effective ways…

  11. Parent Involvement in School: Conceptualizing Multiple Dimensions and Their Relations with Family and Demographic Risk Factors.

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    Kohl, Gwynne O.; Lengua, Liliana J.; McMahon, Robert J.

    2000-01-01

    Explores the association between parental involvement (PI) and children's positive academic performance and social competence. Study examines the relations between a set of family and demographic risk factors and PI. Results reveal different patterns of relations between the risk factors studied-parental education, maternal depression, and…

  12. Parental Involvement in Young Children's Computer Use and Cognitive Development

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    McCarrick, Katy; Li, Xiaoming; Fish, Angela; Holtrop, Teresa; Bhavnagri, Navaz P.; Stanton, Bonita; Brumitt, Gail A.; Butler, Sheretta; Partridge, Ty

    2007-01-01

    Increasingly, young children are using computers; however, the role of the parent in facilitating this type of learning is not yet clear. This study investigates the relationship between parental involvement in computer use and cognitive development in their children. Parents of Head Start children who owned a computer (n = 136) reported on the…

  13. Moon Watch: A Parental-Involvement Homework Activity.

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    Rillero, Peter; Gonzalez-Jensen, Margarita; Moy, Tracy

    2000-01-01

    Presents the goals, philosophy, and methods of the SPLASH (Student-Parent Laboratories Achieving Science at Home) program. Describes an at-home, parental-involvement activity called Moon Watch in which students and their parents observe how the phases of the moon and the moon's position in the sky change over a two-week period. (WRM)

  14. Involving Parents in Their Children's Learning. Second Edition

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    Whalley, Margy

    2007-01-01

    "Involving Parents in Their Children's Learning" is the story of the pioneering work of the Pen Green Centre for children and families. Showing how early years practitioners can collaborate effectively with parents, the book includes case studies of parents and children who have attended the centre, studies which chart developments in learning for…

  15. Identifying and Decreasing Barriers to Parent Involvement for Inner-City Parents

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    Williams, Terrinieka T.; Sanchez, Bernadette

    2013-01-01

    Previous studies demonstrate the positive effects of parental involvement on student grade point averages (GPAs), standardized tests scores, and other academic outcomes. Because of the positive role of parental involvement on youth academic achievement, many parents and school personnel desire more collaboration between the family and the school.…

  16. Why Does Parents' Involvement Enhance Children's Achievement? The Role of Parent-Oriented Motivation

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    Cecilia Sin-Sze Cheung; Eva M. Pomerantz

    2012-01-01

    This research examined the idea that children's parent-oriented motivation underlies the benefits of parents' involvement on children's engagement and ultimately achievement in school. Beginning in the fall of 7th grade, 825 American and Chinese children (mean age = 12.73 years) reported on their parents' involvement in their learning as well as multiple dimensions of their motivation in school every 6

  17. Why Does Parents' Involvement Enhance Children's Achievement? The Role of Parent-Oriented Motivation

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    Cheung, Cecilia Sin-Sze; Pomerantz, Eva M.

    2012-01-01

    This research examined the idea that children's parent-oriented motivation underlies the benefits of parents' involvement on children's engagement and ultimately achievement in school. Beginning in the fall of 7th grade, 825 American and Chinese children (mean age = 12.73 years) reported on their parents' involvement in their learning as well as…

  18. Problematising Parent-Professional Partnerships in Education

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    Hodge, Nick; Runswick-Cole, Katherine

    2008-01-01

    The value of, and need for, parent-professional partnerships is an unchallenged mantra within policy relating to "special educational needs". In spite of this, partnerships continue to be experienced as problematic by both parents and professionals. This paper brings together the different perspectives of two disability researchers: one a parent

  19. Parent Education: Putting Knowledge into Action.

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    Hughes, Sue; Vaughan, Vermeillia

    1978-01-01

    The students' needs and the parents' concern for their children's growth and development, as well as parents' desire for more effective communication skills and better relationships in their families, brought a realization that parent education, an important new dimension, could be added to the guidance program at Westwood Junior High. (Author)

  20. A study of the relationship between parent involvement and student achievement

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    Vincent Roger Huth

    1989-01-01

    The overall purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between parental involvement in the schooling process and children's achievement test scores. The importance of this research was three-fold: (a) to investigate the relationship between level of involvement, Less and More, and achievement test scores (Education Records Bureau); (b) to investigate the relationship between level of involvement in four

  1. Welcoming Parents: Educators as Guest Hosts on School Landscapes

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    Pushor, Debbie

    2007-01-01

    Part of the dominant story of school involves educators entering a community, claiming the ground called "school," and designing and enacting policies, procedures, and programs for the children in the community. Most often they do this in isolation of parents and community members. Because they have professional education, knowledge and…

  2. THE EFFECTS OF RESIDENCE LOCATION ON PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT WITH THE SCHOOL: A CONTRAST BETWEEN NONMETROPOLITAN RURAL AND OTHER COMMUNITIES1

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    Yongmin Sun; Daryl Hobbs; William Elder; Dongchu Sun

    Educational research has long noted the impact of parental involvement with the school on a student's educational success. Despite decades of research, only a few studies have attempted to identify factors that account for variations in parental involvement. In this study, we have employed Coleman's notion of social capital to study the effects of family structure and residence location on

  3. Parental Involvement in Homework: A Review of Current Research and Its Implications for Teachers, After School Program Staff, and Parent Leaders

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    Walker, Joan M. T.; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V.; Whetsel, Darlene R.; Green, Christa L.

    2004-01-01

    Parents often become involved in their children's education through homework. Whether children do homework at home, complete it in after school programs or work on it during the school day, homework can be a powerful tool for (a) letting parents and other adults know what the child is learning, (b) giving children and parents a reason to talk…

  4. Parent Teacher Education Connection: Preparing Preservice Teachers for Family Engagement

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    Brown, Amber L.; Harris, Mary; Jacobson, Arminta; Trotti, Judy

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the Parent Teacher Education Curriculum, a Web-based curriculum focused on instructing teachers about best practices in family involvement and assesses its impact on the knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers related to family involvement. Pre- and post-measures of preservice teacher candidate knowledge of and…

  5. Parental Involvement and the Theory of Planned Behavior

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    Bracke, Deborah; Corts, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    The "Theory of Planned Behavior" provided a specific theoretical framework to evaluate the impact of attitudes, norms, and controls on parental involvement in a local school district. The "new knowledge" that resulted from the measurement of these constructs affirmed that regardless of the perceived level of parental involvement, virtually all…

  6. Parent Involvement in Early Intervention: What Role Does Setting Play?

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    Kellar-Guenther, Yvonne; Rosenberg, Steven A.; Block, Stephen R.; Robinson, Cordelia C.

    2014-01-01

    This study compared levels of parent involvement in early intervention services for children under three which were delivered in community settings (children's homes and child care programs) and specialized settings (early intervention centers and provider offices) in the USA. Respondents reported the highest levels of parental involvement in…

  7. Parental Involvement in Schooling, Classroom Environment and Student Outcomes

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    Adamski, Aurora; Fraser, Barry J.; Peiro, Maria M.

    2013-01-01

    We investigated relationships between students' perceptions of parental involvement in schooling, their Spanish classroom environment and student outcomes (attitudes and achievement). Modified Spanish versions of the What Is Happening In this Class?, Test of Spanish-Related Attitudes-L[subscript 1], a parental involvement questionnaire and a…

  8. Parent Involvement in Decision-Making. NCEDL Spotlights, No. 23.

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    A study examined parent involvement in decision making in the Smart Start early childhood programs in North Carolina. Data were collected through observations, interviews, and surveys. Findings indicated that both the interested public and the Smart Start board members agreed that having parents involved in decisions about how Smart Start money…

  9. Two studies of low income parents' involvement in schooling

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    Bonnie Klimes-Dougan; Jose A. Lopez; Perry Nelson; Howard S. Adelman

    1992-01-01

    An interview and an intervention study are reported. Interview findings extend research on the positive relationship of parent involvement to school success. That is, although most of the low income families reported low-moderate participation, a postive relationship was found between parent involvement and school adjustment as early as kindergarten. With respect to negative valuing and barrier interpretations of low participation,

  10. The Validation of One Parental Involvement Measurement in Virtual Schooling

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    Liu, Feng; Black, Erik; Algina, James; Cavanaugh, Cathy; Dawson, Kara

    2010-01-01

    Parental involvement has been recognized as an important factor for student achievement in traditional school settings. The lack of research regarding the effect of parental involvement on student achievement in virtual schooling is, in part, due to the absence of a valid and reliable instrument to measure this construct. This paper provides an…

  11. The Social Construction of Parent Involvement in Head Start.

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    Lubeck, Sally; deVries, Mary

    2000-01-01

    Describes how parent involvement and parents themselves were socially constructed within Head Start programs located in different communities. Suggests how these social practices made particular forms of involvement possible and even necessary. Argues that discourses constitute rather than merely represent. Suggests how alternative ways of…

  12. The role of parental involvement in the amelioration of the effects of low socioeconomic status on academic achievement

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    Grayson, Nancy E.

    2004-09-30

    involvement and examine the reduction of academic risk factors for economically disadvantaged students through a program of parental involvement in the educational setting. This study compares the academic achievement (ITBS scores) of 70 students enrolled...

  13. Korean Temporary Migrant Mothers' Conceptualization of Parent Involvement in the United States

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    Chung, Hoewook

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to gain insight into how Korean temporary migrant mothers conceptualize the nature of parent involvement in the USA. The participants in this study consisted of Korean mothers who were educated in Korea, migrated temporarily to the USA for educational purposes, and sent their children to American schools. Using the…

  14. Families and Schools: The Effect of Parental Involvement on High School Completion

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    Anguiano, Ruben Patricio Viramontez

    2004-01-01

    This study examined European American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American parental involvement and their children's high school completion. An examination of how different family structures have an influence on a student's education was conducted. This study used the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS) of 1988 and utilized a…

  15. Parent Involvement as Professionalization: Professionals' Struggle for Power in Dutch Urban Deprived Areas

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    van den Berg, Marguerite; van Reekum, Rogier

    2011-01-01

    Parent involvement policies have been central in the Dutch push towards educational governance. How the implementation of these policies plays out on the ground is context-dependent. The ethnic and class cleavages impacting the Dutch educational system should be taken into account. On the basis of 50 in-depth interviews with teachers, social…

  16. Middle School Mathematics Classrooms: A Place for Latina Parents' Involvement.

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    Anhalt, Cynthia Oropesa; Allexsaht-Snider, Martha; Civil, Marta

    2002-01-01

    A study examining Latina parents' perspectives about their children's mathematics education invited three mothers to observe three middle-school reform mathematics classrooms and discuss their observations. The parents noted and approved of new roles for teachers and students, such as walking around the room, listening to students, and cooperative…

  17. Parents' Views of Schools' Involvement Efforts

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    Rodriguez, Raymond J.; Blatz, Erin T.; Elbaum, Batya

    2014-01-01

    Individual and focus group interviews were conducted with 96 parents of students with disabilities in 18 schools to explore parents' views of schools' efforts to engage them in their child's education. A mixed-methods approach was used to identify and evaluate the relative importance of eight themes related to schools' efforts…

  18. Esperanza y Poder: Democratic Dialogue and Authentic Parent Involvement

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    Stratton, Susan

    2006-01-01

    This study explored ways to increase authentic participation of Mexican American parents in the education of their children. It focused on direct dialogue between Spanish-speaking parents and English-speaking school personnel and how dialogue facilitated group development. The design of the study included phenomenological inquiry and action…

  19. Parental Involvement in Primary Children's Homework in Hong Kong

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    Vicky C. Tam; Raymond M. Chan

    2009-01-01

    This study draws upon an ecological perspective to examine parental in - volvement in homework and its relationship with primary school children's educational outcomes within the Chinese sociocultural context of Hong Kong. Data were collected using homework diaries and questionnaires administered to 1,309 pairs of students and parents spanning all six primary grade levels in 36 primary schools in Hong

  20. Parental Involvement and Developmentally Appropriate Practices: A Comparison of Parent and Teacher Beliefs

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    Demircan, Özlen; Erden, Feyza Tantekin

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and parental involvement beliefs of preschool teachers and the parents of preschool children. Data were collected from 279 teachers and 589 parents via a demographic information questionnaire, "Teachers' Beliefs Scale"…

  1. Parental involvement in curriculum matters: parents, teachers and children working together

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    Janet S. Dye

    1989-01-01

    This is a first report of a research project concerning the involvement of parents in the curriculum of the reception classes in four infant schools in Outer London. Parents from a wide variety of ethnic and social backgrounds met to talk with teachers each week and practical suggestions were made about simple activities which children and parents could enjoy at

  2. Minority parental involvement and school barriers: Moving the focus away from deficiencies of parents

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    Yanghee Kim

    2009-01-01

    There has been an alarming imbalance in recent research on minority parental involvement because it has focused on parents’ variables to identify groups for effective interventions without searching for broader contextual variables. This literature review provides available research findings on the school barriers that prevent minority parents’ participation in their children's school in the United States. The following school barriers

  3. Relations of Parenting Style and Parental Involvement with Ninth-Grade Students' Achievement

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    Sharon E. Paulson

    1994-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to explore the influence of both parenting style (demandingness and responsiveness) and parental involvement on the achievement outcome of early adolescents and to explore the relations both adolescents' and their parents' perceptions ofparenting, and to compare the influence that the differentperceptions have on adolescents' achievement. Subjects were 247 ninth-grade boys and girls and their

  4. Chinese Parents' Perceptions and Practices of Parental Involvement during School Transition

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    Lau, Eva Yi Hung

    2014-01-01

    Parents' perceptions and practices of parental involvement during the transition from kindergarten to primary school were captured through individual interviews with 18 Chinese parents after their children had entered primary school. The responses revealed that in order to facilitate children's adjustment during school transition,…

  5. Attitudes of Parents and Health Promoters in Greece Concerning Sex Education of Adolescents

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    Kirana, Paraskevi-Sofia; Nakopoulou, Evangelia; Akrita, Ioanna; Papaharitou, Stamatis

    2007-01-01

    The aim of the study was to explore the attitudes and views of Greek parents concerning the provision of sex education to adolescents, as well as the opinion and the involvement of school health promoters in sex education. A questionnaire containing 20 items was constructed and administered to 93 parents of adolescents who participated in parents'…

  6. Parent Involvement as Parental Monitoring of Student Motivation and Parent Expectations Predicting Later Achievement Among African American and European American Middle School Age Students

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    Sherri F. Seyfried; Ick-Joong Chung

    2002-01-01

    Parent involvement and parent expectations are fundamental to academic success. However, much of the research has been with elementary school aged children; consequently, we know less about the influence of parent involvement and parent expectations on the academic achievement of middle school students, and we have even less information for African American (AA) students. Do parent involvement and parent expectations

  7. Adolescent Mothers' Perceptions of Fathers' Parental Involvement: Satisfaction and Desire for Involvement

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    Herzog, Melissa J.; Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Madden-Derdich, Debra A.; Leonard, Stacie A.

    2007-01-01

    Grounded in family systems and ecological theories, this study examined teenage mothers' perceptions of fathers' parental involvement and the role of teenage mothers' gatekeeping beliefs. Fathers' involvement was perceived to be greater when teenage parents were romantically involved (n = 55). When they no longer shared a romantic relationship (n…

  8. Linking Parent Involvement With Student Achievement: Do Race and Income Matter?

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    Laura Desimone

    1999-01-01

    Parent involvement in children's learning at school and at home is considered a key component of school reform, but more information is needed about how the effects of this involvement vary for students from disparate racial-ethnic and economic backgrounds. Data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (Ingels, Abraham, Karr et al., 1990; Ingels, Abraham, Resinski et al., 1990)

  9. Involving Latino Parents with Mathematics through Family Math Nights: A Review of the Literature

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    Lopez, Cynthia Ortiz; Donovan, Loretta

    2009-01-01

    Grounded in J. L. Epstein's (2001) types of involvement, this literature review investigates family-school partnerships that (a) empower Latino families in the area of mathematics education, (b) promote student achievement in mathematics, (c) impact parent-child involvement in mathematics at home, and (d) support Family Math Nights. Family Math…

  10. Effect of Family Structure on Parental Involvement: Perspectives of Principals and Traditional, Dual-Income, and Single Parents.

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    Wanat, Carolyn L.

    1994-01-01

    Examines children's school needs, the school's response to those needs, and parental involvement for traditional, dual-income, and single-parent families, interviewing 12 principals and 36 parents. Respondents disagreed on specific forms parental involvement should take, but agreed that providing a climate to encourage parental involvement is the…

  11. Parental Aspirations for Their Children's Educational Attainment and the Realisation of Universal Primary Education (UPE) in Kenya: Evidence from Slum and Non-Slum Residences

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    Oketch, Moses; Mutisya, Maurice; Sagwe, Jackline

    2012-01-01

    There is a sound research base attesting to the importance of parental involvement and to the many potential benefits it can offer for children's education. This study sought to examine differences in parental aspirations (as a mechanism of parental involvement in their children's education) for their children's educational attainment between slum…

  12. Influence of Parental Education and Family Income on Children's Education in Rural Uganda

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    Drajea, Alice J.; O'Sullivan, Carmel

    2014-01-01

    This article investigates the effect of parents' literacy levels and family income in Uganda on the quality and nature of parents' involvement in their children's primary education. A mixed-methods study with an ethnographic element was employed to explore the views and opinions of 21 participants through a qualitative approach. Methods for data…

  13. Parent Involvement in Science Learning. NSTA Position Statement

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    National Science Teachers Association (NJ1), 2009

    2009-01-01

    The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) believes the involvement of parents and other caregivers in their children's learning is crucial to their children's interest in and ability to learn science. Research shows that when parents play an active role, their children achieve greater success as learners, regardless of socioeconomic status,…

  14. Barriers to Parental Involvement in the Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

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    Savacool, J. Leigh

    2011-01-01

    Research has shown that parental involvement affects children's achievement more than school procedures especially in the primary years. Researchers have also shown positive effects on children, families, and school when schools and parents continuously support and encourage a child's learning and development. However, there is little research…

  15. Using Email to Improve Parental Involvement in Middle School

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    Radin, Benjamin Theodore

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to test the relationship between the type of school-to-home communication (regularly sent, structured emails versus ad hoc emails), the originator of these emails (teacher or student), and Parental Involvement (PI) as measured according to the frequency of email contact and distribution of student and parent emails…

  16. Latino Parent Involvement: Examining Commitment and Empowerment in Schools

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    Jasis, Pablo M.; Ordonez-Jasis, Rosario

    2012-01-01

    This study examines the process of parent engagement at three community and school-based parent participation projects involving Latino immigrant families in California. Through the participants' "testimonios," the study investigates the motivations and interactions contextualizing their leadership development, participation, and organizing…

  17. Involving Low-Income Parents and Parents of Color in College Readiness Activities: An Exploratory Study

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    McCoy, Cheryl Holcomb

    2010-01-01

    This article describes an exploratory and descriptive study that examined the parental involvement beliefs, attitudes, and activities of 22 high school counselors who work in high-poverty and high-minority schools. More specifically, this study examined school counselors' beliefs and activities about involving parents in the college admission…

  18. Hypertension Education: Impact on Parent Health Behaviors.

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    Walker, Peter; Portnoy, Barry

    This study sought to determine the effects of a high blood pressure education program for sixth graders on the preventive hypertension health attitudes and behaviors of their parents. Attention was focused on the role of students ("significant others") in affecting parental attitude and behavior changes relating to the three risk factors of…

  19. Reaping the Benefits of Parent Education

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    Haakmat, Martha

    2015-01-01

    Martha Haakmat writes in this article that in some ways she understands why parents might have a harder time understanding why Montessori is education at its best, especially as their children progress past preschool. Haakmat goes on to say that the learning path at Montessori schools is more proactive. Montessori schools ask that parents partner…

  20. Parental Educational Investments and Aspirations in Japan

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    Lee, Kristen Schultz

    2010-01-01

    Previous models of parental educational investments focus on the composition of the sibship (number, gender, ordering, and spacing) and on the social and institutional context in which investment decisions are made. Social-institutional models predict that parents in Japan are likely to underinvest in girls because of their transient status in the…

  1. Parents as Partners in Art Education Enrichment

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    Hansen, Laurie

    2008-01-01

    The author describes a parent art program, how it works, and ways to implement it. She emphasizes the strengths of parent programs as a way to support and enrich existing arts education, not as a replacement. Hansen describes the art kit--the adult's teaching resource--and the basic four-part process: presentation, demonstration, an art activity,…

  2. Deterrents to Participation in Parenting Education.

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    Johnson, Debora C.; Harrison, Betty C.; Burnett, Michael F.; Emerson, Peter

    2003-01-01

    Factor analysis identified five factors that deterred parents (n=112) from participating in parenting education programs: lack of confidence, lack of course relevance, personal problems, situational barriers, and time. Child care was the most important issue influencing participation. (Contains 29 references.) (JOW)

  3. Assessing Soccer Players and Educating Soccer Parents

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    Skirka, Nicholas

    2005-01-01

    This article offers suggestions on how to assess the abilities of young soccer athletes and ways to educate parents or guardians on how to maintain an attitude that most benefits and supports the players. The abilities of young athletes on a team vary, and the expectations of both team members and parents are high, thus presenting a major…

  4. A Chronology of Parental Choice in Education.

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    McDonald, Sister Dale

    2001-01-01

    Traces the history of parental rights in education since the landmark case Pierce vs. the Society of Sisters (1925), when the existence of private schools was validated. States that initiatives promoting parental choice include : (1) tax relief/credits; (2) vouchers or scholarships; (3) public school choice; and (4) home schooling. Provides a…

  5. 7 CFR 210.12 - Student, parent and community involvement.

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    2013-01-01

    ...Program promotion, and related student-community support activities...food service program to teach students about good nutrition practices and to involve the school faculty and the general community in...board of parents, teachers and students. (c) Residential...

  6. 7 CFR 210.12 - Student, parent and community involvement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Program promotion, and related student-community support activities...food service program to teach students about good nutrition practices and to involve the school faculty and the general community in...board of parents, teachers and students. (c) Residential...

  7. 7 CFR 210.12 - Student, parent and community involvement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Program promotion, and related student-community support activities...food service program to teach students about good nutrition practices and to involve the school faculty and the general community in...board of parents, teachers and students. (c) Residential...

  8. 7 CFR 210.12 - Student, parent and community involvement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Program promotion, and related student-community support activities...food service program to teach students about good nutrition practices and to involve the school faculty and the general community in...board of parents, teachers and students. (c) Residential...

  9. Parental Perceptions of Participation in Special Education: Foci on Hispanic and White Children's Ethnicity and Educational Levels

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    Krach, S. Kathleen; Ochoa, Salvador Hector; Palmer, Douglas J.

    2005-01-01

    The authors of this study discuss past research, litigation, and legislation pertaining to the topic of parental involvement in special education. In particular, the study examined parental perceptions of their roles as communicators and decision makers in the special education process in terms of ethnicity and child's educational level. Very few…

  10. A Case of Educational Reform from the Ground up: Involving Ethnic Minority Parents in the Life of the School in South East Europe

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    Frost, David

    2012-01-01

    This article explores the challenge of education reform and presents an alternative to dominant approaches. In doing so, it draws on the work of three projects: first, the "Advancing Education Quality and Inclusion" initiative; second, the APREME (Advancing the Participation and Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Education) project which…

  11. Causal effects of parents' education on children's education

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    John Ermisch; Chiara Pronzato

    2010-01-01

    The paper shows that parents education is an important, but hardly exclusive part of the common family background that generates positive correlation between siblings educational attainments. Our estimates based on Norwegian twins indicate that an additional year of either mothers or fathers education increases their childrens education by as little as one-tenth of a year. There is evidence that fathers

  12. Putting the Punch in Parent Power. Education Outlook. No. 5

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    Hess, Frederick M.; Lautzenheiser, Daniel K.

    2012-01-01

    While US parents have historically played supporting roles in schooling, they are becoming increasingly involved in education advocacy and policy. Contemporary school reform requires political muscle to enact controversial changes, meaning entrenched interest groups such as teachers unions have traditionally enjoyed an outsized impact in the realm…

  13. Direct and Indirect Longitudinal Effects of Parental Involvement on Student Achievement: Second-Order Latent Growth Modeling Across Ethnic Groups

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    Sehee Hong; Hsiu-Zu Ho

    2005-01-01

    The present study on the influence of parental involvement on students' academic achievement overcame limitations in current research by including simultaneous considerations of multidimensional, longitudinal, mediational, and ethnic factors. Results indicated (a) significant ethnic differences in the direct effects of parental involvement on academic achievement; (b) consistent indirect effects, mediated by student educational aspiration, across all 4 ethnic groups for

  14. Partnership, Student Achievement, and Parental Involvement in a Utah Elementary: Multilevel Growth Curve and Critical Interpretive Analyses

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    Boncana, Mohomodou

    2010-01-01

    The primary purpose of this study was to understand if and how a partnership between a college of education at a large western university in the United States and a local urban elementary school affected parental involvement. This research also attempted to explore whether parental involvement affected students' school performance. Specifically,…

  15. Math Achievement in Early AdolescenceThe Role of Parental Involvement, Teachers' Behavior, and Students' Motivational Beliefs About Math

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    Melita Puklek Levpuš?ek; Maja Zupan?i?

    2009-01-01

    Contributions of parental involvement in educational pursuits as well as math teachers' classroom behavior to students' motivation and performance in math were investigated. By the end of the first school term, 365 Slovene eighth graders reported on their parents' academic involvement (pressure, support, and help) and their math teachers' behavior in the classroom (support, academic press, and mastery goal). During

  16. Adolescent parent education: A maturational model

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    Phyllis Levenson; Bonnie Atkinson; James Hale; Marlene Hollier

    1978-01-01

    Health care, educational and social programs are frequently required to assist increasing numbers of adolescent mothers to meet their own needs and those of their babies. This paper presents a maturational rationale for development of a comprehensive parent education program. Some pertinent aspects of adolescent psychological development are first presented to provide a perspective for understanding the models illustrating the

  17. Influences of Parents' Education on Their Children's Educational Attainments: The Role of Parent and Child Perceptions

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    Eccles, Jacquelynne S.

    2005-01-01

    This paper is based on a talk given at the conference of the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning, September 2004. There is consistent evidence that parents' education predicts children's educational outcomes, alongside other distal family characteristics such as family income, parents' occupations and residence location. A…

  18. Parent Education as Parent-Centered Prevention: A Review of School-Related Outcomes

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    Hoard, Daniel; Shepard, Katherine N.

    2005-01-01

    Parent education can be conceptualized as parent-targeted prevention programs targeting universal or at-risk populations. Sixteen studies of parent education programs with school-related populations were identified and coded for treatment efficacy and methodological rigor. Results found that the effectiveness of the parent education studies varied…

  19. Evaluating a Community-Wide Parent/Family Involvement Program

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    Guskey, Thomas R.; Ellender, Caroline S.; Wang, Sunwoo

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes the first year evaluation of a community-wide, parent/family involvement program initiated in a midsized, Southeast community and school district. The program consists of three major components: (1) Community-Wide Efforts, (2) School-Home Communication, and (3) Home Involvement. Formative and summative evaluation data were…

  20. Adolescent Fathers' Parenting Stress, Social Support, and Involvement with Infants

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    Fagan, Jay; Bernd, Elisa; Whiteman, Valerie

    2007-01-01

    The present study examined the relationship between concurrent measures of adolescent fathers' parenting stress, social support, and fathers' care-giving involvement with the 3-month-old infant, controlling for fathers' prenatal involvement. The study sample consisted of 50 teenage father-mother dyads. Findings from multivariate regression…

  1. Differences in Parental Involvement Typologies among Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y Parents: A Study of Select Bay Area Region of Houston Elementary Schools

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    Veloz, Elizabeth Andrea

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether differences existed among generations (Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y) regarding the levels of parental involvement within each of these generations. Also examined were additional factors such as the parents. socioeconomic status, educational level, marital status, and ethnicity. The…

  2. Effects of Family Background and Parental Involvement on Egyptian Adolescents’ Academic Achievement and School Disengagement: A Structural Equation Modelling Analysis

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    Sabry M. Abd-El-Fattah

    2006-01-01

    A structural equation modelling analysis was used to investigate the notion that the effects of parentseducation and family\\u000a structure on students’ academic achievement and school disengagement would be mediated through students’ perception of parental\\u000a involvement. The Perception of Parental Involvement Scale was administered to a sample of 275 first-year students (147 males\\u000a and 128 females) enrolled in two high

  3. Parent-Teacher-Student Discrepancies in Academic Ability Beliefs: Influences on Parent Involvement

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    Patel, Nimisha; Stevens, Sharon

    2010-01-01

    Most studies examining influences on parent involvement focus on common demographic factors, such as social class or gender, and on elementary grades. In the present study, we investigated a more malleable influence, perceptions of ability, in the context of middle school. We examined how perceptions held by parents, teachers, and students…

  4. Parent Education and Elementary Counseling.

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    Lamb, Jackie; Lamb, Wesley A.

    This monograph serves as an overview of theory and technique for parent training, most specifically through the implementation of programs led by the elementary school counselor and the school psychologist. This document explores the history, basic assumptions, goals, training procedures, training of trainers, and references and resources from a…

  5. The Role of Parental Involvement in India: A Context-Based Review

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    Saravanabhavan, Rc; Saravanabhavan, Sheila; Muthaiah, N.

    2012-01-01

    The article presents a historical overview of education in India, followed by a background on current demography, governance structures, and status. The role of parent involvement is traced from ancient times to the modern era to highlight how this phenomenon has evolved. A review of recent national policies stemming from the 2009 Right of…

  6. School Engagement and Parental Involvement: The Case of Cross-Border Students in Singapore

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    Yuen, Celeste Y. M.; Cheung, Alan C. K.

    2014-01-01

    The primary purpose of this paper is to examine the mutual relationship between school engagement of cross-border students (CBS) from Malaysia in Singapore and parental involvement in education. Focus-group interviews were conducted with school personnel, CBS and their non-local counterparts to provide a comprehensive understanding of the…

  7. A Parent, School, Community Partnership in Career Education for the Mentally Retarded.

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    Wilgosh, L.; And Others

    The presentation focused on findings of three studies, and implications for parent-teacher-employer involvement in development and implementation of career education programs for TMR (trainable mentally retarded) adolescents. Study I examined parent and teacher ratings of adaptive behavior and vocational interests. Study II investigated parent,…

  8. Southwest Parent Education Resource Center. Final Interim Report, December 1, 1979 to November 30, 1980.

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    Longtain, Melinda; And Others

    Investigations of (1) the extent to which parent involvement training is included in the pre-service training of elementary and preschool teachers, (2) external and mediational influences on parent models of child socialization, and (3) the relevance of parent education programs to changing family structures are reported. Data were gathered from…

  9. Home Schooling: Parents as Educators.

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    Mayberry, Maralee; And Others

    Acknowledging the growing trend to educate school-aged children at home, this book provides a detailed account of home schooling, providing a vision of home education that reflects its multidimensional nature. The book consists of seven chapters: (1) "Learning about Home Schools" describes the research study from which this book is drawn and…

  10. Parental involvement in children's learning: Comparing parents of children with and without Attention-Deficit\\/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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    Maria A. Rogers; Judith Wiener; Imola Marton; Rosemary Tannock

    2009-01-01

    The present study examined involvement in children's learning among parents of 101 children between 8 and 12 years of age (53 parents of children with ADHD, 48 parents of children without ADHD). Compared to parents of children without ADHD, parents of children with ADHD reported lower self-efficacy in their ability to help their children, felt less welcome and supported by their

  11. "Having Our Say": High Achieving African American Male College Graduates Speak about Parental Involvement and Parenting Style

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    Odom, Lynn Cheryl Lanier

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the patterns of parental involvement and parenting styles of a particular sample of academically successful African American males who attended and graduated from historically Black colleges or universities. More specifically, investigated was the presence of any relationships between parental involvement, parenting styles,…

  12. What Kids Get from Parents: Packages of Parental Involvement across Complex Family Forms

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    Carlson, Marcia J.

    2013-01-01

    While demographers have continued to document the notable family changes that have occurred in recent decades, the nature of family functioning across diverse family forms is less well understood. In particular, we know little about the level and quality of parental investment that children receive across a range of contemporary family types. In this paper, we use data from a recent U.S. urban birth cohort to examine the ‘package’ of parental involvement that young children receive in two key domains across family types. We aggregate parent-child engagement across three potential parent(-figures)—biological mothers, biological fathers (resident or non-resident), and resident social fathers—and also assess the child’s household income. We examine parental investments at child age 5 and changes in investments between child ages 1 and 5 by family structure categories. Overall, we find that children living with both of their married biological parents are advantaged with respect to both economic resources and parental engagement, while children living with single mothers—or their mother and a cohabiting social father—fare especially poorly in both domains; children in married social-father families receive higher overall levels of parental engagement than those in biological-father families but are much less economically advantaged. Our research sheds light on how changing family demography is related to parental investments in children, which may have implications for public policies designed to support disadvantaged families. PMID:24644373

  13. School Integration Efforts Three Years after "Parents Involved"

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    Tefera, Adai; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Frankenberg, Erica

    2010-01-01

    This report synthesizes major themes in local policymaking during the last year, as local school districts continue to grapple with legal and economic constraints on policies that are aimed at creating diverse schools. The report last year on the second anniversary of "Parents Involved" began to uncover some of the consequences of the difficult…

  14. Involving Parents in Teaching Social Communication Skills to Young Children

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    Weiss, Amy L.; Theadore, Geraldine

    2011-01-01

    This article focuses on why and how speech-language pathologists and other professionals can encourage the involvement of parents in teaching social communication skills to their young children. Four main topics are explored: (1) the evidence that many of the children with special needs served by speech-language pathologists and other…

  15. Involving Parents in Secondary Schools: Principals' Perspectives in Greece

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    Lazaridou, Angeliki; Gravani Kassida, Aspasia

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report findings from an investigation of Greek principals' attitudes and perceptions concerning parental involvement in schools--research prompted by the belief that the information will be useful in attempts to make Greek schools more effective. Design/methodology/approach: The participants of the study…

  16. Parent Involvement and Science Achievement: A Latent Growth Curve Analysis

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    Johnson, Ursula Yvette

    2011-01-01

    This study examined science achievement growth across elementary and middle school and parent school involvement using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K). The ECLS-K is a nationally representative kindergarten cohort of students from public and private schools who attended full-day or half-day…

  17. Parent Involvement, Emotional Support, and Behavior Problems: An Ecological Approach

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    McCormick, Meghan P.; Cappella, Elise; O'Connor, Erin E.; McClowry, Sandee G.

    2013-01-01

    We examined relations between parent involvement and kindergarten students' behavior problems in classrooms with varying levels of teacher emotional support. Multi-informant data were collected on "n" = 255 low-income Black and Hispanic students, and "n" = 60 kindergarten classrooms in the baseline year of an intervention…

  18. Increasing Parental Involvement in Our Schools: The Need to Overcome Obstacles, Promote Critical Behaviors, and Provide Teacher Training

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    Flynn, Gregory V.

    2007-01-01

    An ever growing body of research indicates that parental involvement is a key factor in the success of children in school. Studies have shown that children whose parents take an active interest in their education benefit in a number of ways. These children generally have higher academic achievement, better attendance, a sense of well-being, a…

  19. Demography as Destiny: The Role of Parental Involvement and Mathematics Course Taking Patterns among 9th Grade Students

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    Degner, Kate M.

    2013-01-01

    This study uses data from the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HLS:09). Parent responses to the Parent Involvement survey, given as part of the NCES study were considered, along with their child's socio-economic status (SES) and self-reported level of mathematics course enrollment during…

  20. Secret Weapon Discovered! Scientists Say Parents Partnering with Teachers Can Change the Future of Education

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    Furger, Roberta

    2006-01-01

    In "A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement," published in 2002 by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Anne T. Henderson and Karen Mapp reviewed years of research on parent involvement, and their conclusions are unequivocal. When parents are involved in school, students…

  1. Maternal Scaffolding Behavior: Links With Parenting Style and Maternal Education

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    Amanda Carr; Alison Pike

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to specify the relationship between positive and harsh parenting and maternal scaffolding behavior. A 2nd aim was to disentangle the effects of maternal education and parenting quality, and a 3rd aim was to test whether parenting quality mediated the association between maternal education and scaffolding practices. We examined associations between positive and harsh parenting

  2. Rethinking Parent Involvement During the Transition to First Grade: A Focus on Asian American Families

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    Susan R. Sy

    Asian American parents' involvement practices challenge the traditional definition of parent involvement (participation in school activities). In this pa - per, I argue that research and practices focusing only on this narrow definition of parent involvement may not be culturally sensitive approaches to supporting the home-school connection. The existing literature addressing Asian American parent involvement suggests that indirect practices at

  3. A Meta-AnalysisThe Effects of Parental Involvement on Minority Children's Academic Achievement

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    William H. Jeynes

    2003-01-01

    A meta-analysis was undertaken, including 21 studies, to determine the impact of parental involvement on the academic achievement of minority children. Statistical analyses were undertaken to determine the overall effects of parental involvement obtained for each study as well as specific components of parental involvement. Four different measures of academic achievement were used. The possible differing effects of parental involvement

  4. Parental involvement and the effectiveness of an adolescent day treatment program

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    Timothy A. Waugh; Diane L. Kjos

    1992-01-01

    Results on an outcome study with adolescents in a partial hospitalization program reflect parental involvement during the treatment process. The study compared behavioral outcomes of adolescent patients with high parental involvement with outcomes of adolescent patients with low parental involvement. The partial hospitalization program led to improvement for adolescents aged 13–17 years with significant differences for improvement by parental involvement.

  5. Linking Mother and Youth Parenting Attitudes: Indirect Effects via Maltreatment, Parent Involvement, and Youth Functioning

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    Thompson, Richard; Jones, Deborah J.; Litrownik, Alan J.; English, Diana J.; Kotch, Jonathan B.; Lewis, Terri; Dubowitz, Howard

    2014-01-01

    Evidence suggests that parenting attitudes are transmitted within families. However, limited research has examined this prospectively. The current prospective study examined direct effects of early maternal attitudes toward parenting (as measured at child age 4 by the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory [AAPI]) on later youth parenting attitudes (as measured by the AAPI at youth age 18). Indirect effects via child maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and emotional maltreatment), parent involvement, and youth functioning (internalizing and externalizing problems) were also assessed. Analyses were conducted on data from 412 families enrolled in the Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN). There were significant direct effects for three of the four classes of mother parenting attitudes (appropriate developmental expectations of children, empathy toward children, and appropriate family roles) on youth attitudes but not for rejection of punishment. In addition, the following indirect effects were obtained: Mother expectations influenced youth expectations via neglect; mother empathy influenced youth empathy via both parental involvement and youth externalizing problems; and mother rejection of punishment influenced youth rejection of punishment via youth internalizing problems. None of the child or family process variables, however, affected the link between mother and youth attitudes about roles. PMID:25113632

  6. Integrated parent information system (SMIB) to increase parental involvement in children's learning process in Malaysian primary school

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    Amirul Azuani Romle; Dalbir Singh

    2011-01-01

    Parent involvement in children's learning process is continuously correlated with children higher academic achievement in school. Nevertheless, community awareness of the importance of parental involvement in children's learning process in Malaysia is still less than satisfactory level. Deficient in knowledge resources supports lead to the parent's reluctance to involve in the children's learning process. This research focuses on framework which

  7. Parental Investment in Childhood and Later Adult Well-Being: Can More Involved Parents Offset the Effects of Socioeconomic Disadvantage?

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    Darcy Hango

    2005-01-01

    Parental involvement in their children's lives can have a lasting impact on well-being. More involved parents convey to their children that they are interested in their development, and this in turn signals to the child that their future is valued. However, what happens in socio-economically disadvantaged homes? Can the social capital produced by greater parental involvement counteract some of the

  8. Community Involvement in Alcohol Education

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    Savage, Tom V., Jr.

    1978-01-01

    In Spokane, Washington, an alcohol education program has developed prevention methods for alcohol abuse by getting the community, the schools and higher education to cooperate. Discusses the program's main components--teacher and community education. (RK)

  9. Diversity in Public Education: Acknowledging Immigrant Parent Knowledge

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    Guo, Yan

    2012-01-01

    Immigrant parents bring their values, language, culture, religion, and educational backgrounds to our schools, enriching our educational environments. The literature on immigrant parents, however, uses a deficit model. This study explored the value of and knowledge of immigrant parents on the margins of the public education system. Data were…

  10. School Involvement of Parents of Linguistic and Racial Minorities and Their Children's Mathematics Performance

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    Chang, Mido; Choi, Namok; Kim, Sunha

    2015-01-01

    The goal of the study was to provide empirical findings on the effects of different types of parents' school involvement (PSI) on their children's mathematics performance. For PSI, we explored parent participation in parent-teacher conferences, voluntary parental involvement in school activities, parent informal contact with school or teachers,…

  11. Prediction of School Enrolment of Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Kenya: The Role of Parents' Expectations, Beliefs, and Education.

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    Mutua, Kagendo; Dimitrov, Dimiter M.

    2001-01-01

    A study involving 351 Kenyan families with children with disabilities found the following predicted school enrollment: parents' expectations about social acceptance, parents' bias against educating children with intellectual disabilities, parents' beliefs about segregated schooling, parents' beliefs about the appropriateness of the child's school…

  12. Parent–youth discrepancy in the assessment and treatment of youth in usual clinical care setting: consequences to parent involvement

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    Pravin Israel; Per H. Thomsen; Johannes H. Langeveld; Kjell M. Stormark

    2007-01-01

    Background  Involving parents in the treatment of youth referred for mental health problems is an important agenda. Parent involvement\\u000a is associated with treatment retention, greater family participation, and positive outcomes. The main goal of the present\\u000a study was to examine the role of youth and parent report of the youth’s psychopathology and interpersonal problems on parent\\u000a involvement in outpatient treatment of

  13. The relationships among school-home communication, parent and teacher attitudes, and teachers' practices with parent involvement

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    Rebecca Elman

    1999-01-01

    Research has demonstrated that parent involvement is associated with student success. What research has not generally shown, however, are the specific factors that determine why at-risk, non-English-speaking parents become involved. Understanding these factors should aid in developing programs to increase parent involvement among such parents. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to examine the differential effects of the predictor

  14. Parental Childrearing Attitudes as Correlates of Father Involvement During Infancy

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    Gaertner, Bridget M.; Spinrad, Tracy L.; Eisenberg, Nancy; Greving, Karissa A.

    2007-01-01

    Using daily diary data to document involvement with infants at 6 – 8 months of age (n = 142) and 6 months later (n = 95), we examined relations between reported childrearing attitudes and resident fathers' relative (as compared to mothers') involvement with children. Fathers' authoritarian views related negatively to their relative involvement on weekdays, and this relation held over time for caregiving and playing activities. Mothers' protective attitudes had concurrent negative associations with fathers' relative weekend involvement. Findings suggest that fathers' authoritarian and mothers' protective attitudes relate to how parenting responsibilities are shared within families and may be detrimental to how much fathers become, or choose to become, directly involved in the care of their infants in comparison to mothers. PMID:18174913

  15. Parent Opinion of Sexuality Education in a State with Mandated Abstinence Education: Does Policy Match Parental Preference?

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    Kristin E. Ito; Ziya Gizlice; Judy Owen-O; Evelyn Foust; Peter A. Leone; William C. Miller

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: Despite public debate about the content of sexuality education in schools, state and federal policy has increasingly financed and legislated abstinence-only education over the past decade. Although public schools strive to meet the needs of parents who, as taxpayers, fund the educational system, little is known about parental desires regarding sexuality education in states with mandated abstinence education. The

  16. Parenting services for mothers involved with child protective services: Do they change maternal parenting and spanking behaviors with young children?

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    Cecilia Casanueva; Sandra L. Martin; Desmond K. Runyan; Richard P. Barth; Robert H. Bradley

    2008-01-01

    The most common service provided to parents involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) is parenting training. Nevertheless, most of the programs currently in use with CPS families lack empirical research documenting the effect of parenting training. Moreover, studies of these programs lack observational data with independent reports about changes in parent–child behaviors. Using a nationally representative sample of families investigated

  17. Supporting Child Welfare and Parent Involvement in Preschool Programs

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    Aimee Hilado; Leanne Kallemeyn; Christine Leow; Marta Lundy; Marla Israel

    This article discusses the findings from a mixed-method study examining the relationship between social resources and levels\\u000a of parent involvement in state-funded preschool programs in Illinois. Using survey data from the Illinois Birth to Five Evaluation\\u000a (n = 843) and interviews with ten preschool administrators who completed the survey, the study found the number of social resources\\u000a provided by a program was

  18. Involving Children in Content Control: A Collaborative and Education-Oriented Content Filtering Approach

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    Involving Children in Content Control: A Collaborative and Education-Oriented Content Filtering an opportunity for parents to educate their children on what is appropriate. A second qualitative study. This involvement of children in the process builds from pedagogy and psychology research showing how educating

  19. Parental Aspirations for Their Children’s Educational Attainment: Relations to Ethnicity, Parental Education, Children’s Academic Performance, and Parental Perceptions of School Climate

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    Christopher Spera; Kathryn R. Wentzel; Holly C. Matto

    2009-01-01

    This study examined parental aspirations for their children’s educational attainment in relation to ethnicity (African American,\\u000a Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic), parental education, children’s academic performance, and parental perceptions of the quality\\u000a and climate of their children’s school with a sample of 13,577 middle and high school parents. All parents had relatively\\u000a high educational aspirations for their children, and within each ethnic

  20. Parental Aspirations for Their Children's Educational Attainment: Relations to Ethnicity, Parental Education, Children's Academic Performance, and Parental Perceptions of School Climate

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    Spera, Christopher; Wentzel, Kathryn R.; Matto, Holly C.

    2009-01-01

    This study examined parental aspirations for their children's educational attainment in relation to ethnicity (African American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic), parental education, children's academic performance, and parental perceptions of the quality and climate of their children's school with a sample of 13,577 middle and high school parents. All…

  1. Using Parent/Clinician Partnerships in Parent Education Programs for Children with Autism

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    Brookman-Frazee, Lauren; Koegel, R. L.

    2004-01-01

    Recently, many treatments for children with disabilities have shifted from a purely clinician-implemented model to one that focuses on a parent education component. In the current study, a repeated reversal design was employed to compare the effects of a parent education intervention that incorporates the principles outlined in the parent

  2. A study to determine the effects of direct parental involvement on students' mathematic achievement in grades three through five

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    Judith E Arnold Joy

    1996-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine if direct parental training would effect third, fourth, and fifth grade students' academic performance in the area of mathematics. Mathematics is an important subject in elementary education. The major emphasis of the activities involved was on reinforcing computational skills.^ Those interested in the formal education of students, both in the K-12 arena

  3. Teacher Knowledge and Dispositions towards Parents and Families: Rethinking Influences and Education of Early Childhood Pre-Service Teachers

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    Pedro, Joan Y.; Miller, Regina; Bray, Paige

    2012-01-01

    Historically teachers' knowledge, attitudes and dispositions towards parental involvement have been considerably non-existent and negative. This trend is well documented in the research on parental involvement in education. In the twenty-first century, early childhood educators must possess the current requisite knowledge and skills to meet…

  4. Mars and Venus in Extension Classes: Overcoming the Challenge of Gender Differences in Parenting Education.

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    Rochford, Marilou

    1998-01-01

    To deliver effective parenting education, extension educators must invest time in understanding gender differences, with respect to learning and communication styles. Involving fathers must be a goal for all extension educators working to strengthen families. Including fathers on their terms is the only way to ensure their participation.…

  5. Parent Attitudes about Education in Arizona: 2005 [and] Technical Appendices

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    Garcia, David R.; Molnar, Alex; Merrill, Bruce

    2005-01-01

    In 2004 the Arizona Education Policy Initiative (AEPI), a collaboration of Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona, conducted its first-annual survey of parents in a systematic effort to capture parent opinion and establish a framework for tracking parent views over time. Assessing parent opinion is…

  6. Educating Parents on Developmentally Age-Appropriate Learning in Preschool.

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    Brown, Mitzi C.

    This practicum paper reports on a project undertaken to enhance the knowledge of age-appropriate learning for parents of 3-year-old preschoolers. The project implemented a variety of techniques and strategies to improve parent knowledge, including parent education classes, a monthly newsletter for parents that addressed current research on…

  7. Children's Physical Activity, Health and Physical Education in Isolated Rural Contexts: The Views of Parent Educators in Queensland.

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    Rossi, Tony; Wright, Jan

    2002-01-01

    A study of rural Queensland (Australia) parents' views of their children's involvement in physical activity interviewed parents who taught their children at home using distance education. Physical activity was encouraged, but not formally taught; health was linked more to nutrition than exercise; and lack of participation in team games was…

  8. Business involvement in science education

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    Winter, P. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Science and math education in grades K through 12 directly affects America`s ability to meet tomorrow`s challenges. If America is to stay competitive in the world, we will need highly qualified scientists and engineers in industry and government and at universities. Jobs of the future will require greater technical and mathematical literacy than jobs of the past. Our goal is both to improve the quality of science education and to encourage more students to pursue science careers. General Atomics, a privately held research and development company, has joined the growing list of businesses that are committed to helping educators prepare students to meet these challenges.

  9. Parent Involvement, Academic Achievement and the Role of Student Attitudes and Behaviors as Mediators

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    McNeal, Ralph B., Jr.

    2014-01-01

    Previous research shows inconsistent relationships between parent involvement and academic achievement and often asks why such inconsistencies occur. The research proposes a theoretical model that separates parent involvement into those practices linking parents to children and those practices linking parents to other adults in the school…

  10. Parental Involvement (and Uninvolvement) at an Inner-City High School

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    Williams, Terrinieka T.; Sanchez, Bernadette

    2012-01-01

    This study sought to understand the perceptions of parental involvement and parental uninvolvement at a predominantly African American inner-city high school. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 15 parents and 10 staff at an inner-city public high school. Five major themes emerged regarding the meanings of parental involvement at this…

  11. Service user involvement in nurse education.

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    Tremayne, Penny; Russell, Pip; Allman, Helen

    Service user involvement is now recognised as an integral component of nurse education. This article describes the involvement of one service user, who experienced a traumatic limb amputation, in an educational session for second-year nursing students at De Montfort University. The aim of the initiative was to use the patient's experience to improve care delivery. PMID:24471636

  12. The Varied Educational Effects of Parent-Child Communication: A Comparative Study of Fourteen Countries

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    Park, Hyunjoon

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author compares the ways in which parent-child communication--a major indicator of parental involvement--influences children's educational achievement across 14 countries. Using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the author examines the extent to which social class differences in the effect of…

  13. The relationship between parental involvement, self-regulated learning, and reading achievement of fifth graders: a path analysis using the ECLS-K database

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    Min Xu; Susan N. Kushner Benson; Renee Mudrey-Camino; Richard P. Steiner

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between parental involvement, self-regulated learning (SRL), and reading achievement\\u000a through analyzing the fifth grade data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999 (ECLS-K).\\u000a The results identified six dimensions of parental involvement that are likely to foster SRL of fifth graders: School Involvement, TV Rules, Homework Help, Homework Frequency, Parental Education Expectations, and

  14. Parent Satisfaction with Educational Experiences scale: A multivariate examination of parent satisfaction with early childhood education programs

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    John Fantuzzo; Marlo A. Perry; Stephanie Childs

    2006-01-01

    The study investigated a scale developed to measure parents’ satisfaction with experiences of various aspects of their child's early education program. The Parent Satisfaction with Educational Experiences (PSEE) scale was co-constructed with parents and teachers in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade programs in a large urban school district. Demographic and PSEE data were collected from a representative sample of 648

  15. Involving the Parents of English Language Learners in a Rural Area: Focus on the Dynamics of Teacher-Parent Interactions

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    Shim, Jenna M.

    2013-01-01

    In this study, the author suggests that the current ELL parental involvement model often overlooks the structural aspects and power asymmetry of parent-teacher relationships that can hinder productive collaboration. In doing so, the author uses postcolonial theory as a conceptual lens to investigate the dynamics of ELL parent-teacher interactions…

  16. Promoting Latino Parent Involvement in K-8 Schools through a Communities of Practice Approach

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    Barrantes Santamaria, Alfredo G.

    2012-01-01

    Due to federal mandates, Title I schools now are being asked to implement parent involvement programs that meaningfully involve parents in the schools to increase academic gains. This action research study was based on three different concepts from the literature: a) critical pedagogy theory from Paulo Freire, b) parent involvement from diverse…

  17. Parents' involvement in adolescents' schooling: a multidimensional conceptualisation and mediational model

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    Sukkyung You; Julie T. Nguyen

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the impact of parental involvement on adolescents' academic achievement in Korean families. The major strengths of the current research are the study of multiple dimensions of parental involvement, the longitudinal design and the consideration of mediating variables. Structural equation modelling was used to examine the direct and indirect effects of parental involvement on students' academic achievement using

  18. A Meta-Analysis: The Effects of Parental Involvement on Minority Children's Academic Achievement.

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    Jeynes, William H.

    2003-01-01

    Conducted a meta-analysis of 21 studies to determine the impact of parental involvement on minority students' academic achievement. The impact of parental involvement was significant for all minority groups studied. Also for all groups, parental involvement affected all academic variables by at least two tenths of a standard deviation unit.…

  19. Parents and Schools: Partnerships in Early Primary Education.

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    Tett, Lyn; Caddell, Dorothy; Crowther, Jim; O'Hara, Paul

    2001-01-01

    A two-phase study of how schools engage parents in their children's learning involved surveys of headteachers and school board chairpersons at 35 Scottish primary schools and of 47 parents of first-grade children at 4 schools. Teachers were generally committed to involving parents but were not necessarily adept at sharing information with them.…

  20. Educating parents on gastrostomy devices: necessary components to achieve success.

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    Kirk, Lisa; Shelley, Anita; Battles, Maureen; Latty, Cynthia

    2014-01-01

    Often parents leave the hospital without the education needed to care for their child's gastrostomy device. Lack of nurse knowledge and the use of various types of devices contribute to their confusion and inability to adequately educate parents. An enhanced methodology and process to standardize gastrostomy education were designed and implemented. Data results confirmed an improvement in the knowledge and competency of both staff nurses and parents. Empowering staff nurses with knowledge and the necessary resources and tools to confidently educate parents, along with a standardized process, has improved overall outcomes. PMID:24905434

  1. Teacher-Parent Relationships: Influence of Gender and Education on Organizational Parents' Counterproductive Behaviors

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    Pepe, Alessandro; Addimando, Loredana

    2014-01-01

    The present paper examines the influence of parent's demographics (gender and educational level) and a contextual variable (school grade) on counterproductive parents' behavior during interaction with teachers. Data were gathered by administering the Italian version of the Challenging Parent Standard Questionnaire (Pepe 2010) to a sample…

  2. Adlerian Parent Education: Changes in Parents' Attitudes and Behaviors, and Childrens' Self-Esteem.

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    Hinkle, Dennis E.; And Others

    1980-01-01

    Assessed effectiveness of Adlerian parent study groups in facilitating democratic parental attitudes and behavior toward children and determined whether children's self-esteem increased with this kind of parental education. Reliability of measurement scales was assessed. Data indicated high reliability for the scales and beneficial aspects of the…

  3. Parental Alcohol Involvement and Adolescent Alcohol Expectancies Predict Alcohol Involvement in Male Adolescents

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    Cranford, James A.; Zucker, Robert A.; Jester, Jennifer M.; Puttler, Leon I.; Fitzgerald, Hiram E.

    2010-01-01

    Current models of adolescent drinking behavior hypothesize that alcohol expectancies mediate the effects of other proximal and distal risk factors. This longitudinal study tested the hypothesis that the effects of parental alcohol involvement on their children’s drinking behavior in mid-adolescence are mediated by the children’s alcohol expectancies in early adolescence. A sample of 148 initially 9–11 year old boys and their parents from a high-risk population and a contrast group of community families completed measures of drinking behavior and alcohol expectancies over a 6-year interval. We analyzed data from middle childhood (M age = 10.4 years), early adolescence (M age = 13.5 years), and mid-adolescence (M age = 16.5 years). The sample was restricted only to adolescents who had begun to drink by mid-adolescence. Results from zero-inflated Poisson regression analyses showed that 1) maternal drinking during their children’s middle childhood predicted number of drinking days in middle adolescence; 2) negative and positive alcohol expectancies in early adolescence predicted odds of any intoxication in middle adolescence; and 3) paternal alcoholism during their children’s middle childhood and adolescents’ alcohol expectancies in early adolescence predicted frequency of intoxication in middle adolescence. Contrary to predictions, child alcohol expectancies did not mediate the effects of parental alcohol involvement in this high-risk sample. Different aspects of parental alcohol involvement, along with early adolescent alcohol expectancies, independently predicted adolescent drinking behavior in middle adolescence. Alternative pathways for the influence of maternal and paternal alcohol involvement and implications for expectancy models of adolescent drinking behavior were discussed. PMID:20853923

  4. Risks for Early Substance Involvement Associated with Parental Alcoholism and Parental Separation in an Adolescent Female Cohort*

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    Waldron, Mary; Vaughan, Ellen L.; Bucholz, Kathleen K.; Lynskey, Michael T.; Sartor, Carolyn E.; Duncan, Alexis E.; Madden, Pamela A.F.; Heath, Andrew C.

    2014-01-01

    Background We examined timing of substance involvement as a joint function of parental history of alcoholism and parental separation during childhood. Method Data were drawn from a large cohort of female like-sex twins [n = 613 African Ancestry (AA), n = 3550 European or other Ancestry (EA)]. Cox proportional hazards regression was conducted predicting age at first use of alcohol, first alcohol intoxication, first use and regular use of cigarettes, and first use of cannabis and other illicit drugs from dummy variables coding for parental alcoholism and parental separation. Propensity score analysis was also conducted comparing intact and separated families by predicted probability of parental separation. Results In EA families, increased risk of substance involvement was found in both alcoholic and separated families, particularly through ages 10 or 14 years, with risk to offspring from alcoholic separated families further increased. In AA families, associations with parental alcoholism and parental separation were weak and with few exceptions statistically nonsignificant. While propensity score findings confirmed unique risks observed in EA families, intact and separated AA families were poorly matched on risk-factors presumed to predate parental separation, especially parental alcoholism, requiring cautious interpretation of AA survival-analytic findings. Conclusion For offspring of European ancestry, parental separation predicts early substance involvement that is not explained by parental alcoholism nor associated family background characteristics. Additional research is needed to better characterize risks associated with parental separation in African American families. PMID:24647368

  5. The Intricacies of and Relation between Latino Parental Support and College Decision Making

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    Cummins, Jessica Weiss

    2010-01-01

    a positive effect of parental education on postsecondarythe effect of parental expectations on education actualizedparental involvement in young children‘s education: Examining the effects of maternal education

  6. Changing Parent Attitudes and Improving Language and Intellectual Abilities of Culturally Disadvantaged Four-Year-Old Children Through Parent Involvement.

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    McCarthy, Janet Lee Gorrell

    The purposes of this study were to analyze parent involvement as it related to (1) the development of language abilities of culturally disadvantaged preschool children and (2) the intelligence test scores of these children and to analyze parent attitudes resulting from involvement. Nine hypotheses were tested. Forty-one 4-year-old Head Starters in…

  7. Low-Income Urban African American and Latino Parents’ School Involvement: Testing a Theoretical Model

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    Ané M. Maríñez-Lora; Stephen M. Quintana

    2009-01-01

    This exploratory study investigated whether: (a) the three process variables (role construction, sense of efficacy, and sense\\u000a of being invited) in Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler’s model of parental school involvement provide unique contributions to explain\\u000a parental involvement among African American and Latino immigrant parents, (b) there are significant differences in parental\\u000a involvement between these groups, and (c) these process variables mediate

  8. The Effects of Parent Education on Parental Locus of Control and Satisfaction of Incarcerated Fathers

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    Ginger L. Wilczak; Carol A. Markstrom

    1999-01-01

    Incarcerated fathers have largely been ignored in parent education efforts. Yet, rehabilitation efforts aimed at improving family relationships have implications for the reduction of recidivism. This experimental study to assess positive benefits of parent education was conducted with 42 fathers incarcerated in a minimum security federal correctional institution. After pretesting of experimental and control group participants, 21 men completed an

  9. Parents' Perceptions of Private Christian Schools and Why Parents Pay when Public Education Is Free

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    Nichols, Madison Kay

    2010-01-01

    The study conducted in this dissertation identified and examined the factors that influence parents' decision to choose a private or public school for their student. The research examined how parents perceive the benefits of a private Christian education for their children. The search for education effectiveness is a quest that seems to have no…

  10. The involvement of parents in the healthcare provided to hospitalzed children

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    de Melo, Elsa Maria de Oliveira Pinheiro; Ferreira, Pedro Lopes; de Lima, Regina Aparecida Garcia; de Mello, Débora Falleiros

    2014-01-01

    Objective to analyze the answers of parents and health care professionals concerning the involvement of parents in the care provided to hospitalized children. Method exploratory study based on the conceptual framework of pediatric healthcare with qualitative data analysis. Results three dimensions of involvement were highlighted: daily care provided to children, opinions concerning the involvement of parents, and continuity of care with aspects related to the presence and participation of parents, benefits to the child and family, information needs, responsibility, right to healthcare, hospital infrastructure, care delivery, communication between the parents and health services, shared learning, and follow-up after discharge. Conclusion the involvement of parents in the care provided to their children has many meanings for parents, nurses and doctors. Specific strategies need to be developed with and for parents in order to mobilize parental competencies and contribute to increasing their autonomy and decision-making concerning the care provided to children. PMID:25029054

  11. Parents' Attitudes toward Comprehensive and Inclusive Sexuality Education

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    Peter, Christina R.; Tasker, Timothy B.; Horn, Stacey S.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: Parents are sometimes perceived as barriers to providing comprehensive and inclusive sexuality education to young people. However, little is known about parents' actual attitudes towards providing such broad information to young people. The purpose of this paper is to examine two different approaches to measuring parents' attitudes…

  12. Perceptions of Elementary School Children's Parents Regarding Sexuality Education

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    Fisher, Christine M.; Telljohann, Susan K.; Price, James H.; Dake, Joseph A.; Glassman, Tavis

    2015-01-01

    This study examined the preferences of parents of elementary school-aged children regarding when sexuality topics should be discussed in school and at home. The survey was mailed to a national random sample of parents of elementary school age children. Overall, 92% of parents believed that sexuality education should be taught in schools.…

  13. The Rights of Parents in the Education of their Children.

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    Schimmel, David; Fischer, Louis

    This book is about the legal rights that parents have in the education of their children from kindergarten through high school. These rights are of two kinds: the rights that parents have on their own, as parents, and the rights they have as agents for their children. Currently, all the constitutional rights that apply to adults in the community…

  14. Parental Conceptions of Quality in Greek Early Childhood Education

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    Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Tsigilis, Nikolaos; Zachopoulou, Evridiki

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the current study was to examine the assessments of parents of the quality of early childhood education (ECE) in Greece. Five hundred and fifty three preschoolers' parents participated in this study providing quality and importance ratings based on the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Parent Questionnaire (ECERSPQ) for the…

  15. Parental Decision Making in an Education Voucher System.

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    Bridge, R. Gary

    Parental decisionmaking is the keystone of any voucher model. This paper examines the parental decisionmaking process as it has unfolded in the educational voucher experiment in the Alum Rock school system near San Jose, California. The author assumed at the outset that parents cannot make intelligent choices between schooling alternatives if they…

  16. America Goes Back to School: Get Involved! US Dept. of Education

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    As school begins, involved parents and community leaders will find the US Dept. of Education's America Goes Back to School--Get Involved! page a useful one. It contains a Partners Activities Kit for 1996-7 (as well as for 1995), available in both HTML and .pdf format, and a new full-text publication, Reaching All Families: Creating Family-Friendly Schools. The Partners Activities Kit provides information and examples of how parents, community and religious leaders, employers, and cultural groups can become involved in improving education in their community. Reaching all Families is a "booklet intended to stimulate thinking and discussion about how schools can better involve all families, regardless of family circumstances or student performance, in their children's education." It includes sections on "Personal Contacts" (conferences and home visits), "Ongoing Communications" (newsletters, positive phone calls, homework and home learning), and "Special Practices and Programs" (parent resource centers, parent workshops, and informal school-family gatherings), among others.

  17. Increasing Parental Involvement in Grades One, Four, and Five in a Rural Elementary School.

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    Patterson, Sharon R.

    A program implemented in a rural elementary school in Florida had the goal of increasing parental involvement of students in grades 1, 4, and 5. The majority of students in the school were black, came from single-parent homes, and were considered low-income. Prior to program implementation, a parent survey revealed that of 53 parents, 21 read to…

  18. Parental Behavioural Control and Academic Achievement: Striking the Balance between Control and Involvement

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    Kramer, Karen Z.

    2012-01-01

    Using a longitudinal US dataset (N = 6,134) we examine the relationship between parental behavioural control and academic achievement and explore the moderating role of parental involvement and parental warmth. Analyses using multiple hierarchical regression with clustering controls shows that parental behavioural control is negatively associated…

  19. Specialist Advocacy Services for Parents with Learning Disabilities Involved in Child Protection Proceedings

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    Tarleton, Beth

    2008-01-01

    Parents with learning disabilities frequently become involved with child protection and judicial proceedings. Parents report not understanding and being disempowered by the child protection system. This paper presents fourteen parents' views regarding how two specialist advocacy services supported them during child protection. The parents believed…

  20. Family Involvement Questionnaire: A Multivariate Assessment of Family Participation in Early Childhood Education

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    John Fantuzzo; Erin Tighe; Stephanie Childs

    2000-01-01

    The study developed and evaluated the Family Involvement Questionnaire (FIQ), a multidimensional scale of family involvement in early childhood education. The FIQ was guided by theory and coconstructed with parents and teachers in preschool, kindergarten, and 1st-grade programs in a large urban school district. Demographic and FIQ data were collected from 641 parents. Factor analyses revealed 3 involvement constructs: school-based

  1. The Effects of Parent Participation and Training in Educational Programming on the Developmental Achievement of Handicapped Children: A Review of the Literature.

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    Cieslewicz, Margaret M.

    Research on the effects of parent participation and training on disabled children's development is reviewed. Studies cite the widespread belief in importance of parent involvement; note the need to distinguish between parental involvement with the child and involvement with the educational program; consider comfortable levels of participation;…

  2. Scientists Involved in K-12 Education

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    Robigou, V.

    2004-12-01

    The publication of countless reports documenting the dismal state of science education in the 1980s, and the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) report (1996) called for a wider involvement of the scientific community in K-12 education and outreach. Improving science education will not happen without the collaboration of educators and scientists working in a coordinated manner and it requires a long-term, continuous effort. To contribute effectively to K-12 education all scientists should refer to the National Science Education Standards, a set of policies that guide the development of curriculum and assessment. Ocean scientists can also specifically refer to the COSEE recommendations (www.cosee.org) that led to the creation of seven regional Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence. Scientists can get involved in K-12 education in a multitude of ways. They should select projects that will accommodate time away from their research and teaching obligations, their talent, and their interest but also contribute to the education reform. A few examples of effective involvement are: 1) collaborating with colleagues in a school of education that can lead to better education of all students and future teachers, 2) acting as a resource for a national program or a local science fair, 3) serving on the advisory board of a program that develops educational material, 4) speaking out at professional meetings about the value of scientists' involvement in education, 5) speaking enthusiastically about the teaching profession. Improving science education in addition to research can seem a large, overwhelming task for scientists. As a result, focusing on projects that will fit the scientist's needs as well as benefit the science reform is of prime importance. It takes an enormous amount of work and financial and personnel resources to start a new program with measurable impact on students. So, finding the right opportunity is a priority, and stepping-in pre-existing programs to contribute right away without having to re-invent the wheel is a good approach. Education and outreach sessions are expanding at professional, scientific meetings such as AGU, and provide an excellent start for those in search of new educational experiences. Contacting a regional COSEE is also a very effective way to get involved.

  3. The Effects of Parental Education and Household Resources on Children's Education in Ghana

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    Harry A. Sackey

    2004-01-01

    This study uses cross-sectional data from the 1992 and 1999 Ghana living standards surveys to examine the effects of parental education and household resources on the education of children. The results show that parental education and household resources exert positive impacts on children's school attendance. While parental schooling impact appears to have fallen over time, the impact of school quality

  4. Student Involvement: A Bridge to Total Education.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    This document, prepared by students involved in the Task Force on Student Involvement program, provides guidelines for administrators who are attempting to enhance constructive student participation in the total educational program. An outline of specific recommendations for dealing with high school unrest is followed by general recommendations…

  5. Parents' Involvement in Learning as an Opportunity Structure: A Model for Evaluation.

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    Marjoribanks, Kevin

    1995-01-01

    A study with 516 Australian families which supports a model of parent involvement in learning is presented. The model involves assessment of family opportunity structures as defined by parent aspirations for their children and parents' academic socialization, as well as children's perceptions of family opportunity structures. (SLD)

  6. The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Adequate Yearly Progress among Urban, Suburban, and Rural Schools

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    Ma, Xin; Shen, Jianping; Krenn, Huilan Y.

    2014-01-01

    Using national data from the 2007-08 School and Staffing Survey, we compared the relationships between parental involvement and school outcomes related to adequate yearly progress (AYP) in urban, suburban, and rural schools. Parent-initiated parental involvement demonstrated significantly positive relationships with both making AYP and staying off…

  7. A Structural Model of Parent Involvement with Demographic and Academic Variables

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    Choi, Namok; Chang, Mido; Kim, Sunha; Reio, Thomas G., Jr.

    2015-01-01

    Parental involvement is well documented as a significant contributor to the self-efficacy and academic achievement of students. A structural equation model of parent involvement with family socioeconomic status, student gender, parents' aspirations for their children, mathematics efficacy, and mathematics achievement was tested to examine…

  8. The Effects of Interactive Reading Homework and Parent Involvement on Children's Inference Responses

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    Lora Battle Bailey; Steven B. Silvern; Edna Brabham; Margaret Ross

    2004-01-01

    This study examined the effects of (a) interactive reading homework, and (b) parent involvement with children during homework on students' responses to inference questions. Interactive reading homework refers to homework designed to involve both parents and children and to facilitate student reasoning. The participants were 84 parents and 84 second grade students from three Alabama elementary schools. Data were gathered

  9. The Effects of Interactive Reading Homework and Parent Involvement on Children's Inference Responses

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    Bailey, Lora Battle; Silvern, Steven B.; Brabham, Edna; Ross, Margaret

    2004-01-01

    This study examined the effects of (a) interactive reading homework; and (b) parent involvement with children during homework on students' responses to inference questions. Interactive reading homework refers to homework designed to involve both parents and children and to facilitate student reasoning. The participants were 84 parents and 84…

  10. A Study of the Relationship between Parental Involvement and Mental Health of College Students

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    Blake Payne, Ruthanna

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics of parental involvement and mental health in a sample of traditionally aged college students and investigate the variance parental involvement predicts in mental health. Five hundred and eighty-eight freshmen at a large research university responded to a 97 question survey. Parental

  11. The Association between Parental Involvement in Reading and Schooling and Children's Reading Engagement in Latino Families

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    Loera, Gustavo; Rueda, Robert; Nakamoto, Jonathan

    2011-01-01

    This study focused on the link between parental involvement in reading and schooling and children's reading motivation. The sample consisted of 128 low-income Latino students in the second through seventh grade and their immigrant parents. The specific questions addressed were: (1) How involved are Latino parents in their children's schooling and…

  12. The Right to Quality Life: A Challenge for Parenting Education.

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    Gaines, Josephine

    1981-01-01

    Risks are greater for infants born to mothers who drink, smoke, use drugs, have poor nutrition, lack adequate prenatal care, or who are in adolescence. Parenting education and promoting healthy lifestyles among expectant parents is an essential component of education for responsible sexuality. (JN)

  13. An Earthquake Education Program with Parent Participation for Preschool Children

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    Gulay, Hulya

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the earthquake education program which was prepared for 5 to 6 year old children and to draw attention to the importance of parent participation. The earthquake education program was applied to 93 children and 31 parents in the province of Denizli situated in the first degree seismic zone…

  14. Parental spanking of 1-year-old children and subsequent child protective services involvement?

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    Lee, Shawna J.; Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew; Berger, Lawrence M.

    2015-01-01

    The majority of U.S. parents spank their children, often beginning when their children are very young. We examined families (N=2,788) who participated in a longitudinal community-based study of new births in urban areas. Prospective analyses examined whether spanking by the child's mother, father, or mother's current partner when the child was 1-year-old was associated with household CPS involvement between age 1 and age 5. Results indicated that 30% of 1-year-olds were spanked at least once in the past month. Spanking at age 1 was associated with increased odds of subsequent CPS involvement (adjusted odds ratio=1.36, 95% CI [1.08, 1.71], p<.01). When compared to non-spanked children, there was a 33% greater probability of subsequent CPS involvement for children who were spanked at age 1. Given the undesirable consequences of spanking children and a lack of empirical evidence to suggest positive effects of physical punishment, professionals who work with families should counsel parents not to spank infants and toddlers. For optimal benefits, efforts to educate parents regarding alternative forms of discipline should begin during the child's first year of life. PMID:24602690

  15. Parental spanking of 1-year-old children and subsequent child protective services involvement.

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    Lee, Shawna J; Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew; Berger, Lawrence M

    2014-05-01

    The majority of U.S. parents spank their children, often beginning when their children are very young. We examined families (N=2,788) who participated in a longitudinal community-based study of new births in urban areas. Prospective analyses examined whether spanking by the child's mother, father, or mother's current partner when the child was 1-year-old was associated with household CPS involvement between age 1 and age 5. Results indicated that 30% of 1-year-olds were spanked at least once in the past month. Spanking at age 1 was associated with increased odds of subsequent CPS involvement (adjusted odds ratio=1.36, 95% CI [1.08, 1.71], p<.01). When compared to non-spanked children, there was a 33% greater probability of subsequent CPS involvement for children who were spanked at age 1. Given the undesirable consequences of spanking children and a lack of empirical evidence to suggest positive effects of physical punishment, professionals who work with families should counsel parents not to spank infants and toddlers. For optimal benefits, efforts to educate parents regarding alternative forms of discipline should begin during the child's first year of life. PMID:24602690

  16. An Examination of the Effects of School-Based Varsity Sport Participation and Parental Involvement on Male Academic Behaviors

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    O'Bryan, Simone Travis; Braddock, Jomills Henry, II; Dawkins, Marvin P.

    2008-01-01

    Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), we developed and empirically tested a conceptual model to assess the longitudinal impact of school-based athletic participation and parental involvement, along with other factors, on the college-bound behaviors of male high school seniors attending public schools in the U.S. The…

  17. School-Based Parental Involvement: A Comparative Assessment of Predictors of Satisfaction in South-East Europe

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    Radu, Roxana

    2013-01-01

    Exploring a unique region concerning educational reforms in the past 20?years, the present study empirically investigates the attitudes towards parental involvement in school life in a comparative perspective of south-eastern European (SEE) countries for the 2008/2009 school year. Based on a multiple regression model for nine different countries,…

  18. Increasing Business and Parental Involvement in Grades 4-7 by Forming Partnerships between School and Local Businesses.

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    Hinson, Kay S.

    This paper describes a practicum designed to increase parent and business involvement in the educational experiences of students in grades 4-7 at a rural school in the southeastern United States. Teacher surveys and other data indicated that the students had very little experience or understanding of the business world in which they eventually…

  19. Effects of Religious Involvement on Parent-child Communication Regarding Schooling: A Study of Black Youth in the United States

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    Madyun, Na'im; Lee, Moosung

    2010-01-01

    A growing number of Black teens are becoming religiously involved. This undoubtedly intersects with another trend in Black communities, the changing structure of the Black family. Research has shown that school-related dialogue between parent and child is an important factor in educational outcomes. This study set out to determine if there might…

  20. Increasing Parent Involvement Knowledge and Strategies at the Preservice Level: The Power in Using a Systematic Professional Development Approach

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    Ferrara, Margaret M.

    2009-01-01

    This study describes various strategies used by a university educator to integrate parent involvement curriculum into pre-existing teacher preparation courses. This curriculum infusion was not only effective in increasing preservice teacher knowledge but also in raising course instructors' level of awareness about the importance and necessity of…

  1. A Study of the Effectiveness on Parental Sexuality Education

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    Lin, Yen-Chin; Chu, Yuan-Hsiang; Lin, Helene H.

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to understand the effectiveness of sexuality education training on the parents in the group regarding their sex knowledge, awareness of sexuality education, attitude towards sexuality education, self-efficacy in sexuality education, communication effectiveness and communication behavior in the hope that they would be…

  2. Special Educational Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities.

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    Copenhaver, John; Taylor, Mae

    This handbook describes parent educational rights mandated under federal rules and regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including the amendments of 1997 (IDEA), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs/Office of Indian Education Programs special education eligibility document. Each main topic is preceded by a box that contains a…

  3. Parent involvement in early childhood: a comparison of English language learners and English first language families

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    Sarah N. Harper; Janette Pelletier

    2010-01-01

    This study evaluated parents’ communication, involvement and knowledge of their children’s abilities in reading and mathematics among parents who spoke English as a first language (EL1) and those who were English language learners (ELL). Forty?two kindergarten?aged children, their parents and their teachers participated in the study. Results indicated that EL1 parents communicated more frequently with the teacher than ELL parents.

  4. Institute Brief: Advancing Parent-Professional Leadership: Effective Strategies for Building the Capacity of Parent Advisory Councils in Special Education

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    Heike Boeltzig; Matthew Kusminsky; Susan M. Foley; Richard Robison; Barbara Popper; Marilyn Gutierrez-Wilson

    2009-01-01

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, last amended in 2004 (IDEA 2004), encourages parents and educators to work collaboratively, emphasizing that as a team they are uniquely suited to make decisions that help improve the educational experiences and outcomes of children with disabilities. The Advancing Parent-Professional Leadership in Education (APPLE) Project was funded to develop the leadership skills of parents

  5. Perils and Promises: Middle-Class Parental Involvement in Urban Schools

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    Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara; Erin McNamara Horvat

    2009-01-01

    Given recent trends, middle-class families may become an increasing presence in urban districts. Such parents could help secure badly needed resources and raise expectations. This study of parental involvement in two urban schools suggests that middle-class parental involvement may be more complex than often assumed. The authors find that middle-class parents bring myriad resources to urban schools and can be

  6. The Parent as (Mere) Educational Trustee: Whose Education Is It, Anyway?

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    Jeffrey Shulman

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this Article is two-fold. First, the Article argues that the parent’s right to educate his or her children is strictly circumscribed by the parent’s duty to ensure that children learn habits of critical reasoning and reflection. The law has long recognized that the state’s duty to educate children is superior to any parental right. Indeed, the “parentalist”

  7. Involved Parents' Perceptions of Their Experiences in School-Based Team Meetings

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    Esquivel, Shelley L.; Ryan, Carey S.; Bonner, Mike

    2008-01-01

    We explored parents' perceptions of their positive and negative experiences in school-based team meetings as a first step toward identifying the characteristics that may promote meaningful parent participation. Parent members of a Midwestern suburban school district's special education advisory group provided open-ended descriptions of their…

  8. Factors influencing the degree and pattern of parental involvement in play therapy for sexually abused children.

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    Hill, Andrew

    2009-01-01

    Although much has been written about the role of therapists in children's recovery from child sexual abuse, relatively little attention has been paid to the role of nonoffending parents. This study investigated the work of a team of therapists who sometimes included such parents in therapy sessions with children. The study sought to understand what factors were influencing the degree and pattern of parental involvement and to understand what effect these patterns of parental involvement were having on the process and outcomes of therapy. The study successfully identified a range of factors influencing the patterns of parental involvement, but more research will be needed to understand the effect on outcomes. PMID:19842540

  9. Direct and Indirect Effects of Parental Education Level on the Demand for Higher Education

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    David A. Kodde; Jozef M. M. Ritzen

    1988-01-01

    This paper investigates empirically the impact of parental education level, family income, scholastic ability, and expectations on earnings and employment on the demand for higher education in the Netherlands. In theory the factors mentioned are important determinants of educational choice. The Wald or distance test is used to discriminate between direct and indirect effects of the parental education level and

  10. Parental arrest and children involved with child welfare services agencies.

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    Phillips, Susan D; Burns, Barbara J; Wagner, H Ryan; Barth, Richard P

    2004-04-01

    Data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being show that approximately 1 in 8 (12.5%) children who are subjects of reports of maltreatment investigated by child welfare services (CWS) agencies have parents who were recently arrested. Compared with other children who come to the attention of CWS agencies, those with arrested parents are younger, disproportionately African American, and significantly more likely tp be in out-of-home care. Approximately 2 in 5 children age 2 and older with arrested parents had a clinically significant emotional or behavioral problem, yet only 1 in 10 received mental health care. Although parent characteristics varied by race, rates of substance abuse, serious mental illness, domestic violence, and problems meeting basic needs were higher among arrested parents than among other parents. PMID:15113246

  11. Maternal Parenting Styles, School Involvement, and Children's School Achievement and Conduct in Singapore

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    Stright, Anne Dopkins; Yeo, Kim Lian

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the roles of children's perceptions of maternal parenting styles (warmth, psychological control, and behavioral control) and maternal involvement in school-focused parenting practices (home-based involvement, home-school conferencing, and school-based involvement) predicting children's school achievement and conduct in…

  12. A Phenomenological Study of Parental Involvement and the Undergraduate College Student Experience

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    Garrison, David Michael

    2013-01-01

    Parents highly involved in the academic lives of their college-going children have become increasingly common and yet the effect of such involvement on students is poorly understood by student services administrators and faculty. The purpose of this study was to better define the phenomenon of parental involvement in college through an…

  13. Checking In or Checking Out? Investigating the Parent Involvement Reactive Hypothesis

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    Ralph B. McNeal Jr

    2012-01-01

    There are many conflicting findings regarding the relationship between parent involvement and student performance. Some findings support a positive relationship between involvement and achievement, whereas others support a negative relationship. The most common explanation for the negative findings, in which parent involvement is associated with lower levels of academic achievement, has been termed the reactive hypothesis (e.g., Catsambis, 1998; Epstein,

  14. Checking in or Checking out? Investigating the Parent Involvement Reactive Hypothesis

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    McNeal, Ralph B., Jr.

    2012-01-01

    There are many conflicting findings regarding the relationship between parent involvement and student performance. Some findings support a positive relationship between involvement and achievement, whereas others support a negative relationship. The most common explanation for the negative findings, in which parent involvement is associated with…

  15. Millennial College Student Perception of, Satisfaction with, and Expectations for Future Parental Involvement

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    Jason, Greer Blei

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to explore college students' perceptions of the input and involvement that their parents have in their daily lives, their satisfaction with this involvement, and their expectations for parental involvement upon graduation. To explore these questions, the study used survey data collected from students at a Catholic…

  16. Parental Involvement as a Protective Factor During the Transition to High School

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    Wei-Bing Chen; Anne Gregory

    2009-01-01

    The authors investigated whether student-perceived parental involvement predicts improvement in academic, behavioral, and relational outcomes for low-achieving adolescents. With a sample of 59 racially diverse 9th-grade students, the authors measured 3 dimensions of parental involvement: direct participation, academic encouragement, and expectations for grades and attainment. Analyses revealed associations between 2 types of parental involvement and outcomes, which held after considering

  17. Emotional relief for parents: Is rational-emotive parent education effective?

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    Marie R. Joyce

    1995-01-01

    The effects of a rational-emotive parent education program were studied on forty-eight parents from a nonclinical population\\u000a using a pre-test, post-test control group design. The RET parenting program included four components: a) reducing emotional\\u000a stress through disputing irrational beliefs, b) implementing rational discipline methods, c) rational problem solving skills\\u000a and d) fostering rational thinking traits in their child. Four dependent

  18. Proyecto para la participacion de los padres de los estudiantes con competencia limitada en ingles (LEP) (Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parent Involvement Project).

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    Pecoraro, Diane; Phommasouvanh, Bounlieng

    The Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parent Involvement Project, a collaborative project between two state agencies, aims to help refugee and immigrant parents to be effective in their new American culture. Materials are provided that were developed for use in various adult education settings such as English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes,…

  19. Teacher Perception of Ethnic and Linguistic Minority Parental Involvement and its Relationship to Children's Language and Literacy Learning: A Case Study.

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    Huss-Keeler, Rebecca L.

    1997-01-01

    A year-long ethnographic study of a British multiethnic primary school examined the influence of teacher perception of Pakistani parent involvement and interest in their children's education on teacher expectation of the children's language and literacy achievement. Findings showed that teachers misinterpreted cultural differences in parents'…

  20. Examining the Perceptions of Parental Involvement in Schools: Implications for Changing Roles for School Leaders from the Voices of the Community

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    Jojola, Tracia Keri

    2011-01-01

    Research studies have demonstrated that effective parental involvement correlates with positive academic success. This study sought to gain more insight into the perceptions of parents and caregivers of Navajo children enrolled in a K-12 tribally controlled, public, charter, or Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) operated schools. By completing a…

  1. Parenting.

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    Markun, Patricia Maloney, Ed.

    This document contains 11 articles which are concerned with the education and development of people who are, or will be, parents. The term "parenting" is used to emphasize the need to help fathers and mothers to deal effectively with their own children. Also, the term reflects the growing awareness that child rearing is the function of many…

  2. Danish Children's Educational Attainment Effects of parents' education, living conditions, and other background factors

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    Mette C. Deding; Mohammad Azhar Hussain

    The importance of parental education and living conditions on children's educational attainment is quantified. Two estimation strategies are followed: the least squares estimation uses number of years of education as the dependent variable, and the \\

  3. Building Social, Human, and Cultural Capital through Parental Involvement

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    Bjork, Lars G.; Lewis, Wayne D.; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Donkor, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    This article examines the relationship between schools and society in the United States and uses human, social, and cultural capital theories to reframe the discussion of the role of schools in nurturing parent engagement. We argue that the ramifications of parent engagement in schools transcend functionalist ideas of complying with state and…

  4. A Meta-Analysis of Father Involvement in Parent Training

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    Lundahl, Brad W.; Tollefson, Derrik; Risser, Heather; Lovejoy, M. Christine

    2008-01-01

    Objective: Investigate (a) whether including fathers in parent training enhances outcomes and (b) whether mothers and fathers benefit equally from parent training. Method: Using traditional meta-analysis methodology, 26 studies that could answer the research questions were identified and meta-analyzed. Results: Studies that included fathers,…

  5. The Effectiveness of a Parent Education Programme Offered through Distance Education about Independent Autistic Children Education Centre (IACEC)

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    Yucel, Gamze M. A.; Cavkaytar, Atilla

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a parent education program on parents' awareness about the Independent Autistic Children Education Centre (ACEC: in Turkish OCEM). The program was offered through a distance education program. Participants of the study included parents of 72 children with autism who were receiving…

  6. Parents' Aspirations for Children's Educational Attainments: Relations to Parental Beliefs and Social Address Variables.

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    Wentzel, Kathryn R.

    1998-01-01

    Examined social address variables (race, community, children's sex and age) and parental beliefs (confidence in children's abilities and ability to teach their children, nature of children's intelligence, achievement-related childrearing values) in relation to parents' aspirations for children's educational attainment. Found each belief a…

  7. "Set the Pace": Nutrition Education DVD for Head Start Parents

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    Adedze, Pascasie; Orr, Robin A.; Chapman-Novakofski, Karen; Donovan, Sharon M.

    2013-01-01

    Childhood overweight remains a major public health problem and innovative nutrition education programs are still needed. Thus, the "Set the Pace" is a nutrition education DVD for Head Start parents which provides visual nutrition education and physical activities to incorporate in their daily routines. (Contains 1 table.)

  8. Parental involvement in interventions to improve child dietary intake: A systematic review

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    Interventions that aim to improve child dietary quality and reduce disease risk often involve parents. The most effective methods to engage parents remain unclear. A systematic review of interventions designed to change child and adolescent dietary behavior was conducted to answer whether parent inv...

  9. Words to go!: Evaluating a first?grade parent involvement program for “making” words at home

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    D. Ray Reutzel; Parker C. Fawson; John A. Smith

    2005-01-01

    Parents make powerful contributions to their children's early literacy learning in school. The purpose of this study was to design, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of the Words to Go parent involvement program as part of a larger effort to reach out to parents in early literacy. Quantitative data from surveys and qualitative data from focus group meetings were collected

  10. Parent–teen communication and pre-college alcohol involvement: A latent class analysis

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    Caitlin C. Abar; Anne C. Fernandez; Mark D. Wood

    2011-01-01

    Although parent–adolescent communication has been identified as important in delaying the onset and escalation of alcohol use, both the strength and direction of observed associations have varied in prior research with adolescents and college students. The current study categorizes parents according to alcohol-related communication and relates these categories to other parenting factors and late adolescent alcohol involvement.

  11. Abortion Access and Risky Sex Among Teens: Parental Involvement Laws and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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    Jonathan Klick; T. Stratmann

    2008-01-01

    Laws requiring minors to seek parental consent or to notify a parent prior to obtaining an abortion raise the cost of risky sex for teenagers. Assuming choices to engage in risky sex are made rationally, parental involvement laws should lead to less risky sex among teens, either because of a reduction of sexual activity altogether or because teens will be

  12. Abortion Access and Risky Sex Among Teens: Parental Involvement Laws and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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    Jonathan Klick; Thomas Stratmann

    2006-01-01

    Abstract: Laws requiring minors to seek parental consent or to notify a parent prior to obtaining an abortion raise the cost of risky sex for teenagers. Assuming choices to engage,in risky sex are made rationally, parental involvement laws should lead to less risky sex among teens, either because of a reduction of sexual activity altogether or because teens will be

  13. A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Parental Involvement and Child-Rearing Beliefs in Asian Cultures

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    Frewen, A. R.; Chew, E.; Carter, M.; Chunn, J.; Jotanovic, D.

    2015-01-01

    Parental involvement (PI) and child-rearing beliefs were examined amongst parents whose children attended state-run kindergartens across Singapore. A total of 244 parents completed an online survey consisting of a Child-Rearing Beliefs Scale, a PI Scale, and demographic details. Results indicated respondents were generally low-income earners with…

  14. From Parental Involvement to Children's Mathematical Performance: The Role of Mathematics Anxiety

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    Vukovic, Rose K.; Roberts, Steven O.; Green Wright, Linnie

    2013-01-01

    This study examined whether children's mathematics anxiety serves as an underlying pathway between parental involvement and children's mathematics achievement. Participants included 78 low-income, ethnic minority parents and their children residing in a large urban center in the northeastern United States. Parents completed a short survey tapping…

  15. The Latino Parents-Learning about College (LaP-LAC) Program: Educational Empowerment of Latino Families through Psychoeducational Group Work

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    Villalba, José A.; Gonzalez, Laura M.; Hines, Erik M.; Borders, L. DiAnne

    2014-01-01

    Parental involvement is crucial to facilitating a child's high school success and enhancing their post-secondary opportunities. Unfortunately, the ability for Latina/o parents and guardians to engage in parental involvement is hindered by a general lack of familiarity with U.S. educational systems and post-secondary options. With these…

  16. Get Involved How Parents and Kids Can Get Involved in Good Health | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Reducing Childhood Obesity Get Involved How Parents and Kids Can Get ... healthy, affordable foods increasing physical activity "The childhood obesity epidemic in America is a national health crisis." — ...

  17. Greek Parents' Perceptions of Male Early Childhood Educators

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    Rentzou, Konstantina

    2011-01-01

    The study reported here examined Greek parents' perceptions of barriers to men entering the early childhood education and care profession and their recommendations for recruiting more males into the field. Parents were asked to respond on a Likert scale to statements regarding males' decision to enter the profession, possible benefits for male…

  18. Problematising School Space for Indigenous Education: Teachers' and Parents' Perspectives

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    Lea, Tess; Wegner, Aggie; McRae-Williams, Eva; Chenhall, Richard; Holmes, Catherine

    2011-01-01

    This interpretive study explores the relationship between spatial qualities and school-parent engagement in three primary schools which serve low income periurban Indigenous families in north Australia. Drawing from interviews with educators and parents, school-based observations and community fieldwork conducted over the course of two years in…

  19. Parent Educators in Early Intervention: Insights from Evaluations

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    Edwards, Nicole Megan; Gallagher, Peggy A.

    2014-01-01

    In 1 state's Part C early intervention (EI) program, families are afforded a unique opportunity to connect with parent educators (PEs), parents of children who have received EI services, and who are trained to support EI families and staff with a range of tailored duties. In an effort to continually reflect and improve upon the role of PEs, the…

  20. Parental Strains and Rewards among Mothers: The Role of Education

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    Nomaguchi, Kei M.; Brown, Susan L.

    2011-01-01

    Using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,198), this study examines the associations between education and parental strains and rewards among mothers of young children. Findings indicate that a college degree or more is related to less parenting anxiety, but more role captivity, and less new life meaning from…

  1. Educational Aid to Parents of Young Handicapped Children.

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    Kotze, J. M. A.

    The paper examines educational needs of the parents of handicapped children from an international perspective. Noted are common reactions and behaviors of parents including shock, embarrassment, denial of the problem, projection of blame and suspicion, fear and anxiety, and guilt and self-reproach. The impact of the handicapped child on the family…

  2. Addressing Parents' Perceptions in the Marginalization of Physical Education

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    Sheehy, Deborah A.

    2011-01-01

    It is no secret that parents can and often do influence events and offerings in schools. Results of parental dispositions are often immediate and of obvious importance, as in the case of exercising the vote to support or deny funding for specific programs. For physical education in particular, there is a widely and uniformly held belief that…

  3. Character-based Sexuality Education: Bringing Parents into the Picture.

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    Lickona, Thomas

    2000-01-01

    Working together, schools and families can provide a character-based approach to sexuality education. Schools can give parents a wake-up call, provide historical perspective, share good news, encourage parents to talk with kids, help discuss dangers, identify rewards of waiting, give guidelines, and support chaste lifestyles. (Contains 21…

  4. Gifted and Talented Education (GATE): Student and Parent Perspectives

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    Young, Mary Hahn; Balli, Sandra J.

    2014-01-01

    This qualitative study explored student and parent perspectives on the extent to which gifted and talented programs met the educational needs of gifted students in Grades 4 to 7. Fifty-two interviews were conducted with students and parents from 10 public schools including seven neighborhood schools and three magnet schools. Participant…

  5. Perceptions of parental involvement and support as predictors of college students' persistence in a science curriculum.

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    Ratelle, Catherine F; Larose, Simon; Guay, Frédéric; Senécal, Caroline

    2005-06-01

    As technological and scientific skills are increasingly needed, finding that science students encounter significant problems in their academic program causes serious concern. The authors examined how perceived parental involvement and support predict college students' persistence in science based on J. P. Connell and J. G. Wellborn's (1991) theoretical model: Perceived parental involvement and support should foster student persistence by promoting students' competence, autonomy, and relatedness. Results suggest that perceived parental autonomy supports predicted scientific persistence partly through students' autonomy. Perceived parental involvement, although unrelated to persistence, was a significant predictor of autonomy and relatedness. Results suggest that perceived parental involvement and support have specific roles in predicting student self-processes and achievement, highlighting the importance of sustaining parents' contribution for college students. PMID:15982106

  6. "Where Are Their Parents?" Re-Thinking, Re-Defining and Re-Conceptualizing African American and Latino Parental Involvement, Engagement and Empowerment in Schools

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    Bailey, Fatima H.

    2011-01-01

    Traditional and current parental involvement programs can be challenging, debilitating and disenfranchising for African American and Latino school-parents. This qualitative study explores the issue of parental involvement, engagement and empowerment for African American and Latino parents. It provides an overview of hegemonic underpinnings,…

  7. THE EFFECT OF PARENTS' EDUCATION AND EARNINGS UPON THE EDUCATION AND EARNINGS OF THEIR CHILDREN

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    Michael Beenstock

    A structural model is proposed in which parents affect their children directly through their education and earnings, and indirectly through inherited ability to earn and learn. By taking account of inherited ability the causal effect of parental outcomes for education and earnings upon the education and earnings of their children is identified. A generated regressor methodology is used to estimate

  8. Identifying Barriers That Hinder Onsite Parental Involvement in a School-Based Health Promotion Program

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    Garcia-Dominic, Oralia; Wray, Linda A.; Treviño, Roberto P.; Hernandez, Arthur E.; Yin, Zenong; Ulbrecht, Jan S.

    2009-01-01

    We investigated whether barriers to onsite parental involvement in the Bienestar Health Program Parent Component could be identified and whether participation rates could be increased by addressing these barriers. All nonparticipating parents of fourth-grade students of San Antonio Independent School District from 4 schools, which were selected randomly from 20 intervention schools in Bienestar, were invited to take part in this study. A total of 47 of 223 (21%) parents engaged in one of four focus groups offered. Parents identified barriers to their involvement in Bienestar that fit into five descriptive categories: (a) low value, (b) high cost, (c) competing family demands, (d) concerns about the program design, and (e) social role norms. The Bienestar Parent Component was then modified according to the focus group findings, which resulted in a marked increase in parental involvement from 17% to 37% overall. These findings suggest that even when parents are involved in the initial design of parent-friendly and culturally sensitive programs, as was the case for Bienestar, maximizing parental involvement may require additional assessment, identification, and remediation of barriers. PMID:19339644

  9. Causal factors and consequences of parent involvement growth: the second-order latent growth curve model

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    Varaporn Yamtim

    The purposes of this research were to 1) assess the training needs of teachers and parents in parent involvement and 3M principle roles (M1: moral supporter, M2: monitor, and M3: mentor), 2) investigate the results of the school-based training on the teachers' skills, and 3) examine the effects of causal factors and the consequences of the parent involvement growth on

  10. The effects of parent education program on the state anxiety levels of parents of first graders

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    Oya Ramazan; Fergül K?l?ç; Kader Arkan

    2010-01-01

    The first year of school is an important beginning which involves critical processes, as it determines how a new school-child will perceive the concepts of school, learning, and teacher and the effects of this perception may affect future school success. This new beginning may increase the stress levels of both children and parents. Starting school does not mean that parents

  11. Sibling Rivalry: A Parent Education Perspective.

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    Calladine, Carole E.

    1983-01-01

    Identifies three styles of sibling rivalry and three parent leadership styles, discussing parental mediation of sibling disputes through contracting and providing examples of group discipline techniques that facilitate development of less negative forms of rivalry and that support positive sibling bonding. (RH)

  12. A 3-Year Study of a School-Based Parental Involvement Program in Early Literacy

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    Crosby, Susan Ann; Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy; Yildirim, Kasim

    2015-01-01

    Although parental involvement in children's literacy development has been recognized for its potential in helping children develop early literacy achievement, studies of the effectiveness and sustainability of school-based parent involvement programs are not numerous. This study examines the effectiveness and durability of a school-based…

  13. Parent Academic Involvement as Related to School Behavior, Achievement, and Aspirations: Demographic Variations Across Adolescence

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    Hill, Nancy E.; Castellino, Domini R.; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Nowlin, Patrick; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Bates, John E.; Pettit, Gregory S.

    2004-01-01

    A longitudinal model of parent academic involvement, behavioral problems, achievement, and aspirations was examined for 463 adolescents, followed from 7th (approximately 12 years old) through 11th (approximately 16 years old) grades. Parent academic involvement in 7th grade was negatively related to 8th-grade behavioral problems and positively…

  14. An Urban School District's Parent Involvement: A Study of Teachers' and Administrators' Beliefs and Practices

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    Barnyak, Natalie Conrad; McNelly, Tracy A.

    2009-01-01

    This quantitative study examines the practices and beliefs of administrators and teachers regarding parent involvement in an urban school district following the first year of the implementation of an action plan based on six national standards for parent involvement (National PTA, 1997). The theoretical framework is based upon Bandura's social…

  15. The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Student Achievement in a Rural Florida High School

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    Jackson, Willie A.

    2011-01-01

    Parental involvement is viewed as critical to the development of effective schools and student achievement. The relationship between parental involvement and achievement test scores at a rural high school in Florida was not known. This high school has not met the state standards as determined by the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT)…

  16. Building capacity for parent involvement through school-based preschool services

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    Sejal Patel; Carl Corter

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated whether experience with school-based preschool services would build parents' capacity for school involvement. The research design compared parent involvement in kindergarten across school sites differing in the availability of preschool services, including sites with (1) multiple, integrated school-based preschool services, including seamless child care, family support programmes, and kindergarten (MS); (2) a single preschool family support programme;

  17. Parental involvement as perceived by administrators and teachers in urban elementary schools

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    Ann C. Brothers Smith

    1996-01-01

    This study was designed to measure the perceived level of parent involvement in urban elementary schools; to measure the congruency of teachers and administrators perceptions; and to investigate the relationship, if any, between these perceived levels of parental involvement and student achievement.^ The population included 30 administrators and 388 teachers in sixteen elementary schools in the Detroit Public School District.^

  18. An Urban School District's Parent Involvement: A Study of Teachers' and Administrators' Beliefs and Practices

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    Natalie Conrad Barnyak; Tracy A. McNelly

    2009-01-01

    This quantitative study examines the practices and beliefs of administra - tors and teachers regarding parent involvement in an urban school district following the first year of the implementation of an action plan based on six national standards for parent involvement (National PTA, 1997). The theoreti - cal framework is based upon Bandura's social cognitive theory of self-efficacy. Administrators and

  19. Parental Depression, Relationship Quality, and Nonresident Father Involvement with Their Infants

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    Paulson, James F.; Dauber, Sarah E.; Leiferman, Jenn A.

    2011-01-01

    The role of depression in nonresident fathers' involvement with their infant children is poorly understood. A three-factor model of father involvement was evaluated, and its association with parental relationship quality and depressive symptoms in both parents were tested. Data on 569 families from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study were used.…

  20. "Can You Help Me with My Homework?" Elementary School Children's Invitations and Perspectives on Parental Involvement.

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    Walker, Joan M.; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V.; Reed, Richard P.; Jones, Kathleen P.

    Grounded in Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's model of the parental involvement process, this study examined links between empirically suggested manifestations of children's invitations and parents' levels of involvement in children's homework activities. Relevant literature suggested the potential importance of four child attributes in inviting…