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Promising Partnerships: Ways to Involve Parents in Their Children's Education  

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The research on parent involvement in education indicates that, in most cases, when parents play an active role in their children's education, academic achievement improves. As a result, schools are now mandated to incorporate parent involvement in the educational process. Educators are faced with the challenge of creating ways to engage parents

Harpin, Lisa J.

2010-01-01

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Parental Engagement: Beyond Parental Involvement in Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study critically analyzes parents' complex stories of engagement in school and science education. The purpose is not to essentialize parental involvement, but rather to understand the processes of parental involvement and push forward the current discourse on the engagement of low-income minority and immigrant parents in schools and specifically science education. Employing critical grounded theory methods over a four-year span, this study had three areas of focus. First, voices of marginalized parents in the context of various spaces within the school system are examined. Using a qualitative approach, informal, formal, and research spaces were explored along with how minority parents express voice in these various spaces. Findings indicate parents drew on capital to express voice differently in different spaces, essentially authoring new spaces or the type of engagement in existing spaces. Second, the values and beliefs of traditionally marginalized people, the Discourse of mainstream society, and how they can inform a third, more transformative space for parental engagement in science are considered. The voices of low-income, marginalized parents around science and parental engagement (i.e., first space) are contrasted with the tenets of major national science policy documents (i.e., second space). Findings indicate a disparity between the pathways of engagement for low-income parents and policymakers who shape science education. Third, methodological questions of responsibility and assumption in qualitative research are explored. The author's complex struggle to make sense of her positionality, responsibilities, and assumptions as a researcher is chronicled. Findings focused on insider/outsider issues and implications for culturally sensitive research are discussed. Finally, the implications for policy, teaching, and research are discussed.

St. Louis, Kathleen

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

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Factors Influencing Hispanic Parental Involvement in Education  

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This study focused on a suburban elementary school experiencing significant growth in its Hispanic population over the last decade. Hispanic student achievement in mathematics as measured by state tests lagged behind that of European American students in the school. The literature revealed a positive relationship between parent involvement in…

Shaw, Suzanne B.

2012-01-01

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Parental Involvement in Secondary Education Schools: The Views of Parents in Greece  

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The present study explores Greek parents' views on parental educational involvement and its impact on adolescent scholastic and social development. Specifically, aspects of parental involvement such as the achieved objectives of current parent-school communication, the psychological climate dominating teacher-parent interactions and parents'…

Antonopoulou, Katerina; Koutrouba, Konstantina; Babalis, Thomas

2011-01-01

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Indian Parent Involvement in Education: A Basic Source Book.  

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The source book is designed for parents of American Indian children. The primary objectives are to provide: basic information on the operation of Federal and public schools; practical suggestions on how parents can become involved; and guidelines for the parents to better prepare their children for educational success. Topics include duties of…

Biglin, James E.; Pratt, Wayne

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Parent Involvement in 3rd Grade Special Education  

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The focus of this study was to investigate how parent involvement impacts student motivation in third grade special education. The study was conducted at Allen Elementary in Genoa, Ohio during the spring of 2011. After reviewing recent literature, it acknowledges the importance of parent participation on student academic education, the effects of…

Batt, Christine

2011-01-01

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

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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…

Tekin, Ali Kemal

2011-01-01

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Parents' motivational beliefs about their involvement in young children's education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 adapted Turkish version of the related Level 1 scales from the Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's

Ali Kemal Tekin

2011-01-01

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Parental Educational Involvement Conceived as the Arrangement of Contingency Operations  

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This study explored the utility of a conception of parental educational involvement as the arrangement of contingency operations that normatively change: the frequency of children's school-related behaviour, the reinforcing potency of stimuli produced by studying, and children's tendencies to request parental intervention. A child-report measure…

Mellon, Robert C.; Moutavelis, Adrianos G.

2009-01-01

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

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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

Zarate, Maria Estela

2007-01-01

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Should Parents Get Involved in Educational Reform?  

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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…

Blodget, Alden S.

2012-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan M. Bennett; Winifred B. Dickinson

1980-01-01

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Exploring Parental Involvement in Early Years Education in China: Development and Validation of the Chinese Early Parental Involvement Scale (CEPIS)  

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This study developed and validated an instrument, the Chinese Early Parental Involvement Scale (CEPIS), that can be widely used in both local and international contexts to assess Chinese parental involvement in early childhood education. The study was carried out in two stages: (1) focus group interviews were conducted with 41 teachers and 35…

Lau, Eva Yi Hung; Li, Hui; Rao, Nirmala

2012-01-01

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Parent Involvement  

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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...

Howard, Jeff W.

2005-05-10

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Are Household Income, Gender, and Race Important in Shaping Parental Involvement in Children's Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors used data from the National Household Education Surveys (NHES) Program 2007 Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey (National Center for Education Statistics, 2007) (N=10,681) to examine household income, gender, and race of parents, and their importance in shaping parental involvement in children's education. The study finds…

Hartlep, Nicholas D.; Ellis, Antonio

2010-01-01

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Parent Education and Involvement. Report of Governor Ray Romer's Task Force.  

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This report contains the recommendations of Colorado Governor Romer's Task Force on Parent Education and Involvement, a task force comprised of parents, advocates, and professionals charged with discussing the importance of parenting, the state's role in supporting parents, and the best lessons about the outcomes of parent education, support, and…

Colorado Office of the Governor, Denver.

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The Development and Testing of Parent Involvement in Driver Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A driver education program which integrated professional in-class instruction with parent-supervised on-road driving practice is described. Major sections deal with instructional materials development and pilot testing. The program was planned in two levels: MP (model program, with full parental participation including meetings with instructors)…

Reaser, Joel M.; And Others

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Involvement of Roma Parents in Children's Education in Croatia: A Comparative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article compares Roma and mainstream parents' involvement in the education of their children, based on Epstein's six-dimensional model of parent-school partnership. The survey was conducted in Croatia on two sub-samples: 60 Roma parents and 908 mainstream parents. Results suggest that Roma parents show lower interest in participating in…

Pahic, Tea; Vidovic, Vlasta Vizek; Miljevic-Ridicki, Renata

2011-01-01

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Maternal involvement in preschool children's education in Japan: Relation to parenting beliefs and socioeconomic status  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies conducted in the US consistently demonstrate that parenting self-efficacy and construction of the parent role are critical elements associated with parentsinvolvement in their children's elementary school education. Less is known about the dynamics of parent involvement during the preschool period, or in nations outside the US. This study examined the relation of maternal beliefs and family SES to

Yoko Yamamoto; Susan D. Holloway; Sawako Suzuki

2006-01-01

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Equity Issues in Parental and Community Involvement in Schools: What Teacher Educators Need to Know  

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In this article, the authors examine the literature on parental involvement highlighting the equity issues that it raises in educational practice. They begin with a brief historical overview of approaches to parent involvement and the ways in which "neodeficit" discourses on parents permeate current education reform efforts. Next, they address how…

Baquedano-Lopez, Patricia; Alexander, Rebecca Anne; Hernandez, Sera J.

2013-01-01

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

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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…

Wilson, Rene M.

2011-01-01

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Parent Involvement in Children's Education: An Exploratory Study of Urban, Chinese Immigrant Families  

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This exploratory study examined the involvement of Chinese immigrant parents in children's elementary and secondary education. Participants were 29 low-income, urban parents of public school children working primarily in the hospitality sector. Parents were interviewed about their academic expectations, knowledge of school performance, parent

Ji, Cheng Shuang; Koblinsky, Sally A.

2009-01-01

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Tackling the Barriers to Disabled Parents' Involvement in Their Children's Education  

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Promoting parental participation plays a significant role in education policies across Britain. Previous research has identified various barriers to involving disabled parents. This paper reports findings from part of a study examining disabled parents' engagement in their children's education, which focused on good practice. Twenty-four case…

Stalker, Kirsten Ogilvie; Brunner, Richard; Maguire, Roseann; Mitchell, June

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lewis, Margaret; And Others

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Parent Involvement in Education Project (PIEP): Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey is the fifth in a series conducted to gather information about attitudinal barriers to parent involvement and to examine their implications for teacher training. In six states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas), school superintendents, school board presidents, and state agency officials were asked about…

Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

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

1999-01-01

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Why Do Parents become Involved in Their Children's Education? Implications for School Counselors  

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This article discusses a theoretical model of the parental involvement process that addresses (a) why parents become involved in their children's education, (b) the forms their involvement takes, and (c) how their involvement influences both proximal (e.g., motivation) and distal (e.g., achievement) student outcomes. The authors describe how…

Walker, Joan M. T.; Shenker, Susan S.; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V.

2010-01-01

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Critical Entanglement: Research on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parental Involvement in Special Education 2000-2010  

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If parental involvement in a child's education is generally viewed in positive terms, then it is important to understand what sorts of barriers might hinder it. This article reviews literature on culturally and linguistically diverse parental involvement in special education in the United States and Canada. In analyzing 20 articles published…

Cobb, Cam

2014-01-01

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

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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…

Barbee, Marlen Worsham

2010-01-01

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Parent Involvement 101: A Guide for Rural Educators. Rural School Development Outreach Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High levels of parent involvement in their children's education result in higher student achievement; higher attendance levels; a decline in dropout rates; fewer disciplinary problems; and better student motivation, self-esteem, and behavior. Since unacknowledged parents withdraw from the school, schools should acknowledge parent participation. To…

Caplan, Judith G.

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Capturing Parents' Individual and Institutional Interest toward Involvement in Science Education  

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Parents are generally less involved in their children's science education (as compared to reading and mathematics) due to low self-efficacy and a lack of home-school communication. This study examined parental interest and attitudes in science as well as the nature of parent-to-child questioning during an interactive home, school, and community…

Kaya, Sibel; Lundeen, Cynthia

2010-01-01

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Parents' Perceptions of Teacher Outreach and Parent Involvement in Children's Education. Publication Series No. 14.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focused on urban public schools in an effort to: (1) gather further information about the nature and extent of parent-involvement attitudes and practices in public inner-city schools; and (2) investigate the relationships among socio-demographic factors that previously have been found to be crucial for parent participation, parent

Patrikakou, Evanthia N.; Weissberg, Roger P.

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

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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…

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

2012-01-01

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Exploring the Meaning of Parental Involvement in Physical Education for Students with Developmental Disabilities  

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Parental involvement has been studied in the field of education since the 1970s. Scholars assert that parental involvement affects students' achievement and performance (Christenson, Rounds, & Gorney, 1992; Epstein, Sanders, Simons, Salinas, Janson, & Van Voorhis, 2002; Fan & Chen, 2001; Herman & Yeh, 1983; von Voorhis, 2003). However, there is…

An, Jihoun

2011-01-01

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Getting Parents Involved.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Butts, Vickie; Finch, Patty A.

1985-01-01

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Parental Involvement in Education. Measuring Up: The State of Texas Education. A Special Report of the Texas Kids Count Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that one of the most frequently cited recommendations for improving school safety has been to increase parental involvement, this report explores the variety of ways that parents can be involved in their children's education. The report delineates factors placing a child at risk for underachievement at school and notes that while parents

Texas Univ., Austin. Center for Public Policy Priorities.

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Capturing Parents' Individual and Institutional Interest Toward Involvement in Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Parents are generally less involved in their children’s science education (as compared to reading and mathematics) due to low self-efficacy and a lack of home-school communication. This study examined parental interest and attitudes in science as well as the nature of parent-to-child questioning during an interactive home, school, and community collaboration in the southeastern United States. Study results, compiled from observations, exit surveys, and interviews revealed largely positive family interactions and attitudes about science learning and increased parental interest toward involvement in elementary science. Parents frequently used productive questioning techniques during activities. These results imply that successful home, school, and community partnerships may elevate levels of parental participation in their children’s science education and the parents’ perception of themselves as being competent in assisting in science.

Kaya, Sibel; Lundeen, Cynthia

2010-11-01

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

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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…

Bugeja, Clare

2009-01-01

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Former Head Start Parents' Characteristics, Perceptions of School Climate, and Involvement in Their Children's Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explored relations between former Head Start parents' self-efficacy beliefs, beliefs about their children's academic abilities, affective state of depression, perceptions of school climate, and reported level of involvement in their children's education at end of kindergarten year. Parents' views of school climate and beliefs in their ability to…

Seefeldt, Carol; Denton, Kristen; Galper, Alice; Younoszai, Tina

1998-01-01

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Parents’ motivational beliefs about their involvement in young children’s education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 adapted Turkish version of the related Level 1 scales from the Hoover?Dempsey and Sandler’s

Ali Kemal Tekin

2010-01-01

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Parental Involvement and Educational Performance: The Perceptions of Parents in an Urban Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students are failing and stakeholders are having difficulty identifying exactly what is leading to this failure; in urban schools there is the problem of lack of or little parental involvement which makes the problem of failure of our children more adverse and there is also only a limited amount of research that has focused on gaining an…

Allen, Arlene Michelle

2011-01-01

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Parent Involvement and Educational Outcomes for Latino Students  

E-print Network

was 28%, compared to only 7% for Anglos and 13% for African Americans (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2002). Additionally, Latino students consistently score lower on math and reading tests

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Racial/ethnic socialization has not been studied in the context of other parenting behaviors such as parental involvement in education and its relationship to children's cognitive outcomes. The present study tested the impact of racial/ethnic socialization and parental involvement in education on cognitive ability and achievement in a sample of…

Banerjee, Meeta; Harrell, Zaje A. T.; Johnson, Deborah J.

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D.

2013-01-01

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Community Involvement in Bilingual Education: The Bilingual Educator as Parent Trainer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study determined that parents from bilingual and culturally diverse environments could be trained by bilingual educators to enhance attitudes toward reading and reading-related behaviors of their primary level children. (Author/NQ)

Cervantes, Hermes T.; And Others

1979-01-01

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Involving Divorced Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In divorced families, the noncustodial parent is usually as important to the child as the residential parent. Schools should avoid actions that cause parental conflict, place one parent in a sole decision-making role, or deny a parent's access to information or involvement. School responsibilities governing routine correspondence, cyclical and…

Tarriff, Harold M.; Levine, Valerie

1993-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal

2010-01-01

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Locating Common Ground: An Exploration of Adult Educator Practices that Support Parent Involvement for School-Age Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores linkages between adult educator practices and the parent involvement needs of adult students with school-age children. A comparative case study examined the knowledge, experiential, self-efficacy, and social capital dimensions of adult educator practices that inform parent involvement efforts. One English as a Second Language…

Shiffman, Catherine Dunn

2013-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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.,

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

2011-01-01

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Involvement in Early Childhood Special Education Among Chinese and Non-Chinese American Parents  

E-print Network

it may influence parent participation in their children’sinfluence parent involvement of families of color who have childreninfluence on child’s school outcomes Modeling Reinforcement Instruction Level 2 Parents

SooHoo, Tanya

2012-01-01

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The Effects of a Formal Empowerment and Education Program on Parent's Empowerment and Involvement in Their Child's Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through decades of research and data collecting, the effects of parent involvement in their child's education on a student outcomes has been examined through countless lenses; each with findings indicating its tremendous positive impact with benefits that extend beyond a child doing better in school. This dissertation, through a cross…

Sanchez, Michelle

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2008-01-01

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Parent and Family Involvement in Education, 2006-07 School Year, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2007. First Look. NCES 2008-050  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents data on parents' and families' involvement in their children's education in the United States according to parents' reports for the 2006-07 school year. It also incorporates basic demographic information about children, parent/guardian characteristics, and household characteristics. The data come from the Parent and Family…

Herrold, Kathleen; O'Donnell, Kevin

2008-01-01

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

E-print Network

how parent-child dyads interact and influence academicparents' involvement in their children's education and influenceparents and how this influences the academic outcomes of their high- achieving fifth grade children.

Baeza, Roberto

2012-01-01

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A Model for Rural Schools To Involve Parents in the Education of Their Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A multi-stage process was used to develop a model of parent involvement that could be effectively implemented in rural schools. The stages were: (1) an extensive review of the literature on existing models of parent involvement; (2) identification of a "typical" rural Montana school district--Conrad; (3) training Conrad teachers and parents in one…

Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Center for Community Education.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Cassidy, Eileen

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Effects of Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching and Parent Responsivity Education on Dyads Involving Children with Intellectual Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated the effectiveness of Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching for toddlers (n=39) with intellectual disabilities and responsivity education for their parents as a means of facilitating children's communication and language production skills. Comparison of parent child pairs receiving or not receiving the intervention found the…

Yoder, Paul J.; Warren, Steven F.

2002-01-01

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Cultural Capital and Gender Differences in Parental Involvement in Children's Schooling and Higher Education Choice in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article employs the concept of cultural capital to examine the ways in which social difference in terms of gender are played out in parental involvement in children's schooling and higher education choice. The intention has been to provide an in-depth analysis of the ways in which Chinese mothers and fathers are involved in the process.…

Sheng, Xiaoming

2012-01-01

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Parent-teacher relations: A qualitative study of parental involvement practices of teachers and parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored parents' and teachers' practices concerning parent involvement. The following questions guided this study: (1) How, to what extent, and why are parents involved in the education of their children? (2) How, to what extent, and why do teachers involve parents in the education of children? Qualitative research methods associated with phenomenology were used. An interview guide allowed

Patricia Lou Serpe-Schroeder

1999-01-01

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A Review of Parental Involvement in Sex Education: The Role for Effective Communication in British Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Turnbull, Triece; van Wersch, Anna; van Schaik, Paul

2008-01-01

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Defining Parental Involvement: The Israeli Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the past decade, Israeli parents declared their rights to be involved in their children's education. The term used is "parental involvement", but there is no real agreement on the definition of the term. This paper describes the different opinions and approaches of parents, teachers, students, principals and decision makers, as found and…

Fisher, Yael

2009-01-01

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Educating and Involving Parents in the Response to Intervention Process: The School's Important Role  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents are encountering a new system that addresses struggling learners. This system is called "response to intervention" or "RTI." Schools are using this philosophy and process to direct choices about school curriculum, ongoing assessment procedures, and decisions about special education services. One positive result of the RTI system is that…

Byrd, E. Stephen

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Noel, Amber; Stark, Patrick; Redford, Jeremy

2013-01-01

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Finnish parental involvement ethos, health support, health education knowledge and participation: results from a 2-year school health intervention.  

PubMed

A 2-year, participatory action research school health study focused on developing components for home-school partnerships to support children's health learning process. Two intervention schools implemented strengthened health and collaboration-orientated activities; two control schools followed the national core curriculum without extracurricular activities. The parents of fourth-grade pupils (10-11 years at baseline) completed questionnaires before intervention in spring 2008 (N = 348) and after intervention in spring 2010 (N = 358). A two-way analysis of variance was conducted to determine whether time (2008/2010) and group (intervention/control) influenced parents' perceptions and experiences of parental involvement, health education and health support received from the school. Compared with controls, the intervention schools' parents experienced greater involvement ethos (Cohen's d = 0.57, P < 0.001), increased knowledge of health education (Cohen's d = 0.60, P = 0.02) and health support (Cohen's d = 0.35, P = 0.02). Health education participation among parents increased only partially during the intervention (Cohen's d = -0.12, P = 0.193). School health interventions based on schools' needs may have the potential to influence positively the relationship between home and school and increase the visibility of health education. The study was undertaken within the Schools for Health in Europe program. PMID:23385382

Sormunen, Marjorita; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Turunen, Hannele

2013-04-01

66

Racial/ethnic socialization and parental involvement in education as predictors of cognitive ability and achievement in African American children.  

PubMed

Racial/ethnic socialization has not been studied in the context of other parenting behaviors such as parental involvement in education and its relationship to children's cognitive outcomes. The present study tested the impact of racial/ethnic socialization and parental involvement in education on cognitive ability and achievement in a sample of African American youth. Two dimensions of racial/ethnic socialization, cultural exposure (i.e., exposure to diverse cultures) and cultural socialization (i.e., in-group pride), were examined in a sample of 92 African American mother-child dyads, of which 50% were female. Maternal reports of involvement during their child's 5th grade year were examined as a moderator in the relationship between racial/ethnic socialization and cognitive ability and achievement. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that mothers' reports of cultural exposure messages measured in 4th grade predicted children's scores on 5th grade assessments of passage comprehension. There was also a significant interaction indicating that greater cultural exposure and more parental involvement in education predicted better reading passage comprehension scores over time. The implications for assessing dimensions relevant to cognitive ability and achievement in African American children are discussed. PMID:20582622

Banerjee, Meeta; Harrell, Zaje A T; Johnson, Deborah J

2011-05-01

67

Why Urban Parents Resist Involvement in their Children's Elementary Education by  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined the perceptions of teachers and parents about family involvement in urban schools. The study generated from several others that we have been conducting about teaching in high poverty, urban schools. Using focus groups, our purpose was to learn how we could better prepare teachers for urban schools. The data revealed that teachers are frustrated with a lack of

Peter McDermott; Julia Rothenberg

2008-01-01

68

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lau, Won-Fong K.

2013-01-01

69

Parent and Community Involvement: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation is a description of a case study of parent and community involvement and the impact of that involvement on education. The study is based upon the observations, interviews, and reflections of the writer in one elementary school as a plan was implemented to increase parent and community involvement in that school. The primary methods of data collection were

Cynthia Crites

2008-01-01

70

The Employer-Supported Parental Involvement in Education Program (ES/PIE): An Educator's Action Guide to ES/PIE Program Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described are characteristics of the Employer-Supported Parental Involvement in Education program (ES/PIE), designed to foster collaboration between education agencies and employers. An overview of the program details basic assumptions, core activities, and the roles of school districts and employers. Subsequent content provides a guide to program…

Espinoza, Renato; Ramos-Cancel, Maria L.

71

"They Know Nothing about University--Neither of Them Went": The Effect of Parents' Level of Education on Their Involvement in Their Daughters' Higher Education Choices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article attempts to explore how parents are involved in their daughters' decision-making around their higher education path. It draws on qualitative research that investigated the process through which young women from the UK and Saudi Arabia reached a decision about a subject or an institution for higher educational study. The paper…

Al-Yousef, Huda

2009-01-01

72

Parental Involvement in an Urban School Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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 &…

Small, La'Quetta S.

2010-01-01

73

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Cripps, Kayla; Zyromski, Brett

2009-01-01

74

Hypertension Prevention Through Nutrition Education in Youth: A School-Based Program Involving Parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

One approach to the prevention of high blood pressure may be the reduction of sodium intake early in life. To test the effect of nutrition education for salt use in third-grade students (ages 7 to 9), three teaching programs involving a classroom curriculum, a home-based curriculum, or the combination were compared to a control group. Thirty-one schools with 1,839 students

Russell V. Luepker; Cheryl L. Perry; David M. Murray; Rebecca Mullis

1988-01-01

75

Two-Generation Strategies and Involving Immigrant Parents in Children's Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intervening in the parent generation can improve current and future prospects in the child generation. Such two-generation strategies target either parents' life circumstances or parenting behaviors. Because many immigrants do not have the English capabilities, inside knowledge about schools, or social standing, engaging them more fully in the…

Crosnoe, Robert

2010-01-01

76

Customizing Parenting Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors of this article discuss customizing parent education which requires customized assessment. At Auburn University, Kreg Edgmon and Wally Goddard developed a parent assessment based on the National Extension Parent Education Model (NEPEM) (Smith, Cudaback, Goddard, & Myers-Walls, 1994). All items in the parent assessment were tested with…

Goddard, H. Wallace; Dennis, Steven A.

2004-01-01

77

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

78

An Innovative Approach to Involving Parents in the Education of their Early Years Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes and evaluates a project undertaken with parents from an inner city primary school in Hartlepool, UK, devised to help realise children's potential and raise standards. In order to achieve this, it was necessary to create a partnership between parents, school and the child in an environment characterised by the ‘core conditions’ (Rogers, 1957). It was hoped to

Maggie Robson; Kathy Hunt

1999-01-01

79

Parenting from Abroad: Migration, Nonresident Father Involvement, and Children's Education in Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Mexico, a country with high emigration rates, parental migration matches divorce as a contributor to child-father separation. Yet little has been written about children's relationships with migrating parents. In this study, I use nationally representative data from the 2005 Mexican Family Life Survey to model variation in the interaction…

Nobles, Jenna

2011-01-01

80

Managing Parent Involvement during Crisis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the wake of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Virginia Tech shooting tragedy, it is no surprise that concern for students' safety is the primary reason attributed to parents' increased involvement. Parents and university administrators share in their commitment to student safety. However, college and university staff who assume responsibility…

Merriman, Lynette S.

2008-01-01

81

Parent Involvement as Ritualized Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Doucet, Fabienne

2011-01-01

82

A Successful Parent Involvement Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The staff at Emerson School in Rosemead, California, believe the keys to parent involvement are appropriate recognition and constant communication concerning students' positive achievements, through phone calls and letters of praise in several different languages. (MLH)

Davis, Bruce C.

1989-01-01

83

Tiger Parents or Sheep Parents?: Struggles of Parental Involvement in Working-Class Chinese Immigrant Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Research on Chinese immigrant parents tends to focus on their high levels of educational involvement and its positive impact on their children's exceptional educational performances. Relatively little research has been conducted to understand the challenges Chinese immigrant parents face in helping their children with…

Qin, Desirée Baolian; Han, Eun-Jin

2014-01-01

84

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lionel H. Brown; Kelvin S. Beckett

2007-01-01

85

Primary School Students' Parents' Level of Involvement into Their Children's Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which parents of elementary students (1st to 5th) participate in their children's education with regard to some variables. The study was designed based on descriptive survey model and comparative and correlational associative models. The sample of the research comprised 1252 parents whose…

Sad, Suleyman Nihat; Gurbuzturk, Oguz

2013-01-01

86

Parent involvement in New York City: Comparing two general and two special education programs and Epstein typology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary purpose of this study is to ascertain the educational role of parents of children with special needs through the use of comparative case-study methodology. The objective is to look at four parent support programs to determine how they relate to Epstein's typology of suggestions, and thus to determine the similarities and dissimilarities of the sample programs using five

Catherine Barksdale

1997-01-01

87

Reconceptualizing Parent Involvement: Parent as Accomplice or Parent as Partner?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Policy statements of the last two decades have directed schools to enter into partnerships with parents to enhance the social, emotional, and academic growth of their children. However, in practice and scholarship, parental involvement has been constructed as attendance to school-based activities and needs. This article draws on data from an…

Stitt, Nichole M.; Brooks, Nancy J.

2014-01-01

88

Examining the Relationship Between Parental Involvement and Student Motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

89

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kauffman, James M.; Hallahan, Daniel P.

2009-01-01

90

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Cripps, Kayla; Zyromski, Brett

2010-01-01

91

Parents' and teachers' attitudes regarding school involvement in education that extends beyond the traditional academic core.  

PubMed

In a survey conducted with 1,107 parents (590 mothers, M age=38.8 yr., SD=5.8; 517 fathers, M age=41.3 yr., SD=6.0) and 123 teachers (82 women, M age=41.1 yr., SD=9.2; 41 men, M age=41.3 yr., SD=9.1) in coastal rural Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland, an assessment of the relative responsibility of the family in comparison with that of school in the teaching of various skills to children was made. Parents and teachers agreed that the school carries 30-40% of the responsibility for the teaching of socio-emotional skills, such as conflict resolution, norms and values, self-esteem, sense of justice and responsibility, and close human relations. They also agreed that school carries 50% of the responsibility for providing information about sexuality and drugs. Fathers opined that school carried a greater responsibility in teaching skills than mothers did. PMID:17688158

Aman-Back, Susanna; Björkqvist, Kaj

2007-06-01

92

Parenting for Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to influence parents to play an important role in their child's education, this guide is an educational how-to book written in simple, easy-to-understand language, showing parents how to engage in activities with their children at home that will upgrade academic performance at school. The book covers 77 concepts, each presented as a…

Owens, Vivian W.

93

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jennifer Lynne Lupiani

2004-01-01

94

Confidence in Parenting: Is Parent Education Working?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined parents' feelings of confidence in their parenting ability among 56 individuals enrolled in 5 parent education programs in Mississippi, hypothesizing that there would be significant correlations between personal authority in the family system and a parent's confidence in performing the various roles of parenting. Based on…

Stanberry, J. Phillip; Stanberry, Anne M.

95

Why Do Parents Homeschool? A Systematic Examination of Parental Involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 parental involvement literature and personal beliefs identified in the homeschooling literature as important to parents

Christa L. Green; Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey

2007-01-01

96

Parent Involvement: Investigating the Parent-Child Relationship in Millennial College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is evidence of a surge in parent involvement in postsecondary education, and some scholarship suggests that this high level of parent involvement may inhibit epistemological development. Despite these claims, there is little empirical evidence on the level or impact of parent involvement during the college years. The aim of this research was…

Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth; Hicklen, Sherrell

2011-01-01

97

Parental Involvement in School Governance and Decision Making in Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Nir, Adam E.; Bogler, Ronit

2012-01-01

98

Measuring Parent Involvement in Relation to Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the role of parent involvement in relation to the influence on student achievement within a school community. In addition, this study worked towards gaining an understanding of the parent's role in the school community. Researching educational data may suggest that more parent involvement will have a…

Brooks, Tony O'Neal

2009-01-01

99

Cues to Parent Involvement in Drug Prevention and School Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guided by the Health Belief Model, focus groups identified strategies to promote parent involvement with their children's substance abuse education. Low-income parents and school personnel identified cues to action and necessary requirements (child care, transportation, incentives) as important in promoting parent involvement. Children's…

Hahn, Ellen J.; And Others

1996-01-01

100

Exploring the Impact of Parental Involvement on Student Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the impact of parental involvement on student psychosocial development. High levels of parental involvement in the lives of today's college students and increased contact and communication between today's college students and their parents has caused concern for some in higher education. Among the concerns is the potential…

Taub, Deborah J.

2008-01-01

101

Parental involvement and athletes’ career in youth sport  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: The purpose of this study was (a) to examine the pattern of involvement of parents in youth sport across career phases and career transitions, and (b) to identify this pattern from the perspective of athletes and both of their parents.Methods and design: The parental involvement in sport questionnaire (PISQ, Eur. J. Phys. Educ. 2 (1997) 167), which measures perceptions

S Wuerth; M. J Lee; D Alfermann

2004-01-01

102

Effects of parental involvement in HIV/AIDS preventive education on secondary student knowledge about transmission and prevention in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.  

PubMed

This study investigated HIV/AIDS preventive health education involving nurses alone (IG1) and another involving both nurses and trained parents/ guardians (IG2) on students' knowledge of HIV/AIDS' transmission and prevention in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Subjects included 339 students selected through a multistage and stratified random sampling technique. A pre-test/post-test intervention design with control group was used. Data were obtained using questionnaire, and analysis involved the use of analysis of covariance, multiple classification analysis, and Scheffe's post-hoc test. Results show that students exposed to parental involvement had significantly better mean scores on knowledge of prevention (IG2: x=7.51; IG1: x=6.96 control: x=3.82). Furthermore, although the male students had significantly higher mean score with intervention involving only nurses, the females had higher mean score with intervention involving parents/guardians. It is recommended that parents/guardians should be trained and involved in HIV/AIDS' preventive education of secondary school students. PMID:19342358

Akpabio, I I; Asuzu, M C; Fajemilehin, B R; Ofi, Bola

103

Identifying Associations between Student Achievement and Parental Involvement Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Waddle, Ann R.

2011-01-01

104

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Sang Min Lee; Jason Kushner; Seong Ho Cho

2007-01-01

105

Parenting Education - Discipline Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of discipline as a positive learning experience that sets limits for behavior of children by guiding them to and through adulthood is presented in the fourth booklet of a series on parenting education for American Indians. Five major areas parents can teach children by their own behavior are tasks, curiosity and interest in learning,…

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

106

Parental Involvement Laws and New Governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The stated objectives of parental involvement laws are to protect the health and well-being of minors and to encourage dialogue between parents and adolescents about pregnancy options. Yet decades of studies urge that parental involvement laws do not meet these purposes. Adding to this research, a new ethnography of professionals who implement parental involvement statutes seeks to demonstrate how notice

Rachel Rebouché

2011-01-01

107

Increasing ELL Parental Involvement in Our Schools: Learning from the Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Engaging parents as advocates for school success in the home is particularly important for English Language Learners (ELL). Tapping into the experiences of ELL parents in their own lives about schooling and literacy is a resource educators can use to increase parental involvement. This article describes the stories of two parents and compares…

Panferov, Suzanne

2010-01-01

108

Engaging Parents in Education: Lessons from Five Parental Information and Resource Centers. Innovations in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children benefit academically when parents and educators work together. For this reason, parents' involvement in their children's education is a priority of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001." But a strong connection between parents and educators does not come about automatically. Both parties may need to learn new roles and skills and develop…

US Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

109

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Yu-Wen Ying; Meekyung Han

2008-01-01

110

African American Parents' Educational Orientations: The Importance of Social Class and Parents' Perceptions of Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on race, social class, and parent involvement in education often implies that parents' educational orientations result directly from their social class or racial group backgrounds. In this article, the authors study the involvement of working-class and middle-class African American parents. They argue that these parents' educational

Diamond, John B.; Gomez, Kimberley

2004-01-01

111

Parenting education and Latino families.  

E-print Network

??Our research study pertains to the investigation of the effectiveness of parenting education courses among Latino parents. Specifically our research question states, ???According to professionals… (more)

Fuentes, Adriana Berta

2014-01-01

112

Parent-Child Communication and Parental Involvement in Latino Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the associations among parent-child relationship characteristics, acculturation and enculturation, and child externalizing symptoms in a sample of 40 Latino parent-adolescent dyads. Specifically, the associations between parent-child relationship characteristics (i.e., communication and parental involvement) and adolescents'…

Davidson, Tatiana M.; Cardemil, Esteban V.

2009-01-01

113

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gonida, Eleftheria N.; Cortina, Kai S.

2014-01-01

114

The Involvement of Minority Group Parents in School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author points out the lack of minority group parent involvement despite the mandates of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and suggests strategies for involving minority group parents in policy/decision making in the school. (SB)

Rodriguez, Richard F.

1981-01-01

115

Involving Parents in the Delivery of Services to Handicapped Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The state of the art in involving parents in the education of their handicapped children is reviewed, and model program approaches for increasing their participation are described. Background aspects considered include research findings that demonstrate the importance of parent involvement, and a review of legislative mandates on the topic. The…

Grogan, Marian; And Others

116

Barriers to School Involvement: Are Immigrant Parents Disadvantaged?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parental involvement at school offers unique opportunities for parents, and this school-based involvement has important implications for children's academic and behavioral outcomes. The authors used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (National Center for Education Statistics, 2001) to examine race and immigrant…

Turney, Kristin; Kao, Grace

2009-01-01

117

Cambodian Parental Involvement: The Role of Parental Beliefs, Social Networks, and Trust  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of social capital (parental beliefs, social networks, and trust) as a predictor of parental involvement in Cambodian children's education was examined, controlling for human capital (family socioeconomic status). Parents of elementary students (n = 273) were interviewed face to face in Cambodia. Teacher contact scored highest,…

Eng, Sothy; Szmodis, Whitney; Mulsow, Miriam

2014-01-01

118

Perceptions of Parent Involvement in Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors sought to understand the types of parent involvement that teachers, parents, and students believe affect the academic achievement of adolescent learners at the junior high school level. Research that included focus groups, interviews, and surveys indicated that teachers and students believed that parent involvement at school was…

DePlanty, Jennifer; Coulter-Kern, Russell; Duchane, Kim A.

2007-01-01

119

Science homework with video directions for parents: The impact on parental involvement and academic achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The benefits of effective parental involvement in education have been well documented and can be far reaching. When educators make an effort to involve families, parental involvement can be even more meaningful. Homework is a commonly practiced and accepted connection between school and home and affords parents many opportunities to interact with their children on educational endeavors. However, parental involvement may be limited because educators do not reach out to parents, parents feel their children do not need their help, or parents are unfamiliar with the content and therefore unable to help. The purpose of this study was too develop and implement a tool to enhance parental involvement and academic achievement of fourth grade science students. The tool used in this study was a weekly science video to be viewed by parents when it accompanied science homework assignments. To begin, the researcher created six science videos for parents to watch that supplemented weekly homework assignments. Consequently, the researcher set up treatment and comparison groups to test the effectiveness of the supplemental videos in terms of parental involvement and academic achievement. A mixed methods approach was used to collect data from parents and students throughout the study. A combination of quantitative and qualitative data was collected throughout this study from both parents and students. Additionally, data was collected from a variety of sources including baseline, midpoint, and endpoint surveys; scores on homework assignments; and focus group interview sessions with parents and students. Data analysis revealed an overall positive impact on parental involvement and academic achievement when the videos were utilized.

Hooker, Kathy L.

120

Sex Education: New Resources Help Parents Talk with Kids.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Witt, Virginia

2002-01-01

121

Parent and Community Involvement in Schools: Policy Panacea or Pandemic?  

Microsoft Academic Search

A global tide of policy, programs, and rhetoric puts parent and community involvement in the education mainstream. In the\\u000a nineties, new policies on parent involvement in education were put in place at the national level in the US and UK, and in\\u000a many state and local jurisdictions in the English speaking world and beyond (Moles, 2001; OECD, 1997). In the

Carl Corter; Janette Pelletier

122

Involving Parents in Their Children's Dental Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Becker, Donna

1998-01-01

123

Gubernatorial Involvement in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research on 12 States' gubernatorial involvement in State educational policy formation investigates four functional stages of that involvement--issue definition, proposal formulation, support mobilization, and decision enactment. Drawing on the Educational Governance Project information and interviews, a gubernatorial involvement index was…

Hines, Edward R.

124

Increasing Parent Involvement with Parent Progress Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Catchpole, Kimberly; Arnett, Nate

2014-01-01

125

Parental Involvement: A Contrast between Rural and Other Communities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines rural-urban differences in parent involvement in their children's education, drawing upon such concepts as "community attachment,""community cultural context,""family cultural capital," and "community social capital." As part of the 1992-93 Missouri School Improvement Program, nearly 57,000 parents whose children attended 296…

Sun, Yongmin; And Others

126

Parental Involvement in Primary Children's Homework in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study draws upon an ecological perspective to examine parental involvement 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…

Tam, Vicky C.; Chan, Raymond M.

2009-01-01

127

Parent Involvement, Business Partnerships Promote Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To tap the resources, knowledge, and expertise of parents, a West Virginia middle school initiated a parent-involvement program in fall 1992. The parents created their own program, the Red Apple Corps, which planned and promoted a back-to-school day, a birthday bulletin board, a tutoring program, a school pride award, and the school newspaper.…

Hunter, Danny D.

1994-01-01

128

Socio-Economic Background, Parental Involvement and Teacher Perceptions of These in Relation to Pupil Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bakker, Joep; Denessen, Eddie; Brus-Laeven, Mariel

2007-01-01

129

Special Education: Parent and Student Rights. [Updated.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet explains parent and student rights concerning special education for children with disabilities, as outlined in federal law and Texas law. The booklet offers definitions of terms and outlines the steps involved in the child-centered educational process leading to special education services. Components of the process are then described,…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Education.

130

Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Home Visiting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review provides an overview of an important aspect of early childhood home visiting research: understanding how parents are involved in program services and activities. Involvement is defined as the process of the parent connecting with and using the services of a program to the best of the client's and the program's ability. The term…

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

2008-01-01

131

Bullying Prevention and the Parent Involvement Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

132

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

133

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-10-01

134

Parental Involvement Guidelines Guiding Principle  

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an underage student is transported to a detox facility or hospital for an overdose of alcohol or other drugs to occasionally partner with parents/guardians in order to assist students who may be struggling with alcohol/drug: · When there is an alcohol or other drug violation of UWS 17 that results in a sanction of probation

Scharer, John E.

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jeynes, William H.

2007-01-01

136

Unpacking Parent Involvement: Korean American Parents' Collective Networking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lim, Minjung

2012-01-01

137

The involvement of Hong Kong parents in the education of their children: a validation of the Parents' Attributions and Perception Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study describes the validation and interpretation of the Parents' Attributions and Perception Questionnaire (PAPQ) using confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch modelling to report both the construct validity and category structure of the scales in the questionnaire. The PAPQ was developed to reflect the proposal that parents mediate the relationship between their children's social and psychological development, and their academic

Sivanes Phillipson; Shane N. Phillipson

2010-01-01

138

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Oostdam, Ron; Hooge, Edith

2013-01-01

139

Parent Education: Implications for Educational Psychology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational psychology departments should offer to interested students throughout the university a parent education course stressing child development and the educational process. As a result of declining enrollments in schools of education, professors of educational psychology need to develop new courses applicable to new student populations.…

Dembo, Myron H.

140

Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Home Visiting  

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

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

2008-01-01

141

A Case on Parenting Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While public schools recognize a responsibility for educating the pupil for a citizenship role, they fail to participate in the second most usual role--that of being a parent. Pros and cons in the case for including parenting education in school curriculums are presented. (DS)

Johnson, Bettye

1980-01-01

142

Motivations for Involvement: An Empirical Test of Parents of Students with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents of students in special education have greater barriers to parent involvement than parents of students in general education. Little is known, however, about the factors that facilitate or impede involvement practices for this group. This study investigated the extent to which the motivational factors from Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's (2005)…

Fishman, Callen E.

2011-01-01

143

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Rapp, Jeff

2009-01-01

144

Parental Involvement: A Practical Guide for Collaboration and Teamwork for Students with Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considerable attention has been given to parental involvement in education in the last decade, and the movement has empowered parents and given them a moral and legal right to be involved as partners with the schools and community agencies in the education of their children. This text provides a collaborative model which parents, teachers, and…

Taylor, George

145

Parent involvement and student academic performance: a multiple mediational analysis.  

PubMed

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 are discussed. PMID:20603757

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

2010-01-01

146

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Osnat Lavenda

2011-01-01

147

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

148

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zablotsky, Benjamin; Boswell, Katelyn; Smith, Christopher

2012-01-01

149

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the effects of parent involvement and expectations on academic achievement among 567 Black and White middle school students in 18 Seattle (Washington) schools. Parent and teacher surveys indicated that parental involvement was the highest contributor to academic achievement among White students, whereas earlier educational

Seyfried, Sherri F.; Ick-Joong Chung

2002-01-01

150

Parent Involvement and Student Academic Performance: A Multiple Mediational Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

151

Negotiated Evaluation: Involving Children and Parents in the Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the idea that assessment and evaluation have become major concerns in elementary education, this book offers a solution for involving both children and parents in the processes of evaluation. Arguing for a program known as "negotiated evaluation," the book gives practical suggestions for implementing the program; looks at classroom…

Woodward, Helen

152

Cultural Appropriation, Performance, and Agency in Mexicana Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Galindo, Rene; Medina, Christina

2009-01-01

153

20 Indicators for Success: Parent Involvement in the State Performance Plan (SPP) Part B  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), the latest revision to federal special education law, includes new additions intended to enhance meaningful parent involvement in their child's special education program. The purpose for this brochure is to provide parents and educators general information about the State Performance…

Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), 2007

2007-01-01

154

Paternal Involvement in the Statutory Assessment of Special Educational Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are manifold benefits of parental involvement in a child's education, but there is evidence of gender imbalances in parental involvement. This article describes research into fathers' involvement with educational psychologists (EPs) working with children undergoing statutory assessment. A content analysis of children's files from one…

Hart, Robert

2011-01-01

155

Is Parental Involvement Lower at Larger Schools?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Walsh, Patrick

2010-01-01

156

Parent, Family and Community Involvement. IDRA Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

IDRA Newsletter, 1997

1997-01-01

157

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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"…

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

158

The Salience of the Subtle Aspects of Parental Involvement and Encouraging that Involvement: Implications for School-Based Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: For many years, educators, parents, and social scientists have conceptualized engaged parents as those who help their children with their homework, frequently attend school functions, and maintain household rules that dictate when their young engage in schoolwork and leisure. Recent meta-analyses on parental involvement confirm…

Jeynes, William H.

2010-01-01

159

Ambivalent relations: the ‘tricky footwork’ of parental involvement in school communities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parental involvement in schools, generally seen to be a good thing, is now closely linked through policy to the educational achievement of their children. In this Victorian case study, teacher and parent responses to policies advocating parental involvement are examined. It explores the intersections of gender and class in the context of changing home\\/school relationships characterised by policies and processes

Jill Blackmore; Kirsten Hutchison

2010-01-01

160

The Role of Parental Involvement in the Autonomy Development of Traditional-Age College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increased parental involvement in higher education has led to a rise in the number of parent interactions with university faculty and staff. The purpose of this study was to explore how parental involvement influences the process of college student autonomy development and to examine the implications of this process for college administrators. Data were collected from 18 participants through three

Brian Cullaty

2011-01-01

161

The Role of Parental Involvement in the Autonomy Development of Traditional-Age College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Increased parental involvement in higher education has led to a rise in the number of parent interactions with university faculty and staff. The purpose of this study was to explore how parental involvement influences the process of college student autonomy development and to examine the implications of this process for college administrators. Data were collected from 18 participants through three

Brian Cullaty

2011-01-01

162

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2008-01-01

163

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

164

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

165

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

PubMed

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

Zablotsky, Benjamin; Boswell, Katelyn; Smith, Christopher

2012-07-01

166

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

167

Parental Attitudes and Education in the Culture of Poverty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Article reviewed recent literature on parental attitudes and behavior related to the culture of poverty and education, and suggested ways that programs could be analyzed and developed so parents could be meaningfully involved in selecting and interacting with the educational program of their choice. (Author/RK)

Karnes, Merle B.; Zehrbach, R. Reid

1975-01-01

168

Ethnic differences in parent involvement are moderated by type of involvement scale  

E-print Network

differences in parent involvement. Parents and teachers provided information on parent involvement for 476 first-grade children attending one of three school districts (1 urban, 2 small city) in Southwest Texas, who were recruited in two sequential cohorts...

Wong, Shuk Wa

2006-10-30

169

Parents: Partners in Education. Parents as Partners Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even after children enter school, parents continue to be the most important adult influence on their lives. This booklet, directed to parents, contains more than 40 ways that parents can work with their child's school to support their child's learning. The suggestions are organized in several sections: (1) "Parent Involvement: The 3 V's,"…

Amundson, Kristen J.

170

Parents Becoming Leaders: Getting Involved on Behalf of Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to assist professionals and policymakers more consistently engage parents in their work, this document uses the personal stories of several parents to illustrate how parents get involved in family programs and how some parents built on their natural leadership abilities to move from personal involvement to take on broader leadership…

Westheimer, Miriam

171

The Effect of Parental Involvement Laws on Youth Suicide  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is strong evidence that parental involvement laws, which require a parent’s notification or consent before a minor can obtain an abortion, reduce pregnancies, abortions and gonorrhea infections (Levine 2003; Klick and Strattman 2008). This evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that parental involvement laws represent an important increase in the expected cost of having sexual intercourse, and raises the

Joseph Sabia

2010-01-01

172

ENGAGING WITH PARENTS ON A CRITICAL DIALOGUE ABOUT MATHEMATICS EDUCATION  

E-print Network

(e.g., with immigrant parents). Keywords: Parental involvement in mathematics education; Equity; Immigration; Social class; Knowledge valorization; Socio-cultural theory. The work reported in this paper took involvement is often confined to a very traditional definition in terms of volunteering in school activities

Civil, Marta

173

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Dignam, Christopher Anthony

174

Does parental involvement matter for student achievement and mental health in high school?  

PubMed

Parental involvement in education remains important for facilitating positive youth development. This study conceptualized parental involvement as a multidimensional construct-including school-based involvement, home-based involvement, and academic socialization-and examined the effects of different types of parental involvement in 10th grade on student achievement and depression in 11th grade (approximately ages 15-17 years). In addition, this study tested whether parental involvement influenced adolescent outcomes by increasing their academic engagement in school. A total of 1,056 adolescents participated in the study (51% males; 53% European American, 40% African American, and 7% other). Parental involvement was found to improve academic and emotional functioning among adolescents. In addition, parental involvement predicted adolescent academic success and mental health both directly and indirectly through behavioral and emotional engagement. PMID:24033259

Wang, Ming-Te; Sheikh-Khalil, Salam

2014-01-01

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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 involvement. Participants were 163 preschool-aged children from mostly low-income families, their parents, and their…

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

2008-01-01

176

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Fan, Weihua; Williams, Cathy M.

2010-01-01

177

Parent Involvement Goes to School: New Jersey's Public Policy and Public Schools Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Public Policy and Public Schools Program was developed to educate urban, low-income parents about the administration, curriculum, organization, legal structure, and finances of their children's schools. The program has increased parental involvement in local boards of education, school committees, and advocacy groups. Sample program activities…

Silvestri, Kenneth

1991-01-01

178

Educational Aspirations of Male and Female Adolescents from Single-Parent and Two Biological Parent Families: A Comparison of Influential Factors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Youth from single-parent families report lower educational aspirations than those from two-parent families. This study explored the influence of background factors (gender, grade, parental education and SES), parental involvement with education, academic self-concept, and peer influences on educational aspirations. The participants were Canadian…

Garg, Rashmi; Melanson, Stella; Levin, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

179

Parental influence on adolescent sexuality: Implications for parents as educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

While parents may not be recognized as disseminators of sexual information, positive and negative sexual messages are communicated by parents to their children, both verbally and nonverbally. The results of this study indicate that the impact of parental messages upon the sexuality of youth appears relatively straightforward for males, but quite complex for females. This article suggests educational approaches that

Carol A. Darling; Mary W. Hicks

1982-01-01

180

Evaluation of parent education in genetics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The topic of genetics in psychology has typically been neglected in parent education courses. New genetic information is flooding the field of parent education daily, yet there is reluctance from parents and parent educators alike, to address and instruct this sometimes difficult subject. This study evaluated 6 parent education in genetics modules (N = 53) for parental learning, parental intentions for seeking further genetics education, and parental reactions. Overall, knowledge of genetics in psychology concepts increased after the presentation of the modules. Additionally, respondent reactions to the genetics modules were very positive on the whole, with respondents reporting they found the genetics modules interesting, intellectually stimulating, well-organized, and easy to understand. Respondents were less likely to take a genetics in psychology course or further their genetics education in the future, post-presentation than pre-presentation.

Revell, Tara

181

Predictors and Outcomes of Parental Involvement with High School Students in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Demographic and psychological predictors of parent involvement with their children's science education both at home and at school were examined during high school. Associations between both types of parent involvement and numerous academic outcomes were tested. Data were collected from 244 high school students in 12 different science classrooms…

Shumow, Lee; Lyutykh, Elena; Schmidt, Jennifer A.

2011-01-01

182

The Function of Electronic Communication Devices in Assisting Parental Involvement in Middle Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of home-to-school and school-to-home communication and parental involvement is well documented by researchers and acknowledged by practitioners. A number of earlier studies argue that there is a positive association between two-way communication, parental involvement, and student achievement at all levels of K-12 education. However,…

Koch, Cotton S.

2010-01-01

183

The effects of parental involvement on students’ academic self?efficacy, engagement and intrinsic motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 parentseducational aspiration for their children and school?initiated contact with parents on benign school issues had strong positive effects on

Weihua Fan; Cathy M. Williams

2010-01-01

184

A model of parental involvement in adolescent drinking and driving  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a model of parental involvement in prevention of teenage drinking and driving. Research findings are reviewed on why adolescents drink and drive, and what parents' knowledge, attitudes, and practices are related to youthful impaired driving. Reasons for parents' ineffectiveness at intervening to prevent their teenagers from drinking and driving are described. It is suggested that parents' effectiveness

Kenneth H. Beck; Susan J. Lockhart

1992-01-01

185

The How, Whom, and Why of Parents' Involvement in Children's Academic Lives: More Is Not Always Better  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A key goal of much educational policy is to help parents become involved in children's academic lives. The focus of such efforts, as well as much of the extant research, has generally been on increasing the extent of parents' involvement. However, factors beyond the extent of parents' involvement may be of import. In this article, the case is made…

Pomerantz, Eva M.; Moorman, Elizabeth A.; Litwack, Scott D.

2007-01-01

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

187

Parent Involvement: It's More than Baking Muffins.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the role of clear, honest communication in building effective school-parent partnerships. Offers several suggestions to help establish communication between school or child care facility staff and the families served, including newsletters, parent communication centers, parent libraries, home visits, letters and postcards, telephone…

Texas Child Care, 1994

1994-01-01

188

University of Canterbury Parents as Career Educators  

E-print Network

-skilled workforce. Many parents want to help their children make the right career and training decisions. What them follow up. Encourage them to see their Careers Advisor and to look at websites like wwwUniversity of Canterbury Parents as Career Educators #12;2 Parents as Career Educators, 2012

Hickman, Mark

189

Helping parents with sex education.  

PubMed

Health visitors, school nurses and other community nurses are sometimes asked for advice by parents and carers on the emerging sexuality of their children. Parents often lack knowledge about sexual development and are confused about whether to talk to their children about sex. They may have been brought up in a family where sex was not mentioned. They are worried that they do not have the skills or the knowledge to help their children. They do not know whether to leave it all to the school or not allow their children to have any information. All the evidence shows that children who have had their questions answered and who know about sex and relationships start sexual activity later, use contraception more reliably and are less likely to cause or have an unwanted pregnancy. Sex education should be part of the ordinary information and moral guidance that parents normally give and should start as early as possible. The type of advice to give to parents and carers is split into age ranges that they might find helpful. Examples of language and the level of information required are given. A list of resources for further guidance is included. PMID:21678785

Wakley, Gill

2011-01-01

190

Using Technology to Increase Parent Involvement in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of parent involvement in Parents who monitor their student's schoolwork and daily activities, communicate frequently with teachers and help develop schools and its relationship to student achievement have been widely studied. Nevertheless, many principals and teachers report that lack of parent involvement continues to be an…

Olmstead, Christine

2013-01-01

191

Parent Support and Involvement at Apollo Middle School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally, parent involvement in schools has centered around management or organizational concerns; parents are "helping hands" to deal with activities and problems of running the school, providing extra services the school cannot afford. This paper describes ways to involve parents directly in students' academic achievement, asserting that it…

Knox, Rodney

192

Multi-Ethnic Schools' Parental Involvement Policies and Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Culture differences within parent communities provide challenges for schools trying to develop a successful parental involvement policy. In this study, we explore schools' practices and policies with respect to parental involvement. This study was carried out at four elementary schools in the Netherlands. Interviews were conducted with the…

Denessen, Eddie; Bakker, Joep; Gierveld, Marieke

2007-01-01

193

Meeting the Challenge of Involving Parents in School. Newsletter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parent involvement continues to challenge practitioners engaged in school reform despite being a required component of many school improvement initiatives--from Title I Schoolwide Programs to federally mandated school improvement plans. The benefits of parent involvement are clear: A growing body of research shows that successful parent

Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2005

2005-01-01

194

Parental Involvement in Children's Schooling: Different Meanings in Different Cultures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three types of parent involvement--communicating, volunteering at school, and learning at home--were explored in two cultures within the United States. Immigrant Chinese parents and European American parents of young children reflect their different traditions in the ways they involve themselves in their child's academic life. European American…

Huntsinger, Carol S.; Jose, Paul E.

2009-01-01

195

Parental involvement in adolescent romantic relationships: patterns and correlates  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined dimensions of mothers’ and fathers’ involvement in adolescents’ romantic relationships when offspring\\u000a were age 17. Using cluster analysis, parents from 105 White, working and middle class families were classified as positively\\u000a involved, negatively involved, or autonomy-oriented with respect to their adolescents’ romantic relationships. Patterns of\\u000a parental involvement were generally not associated with parent–offspring relationship quality at about

Marni L. Kan; Susan M. McHale; Ann C. Crouter

2008-01-01

196

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

E-print Network

Previous studies in the area of parental involvement in the education system were based on inconsistent parameters or definitions of the construct (Baker and Soden, 1997). The present study seeks to more clearly define and quantify parental...

Grayson, Nancy E.

2004-09-30

197

Parent and Student Vocational Education Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This computer tabulated survey employs separate answer sheets to elicit parent and student attitudes toward vocational education. There are 61 questions for students and 53 for parents, with responses indicated on a five point rating scale. (DLG)

Ohio State Board of Education, Columbus.

198

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kavanagh, Lauren; Hickey, Tina M.

2013-01-01

199

Democratic parenting: paradoxical messages in democratic parent education theories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Oryan, Shlomit; Gastil, John

2013-06-01

200

Together is Best: Families and Schools. Findings of the Parent Education Demonstration Project in Region IV.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this first year report of the Region IV Parent Education Demonstration Project (PEDP) is to help other school systems as they plan and conduct parent/child programs. The Region IV PEDP involved 29 local school systems which were conducting 31 parent education programs through various funding sources. These parent programs had as one…

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.

201

Look! Listen! Learn! Parent Narratives and Grounded Theory Models of Parent Voice, Presence, and Engagement in K-12 Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educators' expectations and understandings of parental involvement in our nation's schools are often disconnected from the reality of students' home lives. This qualitative study purports that educators often lose opportunities to more fully understand and serve students, particularly when perceptions of parental involvement and…

McKenna, Maria K.; Millen, Jessica

2013-01-01

202

Addressing heterogeneous parental concerns about vaccination with a multiple-source model: a parent and educator perspective.  

PubMed

Previous models of vaccine education have not addressed differences in levels and motives of vaccine concerns in parents. These differences may require changes in education approaches based on type of parental concern. Addressing vaccine concerns will require a multi-modal approach involving more than just a pediatrician or primary health care provider, as well as more than one educational approach. PMID:23732902

Hagood, E Allison; Mintzer Herlihy, Stacy

2013-08-01

203

Do Parents Value Education? Teachers' Perceptions of Minority Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the findings of a study that examined how teachers view parents and children of diverse cultural groups. The authors explored secondary preservice and inservice teachers perceptions of diverse cultural groups and the value these parents place on education. They selected pre-service and in-service teachers enrolled in courses…

DeCastro-Ambrosetti, Debra; Cho, Grace

2005-01-01

204

Helicopters, Lawn Mowers or Down-to-Earth Parents? What Works Best for Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many faculty and staff working in higher education lament the increasing involvement of the parents of their college-aged students. They denigrate such individuals as "helicopter" parents, and when the contact occurs in person as opposed to through the phone or email, they call them "lawn mower" parents. The whole issue of parental involvement is…

Gross, Karen

2011-01-01

205

Parent-Client Participation in the Bilingual Education Program in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of a St. Croix bilingual education program looked at parent involvement from the program's beginning to the present and at parent recommendations for more meaningful involvement. A random sample of parents representing students at all grade levels was drawn from school records. The parents were surveyed by questionnaire, and interviewed.…

Padgett, Carmen H. A.

206

Parental and child fruit consumption in the context of general parenting, parental education and ethnic background.  

PubMed

This study examines the association between parental and child fruit consumption in the context of general parenting, parental education and ethnic background. A cross-sectional study was performed among 1762 parent-child dyads. Mean age of the children was 8 years. One parent completed a questionnaire to measure their own and their child's fruit consumption, parenting style, education level and ethnicity. In mediation and moderation analyses, child fruit consumption was regressed on parental fruit consumption, parenting style, parental education and ethnicity. Participating children consumed on average 7.5 pieces of fruit per week. Fourteen percent met the recommended Dutch norm of two pieces of fruit per day. Parental and child fruit consumption were positively associated. The association was more pronounced under higher levels of psychological control and behavioural control, and among ethnic groups. Additionally, parental education and child fruit consumption were positively associated. Parental fruit consumption partially mediated this association. Interventions are needed to increase child fruit consumption. Interventions should focus on increasing parental fruit consumption and positive parental modelling, with particular focus on low-SES families. Additionally, interventions that combine positive modelling with positive general parenting skills (e.g. increasing behavioural control) may be more effective than interventions that focus on parental modelling alone. PMID:22094182

Rodenburg, Gerda; Oenema, Anke; Kremers, Stef P J; van de Mheen, Dike

2012-02-01

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2000-01-01

208

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Githembe, Purity Kanini

2009-01-01

209

Increasing Parental Involvement in a Chapter I Reading Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A practicum addressed the low number of parents participating with their children in a Chapter 1 Reading Program by the development and implementation of a parental involvement program. The program implemented strategies to eliminate conflicts cited by parents as major reasons for non-participation in meetings and workshops relative to their…

Duran, Manuel, Jr.

210

It Takes a Village to Teach a Child: An Analysis of an African-Centered Parental Involvement Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parental involvement is an integral component in the educational environment. Student achievement and parental satisfaction requires ongoing well-planned series of activities involving parents in "home and school based activities" to assist teachers and school administrators in the accomplishment of learning objectives and goals. These strategies…

Davenport, Elizabeth K.; Bogan, Yolanda K. H.

2005-01-01

211

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

212

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Williams, Terrinieka T.; Sanchez, Bernadette

2013-01-01

213

Does Parental Employment Affect Children's Educational Attainment?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyzes whether there exists a causal relationship between parental employment and children's educational attainment. We address potential endogeneity problems due to (i) selection of parents in the labor market by estimating a model on sibling differences and (ii) reverse causality by focusing on parents' employment when children are…

Schildberg-Hoerisch, Hannah

2011-01-01

214

Welcoming Parents: Educators as Guest Hosts on School Landscapes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pushor, Debbie

2007-01-01

215

Parental Divorce and Religious Involvement among Young Adults  

Microsoft Academic Search

Surprisingly few studies have explored the implications of parental divorce for the religious involvement of offspring, especially in young adulthood. Our study addresses several theoretical argu- ments linking parental divorce with reduced religious involvement in young adulthood and tests rele- vant hypotheses using data from a unique sample of 1,500 young adults (ages 18-35), evenly divid- ed between offspring of

Jiexia Elisa Zhai; Christopher G. Ellison; Norval D. Glenn; Elizabeth Marquardt

216

Parental Involvement in Schooling, Classroom Environment and Student Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

217

Parental Involvement in Selection: Mandated or Our Choice?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the author's early days of school librarianship, it did not take long for him to realize that this was not the time to first think of how to involve parents in support of his selections for the library. A lot of good advice exists that suggests ways for parents to be involved that will help support intellectual freedom, as well as lessons…

Harer, John B.

2009-01-01

218

First 5 Contra Costa Report on Parent Involvement. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of the Parental Involvement in Pre-School Telephone Interview study completed by Mathematica Policy Research for the First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission. Parent involvement in children's preschool programs and learning experiences is proven to be positively associated with cognitive, academic,…

Duffy, Sarah; Induni, Marta; Moiduddin, Emily

2010-01-01

219

Multi-Dimensional Parental Involvement in Schools: A Principal's Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parental involvement is an important indicator of students' success in school. When schools engage families in a manner connected to improving learning, students do make greater gains. Creating and implementing an effective parental involvement model is an essential component in increasing student achievement in school. This article addresses the…

Rapp, Nicole; Duncan, Heather

2012-01-01

220

Parent Involvement in Transition Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Post-secondary education is a path that many individuals take after high school. For students with learning disabilities, post-secondary education is an attainable goal regardless of the academic difficulties they may face. In order to make a successful transition to postsecondary education, it is necessary that students, as well as parents are…

Bailey, Shelley Henthorne

2009-01-01

221

Learning from Each Other? Multicultural Pedagogy, Parental Education and Governance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today there is a strong tendency to involve local citizens in community work, and to mobilize social forces in poor urban districts. We will focus on one specific method used to educate and help immigrant parents raise and foster their children. This method is described as part of a wider ambition to integrate and involve immigrants in Swedish…

Lunneblad, Johannes; Johansson, Thomas

2012-01-01

222

Parent Teacher Education Connection: Preparing Preservice Teachers for Family Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

223

Parental Involvement in Primary Children's Homework in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Vicky C. Tam; Raymond M. Chan

2009-01-01

224

Relationships of Teenage Smoking to Educational Aspirations and Parents' Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Past research has shown that teenagers with less educated parents and teenagers with lower academic aspirations are more likely than their peers to smoke. This study was conducted to provide additional descriptive data concerning the relationships of smoking to parents' education and students' educational aspirations and to provide preliminary…

Waldron, Ingrid; Lye, Diane

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Chung, Hoewook

2013-01-01

226

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sharon E. Paulson

1994-01-01

227

Parental Involvement and Expectations of Children's Academic Achievement Goals in Botswana: Parent's Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the school related activities that parents in Botswana engage in with their children. The study also examined how parents in Botswana perceive their involvement and expectations of their children's academic achievement goals. Sixteen parents (15 females and 1 male) who had children in standards five, six, or seven participated…

Kgosidialwa, Keinyatse T.

2010-01-01

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2007-01-01

229

Parental food involvement predicts parent and child intakes of fruits and vegetables.  

PubMed

In order to develop successful interventions to improve children's diets, the factors influencing food choice need to be understood. Parental food involvement - the level of importance of food in a person's life - may be one of many important factors. The aim of this study was to determine whether parental food involvement is associated with parents' and children's diet quality. As part of an intervention study, 394 parents with children aged between 18 months and 5 years were recruited from children's centres in Cornwall and Islington, UK. Questionnaires were used to collect data on socio-demographic characteristics, parents' diets, and attitudes towards food including food involvement. Children's diets were assessed using the multiple pass 24 h recall method. Parents reported low intakes of fruits and vegetables and high intakes of sugary items for themselves and their young children. Parental food involvement was strongly correlated with consumption of fruits and vegetables (amount and diversity) for both parents and children. Correlations with consumption of sugary drinks and snacks/foods were not significant. These findings indicate that parental food involvement may influence consumption of fruits and vegetables, more so than sugary items. Further research is needed to investigate how parental food involvement could mediate dietary changes. PMID:23684902

Ohly, Heather; Pealing, Juliet; Hayter, Arabella K M; Pettinger, Clare; Pikhart, Hynek; Watt, Richard G; Rees, Gail

2013-10-01

230

Involving Your Many Publics in Support of Physical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author presents suggestions for publicizing physical education programs more effectively and for involving as many "publics" as possible in support of physical education. Methods discussed include: (1) the use of students as "salespeople" to other students, parents, and teachers; (2) publicizing through mass communications media, through…

Conrad, C. Carson

231

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Frost, David

2012-01-01

232

Attitudes of parents and health promoters in Greece concerning sex education of adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

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' associations. Another 10?item questionnaire

Evangelia Nakopoulou; Ioanna Akrita; Stamatis Papaharitou

2007-01-01

233

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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'…

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

2007-01-01

234

Parental Involvement in Middle School: A Meta-Analytic Assessment of the Strategies That Promote Achievement  

PubMed Central

Early adolescence is often marked by changes in school context, family relationships, and developmental processes. In the context of these changes, academic performance often declines, while at the same time the long-term implications of academic performance increase. In promoting achievement across elementary and secondary school levels, the significant role of families, family-school relations, and parental involvement in education has been highlighted. Although there is a growing body of literature focusing on parental involvement in education during middle school, this research has not been systematically examined to determine which types of involvement have the strongest relation with achievement. The authors conducted a meta-analysis on the existing research on parental involvement in middle school to determine whether and which types of parental involvement are related to achievement. Across 50 studies, parental involvement was positively associated with achievement, with the exception of parental help with homework. Involvement that reflected academic socialization had the strongest positive association with achievement. Based on the known characteristics of the developmental stage and tasks of adolescence, strategies reflecting academic socialization are most consistent with the developmental stage of early adolescence. PMID:19413429

Hill, Nancy E.; Tyson, Diana F.

2009-01-01

235

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sherri F. Seyfried; Ick-Joong Chung

2002-01-01

236

Involving and Responding to Parents: Opportunities and Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School counselors agree that for school counseling programs to be successful, parent participation is essential. Involving parents in designing a school counseling program increases the chances that the counseling objectives will be reinforced at home. One effective strategy used by the Dorchester School District in South Carolina is conducting a…

Cuthbert, Bali

237

Parental Involvement in Child Assessment: A Dynamic Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the status of parents in the developmental assessment process and considers how involving parents jointly with the professional to assess their young child may yield more accurate and valuable information. The paper explores the use of a mediated learning experience (MLE) approach as a framework for increasing support for…

SeokHoon, Alice Seng

238

School Governance and Teachers' Attitudes to Parents' Involvement in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study probes teachers' attitudes toward parental involvement in schools as a function of four types of school governance as suggested by Bauch and Goldring. Participants of the study included headteachers, chairpersons of parents' committees, and teachers of 11 primary schools in a medium-sized town in Israel. A discriminant analysis found…

Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Ainhoren, Ronit

2009-01-01

239

Parent Involvement in Science Learning. NSTA Position Statement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

National Science Teachers Association (NJ1), 2009

2009-01-01

240

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

PubMed

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 children's schools and teachers, and perceived less time and energy for involvement in their children's academic lives. Mothers of children with and without ADHD reported similar types and levels of involvement behaviors in the home. Fathers of children with ADHD reported being more disengaged from their children's learning and using more coercive and punitive interactions regarding their children's achievement compared to fathers of children without ADHD. These findings underscore the difficulties in parent-supported learning practices and home-school collaboration initiatives faced by parents of children with ADHD and educators alike. Implications for school psychology practice are discussed. PMID:19328285

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

2009-06-01

241

Parent Involvement and Springfield's Chestnut Street Junior High School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a successful plan to reduce the racial isolation of Massachusetts school in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. Ascribes the school's successful magnet minority enrollment largely to parental involvement. Offers examples of academic improvement among children attending the school. (RDN)

Thomas, Karen M.

1985-01-01

242

Parental Involvement in Adolescent Romantic Relationships: Patterns and Correlates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined dimensions of mothers' and fathers' involvement in adolescents' romantic relationships when offspring were age 17. Using cluster analysis, parents from 105 White, working and middle class families were classified as positively involved, negatively involved, or autonomy-oriented with respect to their adolescents' romantic…

Kan, Marni L.; McHale, Susan M.; Crouter, Ann C.

2008-01-01

243

Parents as Partners in Art Education Enrichment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Hansen, Laurie

2008-01-01

244

Parental Educational Investments and Aspirations in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lee, Kristen Schultz

2010-01-01

245

Parenting Education Classes: Promise and Paradox.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are many reasons for implementing a course in parenting education in the schools. Among them are: (1) In the past decade, premarital sex among teenage girls has risen from 30 to 50 percent; (2) One child of every five is born to teenage parents and 94 percent of these teenagers keep their babies; and (3) 90 percent of teenage mothers drop…

Seiferth, Berniece B.; Tyree, Carolyn L.

246

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) (For Parents)  

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... join the regular classes for nonacademic activities (like music and gym) or in academic activities in which ... 504 Education Plans Delayed Speech or Language Development Autism Parent-Teacher Conferences Contact Us Print Additional resources ...

247

DO PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT LAWS REDUCE ADOLESCENT ABORTION RATES?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assesses the impact of parental involvement laws on adolescent abortion rates and pregnancy rates. The analysis estimates abortion rate and pregnancy rate models using state-level data pooled over time for adolescents aged 15-17 compared to older teens aged 18-19 and adults aged 20-44. The results indicate that parental involvement laws reduce adolescent abortion rates and may, to a

ROBERT L. OHSFELDT; STEPHAN F. GOHMANN

1994-01-01

248

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Oketch, Moses; Mutisya, Maurice; Sagwe, Jackline

2012-01-01

249

Teenage Pregnancy and Parental Involvement: Changing Trends.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates decision-making among women with unplanned and unwanted conceptions. Subjects were females younger than 18 years old, who were unmarried at the time that they became pregnant (N=432). Data were obtained by means of questionnaires given to subjects prior to abortion or delivery. Questions concerned involvements of mother,…

Rosen, Raye H.

250

Parental involvement: contribution to childhood anxiety and its treatment.  

PubMed

Anxiety disorders are prevalent in youth. Despite demonstrated efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), approximately 40 % of anxiety-disordered youth remain unresponsive to treatment. Because developmental and etiological models suggest that parental factors are relevant to the onset and maintenance of childhood anxiety, researchers have proposed and investigated family-based interventions with increased parent work in treatment, aiming to improve the efficacy of treatment for childhood anxiety. However, contrary to what theoretical models suggest, data to date did not indicate additive benefit of family-based CBT in comparison with child-centered modality. Is parent/family involvement unnecessary when treating childhood anxiety disorders? Or could there be the need for specificity (tailored family-based treatment) that is guided by a revised conceptualization that improves the implementation of a family-based intervention? The current review examines (1) relevant parental factors that have been found to be associated with the development and maintenance of childhood anxiety and (2) interventions that incorporate parental involvement. Relevant findings are integrated to formulate a "targeted" treatment approach for parental involvement in CBT for youth anxiety. Specifically, there is potential in the assessment of parent/family factors prior to treatment (for appropriateness) followed by a target-oriented implementation of parent training. PMID:25022818

Wei, Chiaying; Kendall, Philip C

2014-12-01

251

Parent involvement and science achievement: A latent growth curve analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 kindergarten class in 1998--1999. The present study's sample (N = 8,070) was based on students that had a sampling weight available from the public-use data file. Students were assessed in science achievement at third, fifth, and eighth grades and parents of the students were surveyed at the same time points. Analyses using latent growth curve modeling with time invariant and varying covariates in an SEM framework revealed a positive relationship between science achievement and parent involvement at eighth grade. Furthermore, there were gender and racial/ethnic differences in parents' school involvement as a predictor of science achievement. Findings indicated that students with lower initial science achievement scores had a faster rate of growth across time. The achievement gap between low and high achievers in earth, space and life sciences lessened from elementary to middle school. Parents' involvement with school usually tapers off after elementary school, but due to parent school involvement being a significant predictor of eighth grade science achievement, later school involvement may need to be supported and better implemented in secondary schooling.

Johnson, Ursula Yvette

252

[New parenting education in maternal child nursing].  

PubMed

Taiwan society is today typified by low birth rates amongst Taiwanese and a rising number of children born to immigrant and trans-cultural marriage families. Unhealthy behavior and anxiety on the part of pregnant women increase postpartum depression and complications and negatively affect neonatal heath. Such may further negatively impact upon romantic feelings between the new parents and the nascent parent-child relationship. New parenting education is a proactive and innovative strategy that may be used to improve maternal and child health. Therefore, it is worthy to explore how best to achieve cost-effective education interventions. First, the importance of new parenting education and its influence factors must be understood. Factors of women's health and nursing responsibilities potentially addressed by new parenting education include pregnancy complications, fetal death and malformation, accidents and traumas during childhood and adolescence, childhood obesity, and pediatric health-care delivery systems. It is the responsibility of nursing professionals to collect and interpret information on health promotion, disease prevention and childcare in cooperation with other disciplines. Nurses are also responsible to participate in family education and services that target new parents. Therefore, nursing professionals participate in planning and intervention actions related to health promotion, develop support group and counseling centers, collect and organize relevant information, and develop family education and health promotion models. Achieving preventive health service goals while maintaining family competencies and empowerment is an essential aspect of the parenthood mission and vision. PMID:19953451

Chen, Jih-Yuan

2009-12-01

253

Special Education from the Parents' Point of View.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The booklet is designed to emphasize in simple terms the important points of the federal and state (Illinois) law related to special education. The following topics are covered: special education parents (parent role); parent-school partnerships (parent training); mandates for special education; individualized education programs (content,…

Lee, Marjorie; Johns, Beverly

254

Multiple Dimensions of Parental Involvement and Its Links to Young Adolescent Self-Evaluation and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on early research on parental involvement and its effect on children's school functioning, it was hypothesized in this study that parents' educational involvement is positively related to two indicators of school functioning: academic self-competence and academic achievement. However, in light of research on the distinction…

Kaplan Toren, Nurit

2013-01-01

255

An Oral Health Education Program for Latino Immigrant Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A high prevalence of dental caries in the pediatric population is a major health problem. At highest risk are low-income minority groups, including refugee and immigrant populations. Consequences of oral disease include pain, difficulty eating and speaking, poor school performance, and poor self-esteem. Parent involvement in oral health education

Brown, Ruth M.; Canham, Daryl; Cureton, Virginia Young

2005-01-01

256

Sensual Sexuality Education with Young Parenting Women  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comprehensive sexuality education curricula that incorporate sex positive and integrated approaches go beyond a presentation of facts and strategies for prevention to emphasize the promotion of sexual subjectivity and wellbeing. A pilot sensual sexuality education program was planned, implemented and informally evaluated with young parenting women…

Gubrium, Aline C.; Shafer, Miriam B.

2014-01-01

257

Yaqui Parent Education Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Yaqui Parent Education Demonstration Project was founded in 1975 with the aid of Maricopa County Head Start in Guadalupe, Arizona, to help foster the continuation of the Yaqui language, history, and culture. With a 1-year grant from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare/Office of Child Development, organizers hired a coordinator,…

de Campoy, Antonia

258

Financing of college education by single-parent and two-parent families  

Microsoft Academic Search

The financing of college education by male and female single-parent families and two-parent families is compared. Female single parents are at a significant disadvantage in being able to accumulate funds, but this is partially offset by financial aid. Variables accounting for significant variation in the parents' contribution to student education expenses are: public versus private school, financial aid, parents' saving

Charlotte V. Churaman

1992-01-01

259

Early School Performance for Students with Disabilities: Examining the Impact of Early Childhood Special Education, Parent Involvement, and Family Quality of Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood special education (ECSE) (Part B/619) services are intended to enhance the cognitive, social, and behavioral development of children with disabilities by meeting the needs of children with a disability and their family. Little is known, however, about the relationship between ECSE services and early school performance. How ECSE…

Epley, Pamela H.

2009-01-01

260

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Patel, Nimisha; Stevens, Sharon

2010-01-01

261

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Veloz, Elizabeth Andrea

2010-01-01

262

Effects on Parental Mental Health of an Education and Skills Training Program for Parents of Young Children with Autism: A Randomized Controlled Trial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To determine the impact of a parent education and behavior management intervention (PEBM) on the mental health and adjustment of parents with preschool children with autism. Method: A randomized, group-comparison design involving a parent education and counseling intervention to control for nonspecific therapist effects and a control…

Tonge, Bruce; Brereton, Avril; Kiomall, Melissa; MacKinnon, Andrew; King, Neville; Rinehart, Nicole

2006-01-01

263

Involving parents in their adolescents' health: a role for school clinics.  

PubMed

School clinics are rapidly becoming effective in adolescent health care and health promotion; viability would be increased with increased efforts to reach and involve parents in the health of their children. Schools can act as catalysts for family communication, catalysts for school and parent communication, and promoting consistent contraceptive use. Parents report a desire for more information on health topics, although parental attendance is low for parents of "high risk" children in disadvantaged communities. Family communication is reported to have an effect on the likelihood that an adolescent will use contraception, rather than on the initiation of sexual activity. Parental supervision of dating, however, is an important regulator of adolescent sexual activity. Studies show that children of authoritative parents are the most successful in school and in avoiding the consequences of high risk behavior. Findings also indicate that the majority of parents favor programs on preventing teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV infections. Many parents find it difficult to communicate with their children. National surveys report strong support for sex education, school-based clinics and school-based reproductive health care. Harassment has come from a minority of conservative fundamentalist pressure group who have a louder voice in expressing opposition. Agreement is only on the importance of parents in adolescent health. PMID:1610838

Dryfoos, J; Santelli, J

1992-06-01

264

Parental Involvement in Middle School: A Meta-Analytic Assessment of the Strategies That Promote Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early adolescence is often marked by changes in school context, family relationships, and developmental processes. In the context of these changes, academic performance often declines, while at the same time the long-term implications of academic performance increase. In promoting achievement across elementary and secondary school levels, the significant role of families, family–school relations, and parental involvement in education has been

Nancy E. Hill; Diana F. Tyson

2009-01-01

265

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

266

Critical Issues in Parental Involvement: A Collection of Research Summaries by Title VII Graduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains 18 summaries of research on parental involvement, carried out by inservice teachers completing a Master's degree in multicultural studies. All but one of the participants were certified Texas teachers working in bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) education. Their research critically examined many facets of the…

Bermudez, Andrea B., Ed.; Rakow, Steven J., Ed.; Ensle, Anne Labay, Ed.

267

Parental Involvement, Homework, and TV Time: Direct and Indirect Effects on High School Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current concern over the state of American education highlights the need to understand the important influences on school learning, especially those influences that are potentially manipulable. Parental involvement in students’ academic and social lives, time spent doing homework, and leisure TV viewing are three variables generally considered to influence academic achievement, variables that may also be interrelated. In the

Timothy Z. Keith; Thomas M. Reimers; Paul G. Fehrmann; Sheila M. Pottebaum; Linda W. Aubey

1986-01-01

268

Poverty, Race, and Parental Involvement during the Transition to Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using multilevel models of data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (N = 20,356), the authors find that parental involvement in education partially mediates the association between family poverty and children's math and reading achievement in kindergarten, but differences exist across race. In Asian families, poor and…

Cooper, Carey E.; Crosnoe, Robert; Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Pituch, Keenan A.

2010-01-01

269

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

270

Parenting for Literacy Development and Educational Success: An Examination of the Parent Education Profile. Research Brief #3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Parent Education Profile (PEP) is an instrument that rates parents' support for children's literacy development. This study examined how the PEP portrays the ideal parent, its assumptions about parenting and education, and the values and ideals it promotes. In sum, many aspects of the PEP evaluate parents by the mainstream (White,…

Prins, Esther; Toso, Blaire Willson

2008-01-01

271

Involvement by Decree: Citizen Involvement in Education by Legislative Mandate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past few years, the concept of local control of public education through elected school boards has been superseded by legislation mandating other forms of citizen involvement in educational decision-making. Specifically Alberta's enactment of the Department of Education Act and approval of Operational Plans for Early Childhood Services…

Dickson, W. R.

272

Parental Roles in the Education of Mathematically Gifted and Talented Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parent recognition of mathematical giftedness and involvement in their children's mathematics education is the focus of this case study. Data were collected from the parents of 15 children (aged 10-13 years) identified by their schools in New Zealand as mathematically gifted and talented. Many of the parents identified their child's…

Bicknell, Brenda

2014-01-01

273

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

274

School Integration Efforts Three Years after "Parents Involved"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

275

Preparing for Change: Parental Involvement at Mt. Carmel High School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To increase parental involvement, Mount Carmel High School (Poway, California) has adopted strategic-planning change model. Successful strategic plans are connected to school mission and core values, gain staff support, remain open to input from all parties, build trust and rapport among participants, ensure open communication with stakeholders,…

Fisher, Scott

1994-01-01

276

The Value of Early Literacy and Parental Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because early literacy development occurs through social processes, parents need to be involved in the beginning stages of their children's reading. This thesis details the need for early literacy experiences and provides evidence that reading success begins at home. The thesis distinguishes illiteracy and aliteracy, defines literacy, discusses…

Ryan, Sheri Ann

277

The IMPACT Project: Parental involvement in the Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

This account of a curriculum?based parental involvement scheme, the IMPACT Project, will attempt to describe some of the early findings within a theoretical context. The IMPACT Project was started in 1985 as an attempt to mirror the very successful work in shared reading initiatives between family and school in the area of mathematics. The late 1970's and early 80's had

Ruth Merttens

1996-01-01

278

African American Head Start Parent Involvement in Drug Prevention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports a study that examined African American parents' perceptions of their involvement with their Head Start children in an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention program. The results provide information on barriers to and benefits of participation, cues to action, perceived threat, and contributing background variables. (SM)

Hahn, Ellen J.; Rado, Mary

1996-01-01

279

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

280

[Paper presented at NCTM research pre-session, April 2001, Orlando, FL.] Redefining Parental Involvement: Parents as Learners of Mathematics  

E-print Network

to redefine the notion of parental involvement, by rejecting a deficit view of parents (and families1 [Paper presented at NCTM research pre-session, April 2001, Orlando, FL.] Redefining Parental Involvement: Parents as Learners of Mathematics Marta Civil University of Arizona civil

Civil, Marta

281

New resources for childbirth educators and parents.  

PubMed

In this column, reviewers offer perspectives and comments on a variety of new media resources for childbirth educators and for expectant and new parents. The DVDs and books reviewed in this issue's column address the following topics: cultural views of labor and birth, as portrayed in the U.S. media; natural, safe, and healthy birth practices; memoirs of a midwife; a description of doula care to share with the children of expectant parents; baby behaviors; empowering women to choose the birth experience they want; making informed decisions about cesarean surgery; information and stories of hope for parents dealing with an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit; ways for parents to cope with perinatal or neonatal loss; and fathers' supportive role during the prenatal and postpartum periods. PMID:20808429

Shilling, Teri

2009-01-01

282

Black Children. Social, Educational, and Parental Environments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The unique experiences and situations that are common to black children and their parents are examined in the 14 papers collected in this volume. The book is organized into five sections, each relecting one of the significant environments within which black children lead their lives: the theoretical, the socioeconomic, the educational, the…

McAdoo, Harriette Pipes, Ed.; McAdoo, John Lewis, Ed.

283

Parental Support of Latinos in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many universities grapple with Latino student retention issues. Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, yet they also are the group that has the least amount of formal education. The literature suggests that parental support helps Latinos succeed academically in elementary, middle, and high schools. However,…

Meza, Maria Lorena

2011-01-01

284

School Education through the Eyes of Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from surveys of parents of students in Russian schools of various types in the years 2006 to 2011 show a high level of desire to invest in their children's education. There has been a high degree of stability in aspirations and investment in spite of the economic problems caused by global recession.

Roshchina, Ia. M.; Filippova, T. N.

2014-01-01

285

Parents and Sex Education--Looking beyond "The Birds and the Bees"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The social and political climate of sex education over the last two decades has dramatically changed, with parents now being encouraged to work in partnership with professionals. This paper seeks to further the argument that involving parents in their child's sex education does matter and can have an impact on their child's future sexual health.…

Walker, Joy

2004-01-01

286

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Flynn, Gregory V.

2007-01-01

287

Issues of Parent Involvement and Literacy. Proceedings of the Symposium Held at Trinity College (Washington, D.C. June 6-7, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The symposium on Issues of Parent Involvement and Literacy marked the culmination of a collaborative project of Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and the Arlington (Virginia) Public Schools to reach out to limited-English-proficient (LEP) parents. Papers include: "Bilingual Education Policies: An Overview"; "Parent Involvement: Implications for…

Simich-Dudgeon, Carmen, Ed.

288

Parents' views of the benefits claimed in educational toy advertising  

Microsoft Academic Search

The multibillion-dollar educational toy industry is fueled, in part, by parents who feel pressured to promote their children's learning beginning in the first three years of life. Parents buy educational and electronic learning toys even in the absence of evidence of their efficacy. In this study, parents were administered a survey designed to probe parental perceptions of the developmental claims

Wilkey Wong; Ximena Uribe-zarain; Roberta Golinkoff; Kelly Fisher; Kathy Hirsh-pasek

2008-01-01

289

Efforts and Models of Education for Parents: the Danish Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

With in Danish public and professional discourse concepts like parents unfamiliar to education are usually referring to environments, parents or families with either no or just very restricted experience of education except for the basic school (folkeskole). The \\

Dorthe Brix; Niels Rosendal Jensen

290

Parent-Taught Driver Education in Texas: A Comparative Evaluation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An evaluation of the Parent-Taught Driver Education (PTDE) program in Texas was conducted using three different research techniques: (1) focus groups with driver education instructors, teen drivers, and their parents; (2) a statewide mail survey of young ...

D. E. Morris, K. N. Womack, V. J. Pezoldt

2007-01-01

291

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan R. Sy

292

Evaluations by Parents of Education Reforms: Evidence from a Parent Survey in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examine how Japanese parents evaluate the current education system and assess possible reforms, based on a nationwide parent survey. Parents who have higher educational background, occupational status, and household income and expect higher education attainment from their children tend to be less satisfied with the current system and more in…

Oshio, Takashi; Sano, Shinpei; Ueno, Yuko; Mino, Kouichiro

2010-01-01

293

New resources for childbirth educators and parents.  

PubMed

In this column, reviewers offer perspectives and comments on a variety of new media resources for childbirth educators and expectant and new parents. The books, CDs, DVDs, and kits reviewed in this issue's column include the following topics: the birth experiences of mothers who survived childhood sexual abuse; lively teaching techniques and ideas to help energize and enhance childbirth education classes; breastfeeding in the workplace; expectant fathers; perspectives on motherhood; unique, helpful tools for childbirth educators to use in designing their class content, addressing the stages of labor, and discussing planned cesarean birth; exercises for pregnant women on bedrest; and a compilation of presentations featured at Birthing the Future's international symposiums. PMID:20190851

Shilling, Teri

2009-01-01

294

Sensual sexuality education with young parenting women.  

PubMed

Comprehensive sexuality education curricula that incorporate sex positive and integrated approaches go beyond a presentation of facts and strategies for prevention to emphasize the promotion of sexual subjectivity and wellbeing. A pilot sensual sexuality education program was planned, implemented and informally evaluated with young parenting women at an alternative General Educational Development test preparation center. The program prioritized a sex positive framework, including topics such as pleasure, desire and sexual entitlement, and invited participants to explore sexuality through a multisensory orientation. Participants took part in small group discussions and activities that engaged their senses through arts-based methods. Grounded in holism, program topics were integrated with a focus on participants' everyday experiences. The pilot curriculum serves as a promising program for re-positioning young parenting women as sexual subjects, which is key to the promotion of health and wellbeing. PMID:24572457

Gubrium, Aline C; Shafer, Miriam B

2014-08-01

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Furger, Roberta

2006-01-01

296

Social support of parents: Influences on attachment and parent involvement with infants in full-time child care  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, I investigate the links between parents' social support (SS), infant-parent attachment (Att), Parent involvement (PI), and life stress (LS). Forty-one infants, receiving at least 20 hours of family child care per week, and one of their parents (identified as the primary caregiver) participated. Attachment security Q-sort scores and Parent involvement ratings were based on home observations.

Cheryl Ann Fortner-Wood

1997-01-01

297

Parent Education and Public Policy: A Conference Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While parent education has become popular among educators and reformers, the long-term implications of the emphasis on parent education deserve careful and dispassionate examination. Are exclusively center-based developmental programs for preschool children to be discredited? Should federally-sponsored intervention programs insist on parent

Haskins, Ron

298

Parents and sex education—looking beyond ‘the birds and the bees’  

Microsoft Academic Search

The social and political climate of sex education over the last two decades has dramatically changed, with parents now being encouraged to work in partnership with professionals. This paper seeks to further the argument that involving parents in their child's sex education does matter and can have an impact on their child's future sexual health. It discusses the reality of parents' roles and

Joy Walker

2004-01-01

299

Parenting as a "package deal": relationships, fertility, and nonresident father involvement among unmarried parents.  

PubMed

Fatherhood has traditionally been viewed as part of a "package deal" in which a father's relationship with his child is contingent on his relationship with the mother. We evaluate the accuracy of this hypothesis in light of the high rates of multiple-partner fertility among unmarried parents using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a recent longitudinal survey of nonmarital births in large cities. We examine whether unmarried mothers' and fathers' subsequent relationship and parenting transitions are associated with declines in fathers' contact with their nonresident biological children. We find that father involvement drops sharply after relationships between unmarried parents end. Mothers 'transitions into new romantic partnerships and new parenting roles are associated with larger declines in involvement than fathers' transitions. Declines in fathers' involvement following a mother's relationship or parenting transition are largest when children are young. We discuss the implications of our results for the well-being of nonmarital children and the quality of nonmarital relationships faced with high levels of relationship instability and multiple-partner fertility. PMID:20355690

Tach, Laura; Mincy, Ronald; Edin, Kathryn

2010-02-01

300

Business involvement in science education  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1995-12-31

301

School District Responsibilities in Addressing Parental Involvement in No Child Left Behind  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No Child Left Behind, Section 1118, Title I is devoted solely to parental involvement. Section 1118 requires school districts receiving Title I funds to develop and implement a written plan for parent involvement. Parental involvement is examined through teachers' responses concerning their engagement of parents in student achievement. Results…

Finch, Kim S.

2010-01-01

302

Internalizing Mental Health Disorders: Examining the Connection Between Children's Symptoms and Parent Involvement and Autonomy Support  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary purpose of this study is to examine the connection between parent involvement and autonomy support, as well as the combined construct of autonomy supportive parent involvement, with internalized mental health symptoms. A secondary purpose of this study is to determine how certain parent demographics relate to attitudes and behaviors towards both parent involvement and autonomy support. Similarly, this

Anne Walsh

2010-01-01

303

Predicting Parental Home and School Involvement in High School African American Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Predictors of parental home and school involvement for high school adolescents were examined within two groups of urban African American parents from various socioeconomic levels. Home involvement was defined as parent-adolescent communication about school and learning, while school involvement was defined in terms of parent attendance and…

Hayes, DeMarquis

2011-01-01

304

Parental Involvement and Its Influence on the Reading Achievement of 6th Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between reading achievement and parental involvement for sixth grade middle school students. The participants were forty-eight sixth grade students who completed parental involvement surveys. The parents of these students also completed a parental involvement survey. The results of the…

Hawes, Carmen Ann; Plourde, Lee A.

2005-01-01

305

The Role of Perceived Parental Over-Involvement in Student Test Anxiety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effects of perceived parental over-involvement on students' level of test anxiety were examined in two studies. In study 1, parental over-involvement scale was developed. The sample comprised 105 male and female undergraduate college students between the ages of 21 and 26. The scale contained two aspects of parental over-involvement: parental

Shadach, Eran; Ganor-Miller, Orit

2013-01-01

306

Parentseducational styles and adolescent autonomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to explore, by means of semi-structured interviews, how families of adolescents perceive and\\u000a describe their educational styles and the development of adolescent autonomy. Specifically, the results of two different studies\\u000a will be discussed: the first was conducted with a group of 83 parents (fathers and mothers) of 15- to 18-year-old adolescents,\\u000a male and female,

Elvira Cicognani; Bruna Zani

1998-01-01

307

New resources for childbirth educators and parents.  

PubMed

In this column, reviewers offer perspectives and comments on a variety of new media resources for childbirth educators and for expectant and new parents. The books and DVDs reviewed in this issue's column address the following topics: new directions for childbirth education classes; pregnancy tips for expectant mothers; empowering women to give birth naturally; midwifery care; breastfeeding; labyrinths and "laborinths" (an alternative approach to preparing for birth); preterm labor; understanding newborns' language cues; and exercise programs during pregnancy and the postnatal period, as well as exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor and help new mothers deal with incontinence. PMID:20514118

Shilling, Teri

2009-01-01

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Do parental involvement laws deter risky teen sex?  

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Parental involvement (PI) laws require that physicians notify or obtain consent from a parent(s) of a minor seeking an abortion before performing the procedure. Several studies suggest that PI laws curb risky sexual behavior because teens realize that they would be compelled to discuss a subsequent pregnancy with a parent. We show that prior evidence based on gonorrhea rates overlooked the frequent under-reporting of gonorrhea by race and ethnicity, and present new evidence on the effects of PI laws using more current data on the prevalence of gonorrhea and data that are novel to this literature (i.e., chlamydia rates and data disaggregated by year of age). We improve the credibility of our estimates over those in the existing literature using an event-study design in addition to standard difference-in-difference-in-differences (DDD) models. Our findings consistently suggest no association between PI laws and rates of sexually transmitted infections or measures of sexual behavior. PMID:23892483

Colman, Silvie; Dee, Thomas S; Joyce, Ted

2013-09-01

309

Family Life Education: Focus on Student Involvement.  

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This booklet presents many ideas for involving students in family life education programs. Designed primarily for use by family life educators, it includes such topics as the use of cognitive and affective objectives in family life education, organizing family studies content by generalizations, and focusing on the student as an active learner. It…

Green, Kinsey B.

310

Locke on Education and the Rights of Parents  

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John Locke is often taken to be a staunch defender of parents' rights in the realm of education. In fact, Locke's pedagogical reasons for preferring home education to school education do not necessarily apply to similar choices in modern contexts. Locke's political argument for defining education as a duty of parents rather than the state does not…

Tuckness, Alex

2010-01-01

311

Educational Groups for Single Parents: The Parenting after Divorce Programs.  

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Describes a group that teaches parenting skills to divorced parents. Presents various elements of the group experience, including a focus on the child's needs and developmental stages, role-playing, and co-parenting issues. Response to the group suggests that parents with greater postdivorce stress benefit the most. (BH)

Warren, Nancy J.; Amara, Ingrid A.

1984-01-01

312

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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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…

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

2009-01-01

313

Relationships of teenage smoking to educational aspirations and parents' education.  

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This study analyzes data for white high school seniors from the 1985 Monitoring the Future national survey. Students who had less educated parents or lower educational aspirations were more likely to have tried a cigarette, more likely to have adopted cigarette smoking, and less likely to have quit smoking. These students also had more favorable attitudes toward smoking, and reported greater acceptance of smoking by their friends. In addition, the students with less educated parents or lower educational aspirations appeared to be more rejecting of adult authority and more predisposed to adopt adult behaviors, and these characteristics, in turn, were associated with smoking more. The results of multivariate analyses support the hypothesis that these students have experienced less success in school and are more likely to adopt behaviors characteristic of adults as an alternative source of status and gratification, and this contributes to their higher rates of smoking. PMID:2136110

Waldron, I; Lye, D

1990-01-01

314

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

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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

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

2004-01-01

315

Supporting Parental Involvement in Children's Early Learning: Lessons from Community Childcare Centres in Dublin's Docklands  

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Recently in Ireland attention has been placed on the importance of parental involvement in early childhood care and education settings as seen in the Síolta Quality Standards and Aistear Curriculum Framework. Yet there is little Irish empirical evidence on parental involvement in childcare settings; on the involvement models being used, or on the…

Share, Michelle; Kerrins, Liz

2013-01-01

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Parental involvement in the decision to treat spina bifida cystica.  

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Twenty couples whose newborn baby had an open myelomeningocoele were given a detailed account of the baby's clinical state and likely future by the paediatrician. They each said how they wanted their child treated. I believe a high percentage of parents would like to be involved in the decision on how to treat their spina bifida baby. When parents are given all the facts (including an interpretation of the clinical assessment) by an experienced doctor-and who better for the job than the paediatrician-then the chances of reaching the right decision for child and family which that joint consultation offers are greater than when the doctor has to act as adviser and sole adjudicator. PMID:4594584

Ellis, H L

1974-03-01

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A Mediational Model Predicting Adjustment in Affluent Adolescents: The Role of Parental Perfectionism, Perceived Parental Pressure, and Organized Activity Involvement.  

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?? The current cross-sectional study evaluated the relative contributions of parental perfectionism (i.e., self-oriented, other-oriented, and socially prescribed), perceived parental pressure, and organized activity involvement… (more)

Randall, Edin

2012-01-01

318

The Difficult Parent: An Educator's Guide to Handling Aggressive Behavior  

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Parents are a vital source of support for our schools. School personnel interact with parents on a daily basis and fortunately, most of these interactions are pleasant and helpful, keeping students' needs in mind. Instances of parental aggression, however, do occur. Volatile or confrontational parents present many unique challenges for educators

Jaksec, Charles M., III

2004-01-01

319

The Provision of Educationally Focused Parenting Programmes in England  

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In recent years, there has been an increased recognition of the importance of parenting and the way in which parenting programmes can be an effective intervention in changing behaviour and parent-child interactions. The aim of this research, funded by the Department for Education and Skills, was to provide a map of parenting programme provision in…

Hallam, Susan; Rogers, Lynne; Shaw, Jacquelene; Rhamie, Jasmine

2007-01-01

320

What Does Whole Child Education Mean to Parents?  

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To learn more about how parents understand the whole child approach to education, ASCD commissioned KRC Research to conduct a study that included parent focus groups in Richmond, Virginia; and Columbus, Ohio, as well as a survey of 800 parents across the United States to identify their perceptions of what a whole child education is, how it is…

McCloskey, Molly

2011-01-01

321

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

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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.…

Rochford, Marilou

1998-01-01

322

Parent Involvement and Family-School Partnerships: Examining the Content, Processes, and Outcomes of Structural versus Relationship-Based Approaches. CYFS Working Paper No. 2012-6  

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Research examining the role families play in children's education has investigated a variety of activities or methods through which parents participate in learning. These programs are typically characterized as "parent involvement models," which are defined as the participation of significant caregivers (including parents, grandparents,…

Kim, Elizabeth Moorman; Coutts, Michael J.; Holmes, Shannon R.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Ransom, Kelly A.; Sjuts, Tara M.; Rispoli, Kristin M.

2012-01-01

323

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

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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…

Williams, Terrinieka T.; Sanchez, Bernadette

2012-01-01

324

Parent Involvement in Children's Out-of-School Learning: The MAP-AT-HOME Program.  

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A survey was conducted of 125 parents of elementary and middle school children who participated in a parent involvement program in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. These parents were involved in the MAP (Monitoring Achievement in Pittsburgh)-AT-HOME Program, which focuses on helping parents to reinforce student acquisition of mathematics, reading,…

Weidman, John C.; LeMahieu, Paul

325

A Qualitative Study of Three Urban Catholic High Schools: Investigating Parent and Principal Expectations and Realizations of Parental Involvement and the Parent-School Relationship  

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This qualitative study investigated parents' and principals' expectations of their roles in the parent-school relationship and how they defined, encouraged, and realized parental involvement within an urban Catholic high school setting. Through pattern analysis and axial coding of the data collected from parents and principal interviews,…

Holyk-Casey, Karen

2012-01-01

326

Women's Involvement in Educational Psychology Journals from 1976 to 2004  

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Previously, Robinson, McKay, Katayama, and Fan (1998) examined women's involvement in six educational psychology journals ("American Educational Research Journal," "Contemporary Educational Psychology," "Educational Psychologist," "Educational Psychology Review," "Journal of Experimental Education," and "Journal of Educational Psychology") from…

Evans, Joy; Hsieh, Peggy Pei-Hsuan; Robinson, Daniel H.

2005-01-01

327

Parent Satisfaction with Educational Experiences Scale: A Multivariate Examination of Parent Satisfaction with Early Childhood Education Programs  

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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.…

Fantuzzo, John; Perry, Marlo A.; Childs, Stephanie

2006-01-01

328

Using Parent–Child Interaction Therapy to develop a pre-parent education module  

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The current study examined outcomes related to a pre-parent education module based on two sessions from the Parent–Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) treatment protocol. The study included 300 undergraduate non-parents aged 19 to 25 who were enrolled in psychology courses at a large state university. Student knowledge of positive parenting skills and demonstration of effective behavioral parenting skills were examined through

Ember L. Lee; Carisa C. Wilsie; Elizabeth Brestan-Knight

2011-01-01

329

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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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

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

2010-01-01

330

The effects of school gardening on parent involvement in elementary schools  

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higher on the posttest indicating a more positive attitude toward the school and greater parent involvement after implementation of a school gardening program. Statistically significant differences were also found in total parent involvement scores...

Boyer, Roxanne Christina

2012-06-07

331

What Do I Know? Parental Positioning in Special Education  

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The literature that is meant to guide parental participation in special education often refers to parents as vital team members who are critical in designing the best programs for their children (The Family and Advocates Partnership for Education, 2004; The State Education Department, May 2002). However, a disconnect can occur between the…

McCloskey, Erin

2010-01-01

332

The Juggling Act: Navigating Parent Involvement in the Welfare Reform Era  

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This article examines how parents supported their children's education while transitioning from welfare to work. Interviews with parents, elementary school educators, and staff at a community-based organization were conducted in an urban Tennessee community. Navigating work and parenting responsibilities was particularly challenging when children…

Shiffman, Catherine Dunn

2013-01-01

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Parental Alcohol Involvement and Adolescent Alcohol Expectancies Predict Alcohol Involvement in Male Adolescents  

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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

Cranford, James A.; Zucker, Robert A.; Jester, Jennifer M.; Puttler, Leon I.; Fitzgerald, Hiram E.

2010-01-01

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Principals' Perceptions of Parental Involvement in the "Big 8" Urban Districts of Ohio  

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The purpose of this study was to examine principals' perceptions of parental involvement at various levels in terms of their role in facilitation and parent involvement in school processes. The principals in this study (n = 171) were receptive to their roles in facilitation, but not to parental involvement in school processes. Because there are…

Richardson, Sharon Ann

2009-01-01

335

Therapist Focus on Parent Involvement in Community-Based Youth Psychotherapy  

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Parent involvement in the treatment of childhood disruptive behavior problems is a critical component of effective care. Yet little is known about the amount of time therapists are involving parents in treatment and factors that predict therapists' efforts to involve parents in routine care. The purpose of this study is to examine therapists'…

Haine-Schlagel, Rachel; Brookman-Frazee, Lauren; Fettes, Danielle L.; Baker-Ericzen, Mary; Garland, Ann F.

2012-01-01

336

Promoting Latino Parent Involvement in K-8 Schools through a Communities of Practice Approach  

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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…

Barrantes Santamaria, Alfredo G.

2012-01-01

337

Impact of a Two-Generation Early Education Program on Parenting Processes at Age 18  

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The Infant Health and Development Program is a two-generation early education model designed to improve parenting competence and child well-being. As part of an 8-site randomized clinical trial involving low birthweight premature children, assessments of children and parents were gathered at the time of program completion (age 3), with follow-up at ages 5, 8, and 18. Two key parenting processes

Robert H. Bradley; Leanne Whiteside-Mansell; Patrick H. Casey; Kathleen Barrett

2010-01-01

338

Parental Awareness of Adolescent Risk Involvement: Implications of Overestimates and Underestimates  

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Purpose: To explore: 1) parent-adolescent discrepancies on adolscent risk involvement; 2) factors related to parental overestimates and\\/or underestimates of specific adolescent risk behaviors; and 3) the association of parental overestimates and\\/or underestimates at baseline with subsequent adolescent risk involvement. Methods: 754 African American parent-adolescent dyads were recruited from 35 low-income urban com- munities in Baltimore, Maryland. Parent-adolescent discordance (overestimates and

Hongmei Yang; Bonita Stanton; Lesley Cottrel; Linda Kaljee; Jennifer Galbraith; Xiaoming Li; Mathew Cole; Carole Harris; Ying Wu

2006-01-01

339

Teacher-Parent Relationships: Influence of Gender and Education on Organizational Parents' Counterproductive Behaviors  

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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…

Pepe, Alessandro; Addimando, Loredana

2014-01-01

340

Low-Income Urban African American and Latino Parents’ School Involvement: Testing a Theoretical Model  

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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

Ané M. Maríñez-Lora; Stephen M. Quintana

2009-01-01

341

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 young@cs.umanitoba.ca ABSTRACT We present an approach to content control where parents and children prototype which allows parents and children to work together to select appropriate applications, providing

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School administrators, parents, and sex education: a resolvable paradox?  

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The emergence of AIDS as an untreatable, lethal disease, responding to educational prevention strategies in high-risk populations, has brought the issues of sex education in the public schools to the forefront. However, administrators, teachers, and parents perceive different barriers to sex education implementation. This study, undertaken in a northeastern, multigenerational, ethnic city, characterized by adolescent pregnancy rates a third higher than the state overall, polled 42 junior and senior high school administrators regarding educational priorities, perceived barriers to expansion of sex education, and preferred methods of introducing sex education. Administrators perceive parents as a major barrier to the introduction of more formalized sex education in their schools. Paradoxically, these same administrators felt that parents were generally uncomfortable in talking to their children about human sexuality. Recommendations are offered from existing models of health education for resolution of administrators' conflicting views on parental roles. PMID:2801285

Reis, J; Seidl, A

1989-01-01

343

Drug dependent parents: Childcare responsibilities, involvement with treatment services, and treatment outcomes  

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Relatively little is known about the treatment of drug dependent parents. This study of drug misusers (n=1075) investigates the involvement of parents with treatment services, childcare arrangements before and during treatment, and outcomes at 1-year follow up. Almost half the sample (46%) were parents. Women were more likely to be responsible for the care of children. Parents, and especially women,

Duncan Stewart; Michael Gossop; Katia Trakada

2007-01-01

344

Mothers' and Fathers' Couple and Family Contextual Influences, Parent Involvement, and School-Age Child Attachment  

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Increasingly couples in two-parent families share the dual responsibilities of parenting and providing for their children financially. Parenting is embedded within and shaped by specific family contexts. This study examined 92 mothers' and fathers' responses on indices of couple and family contexts, parent involvement, and child-reported…

Coyl-Shepherd, Diana D.; Newland, Lisa A.

2013-01-01

345

Parental Behavioural Control and Academic Achievement: Striking the Balance between Control and Involvement  

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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…

Kramer, Karen Z.

2012-01-01

346

A Handbook on How to Involve Parents in School Activities: Hawaii Follow Through Project.  

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This handbook on how to involve parents in school activities, includes ideas and techniques which were used by Hawaii's kindergarten and elementary school teachers to (1) help parents understand how learning takes place; (2) provide parents with opportunities to observe and participate in classroom activites; and (3) work with parents and…

Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.

347

An Educated Choice: Advice for Parents of College Bound Students  

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. Sourcebooks, Inc., 2005. When Kids Go to College: A Parent's Guide to Changing Relationships by Barbara MAn Educated Choice: Advice for Parents of College Bound Students by Frank A. Brock. Baker Books, 2002. Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years

van Dyk, David

348

Parental Authority over Education and the Right to Invite  

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In this article, Bryan R. Warnick explores parents' authority to make educational decisions for their children. In philosophical debates, three types of arguments are typically invoked to justify parents' rights: arguments based on the welfare interests of children, arguments based on the expressive interests of parents, and arguments…

Warnick, Bryan R.

2014-01-01

349

Parent Perceptions and Recommendations about Homework Involving Wikis and Blogs  

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Homework is an important way for teachers to develop relationships with their students' parents and other caregivers. The learning activities teachers assign for homework provide parents a window into the content and skills their children are learning at school. Parents have a chance to participate in their children's schooling by…

Portier, Christine A.; Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Capitao-Tavares, Zelia; Rambaran, Kamla

2013-01-01

350

The Effects of Interactive Reading Homework and Parent Involvement on Children's Inference Responses  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lora Battle Bailey; Steven B. Silvern; Edna Brabham; Margaret Ross

2004-01-01

351

The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Adequate Yearly Progress among Urban, Suburban, and Rural Schools  

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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…

Ma, Xin; Shen, Jianping; Krenn, Huilan Y.

2014-01-01

352

Title VII Projects of Academic Excellence: Efforts to Promote Parent Involvement and Literacy.  

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Descriptions of four Title VII Academic Excellence projects focus on their efforts to promote limited-English-proficient (LEP) parents' involvement in schools and literacy. "Parents as Tutors" (Monica Sandoval) outlines the structure of the Brownsville (Texas) Independent School District's program to involve parents of children in kindergarten…

Sandoval, Monica; And Others

353

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

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-Dempsey, Walker, Sandler, Whetsel, Green, Wilkins, & Closson, 2005). One important influence on parents feeling involvement can take many forms including encouraging frequent teacher-parent communication about the child1 The Effect of Teacher's Invitations to Parental Involvement on Children's Externalizing Problem

Farritor, Shane

354

A Study of the Relationship between Parental Involvement and Mental Health of College Students  

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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

Blake Payne, Ruthanna

2010-01-01

355

Evidence-Based Parent Involvement Interventions with School-Aged Children  

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This paper reviewed 24 studies of parent involvement for school-aged children conducted between 1980 and 2002 and evaluated them according to the criteria developed by the Task Force on Evidence-Based Interventions in School Psychology. The parent involvement component of all studies had parents helping children learn at home, with most targeting…

Fishel, Maria; Ramirez, Lucila

2005-01-01

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Evidence-Based Parent Involvement Interventions with School-Aged Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviewed 24 studies of parent involvement for school-aged children conducted between 1980 and 2002 and evaluated them according to the criteria developed by the Task Force on Evidence-Based Interventions in School Psychology. The parent involvement component of all studies had parents helping children learn at home, with most targeting a change in academic performance, including reading skills, mathematics

Fishel Maria; Ramirez Lucila

2005-01-01

357

The Role of Parents and Community in the Education of the Japanese Child  

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In Japan, there has been an increased concern about family and community participation in the child's education. Traditionally, the role of parents and community in Japan has been one of support and less one of active involvement in school learning. Since the government commenced education reforms in the last quarter of the 20th century, a more…

Knipprath, Heidi

2004-01-01

358

Parental spanking of 1-year-old children and subsequent child protective services involvement.  

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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

Lee, Shawna J; Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew; Berger, Lawrence M

2014-05-01

359

An Earthquake Education Program with Parent Participation for Preschool Children  

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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…

Gulay, Hulya

2010-01-01

360

Relationship Education with Adolescent Parents: Challenges and Lessons Learned  

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In 1988, the Texas Legislature established a pilot program for pregnant and parenting adolescents (Texas Education Agency, n.d.). This program was developed with the goal of enabling adolescent parents to become self-sufficient, responsible, job-oriented citizens. Although the program is not mandated by the state, Pregnancy, Education, and…

Toews, Michelle; Yazedjian, Ani

2009-01-01

361

The Choice between Educational Privatization and Parental Governance.  

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Contrasts the limitations of educational privatization with the possibilities for parental governance of public school districts and individual schools. Argues that parental input would more effectively implement reform than has educational professionalism alone. Cites agreement between Boston University and the city of Chelsea, Massachusetts, to…

Gliedman, John A.

1991-01-01

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Community Education Parenting Resource Guide. Bulletin 1982, No. 5.  

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Designed for use by community education coordinators, elementary classroom teachers, PTA workers, school volunteers, and parents, this guide offers suggestions about ways to unite the school and the home in efforts to help children learn. The first section discusses the expanded role of the community education coordinator in parenting programs and…

Bradwell, John; And Others

363

A Review and Critique of 16 Major Parent Education Programs  

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There are many parent education programs available for Extension professionals. How does a busy Extension professional decide which is best for his/her clients? This article provides a practical review and critique of 16 major parenting educational programs using three review criteria--program readiness, strength of scientific base, and empirical…

Collins, Christina L.

2012-01-01

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Do Parent Education Programs Promote Healthy Post-Divorce Parenting? Critical Distinctions and a Review of the Evidence  

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Most parent education programs are designed to improve child well-being following divorce by changing some aspect of parenting. However, there has been relatively little discussion of what aspects of parenting are most critical and the effectiveness of programs to change different aspects of parenting. This paper addresses these issues by: 1. Distinguishing three aspects of post-divorce parenting that have been targeted in parent education programs; 2. Reviewing evidence of the relations between each aspect of parenting and the well-being of children and; 3. Critically reviewing evidence that parent education programs have been successful in changing each aspect of post-divorce parenting. PMID:21552360

Sigal, Amanda; Sandler, Irwin; Wolchik, Sharlene; Braver, Sanford

2009-01-01

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Parental media socialization and educational attainment: Resource or disadvantage?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyzes the long-term effects of parental media socialization on children's educational attainment. Data on 8316 individuals from 3257 families in the Netherlands is used to estimate hierarchical models that distinguish between family-specific (socialization) and individual-level effects. The study reveals that parental reading and television socialization plays a meaningful role in predicting children's success in education. Whereas parental time

Natascha Notten; Gerbert Kraaykamp

2010-01-01

366

Increasing Parent Involvement Knowledge and Strategies at the Preservice Level: The Power in Using a Systematic Professional Development Approach  

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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…

Ferrara, Margaret M.

2009-01-01

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Programs of Head Start Parent Involvement in Hawaii. A Section of the Final Report for 1969-70.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the evolution of participation programs for Head Start parents which were conducted by the University of Hawaii Center for Research in Early Childhood Education from 1967-1968 through 1970. Each year's shifting emphasis was based on experience with programs tried earlier, on shifting interests of staff and particular communities involved

Adkins, Dorothy C.

368

Effects of Religious Involvement on Parent-child Communication Regarding Schooling: A Study of Black Youth in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Madyun, Na'im; Lee, Moosung

2010-01-01

369

An Examination of the Effects of School-Based Varsity Sport Participation and Parental Involvement on Male Academic Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

O'Bryan, Simone Travis; Braddock, Jomills Henry, II; Dawkins, Marvin P.

2008-01-01

370

Parents' Rights and Educational Provision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Legitimate parental interests need to be distinguished from any putative rights parents "qua" parents may be said to possess. Parents have no right to insulate their children from conceptions of the good at variance with those of their own. Claims to the right to faith schools, private schools, home-schooling or to withdraw a child from…

Marples, Roger

2014-01-01

371

A Study of the Effectiveness on Parental Sexuality Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lin, Yen-Chin; Chu, Yuan-Hsiang; Lin, Helene H.

2006-01-01

372

Parent Involvement in End-of-Life Care and Decision Making in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit: An Integrative Review  

PubMed Central

Survival rates for very preterm and critically ill infants are increasing, raising complex ethical issues for health-care providers and parents who face the challenge of making end-of-life decisions for newborns. The purpose of this integrative literature review was to evaluate parental involvement in end-of-life care and decision making for their infant in the newborn intensive care unit. Findings revealed that establishing good relationships and clear communication between health-care providers and parents builds trust and eases stress placed on parents making decisions about the care of their infant. Palliative care programs provide support for parents and facilitate their decision making. Parents can be educated about how to communicate with health-care providers. Educating nurses on how to provide end-of-life care may also help improve support for parents during this difficult time. Additional research is recommended to examine parents' needs during and after end-of-life care decisions for their newborn. PMID:21197127

Eden, Lacey M.; Callister, Lynn Clark

2010-01-01

373

The Parent as (Mere) Educational Trustee: Whose Education Is It, Anyway?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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”

Jeffrey Shulman

2010-01-01

374

The Urban Involvement of Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Urban problems are enormously varied and they are related to every field of teaching and research in universities. There are few areas of liberal and professional training where the interests of the university and the needs of the city do not interrelate. It was to help answer these problems that the Urban Involvement of Higher Education

Wachman, Melvin

375

Educated Parents, Educated Children: Toward a Multiple Life Cycles Education Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the important intergenerational effects of parents' education level on the achievement of their children, education policies should shift from a focus on one life cycle to a focus on "multiple life cycles". Such a policy would explicitly recognize that adults transfer their educational achievements to the achievement of their children. It…

Sticht, Thomas G.

2010-01-01

376

The Effects of Four Components of Parental Involvement on Eighth-Grade Student Achievement: Structural Analysis of NELS-88 Data.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effects of four different components (parental aspirations for children's education, parent/child communication about school, home structure, and parental participation) in school-related activities were assessed. Results suggest that educational aspiration of parents have a powerful influence on 8th-grade student's achievement. Parent

Singh, Kusum; Bickley, Patricia G.; Trivette, Paul; Keith, Timothy Z.; Keith, Patricia B.; Anderson, Eileen

1995-01-01

377

Experiencing an "Inclusive" Education: Parents and Their Children with "Special Educational Needs"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on the experiences of British parents who have children identified with "special education needs" within mainstream education. Expectations of mainstream education can have a negative affect on parents when a child is unable to maintain his or her education within a mainstream school. In England and Wales, "inclusion" within…

Rogers, Chrissie

2007-01-01

378

II. Mobilizing the Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools can increase their outreach to get parents involved. Once parents are involved, the schools must be careful that students don't use education to escape the community and their parents, and that education does not result in making children ashamed of their parents. (Author/IRT)

Haskins, Kenneth

1978-01-01

379

Parent Impressions of the Implementation to Date of Arkansas Act 603 of 2003: Parent Involvement in the Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, conducted through Arkansas State University and the University of Central Arkansas, examined parents' perceptions in the initial year of a three-year period (2004-2007) to determine whether public schools have made progress in their implementation of the parental involvement programs mandated by Arkansas Act 603 of 2003 (known as the…

Lamkin, Marcia L.; Albritton, Shelly L.; Klotz, John L.; McBride, Jackie R.

2006-01-01

380

"My Son Is Reliable": Young Drivers' Parents' Optimism and Views on the Norms of Parental Involvement in Youth Driving  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The high crash rates among teenage drivers are of great concern across nations. Parents' involvement is known to help increase their young drivers' driving safety. In particular, parents can place restrictions on their son's/daughter's driving (e.g., restrict night time driving), which can enable the young driver to gain driving experience in…

Guttman, Nurit

2013-01-01

381

Building Social, Human, and Cultural Capital through Parental Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bjork, Lars G.; Lewis, Wayne D.; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Donkor, Anthony

2012-01-01

382

Checking in or Checking out? Investigating the Parent Involvement Reactive Hypothesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

McNeal, Ralph B., Jr.

2012-01-01

383

African American Families in the Special Education Process: Increasing Their Level of Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

African American children continue to be overrepresented in special education classrooms. Despite this overrepresentation, there is a noticeable void in the literature concerning the family perceptions of special education and the impact these perceptions may have on parents' level of involvement. Therefore, this article discusses (a) African…

Brandon, Regina R.; Brown, Monica R.

2009-01-01

384

National Household Education Survey of 1996: Data File User's Manual. Volume V. Adult Civic Involvement Data File.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1996 National Household Education Survey (NHES:96) was a random digit dial telephone survey of households developed by the National Center for Education Statistics and conducted by Westat, Inc. The NHES:96 included two topical survey components, "Parent and Family Involvement in Education," which collected data about family involvement in…

Collins, Mary A.; Brick, J. Michael; Nolin, Mary Jo; Gilmore, Susan; Chandler, Kathryn; Chapman, Chris

385

Project PIPE and Special Education Quality Indicators. Project PIPE Resource Manual: A Parent Educator Partnership Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manual is intended for inservice training of parents and professional teams in reviewing and rating, from a parent perspective, the existing quality of special education programs for handicapped students. Each team consists of three parents and one educator who receive training in the application of quality indicators previously developed by…

Siciliano, Ellen; And Others

386

Teacher Perception of Ethnic and Linguistic Minority Parental Involvement and its Relationship to Children's Language and Literacy Learning: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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'…

Huss-Keeler, Rebecca L.

1997-01-01

387

From Parental Involvement to Children's Mathematical Performance: The Role of Mathematics Anxiety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Vukovic, Rose K.; Roberts, Steven O.; Green Wright, Linnie

2013-01-01

388

Parent Involvement in Public School Governance: The United States and South Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores parent involvement in decision making in the United States and in postapartheid South Africa and highlights similarities and differences in how parents in these two countries participate in public school governance and decision making. Parents' role in public school governance in South Africa is significant and entrenched in…

Lewis, Wayne D.; Colditz, Paul; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia

2011-01-01

389

The New Workforce Generation: Understanding the Problems Facing Parental Involvement in Jordanian Kindergartens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to investigate the problems facing parental involvement in Jordanian kindergartens from the parents' perspectives. A 36-item questionnaire that addressed five domains was designed by the researchers and distributed among the study participants. The study sample consisted of 297 parents of kindergarten children from various…

Ihmeideh, Fathi; Khasawneh, Samer; Mahfouz, Safi; Khawaldeh, Moustafa

2008-01-01

390

The Effect Of Parental Feedback On Young Athletes' Percieved Motivational Climate, Goal Involvement, Emotions, And Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the effect of parental feedback on young athletes perceived motivation climate, goal orientation, and goal involvement. Additional psychological variables, such as anxiety, affect, performance, and enjoyment were measured. Young competitive male soccer players (n = 81) and their parents were randomly assigned to either ego-oriented or task-oriented parental feedback conditions. Players performed 6 soccer penalty kicks and

Lael Gershgoren

2009-01-01

391

Homework Involvement and Functions: Perceptions of Hong Kong Chinese Primary School Students and Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the perceptions of Chinese students and parents in Hong Kong on homework involvement, assignment type and homework functions. The relationships of homework perceptions to student and parent attributes are also assessed. The sample includes 1393 pairs of students and their parents from 36 primary schools in Hong Kong. Findings…

Tam, Vicky C. W.; Chan, Raymond M. C.

2011-01-01

392

Extracurricular Activity and Parental Involvement Predict Positive Outcomes in Elementary School Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main goal of this study was to explore if parental involvement and extracurricular activity participation could predict well-being and academic competence in elementary school children. Seventy-two children (mean age = 10.9 years, SD = 0.85) and their parents participated. Results revealed that parental pressure and support, when paired with…

Lagace-Seguin, Daniel G.; Case, Emily

2010-01-01

393

Parent–teen communication and pre-college alcohol involvement: A latent class analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Caitlin C. Abar; Anne C. Fernandez; Mark D. Wood

2011-01-01

394

Parent Involvement: Process and Results of the High/Scope Foundation's Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the concept of parent involvement in preschool intervention programs and presents experimental data relevant to the effectiveness of several preschool and home-based teaching programs for economically disadvantaged children. The range of current assumptions about parents is summarized as: (1) parents need to be taught how to be…

Weikart, David P.

395

Antecedents and consequences of parental purchase decision involvement in youth sport  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous work in youth sport has shown that parents typically make the initial choice to enroll their child in a sport program. This study examines antecedents and consequences of parents’ psychological involvement in the decision to purchase a sport experience for their child. A sample of 157 parents whose children were enrolled in soccer programs in a metropolitan suburb was

B. Christine Green; Laurence Chalip

1998-01-01

396

Comparing the MMPI-2 Scale Scores of Parents Involved in Parental Competency and Child Custody Assessments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

MMPI-2 scores from a parent competency sample (N = 136 parents) are compared with a previously published data set of MMPI-2 scores for child custody litigants (N = 508 parents; Bathurst et al., 1997). Independent samples t tests yielded significant and in some cases substantial differences on the standard MMPI-2 clinical scales (especially Scales…

Resendes, John; Lecci, Len

2012-01-01

397

Parenting and Providing: The Impact of Parents' Fair Share on Paternal Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Parents' Fair Share (PFS) Demonstration, a multi-site national project, tested a new approach to child support enforcement for low-income noncustodial parents (NCPs). Findings were drawn on survey responses of 2,005 custodial parents, mothers of children for whom NCPs owed child support. The sample was randomly assigned to a program group,…

Knox, Virginia; Redcross, Cindy

398

Assessing Estonian Mothers' Involvement in Their Children's Education and Trust in Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questionnaires assessing mothers' involvement in children's education and their trust in teachers were developed for the usage in Estonian kindergartens and elementary schools. The scales were adapted based on the questionnaires by Fantuzzo and colleagues (parental involvement) and Adams and Christenson (trust). Mothers of 454 kindergarten…

Kikas, Eve; Peets, Katlin; Niilo, Airi

2011-01-01

399

Addressing Parents' Perceptions in the Marginalization of Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Sheehy, Deborah A.

2011-01-01

400

Parental Labor Market Success and Children's Education Attainment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the effects of parental labor market activities on children's education attainment. In contrast to the existing literature we consider parental experiences until the children graduate from school. In addition, the effects of the regional economic environment during teacher's decision about the secondary school track are analyzed. Using data drawn from the German Socio-Economic Panel an ordered probit

Carsten Ochsen

2008-01-01

401

Accelerating the "Pace" against Illiteracy: Parent and Child Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1980, Kentucky reported the nation's lowest percentage of adults, aged 25 and older, who had graduated from high school. Legislators were inundated with recommendations for reform. The result was the enactment of the Parent and Child Education (PACE) pilot program (1986). In the PACE program, parents without high school diplomas attend classes…

Noe, Roger

1989-01-01

402

Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP). Education Notebook. Parent Version.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) is a 5-6 1/2 year multicenter randomized controlled clinical study of 3 asthma treatment groups in children agens 5-12. The CAMP Patient Education Notebook (parent version) provides parents of CAMP participan...

1993-01-01

403

Career Education for Teen Parents. Trends and Issues Alerts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adolescent pregnancy and childbearing rates remain higher in the United States than in most Western nations; more than 500,000 teenage girls have babies every year. As these teen parents mature, they have diminished educational and career expectations. A small number of programs directed toward the career needs of teenage parents was developed…

Imel, Susan; Kerka, Sandra

404

Character-based Sexuality Education: Bringing Parents into the Picture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lickona, Thomas

2000-01-01

405

Problematising School Space for Indigenous Education: Teachers' and Parents' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lea, Tess; Wegner, Aggie; McRae-Williams, Eva; Chenhall, Richard; Holmes, Catherine

2011-01-01

406

Improving the Academic Performance of Urban At-Risk Students in West Virginia through Development of a Parent-Community-School (PCS) Collaborative Education Model. Urban Education. Annual Report 1991.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Community Liaison to Urban Education (CLUE) program operates from the Appalachia Educational Laboratory to research, develop, and implement a collaborative parent-community-school (PCS) education model designed to initiate and sustain the involvement of nonadvantaged parents, community leaders, and community organizations in the education of…

James, Betty Harris

407

Suicide and Violence Prevention: Parent Education in the Emergency Department  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveTo determine prospectively whether parental receipt of injury prevention education is associated with new action limiting access to lethal means and if so, what action was taken for which means.

Markus J. P. Kruesi; Janet Grossman; James M. Pennington; Paul J. Woodward; David Duda; Jay G. Hirsch

1999-01-01

408

Parent-School Collaboration via Educational Merit Badges?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stressful problems of adolescence are related to the retarded and parent-educator collaboration suggested in trying a merit badge system to foster the learning of personal, social, and economic skills by retarded youth. (KW)

Edmonson, Barbara; Cegelka, Walter J.

1971-01-01

409

The Latino Parents-Learning about College (LaP-LAC) Program: Educational Empowerment of Latino Families through Psychoeducational Group Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Villalba, José A.; Gonzalez, Laura M.; Hines, Erik M.; Borders, L. DiAnne

2014-01-01

410

Identifying Barriers That Hinder Onsite Parental Involvement in a School-Based Health Promotion Program  

PubMed Central

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

Garcia-Dominic, Oralia; Wray, Linda A.; Trevino, Roberto P.; Hernandez, Arthur E.; Yin, Zenong; Ulbrecht, Jan S.

2009-01-01

411

Involvement of parents in critical incidents in a neonatal–paediatric intensive care unit  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background:With more liberal visiting hours in paediatric intensive care practice, parents’ presence at the bedside has increased. Parents may thus become involved in critical incidents as contributors or detectors of critical incidents or they may be affected by critical incidents.Methods:Voluntary, anonymous, non-punitive critical incident reporting system. Parentsinvolvement in critical incidents has been evaluated retrospectively (January 2002 to August 2007).

B Frey; J Ersch; V Bernet; O Baenziger; L Enderli; C Doell

2009-01-01

412

Family Involvement for Children with Disruptive Behaviors: The Role of Parenting Stress and Motivational Beliefs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children with disruptive behaviors are at risk for adverse outcomes. Family involvement is a significant predictor of positive child behavior outcomes; however, little research has investigated parent psychological variables that influence family involvement for children with disruptive behaviors. This study investigated the role of parental

Semke, Carrie A.; Garbacz, S. Andrew; Kwon, Kyongboon; Sheridan, Susan M.; Woods, Kathryn E.

2010-01-01

413

Parental Depression, Relationship Quality, and Nonresident Father Involvement with Their Infants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Paulson, James F.; Dauber, Sarah E.; Leiferman, Jenn A.

2011-01-01

414

The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Student Achievement in a Rural Florida High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)…

Jackson, Willie A.

2011-01-01

415

Perceptions of Parental Involvement and Support as Predictors of College Students' Persistence in a Science Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Catherine F. Ratelle; Simon Larose; Frédéric Guay; Caroline Senécal

2005-01-01

416

Impact of School Type on Parent Involvement and Academic Achievement of Kindergarten Students Controlling Socioeconomic Status.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the impact of school type (public or private) on parent involvement and the academic achievement of kindergarten students. After controlling for student socioeconomic status, finds, for example, little or no difference in the academic achievement of kindergarteners in public and private schools or in the level of parent involvement.…

Park, Hae-Seong

2003-01-01

417

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2004-01-01

418

Parent Involvement and Mathematics Achievement: Contrast Across Racial and Ethnic Groups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose in this study was to illustrate the complexity of the focus on parent involvement as a strategy for enhancing school outcomes by empirically testing the predictive ability of three components of parent involvement on 12th graders' mathematics achievement by race and ethnicity. The authors used data from the NELS:88, which was based on…

Yan, Wenfan; Lin, Qiuyun

2005-01-01

419

Beyond Conferences: Attitudes of High School Administrators toward Parental Involvement in One Small Midwestern State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of parental involvement for students of all ages has been documented by researchers and acknowledged by practitioners. Although many earlier studies have contended that there is a positive association between parental involvement and school performance at the middle and high school levels, administrators in the field are aware that…

Lloyd-Smith, Laura; Baron, Mark

2010-01-01

420

Making the Connection: Parent and Community Involvement and the California Urban Superintendent  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to redress the paucity of research regarding superintendents and their role in implementing parent and community involvement policies. Another aim was to examine which types of parent and community involvement practices, if any, may be related to student achievement. A mixed methods inquiry was applied. The Measure…

Nguyen-Hernandez, Amy

2010-01-01

421

The Importance of Parental Involvement as Perceived by Beginning Teachers vs. Experienced Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to determine the importance of parent involvement as perceived by beginning and experienced teachers. A review of the research yielded a wide range of school policies and classroom practices that influence student achievement; parental involvement was shown to be directly linked to student performance. An instrument was…

Clarke, Robert; Williams, Bonnie

422

Methodological Issues in the Evaluation of Parental Involvement Laws: Evidence from Texas  

Microsoft Academic Search

The number of states that require parental involvement in a minor’s decision to terminate a pregnancy has more than doubled since 1988. Congress is currently considering legislation that would further limit access to abortion for minors who reside in states that enforce parental involvement laws. So far, the academic literature has not reached a consensus as to the impact of

Silvie Colman; Theodore J. Joyce; Robert Kaestner

2006-01-01

423

How Academic Advisors and Administrators Perceive the Role and Influence of Heavily Involved Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is much debate in academic advising practitioner literature and in the popular media over the influence exerted by involved parents on students and colleges. There is a broad consensus that parental involvement has increased to levels not previously witnessed on college campuses (Cutright, 2008; Shoup, Gonyea, & Kuh, 2009; Wartman & Savage,…

Parrott, Julian David

2010-01-01

424

Sibling Rivalry: A Parent Education Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Calladine, Carole E.

1983-01-01

425

Parent Perceptions of Gifted Children's Educational Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey conducted with 385 families of gifted children concerning their perceptions of their children's experiences in school indicated that most parents do not perceive their school's present curricula as meeting their child's intellectual needs. Further, there is substantial belief among these parents that special full-time classes for high…

Feldhusen, John F.; Kross, Mark D.

1985-01-01

426

Improving Reading Skills through Multiple Intelligences and Increased Parental Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes an action research project designed to improve reading skills of first grade students. The targeted population consisted of two elementary classrooms located in a small, rural Mid-Western town. The problem of difficulty memorizing reading vocabulary words was documented through parent and student surveys and a document…

Burman, Tiffany N.; Evans, Deborah C.

427

Parents' Involvement in ASD Treatment: What Is Their Role?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The rising prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) warrants a greater level of clinical attention to best treat those with ASD. The characteristics of ASD lead to impairment for both the child with the disorder and his/her family. To effectively treat children with ASD, parents need to be included in intervention efforts. Research suggests…

Burrell, T. Lindsey; Borrego, Joaquin, Jr.

2012-01-01

428

An Ex Post Facto Study Exploring the Impact of Parental Level of Education and Parental Support on First-Year College Adjustment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the impact that parental levels of education and parental support have on college adjustment for first-year students. An ex post facto design was used to examine parental level of education and parental support as variables. Parental level of education is a categorical variable based on report from the student. Parental support…

Huntley, Kristy M.

2011-01-01

429

Exporting a Canadian parenting education program to the Dominican Republic.  

PubMed

The framework of a Canadian-developed parent education program, Nobody's Perfect, was used in the development of a new parent education program offered to parents attending a child nutrition rehabilitation program in the Dominican Republic. While key teaching elements of the original program were retained (e.g., encouraging active participation, emphasizing facilitation over didactic teaching, using experiential learning), locally relevant content was inserted (e.g., diarrhea prevention and treatment strategies). A Canadian team trained a group of Dominicans to deliver the new program to parents of children recovering from malnutrition. This paper describes the development, implementation, and resulting parenting program from this effort. This 8-week program may find use in other settings. In addition, the experience gained from this exportation endeavor may be useful for others undertaking similar initiatives. PMID:19261157

McLennan, John D; Leon, Tina; Haffey, Sue; Barker, Leslie A S

2009-01-01

430

The Impact of Special Education Mediation on Parent-School Relationships Parents' Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finding ways to productively manage conflict in a manner that protects parent-school relationships has become an issue of growing concern in special education. Special education mediation has been promoted as a valuable process, in part, because of its promise for resolving such conflicts in a way that prevents the escalation of adversarial…

Nowell, Branda L.; Salem, Deborah A.

2007-01-01

431

Predictors of children's involvement in parents' treatment among homeless veterans in community residential care.  

PubMed

This study identified the proportion of homeless veterans who are parents and described characteristics of homeless veterans whose children became involved in their treatment. Of the 9,444 veterans surveyed, 37.7 percent were parents of children younger than 18 years; yet children were involved in parents' treatment in only 10.6 percent of these cases. Parents whose children were involved in their treatment were more likely to have direct custody, be female, have greater social stability, and have more psychiatric and medical problems. These parents were also less likely to have been exposed to combat fire. Services to homeless parents might be improved through coordination of adult- and child-focused funding streams and programmatic efforts to provide comprehensive interventions. PMID:16148333

Murphy, Robert A; Kasprow, Wesley J; Rosenheck, Robert A

2005-09-01

432

Do Parents Still Matter? Parent and Peer Influences on Alcohol Involvement Among Recent High School Graduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the influences of peer and parent variables on alcohol use and problems in a sample of late adolescents in the summer immediately prior to entry into college. Participants (N = 556) completed a mail survey assessing peer influences (alcohol offers, social modeling, perceived norms), parental behaviors (nurturance, monitoring), and attitudes and values (disapproval for heavy drinking, permissiveness

Mark D. Wood; Jennifer P. Read; Roger E. Mitchell; Nancy H. Brand

2004-01-01

433

Adolescents with Two Nonresident Biological Parents: Living Arrangements, Parental Involvement, and Well-Being  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We know little about children who have two living nonresident biological parents. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study examines the diverse living arrangements of U.S. adolescents in this situation, the kinds of relationships they have with each of their nonresident parents, and how these living…

King, Valarie; Mitchell, Katherine Stamps; Hawkins, Daniel N.

2010-01-01

434

Minority Parents as Researchers: Beyond a Dichotomy in Parent Involvement in Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article documents the work of parent-driven research teams in two school boards in the Greater Toronto Area. Motivated by a desire to move beyond a school-centred/family-centred dichotomy, this parent-lead project explores a middle space for collective learning among multiple stakeholders in publicly-funded schooling. Drawing on participatory…

Ippolito, John

2010-01-01

435

Parent-child communication as a function of parental education, sex of parent and child and situational factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent-child communication was studied in different contexts (home vs laboratory, variation between and within the tasks,\\u000a dyad vs triad). The subjects were 48 Finnish families with a four-year-old child. The families were divided into euqual groups\\u000a of lower and higher parental education. The experiments were carried out in two stages: the first in the laboratory setting\\u000a and the second in

Helena Rasku-Puttonen

1987-01-01

436

Parental Involvement: Title I, Part A. Non-Regulatory Guidance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB Act), which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). It is based on four principles that provide a framework through which families, educators, and communities can work together to improve teaching and learning. These principles are accountability for…

US Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

437

Adolescents' prospective screen time by gender and parental education, the mediation of parental influences  

PubMed Central

Background The present study investigated associations in gender dyads of parents’ and adolescents’ time spent on television and video viewing (TV/DVD), and computer and electronic game use (PC/games) at the ages of 11 and 13 years. Possible mediating effects of parental modelling and parental regulation in the relationship between parental education and adolescents’ prospective TV/DVD and PC/game time were further examined. Methods A total of 908 adolescents, participating at both ages 11 and 13 years in the Norwegian HEalth In Adolescents (HEIA) cohort study (2007–2009), were included in the analyses. Data on adolescents’, mothers’ and fathers’ self reported time spent on TV/DVD and PC/games were measured at both time points by questionnaires. Correlation coefficients were used to examine gender dyads of parents’ and adolescents’ reports. Mediation analyses using linear regression investigated possible mediation effects of parental modelling and parental regulation in the prospective relationship between parental education and adolescents’ time spent on TV/DVD and PC/games between the ages of 11 and 13 years. Results Correlations of screen time behaviours in gender dyads of parents and adolescents showed significant associations in time spent on TV/DVD at the age of 11 and 13 years. Associations between mothers and sons and between fathers and daughters were also observed in time spent on PC/games at the age of 11 years. Maternal and paternal modelling was further found to mediate the relationship between parental education and adolescents’ prospective TV/DVD time between the ages of 11 and 13 years. No mediation effect was observed for parental regulation, however a decrease in both maternal and paternal regulation at the age of 11 years significantly predicted more TV/DVD time among adolescents at the age of 13 years. Conclusion Cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships were observed in gender dyads of parents’ and adolescents’ screen time behaviours at the ages of 11 and 13 years, and further studies including both parents and their children should be emphasized. Moreover, maternal and paternal modelling were found to be important target variables in interventions aiming to reduce social differences by parental education in adolescents’ prospective time spent on TV/DVD. PMID:23829607

2013-01-01

438

Parent Involvement in the College Planning Process: A Case Study of P-20 Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents who have not had opportunities to attend college themselves have neither experience with the process of college preparation and college going nor sufficient access to needed information. This article describes a collaborative venture between a university department of education and a cluster of local schools designed to help parents of…

Fann, Amy; Jarsky, Karen McClafferty; McDonough, Patricia M.

2009-01-01

439

The Individual Behavior Management System: A Tool Designed for Special Education Personnel and Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Individual Behavior Management System can serve as a tool for special education personnel in working with parents whose children experience behavior problems. The needs of students, the necessity of family involvement, and the importance of communication among family members and school personnel provide the theoretical basis for the system.…

Pilgrim, M. Susan

1985-01-01

440

Factors influencing parental involvement among minors seeking an abortion: a qualitative study.  

PubMed

Objectives. We explored factors that influenced whether minors involved or excluded a parent when seeking an abortion. Methods. In the summer of 2010, we conducted interviews with 30 minors who sought an abortion in a state that did not require parental involvement at the time. Interviews were coded and analyzed following the principles of the grounded theory method. Results. The majority of minors involved a parent. Commonly cited factors were close or supportive parental relationships, a sense that disclosure was inevitable, a need for practical assistance, and compelled disclosure. Motivations for not wanting to involve a parent, although some minors ultimately did, included preservation of the parent-daughter relationship, fear or detachment, and preservation of autonomy. Conclusions. Minors were motivated to involve parents and other adults who were engaged in their lives at the time of the pregnancy, particularly those who supported them in obtaining an abortion. Motivations to exclude a parent were often based on particular family circumstances or experiences that suggested that involvement would not be helpful, might be harmful, or might restrict a minor's ability to obtain an abortion. PMID:25211726

Hasselbacher, Lee A; Dekleva, Anna; Tristan, Sigrid; Gilliam, Melissa L

2014-11-01

441

Parent involvement and children's academic and social development in elementary school.  

PubMed

Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Childcare and Youth Development (N = 1,364) were used to investigate children's trajectories of academic and social development across 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to examine within- and between-child associations among maternal and teacher reports of parent involvement and children's standardized achievement scores, social skills, and problem behaviors. Findings suggest that within-child improvements in parent involvement predict declines in problem behaviors and improvements in social skills but do not predict changes in achievement. Between-child analyses demonstrated that children with highly involved parents had enhanced social functioning and fewer behavior problems. Similar patterns of findings emerged for teacher and parent reports of parent involvement. Implications for policy and practice are discussed. PMID:20573118

El Nokali, Nermeen E; Bachman, Heather J; Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth

2010-01-01

442

Good cop, bad cop: quality of parental involvement in type 1 diabetes management in youth.  

PubMed

Sustained parental involvement in diabetes management has been generally advised to counteract the deteriorating adherence and glycemic control often seen during adolescence, yet until recently, little attention has been given to the optimal amount, type, and quality of parental involvement to promote the best health outcomes for adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This review synthesizes research regarding the involvement of caregivers-primarily mothers and fathers-of youth with T1D, with a focus on biopsychosocial outcomes. The recent literature on parental involvement in diabetes management highlights a shift in focus from not only amount but also the types (e.g., monitoring, problem-solving) and quality (e.g., warm, critical) of involvement in both mothers and fathers. We provide recommendations for ways that both parents can remain involved to facilitate greater collaboration in shared direct and indirect responsibility for diabetes care and improve outcomes in youth with T1D. PMID:25212099

Young, Mackenzie T; Lord, Jadienne H; Patel, Niral J; Gruhn, Meredith A; Jaser, Sarah S

2014-11-01

443

Immigrant Parents' Investments in Their Children's Post-Secondary Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines relationships between the resources available to immigrant families and the amount parents are willing and able to save for their children's post-secondary education (PSE). We use data from Statistics Canada's 2002 Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning to compare immigrant and native-born PSE saving. The results indicate…

Sweet, Robert; Anisef, Paul; Walters, David

2010-01-01

444

Parental Modernity in Childrearing and Educational Attitudes and Beliefs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development and validation of a brief scale of parental modernity in child rearing and educational attitudes and beliefs are reported. Three samples (A, B and C) of mothers and their children varying in number, race, socioeconomic status (SES), risk for educational failure, and, in one sample, age participated in the study. Various measures,…

Schaefer, Earl S.; Edgerton, Marianna

445

Parents' schooling and the correlation between education and frailty  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates whether parents' education or unobserved variables partially explain correlations between education and a measure of frailty in adults. Data sets are drawn from the 1986 wave of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) — the only wave available that asks questions pertaining to Activities of Daily Living that, in turn, allows the construction of a Disability

J. Paul Leigh

1998-01-01

446

The Attitudes of Preschoolers' Parents toward School Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents of children of preschool age ask school education to meet certain requirements. Research shows that there are four main concerns: assessing the optimal age to begin schooling, how to choose an appropriate school, the goals of the educational program, and the professional and personal qualities of the schoolteacher.

Sobkin, V. S.; Ivanova, A. I.; Skobel'tsina, K. N.

2013-01-01

447

Newborn Screening: An Appeal for Improved Parent Education  

PubMed Central

Objective The purpose of this study, which was part of a larger investigation of newborn screening (NBS) for cystic fibrosis (CF), was to learn how parents were informed about NBS and obtain their suggestions for improving the process of educating parents about NBS. Method Qualitative study using directed and summative content analyses were conducted on 100 interviews with 193 parents of 100 newborns recruited from 4 clinical populations including parents of infants with (1) a CF diagnosis, (2) one CF mutation and therefore CF carriers (CF-C), (3) congenital hypothyroidism (CH), and (4) normal screening results (H). Results Parents described much inconsistency in the timing of and methods used to inform them about NBS. Mothers with higher income were 3.69 times more likely to receive information before their infants' births than mothers with lower income. Parents recommended improving verbal and written communication with parents about NBS at multiple junctures from preconception to the infant's first few days of life. Parents suggested that providers take time to explain the purpose and importance of NBS, which diseases are included in testing, and when parents can expect results. Conclusion These findings suggest a need to establish evidence-based guidelines for informing parent about NBS. PMID:19915416

Tluczek, Audrey; Orland, Kate Murphy; Nick, Sara Wolfgram; Brown, Roger L.

2010-01-01

448

Their Children's First Educators: Parents' Views about Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this descriptive focus group study, we investigated parents' views about child sexual abuse prevention education at home and in schools. Focus groups were conducted with a sample of 30 Australian adults who identified as the parent or caregiver of a child/children aged 0-5 years. The study explored (1) parents' "knowledge" about child sexual…

Walsh, Kerryann; Brandon, Leisa

2012-01-01

449

Parents as Partners in Child Care and Development: Three Programme Strategies on Parent Education in the Philippines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the implementation of three major parent education programs and their strategies. Following an introduction to the efforts made in the Philippines to empower parents, the paper briefly describes the Programme of Cooperation and the Education for All National Plan of Action. Three case studies, all of which use different parent

Vigo, Brenda S.

450

What Do Parents Want?: An Analysis of Education-Related Comments Made by Parents of Children with Different Genetic Syndromes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of educational desires found parents of children with Down syndrome (n=39) wanted changes in speech therapy and reading services, parents of children with Prader-Willi syndrome (n=25) wanted increases in adaptive physical education services, and parents of children with Williams syndrome (n=26) wanted increases in music services and…

Fidler, Deborah J.; Lawson, John E.; Hodapp, Robert M.

2003-01-01

451

7 CFR 210.12 - Student, parent and community involvement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM Requirements for School Food Authority Participation § 210.12 ...and community involvement. (a) General. School food authorities shall promote...

2013-01-01

452

7 CFR 210.12 - Student, parent and community involvement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM Requirements for School Food Authority Participation § 210.12 ...and community involvement. (a) General. School food authorities shall promote...

2012-01-01

453

7 CFR 210.12 - Student, parent and community involvement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM Requirements for School Food Authority Participation § 210.12 ...and community involvement. (a) General. School food authorities shall promote...

2011-01-01

454

7 CFR 210.12 - Student, parent and community involvement.  

...AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM Requirements for School Food Authority Participation § 210.12 ...and community involvement. (a) General. School food authorities shall promote...

2014-01-01

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Factors associated with parent support for condom education and availability.  

PubMed

Expanding condom-related knowledge and skills and reducing barriers to condom use have the potential to help reduce pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among youth. These goals are sometimes addressed through condom education and availability (CEA) programs as part of sexuality education in school. Parents are a key constituency in efforts to implement such programs. A representative statewide sample of households with children (N = 1,093) in California was employed to examine parent support for CEA and the potential influences of demographics (gender, age, and Hispanic ethnicity), sociodemographics (education, religious affiliation, religious service attendance, and political ideology), and condom-related beliefs (belief in condom effectiveness and belief that teens who use condoms during sex are being responsible) on parent support for CEA. The parents in our sample reported a high level of support for CEA (M = 3.23 on a 4-point scale) and believing in a high level of condom effectiveness (M = 3.36 on a 4-point scale). In addition, 84% of the parents agreed that teens who use condoms during sex are being responsible. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that parents who were younger, Hispanic, with a lower educational attainment, without a religious affiliation, less religiously observant, and politically liberal were more supportive of CEA. After controlling for these demographic and sociodemographic factors, condom effectiveness and responsibility beliefs each added independently to the predictability of parent support for CEA. These findings suggest that parent education related to condom effectiveness could help increase support for school-based CEA programs. PMID:24131743

AugsJoost, Brett; Jerman, Petra; Deardorff, Julianna; Harley, Kim; Constantine, Norman A

2014-04-01

456

What Comes after Compulsory Education? A Follow-Up Study on Parental Expectations of Their Child's Future Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the contribution of parents' education and children's gender on parental expectations of their children's future education and the role of parental perceptions of their child's competencies in the formation of their expectations. A group of university and vocationally educated parents (N = 418) were asked to estimate the…

Raty, Hannu

2006-01-01

457

Family Background, Parental Involvement and Environmental Influences on Taiwanese Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines to what extent fathers' and mothers' involvement in schooling is related to children's school outcomes, taking into account differences in family social status, social structure, and children's perceptions of their school learning environments. The findings suggested that (a) mothers were more involved in their children's…

Hung, Chih-Lun

2005-01-01

458

Social Class Differences in Parent Educational Expectations: The Relationship between Parents' Social Status and Their Expectations for Children's Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To achieve the overall goals and purposes of education is closely related to the living environments of students. Different family backgrounds will put children into a situation where they face unfair competition. According to a survey conducted in China's Urumqi and Changchun about parents' awareness of educating their children, this paper will…

Yang, Chunhua

2007-01-01

459

Leisure education within the context of a childhood obesity intervention programme: parents’ experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parents are viewed as critical agents in preventing and treating childhood obesity. Intervention programmes that target parents have included leisure education as a component. This study explored parents’ experiences in a leisure education process conducted as part of a childhood obesity intervention programme. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 parents before and after they had completed the programme. Parents became

Charlene S. Shannon

2012-01-01

460

Parents who influence their children to become scientists: effects of gender and parental education.  

PubMed

In this paper we report on testing the 'role-model' and 'opportunity-structure' hypotheses about the parents whom scientists mentioned as career influencers. According to the role-model hypothesis, the gender match between scientist and influencer is paramount (for example, women scientists would disproportionately often mention their mothers as career influencers). According to the opportunity-structure hypothesis, the parent's educational level predicts his/her probability of being mentioned as a career influencer (that is, parents with higher educational levels would be more likely to be named). The examination of a sample of American scientists who had received prestigious postdoctoral fellowships resulted in rejecting the role-model hypothesis and corroborating the opportunity-structure hypothesis. There were a few additional findings. First, women scientists were more likely than men scientists to mention parental influencers. Second, fathers were more likely than mothers to be mentioned as influencers. Third, an interaction was found between the scientist's gender and parental education when predicting a parent's nomination as influencer. PMID:20506745

Sonnert, Gerhard

2009-12-01

461

Educational Access Is Educational Quality: Indigenous Parents' Perceptions of Schooling in Rural Guatemala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the findings and implications of a qualitative study conducted in Guatemala, which focused on rural, indigenous parents' perceptions of their children's schooling and educational quality. For these parents, the simple fact that their children had improved access to school signifies a satisfactory educational

Ishihara-Brito, Reiko

2013-01-01

462

Parents' Participation in Special Education in the Context of Implicit Educational Ideologies and Socioeconomic Status  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study situates parents' perceptions of their participation and role in special education planning in multiple contexts. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 33 diverse parents of children with disabilities. The findings reveal the existence of special education discourses and practices that are entrenched in a…

Lalvani, Priya

2012-01-01

463

Improving implementation of mental health services for trauma in multicultural elementary schools: stakeholder perspectives on parent and educator engagement.  

PubMed

Although more schools are offering mental health programs, few studies have involved the school community in research to improve their successful implementation. In this community-partnered study, focus groups were conducted with school staff and parents to explore issues related to community engagement and feasibility of a mental health intervention for elementary school students exposed to trauma. Four educator focus groups, including 23 participants, and 2 parent focus groups, consisting of 9 Spanish-speaking and 7 English-speaking parents were conducted. Participants discussed facilitators and barriers to successful implementation of the program. Participants identified the importance of pre-implementation parent education, raising awareness of the impact of student mental health among educators, maintaining ongoing communication during the intervention, and addressing logistical concerns. Participants described clear considerations for parent and educator engagement, both at the pre-implementation phase and during implementation of the program. Implications for next steps of this community-partnered approach are described. PMID:23576136

Langley, Audra; Santiago, Catherine DeCarlo; Rodríguez, Adriana; Zelaya, Jennifer

2013-07-01

464

Male Saudi Arabian freshman science majors at Jazan University: Their perceptions of parental educational practices on their science achievements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Examination of Saudi Arabian educational practices is scarce, but increasingly important, especially in light of the country's pace in worldwide mathematics and science rankings. The purpose of the study is to understand and evaluate parental influence on male children's science education achievements in Saudi Arabia. Parental level of education and participant's choice of science major were used to identify groups for the purpose of data analysis. Data were gathered using five independent variables concerning parental educational practices (attitude, involvement, autonomy support, structure and control) and the dependent variable of science scores in high school. The sample consisted of 338 participants and was arbitrarily drawn from the science-based colleges (medical, engineering, and natural science) at Jazan University in Saudi Arabia. The data were tested using Pearson's analysis, backward multiple regression, one way ANOVA and independent t-test. The findings of the study reveal significant correlations for all five of the variables. Multiple regressions revealed that all five of the parents' educational practices indicators combined together could explain 19% of the variance in science scores and parental attitude toward science and educational involvement combined accounted for more than 18% of the variance. Analysis indicates that no significant difference is attributable to parental involvement and educational level. This finding is important because it indicates that, in Saudi Arabia, results are not consistent with research in Western or other Asian contexts.

Alrehaly, Essa D.

465

Agent Program Planning Information Parent Education Programs  

E-print Network

numerous benefits, including better school performance, increased self-esteem, healthier relationships and Development (birth to teenage years), · Parent-Child Communication, · Self-Esteem, and · Guidance to the teenage years. Each lesson is structured in a similar way and contains a PowerPoint slide presentation

466

Albinism: Educational Techniques for Parents and Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of teachers of the visually impaired and adults with albinism or parents of children with albinism (total responses=144) found no use of Braille by the adults or children with albinism, awareness of the condition by almost all teachers, support for mainstreaming by all, and specific teaching suggestions from teachers. (DB)

Ashley, Julia R.; Cates, Dennis L.

1992-01-01

467

Hello Parents, Where Are You? A Teachers' Call for Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For many years, efforts to improve public schools centered on increased funding, teacher training, tougher curriculum (fewer electives, more math and science), and stiffer graduation requirements. But, from all of these attempts at reform, a basic concept became clear to the nation's educators: major reform of the public schools will not occur…

Lauderdale, Katherine Lynn, Ed.; Bonilla, Carlos A.

468

Fast Start: A Parental Involvement Reading Program for Primary Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fast Start is a program designed to get primary grade children off to a successful start in learning to read through intensive and systematic parental involvement that is coordinated through the school and is based upon proven and effective methods of parent-child interaction around reading. The program is simple to learn, easy to implement,…

Rasinski, Timothy V.

469

Evaluation of Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Programs 1979-1980. Technical Summary, Report No. 8130.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluation of parent involvement in the following ten early childhood programs in the Philadelphia school district is presented: (1) Child Care (CC); (2) Head Start (HS); (3) Parent Nursery (PN); (4) Get Set (GS); (5) Durham Child Development Center (DCD); (6) Preschool Child Development Project (PCD); (7) Original Follow Through (OFT); (8) Follow…

McKinney, John

470

Impact of Parent Involvement on Children's Development and Academic Performance: A Three-Cohort Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the possibility of a "threshold" of parent involvement with their children's preschools, that can lead to positive child outcomes in a sample of hard-to-engage families. Three cohorts of preschool children were studied, most from low-income, single-parent families. Teachers were interviewed to determine extent of contact they…

Marcon, Rebecca A.

471

Homework, Homework Everywhere: Indian Parents' Involvement with Their Children's Homework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents play a key role in children's academic success. In this article, the author describes a sample of India's middle- and working-class parents' involvement in children's academic activities and the nature of support they provide for their children. In each case, everyday activities at home, often replicating school-based…

Thirumurthy, Vidya

2014-01-01

472

Involvement of Language Minority Parents of Children with Disabilities in Their Child's School Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Everyone agrees that family participation is paramount to student achievement. Much has been written about the importance of parent collaboration in the schools. Yet, less has been written about the family who does not speak English and also has a child with disability. This article reviews the research on involvement of parents in the schools,…

Lasky, Beth; Karge, Belinda Dunnick

2011-01-01

473

Factors to Explore in Doing Child Custody Evaluations Involving Gay and Lesbian Parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The number of homosexual parents in the United States involved in child custody cases is growing. Current recommendations suggest that parents' sexual orientation should not impact these evaluations. This review examines the supporting literature and reports the findings in a useable way for evaluators. Method: The author thoroughly searched the literature using several keywords and databases. Results: Fifteen studies

Jesse A. Raley

2010-01-01

474

Harsh Corporal Punishment versus Quality of Parental Involvement as an Explanation of Adolescent Maladjustment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes investigation utilizing data from panel study of 332 midwestern families to examine impact of harsh corporal punishment and quality of parental involvement on adolescent outcomes of aggressiveness, delinquency, and psychological well-being. Suggests that corporal punishment was not related to adolescent outcomes when effect of parental

Simons, Ronald L.; And Others

1994-01-01

475

Implementation of Parent Involvement in Math Program in Creve Coeur Schools, Creve Coeur, Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a pilot program called "TIPS" which was designed to promote parent involvement in mathematics lessons for grades 1-6 in Creve Coeur Elementary District 76, located in a small town on the outskirts of Peoria, Illinois. The program was begun in the first year of districtwide adoption of a new math textbook which provided parent

Mullen, Betty L.

476

Parent Involvement and Technologically-Based Communications in Missouri's Top Performing Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With ever-increasing accountability requirements, public schools need to seek the support of the most invested parties, the parents. Despite the good intentions of all involved, finding meaningful ways for schools and parents to collaborate on student learning remains a difficult task. The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of…

Wood, Gina M.

2009-01-01

477

A Survey of Parental Involvement in Middle Schools in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports the results of a survey of parental involvement (PI) policy and practice in middle schools in a large New Zealand city. Principals at all 11 middle schools in the city were contacted and agreed to be interviewed. Interviews were conducted using a schedule that focuses on 11 aspects of PI: encouraging parents into school,…

Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal

2010-01-01

478

The relation between perceived parental involvement and academic achievement: the roles of Taiwanese students' academic beliefs and filial piety.  

PubMed

The excellent academic performance among East-Asian students has drawn international attention from educators and psychologists. However, the process that underlies student academic achievement for this particular group has rarely been documented. The present study examines how the relation between perceived parental involvement and Taiwanese students' academic achievement is mediated by student academic beliefs (i.e., beliefs about effort, academic self-concept, and perceived control). The study further explores whether this mediating effect varies with types of filial piety. Participants were 468 first-year students from colleges and universities in Taiwan. Multiple-group mediating models were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). Results indicated that, for the Taiwanese sample, students' academic beliefs mediated the relation between perceived parental involvement and academic achievement. Furthermore, the mediational effect was significant for the reciprocal filial type, but not for the authoritarian filial type. The importance of the quality of the parent-child relationship and the internalization process related to children's assumptions of their parents' educational values indicate the need for a contextual view when examining predictors of student academic achievement. PMID:22288600

Chen, Wei-Wen; Ho, Hsiu-Zu

2012-01-01

479

Understanding neurodevelopmental outcomes of prematurity: education priorities for NICU parents.  

PubMed

NICU nurses have an important role to play in many aspects of parent education. This article stresses the need for an increased focus on teaching parents about the central role that self-regulation will play in their infant's neurobehavioral development not only during the early infancy period but throughout all of childhood and adolescence. Suggestions are made about how to conceptualize the relation between cognition and emotions in humans and how to help parents understand that continued vigilance concerning potential problems in attention and self-regulation will be necessary. PMID:20697216

Watson, Anne

2010-08-01

480

A study of parental involvement and school climate: Perspective from the middle school  

E-print Network

teachers from existing data and 178 teachers at the middle school level provided information on their perceptions of parent involvement and school climate. Elementary school teachers were recruited from districts located in Texas and California. Middle...

Dixon, Shantina Rayford

2009-05-15

481

Delinquency, parental involvement, early adult criminality, and sex: Evidence of moderated mediation.  

PubMed

One purpose of this study was to determine whether parental involvement, measured in late adolescence, mediates the relationship between delinquency in mid-adolescence and crime in early adulthood. This study's second purpose was to ascertain whether this relationship is moderated by sex, such that late adolescent parental involvement mediates the delinquency-crime relationship in females but not in males. A secondary analysis of data provided by 579 (272 males, 307 females) members of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-Child (NLSYC) was conducted in an effort to evaluate the possibility of moderated mediation in the relationship between delinquency at age 16, parental involvement at age 18, and criminality at age 24. Moderated mediation analysis, path analysis, and causal mediation analysis revealed the presence of a conditional indirect relationship between delinquency, parental involvement, and adult crime moderated by sex. These results are consistent with views on cumulative disadvantage and gendered pathways to crime. PMID:23623004

Walters, Glenn D

2013-08-01

482

Parent's Guide to Special Education in Missouri  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children with disabilities have a right to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Children differ in mental abilities, sensory development, physical traits, emotional or social behaviors, or communication skills. Some may require modification to their school program or special education and related services in order to benefit from their…

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2008

2008-01-01

483

Distinguishing Disability: Parents, Privilege, and Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in special education programs can have widely divergent experiences. For some, special education amounts to a dumping ground where schools unload their problem students, while for others, it provides access to services and accommodations that drastically improve chances of succeeding in school and beyond. "Distinguishing Disability"…

Ong-Dean, Colin

2009-01-01

484

Association between Parental Involvement in School and Child Conduct, Social, and Internalizing Problems: Teacher Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined the factor structure of the Teacher Involvement Questionnaire (Involve-T) by means of exploratory factor analysis and examined the association between children's socio-emotional and behavioural problems and teacher-reported parental involvement in school, using structural equation modelling. The study was conducted with…

Kirkhaug, Bente; Drugli, May Britt; Klockner, Christian A.; Morch, Willy-Tore

2013-01-01

485

Effects of Parent Expectations and Involvement on the School Readiness of Children in Head Start  

E-print Network

EFFECTS OF PARENT EXPECTATIONS AND INVOLVEMENT ON THE SCHOOL READINESS OF CHILDREN IN HEAD START A Dissertation by KRYSTAL TISHA? COOK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2009 Major Subject: School Psychology EFFECTS OF PARENT EXPECTATIONS AND INVOLVEMENT ON THE SCHOOL READINESS OF CHILDREN IN HEAD START A Dissertation by KRYSTAL TISHA? COOK...

Cook, Krystal Tisha'

2010-10-12

486

American and Chinese Parental Involvement in Young Children's Mathematics Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the involvement of American and Chinese mothers in their 5- and 7-year-old children's number learning in their everyday experience and during mother-child interaction on mathematics tasks pertaining to proportional reasoning. Results indicated that Chinese mothers of both the 5- and 7-year-old children were more likely to teach…

Pan, Yingqiu; Gauvain, Mary; Liu, Zhengkui; Cheng, Li

2006-01-01

487

Parenting as a Package Deal: Relationships, Fertility, and Nonresident Father Involvement among Unmarried Parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fatherhood has traditionally been viewed as part of a package deal, where a father’s relationship with his child is contingent upon his relationship with the mother. We evaluate the accuracy of this hypothesis in light of the high rates of multiple-partnered fertility among unmarried parents using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a recent longitudinal survey of nonmarital births

Laura Tach; Ronald Mincy; Kathryn Edin

2009-01-01

488

Parental Involvement, Child Temperament, and Parents' Work Hours: Differential Relations for Mothers and Fathers  

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This study examined how child temperament was related to parents' time spent accessible to and interacting with their 2-year-olds. Bivariate analyses indicated that both fathers and mothers spent more time with temperamentally challenging children than easier children on workdays, but fathers spent less time with challenging children than easier…

Brown, Geoffrey L.; McBride, Brent A.; Bost, Kelly K.; Shin, Nana

2011-01-01

489

96 PHYSICS EDUCATION Featuring relationships, personalities, interactions, environments and reputations involved in physics and education  

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PEOPLE 96 PHYSICS EDUCATION Featuring relationships, personalities, interactions, environments Schwinger. Early life: Feynman's parents, Melville and Lucille, were eastern European immigrants ­ Melville;PHYSICS EDUCATION 97 Featuring relationships, personalities, interactions, environments and reputations

Planin�iè, Gorazd

490

Parental support and pressure and children's extracurricular activities: relationships with amount of involvement and affective experience of participation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined children's perceptions of their parents' involvement in all types of extracurricular activities, extending research beyond the sports domain. The Parental Involvement in Activities Scale (PIAS) was developed to measure children's perceptions of their parents' involvement. The PIAS resulted in a 16-item measure with 2 factors, “support” and “pressure.” The amount of time children spend in their activities

Jennifer C Anderson; Jeanne B Funk; Robert Elliott; Peg Hull Smith

2003-01-01

491

Parenting as A “package deal”: Relationships, fertility, and nonresident father involvement among unmarried parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fatherhood has traditionally been viewed as part of a “package deal” in which a father’s relationship with his child is contingent\\u000a on his relationship with the mother. We evaluate the accuracy of this hypothesis in light of the high rates of multiple-partner\\u000a fertility among unmarried parents using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a recent longitudinal survey ofnonmarital\\u000a births

Laura Tach; Ronald Mincy; Kathryn Edin

2010-01-01

492

Early Childhood Educators Working with Children Who Have Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Parents: What Does the Literature Tell Us?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood (EC) educators are expected to cater for all types of families from diverse backgrounds. Research involving EC educators and the spaces they create indicate the dominance of heteronormative practices. This silences programmes, policies, experiences and interactions that could reflect and support children with parents who identify…

Cloughessy, Kathy; Waniganayake, Manjula

2014-01-01

493

Impact of an educational film on parental knowledge of children with cerebral palsy.  

PubMed

Parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP) must have knowledge about the disease and its management to improve the outcome. This uncontrolled interventional trial was carried out to evaluate the parental knowledge of CP and assess the impact of an educational programme on it. Preset questionnaires were filled before and 1 week after a single session educational programme using an educational film. Out of a total of 53 subjects, majority (75.5%) were from lower socioeconomic status. Initially, none knew the correct name of child's illness; afterwards 45.3% could name it. When compared to previous status, there occurred significant improvement in the knowledge of parents after viewing the film with regard to knowing the cause of CP, knowing that motor involvement was predominant in CP, knowledge regarding curability of the disease, and knowledge about special schooling (P < 0.05). Change in knowledge was not related to socioeconomic or educational status (P > 0.05). Majority (94.3%) found the film useful and 96.2% learned how they could help in the management of their children. Parental knowledge of CP is inadequate which can be improved by incorporating such educational programmes in special clinics to improve management. PMID:24729788

Arora, Shilpa Khanna; Aggarwal, Anju; Mittal, Hema

2014-01-01

494

Impact of an Educational Film on Parental Knowledge of Children with Cerebral Palsy  

PubMed Central

Parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP) must have knowledge about the disease and its management to improve the outcome. This uncontrolled interventional trial was carried out to evaluate the parental knowledge of CP and assess the impact of an educational programme on it. Preset questionnaires were filled before and 1 week after a single session educational programme using an educational film. Out of a total of 53 subjects, majority (75.5%) were from lower socioeconomic status. Initially, none knew the correct name of child's illness; afterwards 45.3% could name it. When compared to previous status, there occurred significant improvement in the knowledge of parents after viewing the film with regard to knowing the cause of CP, knowing that motor involvement was predominant in CP, knowledge regarding curability of the disease, and knowledge about special schooling (P < 0.05). Change in knowledge was not related to socioeconomic or educational status (P > 0.05). Majority (94.3%) found the film useful and 96.2% learned how they could help in the management of their children. Parental knowledge of CP is inadequate which can be improved by incorporating such educational programmes in special clinics to improve management. PMID:24729788

Arora, Shilpa Khanna; Aggarwal, Anju; Mittal, Hema

2014-01-01

495

Preparing Educators to Involve Families: From Theory to Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Family involvement in children's education is widely considered critical to student achievement. Yet teachers and other education professionals often feel unprepared to engage families in children's learning. The goal of Preparing Educators to Involve Families is to help prepare teachers and other professionals to partner effectively with the…

Weiss, Heather Bastow, Ed.; Kreider, Holly Marie, Ed.; Lopez, M. Elena, Ed.; Chatman, Celina M., Ed.

2005-01-01

496

Homework for Parents and Teens. Family Life Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents techniques for family counselors to use in their existing family life education programs to incorporate parent-children communication into those programs. Twenty-four assignments, divided into junior and senior high age levels, are included as an adjunct to classroom programs which provide structured, at-home activities to…

Abbey-Harris, Nancy

497

Changing Roles of Parental Economic Resources in Children's Educational Attainment  

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The authors investigated whether the relationship between parents' economic resources and children's educational attainment had changed over time by comparing two cohorts from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Using probit regressions and Chow tests, they examined multiple measures of economic resources, including income, net worth, liquid…

Nam, Yunju; Huang, Jin

2011-01-01

498

An Educated Choice: Advice for Parents of College Bound Students  

E-print Network

Treeger. Harper Perennial, 2003. She's Leaving Home: Letting Go as My Daughter Goes to College by ConnieAn Educated Choice: Advice for Parents of College Bound Students by Frank A. Brock. Baker Books: Adjusting Your Stewardship as Your Children Leave Home by Richard M. Eyre. Bookcraft, 2002. Getting Ready

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

499

Talking with Kids: A Parent's Guide to Sex Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed to help parents determine what is being taught to their children about sex education in school, offering tips on how to talk to children about these issues. The first section presents pointers from the "Talking with Kids" campaign: start early; initiate conversations; talk about sex and relationships; create an open…

National PTA, Chicago, IL.

500

Understanding the Parent Education Needs of Incarcerated Fathers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined parent education needs of fathers incarcerated at a state correctional facility. Focus groups and follow-up individual interviews were used with 30 fathers ranging in age from 17 to 28. All of the men had at least one child 6 years of age or younger. The sample represented a range of cultural and family backgrounds. The…

Palm, Glen F.