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Parental Involvement in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Initially, public education came into being in this country as a direct result of the efforts of parents. However, affluence in the 1950s resulted in less need for parental assistance in the schools. Since the 1950s, the erosion of the relationship between school and home has continued. The publication "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for…

Kimmel, Carol

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Parent Involvement in Education: A Bibliography.  

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This comprehensive bibliography on parent involvement in education includes published and unpublished materials on this topic dating from January 1970 through October 1978. References were gathered from the following sources: "Education Index,""Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature,""Books in Print," and the ERIC data base ("Current Index to…

Henniger, Michael L., Comp.

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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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Parent involvement in elementary school and educational attainment  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Wendy Miedel Barnard

2004-01-01

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Assets, parental expectations and involvement, and children's educational performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the relationships between parental assets with their expectations and involvement of children's education, and children's educational performance measured 2 years later. Through the analysis of the mother–child data set of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79), results indicate that after controlling for family income and other parent characteristics, parental assets were positively related to children's math

Min Zhan

2006-01-01

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Parent Involvement in Education: What a Survey Reveals.  

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The Parent Involvement in Education Project, a research project sponsored by Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, is based on the tenet that to improve the quality of our public schools, parents and educators must develop a more collaborative relationship. In order to help determine the prospects for bringing about such a relationship, a…

Williams, David L., Jr.

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

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

Anderson, Kellie J.; Minke, Kathleen M.

2007-01-01

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Exploring the Educational Involvement of Parents of English Learners  

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The purpose of the current investigation was to examine the relationships among a range of specific barriers and facilitators of parent involvement and a variety of types of school involvement within a diverse group of immigrant parents of English Learners (ELs) in four elementary school districts. In-home types of educational involvement such as…

Vera, Elizabeth M.; Israel, Marla Susman; Coyle, Laura; Cross, Joanna; Knight-Lynn, Laura; Moallem, Isabel; Bartucci, Gina; Goldberger, Nancy

2012-01-01

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Barriers to Parental Involvement in Education: An Explanatory Model  

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

Hornby, Garry; Lafaele, Rayleen

2011-01-01

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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  

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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Educational Decision Making: The Involvement of Parents; Myth or Reality.  

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The development of Federal requirements for parent involvement, via Title I, in cooperative education and policy making roles is reviewed chronologically. Variations in the implementation of plans to involve parents are examined for 15 local school districts in 14 states. The survey instrument and the sampling technique utilized for exploring…

Hightower, Herma J.

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Promoting Physical Activity through Physical Education: Increasing Parental Involvement  

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

Hager, Lisa; Beighle, Aaron

2006-01-01

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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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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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Awareness of Parents and Teachers on Parental Involvement in Education under Trashigang District  

E-print Network

The lack of effective parental role in education has become a catchphrase in almost all the societies of the world. Even in a small developing country like Bhutan, the issues of poor parental roles in education has been raised in many educational forums. The general effects of weak parental involvement in education is already indicated through diverse youth problems such as juvenile delinquency, unemployment, drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide cases, school drop outs and inability to close the gap of achieving cent percent primary enrollment and also improving the literacy rate of the country. Besides these problems, the weak parental engagement in education could also be a primary factor of the widely discussed subject –deterioration of quality of education in Bhutan. Since the establishment of modern education system in the country in early 1960’s, imparting of education has been one sided and projected as the sole responsibility of the teachers. And if this trend is continued even in this 21 st century, then all those problems related to education will rise to worsen the situation and that will be a threat to the government. Hence, it is not too late that teachers and parents must come together and work in partnership to rescue the situation and take proper responsibilities of educating the children and producing future dutiful citizens for the nation. Thus, by virtue of being both parent as well as teacher, the researcher has taken up this study “Awareness of Parents and Teachers on Parental Involvement in Education under Trashigang District”.

Mrs I. Victoria Susan; Mr. Kinley

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An NEA policy brief Parent, Family, Community Involvement in Education  

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Parents, families, educators and communities—there’s no better partnership to assure that all students pre-K- to high school—have the support and resources they need to succeed in school and in life. —NEA President Dennis Van Roekel It takes a village to raise a child is a popular proverb with a clear message: the whole community has an essential role to play in the growth and development of its young people. In addition to the vital role that parents and family members play in a child’s education, the broader community too has a responsibility to assure high-quality education for all students. In the past, parent involvement was characterized by volunteers, mostly mothers, assisting in the classroom,

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Participatory action research: involving students in parent education.  

PubMed

Competition for scarce clinical placements has increased requiring new and innovative models to be developed to meet the growing need. A participatory action research project was used to provide a community nursing clinical experience of involvement in parent education. Nine Hong Kong nursing students self-selected to participate in the project to implement a parenting program called Parenting Young Children in a Digital World. Three project cycles were used: needs identification, skills development and program implementation. Students were fully involved in each cycle's planning, action and reflection phase. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected to inform the project. The overall outcome of the project was the provision of a rich and viable clinical placement experience that created significant learning opportunities for the students and researchers. This paper will explore the student's participation in this PAR project as an innovative clinical practice opportunity. PMID:23849187

Fowler, Cathrine; Wu, Cynthia; Lam, Winsome

2014-01-01

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For Our Children: Parents & Families in Education. Results of the National Parent Involvement Summit (April 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Parent Involvement Summit brought together representatives from 28 organizations, associations and businesses, including educators, advocates, policymakers, and business leaders. The mission of the Summit was to obtain or renew a strong commitment to family involvement; generate visibility for its mission; strengthen efforts to meet…

National PTA, Chicago, IL.

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Involving Latino Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

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Involving Hispanic Parents in Improving Educational Opportunities for Their Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally, school personnel have expressed concern about the relatively poor record of involving Hispanic parents in schools. The root of the problem is that many immigrant and migrant Hispanic parents cherish beliefs and expectations different from those held by schools and by the parents whom schools most frequently engage. This chapter…

Sosa, Alicia Salinas

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Kindergarten and First-Grade Teachers' Reported Knowledge of Parents' Involvement in Their Children's Education.  

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First-grade and kindergarten teachers rated parents' involvement in their children's education. A significant portion of teachers reported limited knowledge of parents' involvement in their children's education. Findings were consistent with reports of a lack of opportunity for meaningful communication between parents and teachers, and indicate…

Baker, Amy J. L.; Kessler-Sklar, Susan; Piotrkowski, Chaya S.; Parker, Faith Lamb

1999-01-01

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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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Parental Involvement in Education: What Works in the Pacific? Promising Practices in the Pacific Region.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing parent involvement in the Pacific region requires an understanding of the traditional system of Pacific education. While historically Pacific education involved parents and community members as children's first teachers, the American model of education virtually ignores this tradition. The school assumes the entire responsibility for…

Koki, Stan; Lee, Harvey

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

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

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

2007-01-01

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Professionalization and Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education: Complementary or Conflicting Strategies?  

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This paper reviews the meaning of two concepts: parent involvement and professionalization of early childhood educators. The relationship between the concepts is also considered. Parent involvement is described and defined in many ways, and there is little empirical evidence on which to base decisions concerning what kind and what degree of parent

Shimoni, Rena

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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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Socialization Values and Parenting Practices as Predictors of Parental Involvement in Their Children's Educational Process  

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Research Findings: The purpose of this study was to examine associations between parental socialization values (including inconsistency in values), parenting practices, and parental involvement in their children's education. Altogether 242 Estonian mothers and fathers of first-grade children participated in the study. We found that mothers…

Kikas, Eve; Tulviste, Tiia; Peets, Kätlin

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Making It Visible: An Exploration of How Adult Education Participation Informs Parent Involvement in Education for School-Age Children  

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This article explores the connections between adult education participation and parent involvement in children's education--connections identified during an exploratory case study of parents transitioning into the workforce in compliance with welfare requirements. Data sources included interviews with parents, adult educators, and elementary…

Shiffman, Catherine Dunn

2011-01-01

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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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Parental Involvement In School Life and the Effects on Students ’ Citizenship Education  

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?To deepen the concept of “parental involvement in school life ” from the stakeholder standpoints ?To examine the partnership among home, school and community from a micro- point of view ?To study the effect of parental involvement on citizenship education HYPOTHESIS Does parent participation in school life positively affect citizenship education at school? THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK ? The involvement of parents in school life allows school to know students ’ need and to promote students ’ achievement (Castelli et al., 2011) ? in a society that is characterized by complexity, multiculturalism and globalization, ? where citizenship education is a curricular key literacy for lifelong learning (MIUR,

Michela Freddano Invalsi

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

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

Lai, Yuan; Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer A.

2013-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ellen Lunts

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Gender Issues in Parental Involvement in Student Choices of Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores gender, social class and ethnic issues in parental involvement in students' choices of higher education. It draws upon interviews with students and their parents, who were a small group of an Economic and Social Research Council-funded study of students' higher education choice processes in the UK. Gender was highly significant in several respects, illustrating changes in higher

MIRIAM E. DAVID; STEPHEN J. BALL; JACKIE DAVIES; DIANE REAY

2003-01-01

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A longitudinal assessment of teacher perceptions of parent involvement in children's education and school performance.  

PubMed

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, quality of the parent-teacher interactions, participation in educational activities at home, and participation in school activities. As predicted, the frequency of parent-teacher contacts, quality of parent-teacher interactions, and parent participation at school declined from Years 1 to 3. Every parent involvement variable correlated moderately with school performance and parent involvement in Years 1 and 2, and accounted for a small, but significant amount of variance in Year 3 performance after controlling for initial performance level. Participation in educational activities at home predicted the widest range of performance variables. Results suggest that enhancing parental involvement in children's schooling relates to improvements in school functioning. PMID:10723536

Izzo, C V; Weissberg, R P; Kasprow, W J; Fendrich, M

1999-12-01

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FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS ’ PERCEIVED AND DESIRED LEVEL OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THEIR EDUCATION  

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The primary purpose of this study was to describe the correspondence between fifth grade students ’ perceived and desired level of parental involvement in their education, with identification of the specific school-related activities in which students want their parents involved. An experimenter-designed survey of ten questions was administered to 96 fifth grade students, 43 males and 55 females. The schools that participated in the study were Sherman Elementary and Manz Elementary in the Eau Claire Area School District in the fall of 1999. Parental involvement was defined as the parent or parents’ participation in on-going classroom and school activities, and involvement in learning activities at home (Watkins, 1997). This study showed that there was a major correspondence between the fifth graders ’ perceived and desired level of parental involvement in their education.

Angela J. Cerni; Cerni Angela J

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Academic Involvement of Parents and its Relationship with Educational Attainments of Secondary School Students  

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Abstract: Parentsinvolvement in educational activities and its effects on attainments of the secondary level students were investigated through this study which was based upon a common notion that parents interest and involvement in educational activities of thier children results in measurable and significant educational th th gains for them. Population of the study comprised of 9 & 10 class students and 600 students enrolled in 2 various secondary schools were taken as sample. Test of Chi Square ( ) was applied to analyze the data. The results showed that parentsinvolvement play very vital role in the educational activities and significantly ameliorates the educational attainments of their children. It is hoped that this study will probably assist in influencing the deportment of the parents who ignore education of their children.

Asif Jamil; Malik Amer Atta; Jalil-ur-rehman Baloch; Ehsanullah Danish; Muhammad Younis; Saiqa Siddiq

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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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Parent Involvement, African American Mothers, and the Politics of Educational Care  

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This paper explores the relationship between notions of parent involvement and conceptions of care as they relate to educators' deficit perceptions of African American mothers. Black feminist and womanist interpretations of the ethic of care are used to reframe the biased discourse on parent involvement in schools. Specific consideration is given…

Cooper, Camille Wilson

2009-01-01

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Parents and Federal Education Programs. Volume 3: ESAA. The Study of Parental Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This third volume in a series of seven is part of a larger study of parental involvement in four federal programs in selected school districts across the country. Presented here are the results of an intensive examination of projects funded by the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA). Site studies of ESAA projects yielded data on the five ways parents

Robbins, Albert E.; Dingler, Diana D.

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gail L. Zellman; Jill M. Waterman

1998-01-01

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Examining Parents' Involvement in and Perceptions of Special Education Services: An Interview with Families in a Parent Support Group.  

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A survey of 45 families of children with autism found the majority of children spent part of their day in general education classrooms and received 1 to 2 special services. The majority of parents believed they were moderately to highly knowledgeable about and involved in the Individualized Education Program process. (Contains references.) (CR)

Spann, Sammy J.; Kohler, Frank W.; Soenksen, Delann

2003-01-01

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Evaluation of a Blog Based Parent Involvement Approach by Parents  

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Despite the well-known benefits of parent involvement in children's education, research clearly shows that it is difficult to effectively involve parents. This study aims to capture parents' views of a Blog Based Parent Involvement Approach (BPIA) designed to secure parent involvement in education by strengthening school-parent communication. Data…

Ozcinar, Zehra; Ekizoglu, Nihat

2013-01-01

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Education and Parental Involvement in Decision-Making About Newborn Screening: Understanding Goals to Clarify Content.  

PubMed

A challenge in designing effective education for parents about newborn screening (NBS) has been uncertainty about appropriate content. Arguing that the goals of education may be usefully tied to parental decision-making, we sought to: (1) explore how different ways of implementing NBS differ in their approaches to parental engagement in decision-making; (2) map the potential goals of education onto these "implementation models"; and (3) consider the content that may be needed to support these goals. The resulting conceptual framework supports the availability of comprehensive information about NBS for parents, irrespective of the model of implementation. This is largely because we argue that meeting parental expectations and preferences for communication is an important goal regardless of whether or notparents are actively involved in making a decision. Our analysis supports a flexible approach, in which some educational messages are emphasized as important for all parents to understand while others are made available depending on parents' preferences. We have begun to define the content of NBS education for parents needed to support specific goals. Further research and discussion is important to determine the most appropriate strategies for delivering the tailored approach to education that emerged from our analysis. PMID:25403898

Potter, Beth K; Etchegary, Holly; Nicholls, Stuart G; Wilson, Brenda J; Craigie, Samantha M; Araia, Makda H

2014-11-18

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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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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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Parenting Style, Home-Based Involvement, and Educational Expectations of Black Parents: Their Roles in the Development of Pre-literacy Readiness of Black Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of parenting style, home-based involvement, parentseducational expectations and pre-literacy readiness. Sixty-two preschool children and his or her parent or guardian participated in this study of: 1) The relationship between parenting style and pre-literacy readiness of Black children enrolled in Head Start programs; 2) The relationship between parentseducational expectations

Iravonia Rawls

2007-01-01

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School Parent Involvement Policy  

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This school parent involvement policy is divided into three sections: (1) Development and Adoption of the Parent Involvement Policy; (2) Contents of the Parent Involvement Policy; and (3) Distributing and Revising the School's Parent Involvement Policy. This paper presents the provision of the Section 1118 of Title I of the No Child Left Behind…

Center for Law and Education (NJ3), 2005

2005-01-01

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Value Added?: Teachers' Investments in and Orientations toward Parent Involvement in Education  

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Research suggests that community-referenced pedagogy initiatives foster academic inclusion for minority students. However, we know little about such engagements' benefits for teachers. This study provides insights into teachers' dispositions toward school-based parent involvement in education based on ethnographic data collected through…

Schecter, Sandra R.; Sherri, Dana L.

2009-01-01

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

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

Colley, Binta M.

2014-01-01

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

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

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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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Parental Involvement. IDRA Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter contains seven articles about meaningful participation by parents, particularly Hispanic and other minority parents, in the education of their children. "Parents Reclaiming Their Schools: New Initiative Brings Parents Together for Better Schools" (Aurelio M. Montemayor) describes objectives and activities of a Texas-based coalition…

IDRA Newsletter, 1994

1994-01-01

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New Directions in Parent Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents findings of a study that identified and analyzed 18 recently developed programs or reform efforts in the United States that stress effective parental involvement. Chapter 1 provides a review of education literature and research on parent involvement from 1945 to 1985 and situates newly emerging efforts within the current climate…

Fruchter, Norm; And Others

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Dismay and Disappointment: Parental Involvement of Latino Immigrant Parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parental involvement in schools has become more popular over the past decade due to Goals 2000 and research suggesting that student academic success increases when parents are included in the education of their children. Although researchers have examined the issue of parents and schools, limited research on parental involvement has been conducted within immigrant communities. Latino immigrant parents within a

A. Y. Fred Ramirez

2003-01-01

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Project Parents: Awareness, Education, and Involvement. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1982-1983.  

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Project Parents was a three-year program designed to increase parental participation in the educational process. Originally implemented in two community school districts at four school sites, the project focused on parents of Spanish-, French/Creole-, Greek -and Italian-speaking primary level students with limited English language skills. Parents

Collazo-Levy, Dora; Villegas, Jose

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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 Involvement in Homework: A Research Synthesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New emphasis is being placed on the importance of parent involvement in children's education. In a synthesis of research on the effects of parent involvement in homework, a meta-analysis of 14 studies that manipulated parent training for homework involvement reveals that training parents to be involved in their child's homework results in (a)…

Patall, Erika A.; Cooper, Harris; Robinson, Jorgianne Civey

2008-01-01

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Some effects of parent involvement in schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the interrelationships among components of parent involvement at schools and investigates their effects on school outcomes. The study used data collected during an evaluation of California's Early Childhood Education Program. Varinbles included socioeconomic status, the frequency of school-parent communications, parent awareness of school events, amount of parent involvement at the school, parent influence in school decision making,

Joan L. Herman; Jennie P. Yeh

1983-01-01

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

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Research Findings: This study simultaneously examined parental depression and parent involvement as predictors of satisfaction with an early childhood intervention program. Parents (N = 203) of Head Start children participated in this short-term longitudinal study. Measures of parent involvement and satisfaction assessed multiple dimensions of…

LaForett, Dore R.; Mendez, Julia L.

2010-01-01

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Examining Parents' Involvement in and Perceptions of Special Education ServicesAn IntervieW With Families in a Parent Support Group  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this investigation Was to examine families' involvement in and perceptions of children's special education services. A telephone survey Was conducted With 45 families of children With autism Who Were part of a parent support group. The survey consisted of a total of 15 questions that pertained to the folloWing areas: (a) the child's educational placement and type

Sammy J. Spann; Frank W. Kohler; Delann Soenksen

2003-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Patricia B. Keith; Marilyn V. Lichtman

1994-01-01

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Involvement of Immigrant Parents in Their Children's Schooling in a Bilingual Educational Context: The Basque Case (Spain)  

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The aim of this research was to learn about the involvement of immigrant parents in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (Spain) pertaining to the education of their children who study at the Primary Education level. A questionnaire was created based upon the preliminary qualitative research for its subsequent application to a broad…

Intxausti, Nahia; Etxeberria, Feli; Joaristi, Luis

2013-01-01

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

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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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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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Policy 4130 – Title I Parental Involvement  

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I. The Board recognizes that parent involvement contributes to the achievement of academic standards by students participating in district programs. The Board views the education of students as a cooperative effort among school, parents and community. The Board expects that its schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with the statutory definition of parental involvement. Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring that parents: A. Play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning; B. Are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school; and C. Are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child. II. The board of directors adopts as part of this policy the following guidance for parent involvement. The District shall: A. Put into operation programs, activities and procedures for the involvement of parents in all of its Title I schools consistent with federal laws including the development and evaluation of policy. Those programs, activities and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children; B. Provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist participating schools in the planning and implementing of effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. C. Build the schools ’ and parents ’ capacity for strong parental involvement; D. Coordinate and integrate Title I parental involvement strategies with parent involvement strategies under other programs, such as Head Start, Reading First, Early

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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

72

Parental Involvement to Parental Engagement: A Continuum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Goodall, Janet; Montgomery, Caroline

2014-01-01

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Ecologies of Parental Engagement in Urban Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

What we know about parental involvement in schools cuts across two areas: how and why parental involvement is important and the structural barriers that impede parental participation. However, it has been difficult to construct an account of parental involvement, grounded in everyday practice that goes beyond a laundry list of things that good parents do for their children’s education. In

Angela Calabrese Barton; Corey Drake; Jose Gustavo Perez; Kathleen St. Louis; Magnia George

2004-01-01

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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

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Parental/Community Involvement: Strategies To Train Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This skill packet presents strategies for training parents to be involved in their children's education. Section 1 focuses on understanding the relationship between positive self-esteem and academic achievement. Section 2 discusses the purpose of parent-teacher conferences and how to enhance communication. Section 3 focuses on research supporting…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

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Parental Involvement and Young Women's Contraceptive Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Frisco, Michelle L.

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pishghadam, Reza; Sadafian, Shaghayegh Shayesteh

2013-01-01

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Effects of Parental Involvement on Eighth-Grade Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Esther Ho Sui-Chu

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Parental Involvement and Adolescent Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

A series of structural equation models was specified to examine whether parental involvement predicts adolescents' development, controlling on family socioeconomic statuses, family composition, mothers 'work status, race, and gender Three measures of adolescent development and two dimensions of parental involvement were entered in the equations. The measures of development were grade point average, a standardized achievement test score, and an

Luther B. Otto; Maxine P. Atkinson

1997-01-01

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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

81

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

82

Pinterest for Parent Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Routh, Brianna; Langworthy, Sara; Jastram, Hannah

2014-01-01

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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

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

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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

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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

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Code H7: Parent/Guardian Involvement CODE H7 PARENT/GUARDIAN INVOLVEMENT  

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Policy It is the policy of the Chittenden South Supervisory Union and its member school districts (Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, Williston, and Champlain Valley Union, hereinafter referenced as “the Board ” or “the District”) to encourage and support the involvement of parents and guardians in their children’s education. Background Research has shown that parent/guardian involvement is a key factor in the academic and social success of students. The Board believes it is important that parents/guardians are involved in their child's education at home, in school, and within the larger community. New educational initiatives mandate or encourage the strengthening of the family/school/community relationship. Implementation The Administration shall develop and implement programs and procedures to accomplish the following objectives: 1. Parents and guardians should be informed about their children's educational programs, instructional methods and objectives, and notified directly of any significant changes.

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Arab Parents' Involvement in School Reform in Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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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

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

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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.

Kayla Cripps

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

91

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

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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

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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

94

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

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Xitao Fan; Michael Chen

2001-01-01

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Parental Involvement in a New Environment: Igbo Families in Chicago and the Education of Their Children--A Narrative Inquiry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents, family, school and community have overlapping spheres of influence in the education of children (Epstein, 2001). Schooling isolated from the home will have significant consequences for child behavior and development (Bronfenbrenner, 1979). A fact of life is that a people's socio-political, cultural and historical life situation, context…

Onwughalu, Obiefuna J.

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Paylor, Raymond L.

2011-01-01

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After-School and Parent Education Programs for At-Risk Youth and Their Families: A Guide to Organizing and Operating a Community-Based Center for Basic Educational Skills Reinforcement, Homework Assistance, Cultural Enrichment, and a Parent Involvement Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for use by community organizers, parent-child advocates, parents, teacher education programs, and field experience classes, this book discusses after-school programs designed to assist students in completing homework, aid youth in acquiring basic educational and social skills, and help their parents become more effective agents in their…

Morton-Young, Tommie

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Parents’ perceived effectiveness of parental involvement on their children’s education at Red Cedar Vocational and Special Education Center in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Student thesis. Retrieved from: http://www.uwstout.edu/lib/thesis/2001/2001dusheks.pdf  

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The primary purpose of this study was to describe the parents ' perceived effectiveness of parental involvement on their children's education. The school that participated in the study was Red Cedar Vocational and Special Education Center in the Rice Lake Area School District in the spring of 2001. Parental involvement was defined as the parent or parents ' participation in an on-going parent program, school events and activities, and involvement in setting goals and objectives. An experimenter-designed survey of fourteen questions was administered to 16 parents. This study showed that there was a high correspondence between the degree of parental involvement and perceived student success. There was also, however, a low number of parents who actually became involved in all aspects of their children's education; the most frequent barriers being scheduling conflicts and lack of child care for other child(ren) in the home. It isParental Involvement 3 recommended that parents and schools communicate with each other about learning objectives and children's progress through newsletters, school handbooks, parent-teacher conferences, open houses, and telephone calls in order to maximize opportunities for communications in light of scheduling conflicts which preclude parental involvement to

Shannon E. Dushek; Dushek Shannon E

2001-01-01

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Parent Involvement: A Key to Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that students whose parents and other significant adults are actively involved in their learning are more likely to be successful in school, this paper examines eight parent and community involvement models and discusses selected strategies for initiating plans for school restructuring related to parent involvement. Models of parent

Lunenburg, Fred C.; Irby, Beverly J.

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Parental Involvement in Children's Education: Considerations for School Counselors Working with Latino Immigrant Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Hoover-Dempsey et al. (2005) model of parents' involvement in their children's schools has recently been applied to Latino immigrant families. This article reviews that literature and then describes culturally appropriate strategies for school counselors to work with this population, focusing on (a) teacher and counselor invitations…

Gonzalez, Laura M.; Borders, L. DiAnne; Hines, Erik M.; Villalba, Jose A.; Henderson, Alia

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

103

Why Do Parents Become Involved? Research Findings and Implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

A decade ago, Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler of- fered a model of the parental involvement pro- cess that focused on understanding why parents become involved in their children's education and how their involvement influences student outcomes. Since then, we and others have con- ducted conceptual and empirical work to en- hance understanding of processes examined in the model. In this article

Joan M. T. Walker; Howard M. Sandler; Darlene Whetsel; Christa L. Green; Andrew S. Wilkins; Kristen Closson

2005-01-01

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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

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Broadening the Myopic Vision of Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parent involvement in schools--what do you believe about it? Disparate groups, like front office staff at a school, preservice teachers, teachers, school administrators, and parents respond quite differently to focus questions, which might include: What do you see as important aspects of parent involvement? What parents do you think would probably…

Ferrara, Margaret M.

2009-01-01

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Level of Parent Involvement in a Nationally Accredited Child Care  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study was to determine the level of parent involvement in a nationally accredited childcare center. A general review of parent involvement was done. The researcher looked at positive and negative effects of parent involvement in the schools at all levels of education. A review of some programs that are designed to encourage parent involvement, and that are use in different schools at different levels of education, was also done. One program that was looked at was that of Head Start which has a strong parent involvement component. The research survey that was used for the study examined four different aspects in regards to parent involvement. Section I gathered demographic information about the participants. Section I1 looked at parent's attitude toward the Children's Center. Section I11 studied home life and the parent's involvement with their child at home. Section IV related to the parent's involvement with the Children's Center. The participants of this study were all parents who had children that were enrolled at the Children's Center at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire during the 2004-2005 school year. There were 54 parents that completed and returned the survey.

Christine Redetzke; Christine Redetzke

2006-01-01

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Parents Acquiring Learning Strategies (PALS): How Empowering Hispanic Parents Increases Parental Involvement and Student Achievement  

E-print Network

Some Hispanic parents in Miami-Dade County show limited involvement in the educational process of their children. Currently, Miami-Dade County Public schools consists of an increasingly high number of language minority students who come from homes where parents are limited in their English proficiency. Consequently, these parents have difficulty assisting their children with schoolwork and often feel they lack adequate skills to involve themselves in school curricula. The lack of parental involvement by this population has a negative impact on students ’ learning and their academic achievement. The purpose of this study is to impact the level of participation of these families and to study its ultimate effect on students ’ academic achievement. Theoretical Framework Research indicates that there is a positive influence on children when parents support and encourage their children’s learning (Olsen & Fuller, 2003). Positive correlations have been found between parental involvement and children’s achievement test scores, grades, motivation and attitudes, classroom behavior, self esteem, and school attendance (Finn, 1998). Three types of parental involvement at home are consistently associated with aiding student performance at

Cristina Gonzalez; Maria Cristina Hutchins; Carrie Hern; Marlene Llama; Marlene Rossie; Saybel Suarez

108

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

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Parent involvement and the relationship to academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between parent involvement and academic success at the middle school level and was intended to provide administrators and educators with insight into the relationship parent involvement has with academic success of middle school students. This study was limited to 207 eighth grade students at the Academy for Academics and Arts, Challenger Middle School, and Davis

Debi Sue Edwards

2002-01-01

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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

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Parents Rights in Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Vermont Department of Education's Special Education Regulations, parents have specific rights concerning their participation in the special education process. The purpose of this booklet is to inform parents of those rights and to provide them with a list of resources to…

Vermont Department of Education, 2005

2005-01-01

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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.

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The Effects of Parent Involvement on Student Success  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study was to find whether a correlation exists between parent involvement and student success at the high school level at Pepin High School, Pepin, Wisconsin. The review of literature focused on parent involvement in school activities and programs, parent expectations of their children and parenting attitudes. Reasons for lack of parental involvement were identified. Lastly, why it’s important for parents to be involved and how to achieve increased parent involvement. The survey was sent to parents of all students in the 2002 graduating class of Pepin High School. Data was collected through the use of a survey designed specifically for this study. There were three sections to the survey. Section I surveyed parent’s attitudes about education and their involvement with their child and their child’s school. Section II surveyed parental behaviors as they relate to themselves, their child, and their child’s school. Section III dealt with demographic data. iii Research Hypothesis I There will be a positive correlation between Pepin parents ’ level of involvement

Jane L. Rahman; Rahman Jane L

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Parent Leadership and Family Involvement (Special Focus).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This "Special Focus" issue of "America's Family Support Magazine," focuses on parent leadership and family involvement. Articles pertaining to this focus include: (1) "Forging Equal Partnerships" (Ahsan); (2) "Who Best Represents the Voice of Parents?" (Foster); (3) "Parent Leadership Training Programs" (Baum); (4) "Parents as Family Support…

Wolf, Kathy Goetz, Ed.; Lalley, Jacqueline, Ed.

1999-01-01

115

Involving Birth Parents in Foster Carer Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an initiative by one District Resource Team to involve birth parents in ongoing training for approved foster caregivers. The objective was to enhance carers' sensitivity to birth parents' feelings and difficulties, and their ability to empathize with parents. Highlights the current trend in social work decision making toward involving

Gilchrist, Anne; Hoggan, Pauline

1996-01-01

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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

117

Outstanding Educator Reaches Kids and Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Van, Julia A.

1992-01-01

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Identifying Types of Parental Involvement That Most Effectively Support Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pruitt, Toni Richardson

2012-01-01

119

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

120

Exploring a High School Community Relations and Parent Involvement Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are few issues in education that get as much attention as the need for improvement of parental and community involvement in and support for local schools. School faculties want to know how to improve the way they work with families and community members to better meet the needs of their students and parents want to find how to best…

Sink, Robert Corey

2010-01-01

121

Opportunities for Parent Involvement The Parents Leadership Program welcomes parent involvement in the areas of philanthropy, volunteerism and  

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Opportunities for Parent Involvement The Parents Leadership Program welcomes parent involvement in the areas of philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. If you are interested in becoming involved at Carnegie parents and spread the word about Carnegie Mellon... Host a summer welcome reception Attend a summer

Matsuda, Noboru

122

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

123

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

124

Orientation Booklet for Parents Enrolled in Parent Education Cooperative Groups. Columbia Basin College Parent Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet provides parents with information to help them get the most from their enrollment in parent education cooperative groups. Orientation information is presented for both the Parent Walkabout/Parent Toddler Programs and the Parent Cooperative Preschool Programs at Columbia Basin College (CBC), Washington. Informative material on the…

Debban, Barbara, Comp.; And Others

125

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

126

The Relation between Parent Involvement and Student Academic Achievement: Parent, Teacher, and Child Perspectives.  

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??Using a multidimensional conceptualization of parent involvement, this study examined the relations between academic achievement and parent involvement across three informants (parents, teachers, and children),… (more)

Mahoney, Margaret A.

2010-01-01

127

Schools Seek to Channel Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools flush with students' parents showing up and helping out have long been the envy of those where classrooms echo on back-to-school night. But in recent years, incidents reported in the news media have dabbed shadows on that glowing picture of parent involvement, raising issues about whether demanding adults have made teachers' jobs harder…

Keller, Bess

2008-01-01

128

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

129

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

130

Parent's Perceptions of Their Involvement in an Urban Elementary School (New York): Are Their Perceptions Accurate?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parental involvement in schools has become a major concern in urban areas across the nation. The research study examined the correlation between parental perceptions and actual involvement in their children's education. The review of the literature provides a theoretical framework concerning the importance of parental involvement and student…

Waye, Nathaniel L.

2009-01-01

131

Inner-City African American Parental Involvement in Elementary Schools: Getting beyond Urban Legends of Apathy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parental involvement in schools is a national priority for both educators and researchers to promote the successful schooling of contemporary youth. Contemporary parental involvement research has produced some promising findings, but parental involvement efforts with inner-city African Americans are currently limited by problems of research…

Abdul-Adil, Jaleel K.; Farmer, Alvin David, Jr.

2006-01-01

132

Parents' Involvement among the Arab Ethnic Minority in the State of Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined parent involvement in children's education among the Israeli Arab population and the degree of influence of various background factors on their involvement. The correlations between parent involvement and pupil achievement were examined in relation to the characteristics of the pupils (i.e., age, gender). About 400 parents

Zedan, Raed F.

2012-01-01

133

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Abe Feuerstein

2000-01-01

134

Parent Involvement in Urban Charter Schools: New Strategies for Increasing Participation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Decades of research point to the benefits of parent involvement in education. However, research has also shown that White, middle-class parents are disproportionately involved. Charter schools, as schools of choice, have been assumed to have fewer involvement barriers for minority and low-income parents, but a 2007 survey of charter leaders found…

Smith, Joanna; Wohlstetter, Priscilla; Kuzin, Chuan Ally; De Pedro, Kris

2011-01-01

135

Parent Involvement in Urban Charter Schools: A New Paradigm or the Status Quo?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Decades of research point to the benefits of parent involvement in education. Research has also shown that white, middle-class parents are disproportionately involved. Charter schools, as schools of choice, have been assumed to have fewer involvement barriers for minority and low-income parents, but a 2007 survey of charter leaders found that…

Smith, Joanna; Wohlstetter, Priscilla

2009-01-01

136

Early Childhood/Parent Involvement. Proven Exemplary Educational Programs and Practices: A Collection from the National Diffusion Network (NDN).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet contains abstracts describing more than 60 adult education These projects have been developed by individual school districts throughout the nation in response to local needs, and are available for adoption by other districts. Introductory materials provide a table of contents, an index of programs by category and an index of programs…

Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

137

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

138

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Xitao Fan

2001-01-01

139

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

140

Determinants of Parental Expectations for Children's Education and Occupation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data analyses suggest that family social status, race, sex, and their child's ability influence parents' expectations of educational and occupational attainment for the child. Findings give some support to the notion of crystallization of parental expectations (involving formulation overtime of parental perceptions of the child's ability) for…

Usui, Wayne M.; And Others

1981-01-01

141

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

142

Low Income African Americans' Parental Involvement in Intermediate Schools: Perceptions, Practices, and Influences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine how the parental involvement perceptions, practices, and influences of low-income African Americans in an intermediate school setting are affected by low-incomes. Although involving African American parents in the educational process is a difficult task for educators (Alldred & Edwards, 2000;…

Petty, Benjamin

2012-01-01

143

New Horizons and Challenges in China's Public Schools for Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parent involvement is of critical import in the education field in the fast developing country, China. However, since child development and childhood education are still new areas in China, the knowledge of and concepts for improving parent involvement in China's public schools is still very limited. Due to certain cultural and historical…

Gu, Wei

2008-01-01

144

Conceptualizing Parent Involvement: Low-Income Mexican Immigrant Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crane, Thomas B.

2012-01-01

145

Motivation of Parent Involvement in Secondary-Level Schooling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Inspired by K. V. Hoover-Dempsey and H. M. Sandler's (1995, 1997) model of the parent involvement process, the authors examined 4 psychological constructs of parent involvement: (a) relative strength of parents' role construction, (b) parents' self-efficacy for helping adolescents succeed in school, (c) parents' perceptions of teacher invitations…

Deslandes, Rollande; Bertrand, Richard

2005-01-01

146

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gofen, Anat; Blomqvist, Paula

2014-01-01

147

Grant Title: AVANCE'S HISPANIC PARENT-CHILD EDUCATION PROGRAM Funding Opportunity Number: N/A  

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, positive parenting skills and behaviors, school readiness, parental school involvement, adult educationGrant Title: AVANCE'S HISPANIC PARENT-CHILD EDUCATION PROGRAM Funding Opportunity Number: N Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) model in its entirety in the selected organizations' communities

Farritor, Shane

148

Parental involvement laws and fertility behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the impact of the introduction of laws requiring parental involvement in a minor’s decision to abort a pregnancy. State-level data over the 1985–1996 period are used to examine abortion, birth, and pregnancy outcomes, while microdata from the 1988 and 1995 National Surveys of Family Growth (NSFG) are utilized to examine sexual activity and contraception. Quasi-experimental methods are

Phillip B. Levine

2003-01-01

149

Parenting goals: Predictors of parent involvement in disease management of children with type 1 diabetes  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this study was to develop a measure of diabetes-specific parenting goals for parents of children with type 1 diabetes and to examine whether parenting goals predict a change in parenting involvement in disease management. An independent sample of primary caretakers of 87 children aged 10 to 16 years with type 1 diabetes completed the measure of parenting goals (diabetes-specific and general goals); both parent and child completed measures of parent responsibility for diabetes management at baseline and 6 months. Parents ranked diabetes-specific parenting goals as more important than general parenting goals, and rankings were moderately stable over time. Parenting goals were related to parent responsibility for diabetes management. The relative ranking of diabetes-specific parenting goals predicted changes in parent involvement over 6 months, with baseline ranking of goals predicting more parental involvement at follow-up. Parenting goals may play an important role in family management of type 1 diabetes. PMID:21917595

Robinson, Elizabeth M; Iannotti, Ronald J; Schneider, Stefan; Nansel, Tonja R; Haynie, Denise L; Sobel, Douglas O

2014-01-01

150

Parenting goals: predictors of parent involvement in disease management of children with type 1 diabetes.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to develop a measure of diabetes-specific parenting goals for parents of children with type 1 diabetes and to examine whether parenting goals predict a change in parenting involvement in disease management. An independent sample of primary caretakers of 87 children aged 10 to 16 years with type 1 diabetes completed the measure of parenting goals (diabetes-specific and general goals); both parent and child completed measures of parent responsibility for diabetes management at baseline and 6 months. Parents ranked diabetes-specific parenting goals as more important than general parenting goals, and rankings were moderately stable over time. Parenting goals were related to parent responsibility for diabetes management. The relative ranking of diabetes-specific parenting goals predicted changes in parent involvement over 6 months, with baseline ranking of goals predicting more parental involvement at follow-up. Parenting goals may play an important role in family management of type 1 diabetes. PMID:21917595

Robinson, Elizabeth M; Iannotti, Ronald J; Schneider, Stefan; Nansel, Tonja R; Haynie, Denise L; Sobel, Douglas O

2011-09-01

151

Democratic Parenting: Paradoxical Messages in Democratic Parent Education Theories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Oryan, Shlomit; Gastil, John

2013-01-01

152

Parent Education in the 1970s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evidence of the need and market for parent education is offered. Social reform and scientific understanding of parental childrearing are discussed, and the need for systematic study of parent education programs in advancing the quest for knowledge about the best environments for children's growth is argued. (Author/GK)

Clarke-Stewart, K. Alison

1981-01-01

153

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

154

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

155

The Rise and Stall of Parent and Community Involvement in Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

worldwide tide of policy, programs, and rhetoric puts parent and community involvement in the education mainstream. In the 1990s, new policies on parent involvement in education emerged at the national level in the U.S. and U.K., and in many state and local jurisdictions in the English-speaking world and beyond. In the U.S., federal education dollars are tied to principles of

Carl CorterJanette Pelletier

156

Ethnicity and Language Contributions to Dimensions of Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined ethnic and language group differences on dimensions of parent-rated and teacher-rated parent involvement after adjusting for the influence of family socioeconomic factors. A total of 179 teachers and 481 parents provided information on parent school involvement for a sample of ethnically and linguistically diverse first-grade…

Wong, Shuk Wa; Hughes, Jan N.

2006-01-01

157

45 CFR 2540.330 - Parental involvement required  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Parental involvement required 2540.330 Section... § 2540.330 Parental involvement required (a) Consultation...laws shall consult with the parents or legal guardians of children...provide the children's parents or legal guardians with...

2010-10-01

158

Latino Parent Involvement: Seeing What Has Always Been There  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reviews 20 years (1990-2010) of scholarly literature on parent involvement related to Latino parents. Parent involvement behaviors of Latino parents were identified and analyzed according to the dimensions of culture theoretical framework--specifically, the dimension of individualism-collectivism (Hofstede, 1984, 1997; Triandis, 1995;…

Guerra, Patricia L.; Nelson, Sarah W.

2013-01-01

159

45 CFR 2540.330 - Parental involvement required  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Parental involvement required 2540.330 Section... § 2540.330 Parental involvement required (a) Consultation...laws shall consult with the parents or legal guardians of children...provide the children's parents or legal guardians with...

2012-10-01

160

45 CFR 2540.330 - Parental involvement required  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Parental involvement required 2540.330 Section... § 2540.330 Parental involvement required (a) Consultation...laws shall consult with the parents or legal guardians of children...provide the children's parents or legal guardians with...

2011-10-01

161

45 CFR 2540.330 - Parental involvement required  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false Parental involvement required 2540.330 Section... § 2540.330 Parental involvement required (a) Consultation...laws shall consult with the parents or legal guardians of children...provide the children's parents or legal guardians with...

2013-10-01

162

Changing Directions: Participatory Action Research as a Parent Involvement Strategy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the implementation of a participatory action research study as a parent involvement strategy in one urban, Colorado middle school thought to have low parental involvement. Parent leaders from the middle school community participated in the data collection, analysis, and dissemination as "promotora researchers." These parent

Snell, Patricia; Miguel, Nola; East, Jean

2009-01-01

163

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

164

History Repeats Itself: Parental Involvement in Children's Career Exploration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parent involvement in children's education remains one of the most significant predictors for children's academic achievement. This finding generally holds across the range of social group categories including race, culture, class, and family structure. However, relatively little research has been conducted on parental involvement in…

Levine, Kathryn A.; Sutherland, Dawn

2013-01-01

165

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

166

Examining Understandings of Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of parent involvement in children's development and learning is increasingly recognized in the research literature and in federal and state policies; however, no unified definition of parent involvement exists. This study examined different understandings and definitions of parent involvement in a sample of administrators of…

Hilado, Aimee V.; Kallemeyn, Leanne; Phillips, Lauren

2013-01-01

167

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

E-print Network

1 Getting Parents Involved: A Field Experiment in Deprived Schools.1 Francesco Avvisati, Marc on the causal effect of parents' involvement at school on pupils' cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Furthermore, it shows how the impact of more involved parents on their children is amplified at the class

Sibille, Etienne

168

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

169

Home and School Factors Impacting Parental Involvement in a Title I Elementary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Before and after the interventions of summer classes for parents and an interactive homework program, parents of children in an inner-city southeastern U.S. elementary school were interviewed and teachers surveyed to determine home and school factors that impacted parental involvement in their children's education. Beliefs about roles and perceptions of life contexts consistently indicated that these mostly high-school-educated, African American

Virginia B. Bartel

2010-01-01

170

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

171

Parenting goals: Predictors of parent involvement in disease management of children with type 1 diabetes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to develop a measure of diabetes-specific parenting goals for parents of children with type 1 diabetes and to examine whether parenting goals predict a change in parenting involvement in disease management. An independent sample of primary caretakers of 87 children aged 10 to 16 years with type 1 diabetes completed the measure of parenting

Elizabeth M Robinson; Ronald J Iannotti; Stefan Schneider; Tonja R Nansel; Denise L Haynie; Douglas O Sobel

2011-01-01

172

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

173

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.

174

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

175

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

176

Parental Investment in Childhood and Later Adult Well-Being: Can Greater Parental Involvement Mediate the Effects of Socioeconomic Disadvantage?  

E-print Network

Parental involvement is important for later well-being since it conveys to children that parents are interested in their development. In socioeconomically disadvantaged homes this involvement becomes even more important. This paper asks: Can the social capital produced by greater parental involvement mediate some of the harmful effects of less financial capital? Data are from the National Child Development Study; a longitudinal study of children born in Britain in 1958. Results suggest that parental involvement does matter, but it depends on when involvement and economic hardship are measured, as well as type of involvement and parent gender. Father interest in education reduces the impact of economic hardship on education the most, especially at age 11. Both father and mother interest in school at age 16 have the largest direct impact on education. The frequency of outings with mother at age 11 also has a larger direct impact on education than outings with father, however, neither compare with the reduction in the effect of economic hardship as a result of father interest in school.

Darcy Hango

177

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

178

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

179

Parental Involvement at the High School Level: Parents' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of parental involvement in high school focused on parents' descriptions of their experiences of involvement. The study is best described as a qualitative study. Guided by a phenomenological approach, the researcher attempted to describe parents' experiences of involvement in their child's high school and elicit themes…

Hall, Nancy

2012-01-01

180

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wiese, Bettina S.; Freund, Alexandra M.

2011-01-01

181

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Solish, Abbie; Perry, Adrienne

2008-01-01

182

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

183

Cultivating Parental Involvement in Middle Schools: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Much evidence has suggested that parents and educators often have very different perceptions about the reasons for low student performance, the appropriate role for parents in the school, and the role of the principal (Abrams and Gibbs, 2000). Conflicting opinions about the parent role in the school often creates misunderstanding and frustration.…

Griffiths-Prince, Marcia

2009-01-01

184

Parental involvement and mental well-being of Indian adolescents.  

PubMed

This study examined the association between parental involvement and mental well being among the 6721 school going adolescents aged 13 to 15 years who participated in Indias nationally representative Global School based Student Health Survey (GSHS) in 2007. Parental involvement (homework checking, parental understanding of their childrens problems, and parental knowledge of their childrens freetime activities) was reported by students to decrease with age, while poor mental health (loneliness, insomnia due to anxiety, and sadness and hopelessness) increased with age. Age adjusted Logistic regression models showed that high levels of reported parental involvement were significantly associated with a decreased likelihood of poor mental health. PMID:22728626

Hasumi, Takahiro; Ahsan, Fatimah; Couper, Caitlin M; Aguayo, Jose L; Jacobsen, Kathryn H

2012-11-01

185

Parent Involvement: Perceptions of Recent Immigrant Parents in a Suburban School District, Minnesota  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study aimed to examine the perceptions of immigrant parents regarding their school's efforts to encourage three types of parent involvement: Parenting, Communicating, and Learning at Home. The sample includes 106 immigrant parents with children who were enrolled in English Language Learners programmes at 10 schools in a suburban school…

Nam, Bu-Hyun; Park, Duk-Byeong

2014-01-01

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

187

Research-Based Guidelines and Strategies to Train Teachers for Parent Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the development of research-based guidelines and strategies for training both inservice and preservice elementary school educators in parent involvement. These guidelines provide information that should effectively develop teachers' knowledge, understanding, and skills regarding communication with parents and strengthening the…

Williams, David L., Jr.; Chavkin, Nancy Feyl

188

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Orozco, Graciela L.

2008-01-01

189

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

190

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

191

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

192

Cooperative Education: Industry Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains information from three large chemical companies having a long-standing interest in cooperative education with chemistry students. Questions and answers are provided for specific information regarding DuPont, 3M, and Dow Chemical. (CS)

Davies, Geoffrey; McClelland, Alan L.

1980-01-01

193

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

194

Parental Involvement, Parent-Child Warmth and School Engagement as Mediated by Self-Regulation.  

E-print Network

??Using both observational and questionnaire self-report data, this study examined preadolescent self-regulation as a potential mediator of the relationship between parental involvement, parent-child warmth and… (more)

Bentley, Jeffrey James

2013-01-01

195

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

196

Hypertension Education: Impact on Parent Health Behaviors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walker, Peter; Portnoy, Barry

197

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

198

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

199

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

200

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

201

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.

202

The Social Construction of Parent Involvement in Head Start.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lubeck, Sally; deVries, Mary

2000-01-01

203

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

204

Partners at School: A Handbook on How To Involve Indian and Metis Parents in School Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook provides activities and methods that educators can use to encourage Indian and Metis parents to become more involved in the education of their children and in the provincial school system as a whole. Chapter 1 includes exercises and quizzes to help teachers understand their own views on cultural awareness, racism, and values. Chapter…

Davis, Sydney, Ed.

205

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

van den Berg, Marguerite; van Reekum, Rogier

2011-01-01

206

Latino Families: Getting Involved in Your Children's Education. Early Childhood Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that many Latino parents have many questions about parent participation in their children's education and how to go about getting involved, this early childhood digest answers some of those questions by providing suggestions for ways parents can involve themselves in a child's education both at school and at home. Following a brief…

Levine, Eliot

207

Utilizing the Resources of Parent Volunteers To Increase Parental Involvement in a Fourth Grade Class.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A fourth-grade teacher, who was employed to provide a special enrichment program to minority children with above-average academic abilities, designed a practicum to increase parent involvement in her classroom. A parent volunteer questionnaire and an activities survey form were developed to determine the level and nature of parent interest. A…

Su, Hui Fang Huang

208

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Demircan, Özlen; Erden, Feyza Tantekin

2015-01-01

209

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

210

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

211

The Perspectives of Teachers and Parents regarding Parent Involvement in an Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to study and examine the perspectives of teachers and parents regarding parent involvement in an elementary school. The research method used was a quantitative analysis of data collected from classroom teachers and parents through four surveys. Four surveys were used in the study in order to: (a) gather data from…

Ogletree, Katherine T.

2010-01-01

212

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

E-print Network

and reliable and thus should be preferred over other sources. For example, parents tend to underreport their involvement at school and overreport their involvement at home; whereas teachers often provide valid reports for parent school involvement, especially... and homework, and assisting their children to choose courses (Ritter, Mont-Reynaud, & Dornbusch, 1993). It should be noted that levels of parent involvement are not at all uniform across ethnic minority groups (Ritter, Mont-Reynaud, & Dornbusch, 1993...

Wong, Shuk Wa

2006-10-30

213

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

214

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

215

La place de l'education des parents dans l'education permanente (The Role of Parent Education in Continuing Education).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning with the historical background of parent education this international survey report briefly analyzes parental educational needs (defined in terms of parent child communication, family school relations, and the impact of rapid social change); the place of parent education in literacy programs; information services, parental consultations,…

Taoufik, Rabah

216

A Review of Parent Education Programs for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

Benefits of parent education have been demonstrated for decades. However, there exists a lack of formative evaluation of parent education for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), limiting the interpretation of ongoing and future research. To understand the current status, key characteristics, and evaluation methods of parent education specific to ASD, relevant research was reviewed with an emphasis

Tia R. Schultz; Carla T. Schmidt; Janine P. Stichter

2011-01-01

217

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Laura Desimone

1999-01-01

218

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

219

Parent Handbook: A Manual Describing Parent Involvement. Waukegan Behavior Analysis Follow Through Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is designed to inform parents about their role in the Behavior Analysis Follow Through Program. This program was designed to meet the educational needs of low-income students in the kindergarten through third grades and was validated as an effective and exemplary educational program by the U. S. Office of Education. The program…

Shumaker, Kitty, Ed.; And Others

220

Engaging Parents in Reproductive Health Education: Lessons Learned Implementing a Parent Designed, Peer-Led Educational Model for Parents of Preteens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Engaging and supporting parents to provide sexuality education to their children is successful when parents take ownership of the intervention. The purpose of this article is to illustrate the lessons learned from implementing a parent-designed, parent-led sexuality education curriculum for parents of preteens (10-14 year olds). The parents

Wooden, Cherie L.; Anderson, Frances R.

2012-01-01

221

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

222

Working with Parents and Family: Factors that Influence Chinese Teachers' Attitudes toward Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student achievement and teacher-parent collaboration are strongly correlated to teachers' attitudes toward involvement (Muller & Kerbow, 1993; Swap, 1993). However, there is very little research in China (Gu, 2006) on examining factors that are well documented to show impacts on teachers' attitudes toward parent involvement. This research explores…

Gu, Wei; Yawkey, Thomas D.

2010-01-01

223

Empowering Parents of Junior High School Resource Students with Specific Learning Disabilities during the Individual Education Plan Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practicum, which sought to improve parents' involvement in the development of educational goals for their children with disabilities, had three objectives: improved attendance by parents at Individual Education Plan (IEP) conferences, increased parent participation in the decision-making process during IEP development, and enhanced parent

Buckner, Alice E.

224

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

225

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

226

Barriers to Parental Involvement in the Pre-Kindergarten Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Savacool, J. Leigh

2011-01-01

227

Parent Involvement: A Training Manual for Head Start Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was prepared in response to the overwhelming interest of Head Start staff and other early childhood professionals to presentations of the Parent Involvement Project Intervention at national conferences. The manual presents two strategies designed to help staff better understand and work with parents, especially those perceived to be…

Parker, Faith Lamb; Clark, Beryl; Peay, Lenore; Young, Susan; Fernandez, Awilda; Robinson, Ruth; Baker, Amy

228

Parents' Involvement in School: Attitudes of Teachers and School Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study compares the attitudes of teachers and school counselors toward parents' involvement in school. The method and procedure is: A semi-structured interview (four open questions on informing parents about school, the child, strengths, and challenges) was conducted with 12 Israeli elementary-school teachers and 11 Israeli…

Dor, Asnat

2012-01-01

229

Parental involvement in the lives of children in hospital  

Microsoft Academic Search

A care by parent scheme was established in the children's department of a university hospital. It was seen as the natural extension of the increased involvement of parents in the care of their children in hospital. A structured observational study was carried out to monitor its effect on the lives of child patients. Children in the scheme spent far less

J Cleary; O P Gray; D J Hall; P H Rowlandson; C P Sainsbury; M M Davies

1986-01-01

230

Preservice Teachers' Multicultural Teaching Concerns and Knowledge of Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Implementation of a parent involvement curriculum at a large university in the Southwest United States is described. Pre- and posttests confirmed that preservice teachers (n = 78) gained significant knowledge about parent engagement practices (p less than 0.001). Scores from a multicultural teaching-concerns survey were correlated with…

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

2012-01-01

231

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

E-print Network

??This study examines ethnic group differences on different dimensions of parentrated and teacher-rated parent involvement after adjusting for the influence of family socioeconomic factors, and… (more)

Wong, Shuk Wa

2006-01-01

232

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

233

Home Schooling: Parents as Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mayberry, Maralee; And Others

234

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

235

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

236

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

237

Parental Education Predicts Corticostriatal Functionality in Adulthood  

PubMed Central

Socioeconomic disadvantage experienced in early development predicts ill health in adulthood. However, the neurobiological pathways linking early disadvantage to adult health remain unclear. Lower parental education—a presumptive indicator of early socioeconomic disadvantage—predicts health-impairing adult behaviors, including tobacco and alcohol dependencies. These behaviors depend, in part, on the functionality of corticostriatal brain systems that 1) show developmental plasticity and early vulnerability, 2) process reward-related information, and 3) regulate impulsive decisions and actions. Hence, corticostriatal functionality in adulthood may covary directly with indicators of early socioeconomic disadvantage, particularly lower parental education. Here, we tested the covariation between parental education and corticostriatal activation and connectivity in 76 adults without confounding clinical syndromes. Corticostriatal activation and connectivity were assessed during the processing of stimuli signaling monetary gains (positive feedback [PF]) and losses (negative feedback). After accounting for participants’ own education and other explanatory factors, lower parental education predicted reduced activation in anterior cingulate and dorsomedial prefrontal cortices during PF, along with reduced connectivity between these cortices and orbitofrontal and striatal areas implicated in reward processing and impulse regulation. In speculation, adult alterations in corticostriatal functionality may represent facets of a neurobiological endophenotype linked to socioeconomic conditions of early development. PMID:20810623

Manuck, Stephen B.; Sheu, Lei K.; Kuan, Dora C. H.; Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth; Craig, Anna E.; Hariri, Ahmad R.

2011-01-01

238

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

239

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boncana, Mohomodou

2010-01-01

240

Parents Make a Difference: An Evaluation of New York City's 1987-88 Parent Involvement Program. Policy Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is an evaluation of New York City's 1987-88 Parent Involvement Program (PIP). PIP included the following: (1) a Parent Orientation Program focusing on parents of children in grades K-3 in six community school districts; (2) a Citywide Parent Involvement Program; and (3) community school district, borough-wide, and local school Parent

Jackson, Barbara L.; And Others

241

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.

242

A Cost-Savings Analysis of a Statewide Parenting Education Program in Child Welfare  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objectives: This article presents a cost-savings analysis of the statewide implementation of an evidence-informed parenting education program. Methods: Between the years 2005 and 2008, the state of Louisiana used the Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) to impart parenting skills to child welfare-involved families. Following these families' outcomes…

Maher, Erin J.; Corwin, Tyler W.; Hodnett, Rhenda; Faulk, Karen

2012-01-01

243

School/Home Communication: Using Technology to Enhance Parental Involvement. A Project for the Illinois Century Network and Governor Rod R. Blagojevich  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research is clear that parents' involvement in their child's education improves outcomes in areas such as learning, attendance, behavior, and graduation rates. Although almost any parent involvement brings improvements in student outcomes, parent involvement with their child's learning at home is most helpful in increasing student learning.…

Center for the Study of Education Policy, 2004

2004-01-01

244

Parenting Education in Australia: A Structural Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper offers critical reflections on parenting education in its social context. The paper is informed by a feminist perspective, and by a structural approach to practice that emphasizes the importance of changing social structures. An introductory section explores the impact of the ideologies of the traditional family, and of motherhood and…

Allan, June

245

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

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

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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

247

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

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Involvement: Parents as Learners of Mathematics Marta Civil University of Arizona civil to redefine the notion of parental involvement, by rejecting a deficit view of parents (and families projects have as a key component the involvement of parents as learners of mathematics. Though both

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

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1 The Effect of Teacher's Invitations to Parental Involvement on Children's Externalizing Problem to parental involvement on children's externalizing problem behaviors: An examination of a CBC intervention, & Snyder, 2002); thus, interventions need to involve parents and teachers alike. Teacher Invitations

Farritor, Shane

249

Sensual sexuality education with young parenting women.  

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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

250

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

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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

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Family Poverty, School-Based Parental Involvement, and Policy-Focused Protective Factors in Kindergarten  

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Multilevel models of data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (N = 19,375) revealed that the negative association between family poverty and school-based parental involvement in education varied according to family and school factors targeted by large-scale policy interventions. Specifically, the association was weaker…

Cooper, Carey E.

2010-01-01

252

Parent Involvement, Cultural Capital, and the Achievement Gap Among Elementary School Children  

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This study examined the level and impact offive types ofparent involvement on elementary school children's academic achievement by race\\/ethnicity, poverty, andparent educational attainment. The sample comprised 415 third through fifth graders who completed the Elementary School Success Profile. Hypotheses from Bourdieu's theory of cultural capital were assessed with t tests, chi-square statistics, and hierarchical regressions. Consistent with the theory, parents

Jung-Sook Lee; Natasha K. Bowen

2009-01-01

253

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

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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

254

Latino Parent Involvement and School Success: Longitudinal Effects of Formal and Informal Support  

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This longitudinal study examined the effects of formal (i.e., school-based) and informal (i.e., home-based) Latino parent involvement using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS:88). Both forms of support were significant predictors of student achievement; the impact of informal support was nearly as great as that of formal…

LeFevre, Ann L.; Shaw, Terry V.

2012-01-01

255

A Structural Equation Model of Parental Involvement, Motivational and Aptitudinal Characteristics, and Academic Achievement  

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The authors used the structural equation model (SEM) approach to test a model hypothesizing the influence of parental involvement on students' academic aptitudes, self-concept, and causal attributions, as well as the influence of the 3 variables on academic achievement. The theoretical model was contrasted in a group of 12- to 18-year-old adolescents (N = 261) attending various educational centers. The

Julio Antonio Gonzalez-pienda; Jose Carlos Nunez; Soledad Gonzalez-pumariega; Luis Alvarez; Cristina Roces; Marta Garcia

2002-01-01

256

Parent Support.  

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The push for parent involvement shows up at the federal, state, and district level. Without a plan that includes a definition, specific goals, and research-based practices, the result can be parent interference--not parent involvement. Lists publications, organizations, and Web sites that address parent involvement in education. (MLF)

Black, Susan

1998-01-01

257

Career Education and Training for Teen Parents Program. Final Report.  

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The Career Education and Training for Teen Parents Program was implemented at Kishwaukee College (Malta, Illinois) to provide educational and vocational services to teen parents (ages 14 to 21) and to establish a regional delivery system and community linkages that would integrate training, education, and support services for teen parents in the…

Whipple, Vicky

258

A Randomised Group Comparison Controlled Trial of "Preschoolers with Autism": A Parent Education and Skills Training Intervention for Young Children with Autistic Disorder  

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Aim: To determine the effect of parent education on adaptive behaviour, autism symptoms and cognitive/language skills of young children with autistic disorder. Method: A randomised group comparison design involving a parent education and counselling intervention and a parent education and behaviour management intervention to control for parent

Tonge, Bruce; Brereton, Avril; Kiomall, Melissa; Mackinnon, Andrew; Rinehart, Nicole J.

2014-01-01

259

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

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

Carlson, Marcia J.

2013-01-01

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[Health education: adjusting to parents' expectations. Results of a quantitative and qualitative survey in Morbihan].  

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Health education among children and adolescents tends to be more effective if the objectives are shared, supported and promoted by parents. Professionals and policy-makers are therefore keen to promote the active involvement of parents. However, they face the same challenge: how to get parents involved. To address this issue, we need to examine parents' concerns and expectations directly. Professionals will need to adapt the proposed responses to the identified needs. This approach is a basic methodological and ethical principle in health education and requires the ability to change perceptions and practices while taking into account public expectations. PMID:23705331

Bourhis, Cathy; Tual, Florence

2013-01-01

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

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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.

262

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

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

Degner, Kate M.

2013-01-01

263

The "Paradox of Empowerment" in Parent Education: A Reflexive Examination of Parents' Pedagogical Expectations  

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In an action research project designed to develop a new paradigm for parent education in alignment with the "strengths perspective," a social constructionist epistemology, and the empowerment discourse, it was found that parents joining two parent groups actually valued and sought expert knowledge. Seeking to empower these parents by adopting a…

Lam, Ching Man; Kwong, Wai Man

2012-01-01

264

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

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

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

2014-01-01

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Linking mother and youth parenting attitudes: indirect effects via maltreatment, parent involvement, and youth functioning.  

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

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

2014-01-01

266

Involving Parents in Teaching Social Communication Skills to Young Children  

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

Weiss, Amy L.; Theadore, Geraldine

2011-01-01

267

School Integration Efforts Three Years after "Parents Involved"  

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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

268

Supporting Child Welfare and Parent Involvement in Preschool Programs  

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

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

2011-01-01

269

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

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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

270

Familias Latinas: Participando en la educacion de sus hijos (Latino Families: Getting Involved in Your Children's Education). Early Childhood Digest.  

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Noting that many Latino parents have questions about parent participation in their children's education and how to go about getting involved, this Spanish-language early childhood digest answers some of those questions by providing suggestions for ways parents can involve themselves in a child's education both at school and at home. Following a…

Levine, Eliot

271

Parental involvement and the effectiveness of an adolescent day treatment program  

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

Timothy A. Waugh; Diane L. Kjos

1992-01-01

272

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

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

William H. Jeynes

2003-01-01

273

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

274

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

275

Involving Low-Income Parents in the Schools: Communitycentric Strategies for School Counselors  

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Low-income parents participate less in schools than higher-income parents despite the benefits of parent involvement. Barriers that low-income parents face suggest that schools must develop a new approach to engaging these parents. School counselors can play a leadership role in strengthening the relationship between schools and low-income parents

Van Velsor, Patricia; Orozco, Graciela L.

2007-01-01

276

Parenting as a “Package Deal”: Relationships, Fertility, and Nonresident Father Involvement Among Unmarried Parents  

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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 fertiliy. PMID:20355690

TACH, LAURA; MINCY, RONALD; EDIN, KATHRYN

2010-01-01

277

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

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

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

2012-01-01

278

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

279

Working-Class Parents' Views of Secondary Education  

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Parents of upper-secondary students in public schools in New South Wales, Australia, gave accounts of their experience of education and their wider thinking about educational issues. Working-class families are bearers of educational histories which are often difficult or truncated, leaving parents with little familiarity with upper-secondary or…

Connell, R. W.

2004-01-01

280

Parents as "Help Labor": Inner-City Teachers' Narratives of Parent Involvement  

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This article examines teachers' perceptions of parent involvement through the narratives of 15 racially and linguistically diverse teachers who worked together at Jefferson Elementary, an inner-city school in Northern California composed mostly of African-American, Latino, and Asian students. One overarching research question framed the…

Christianakis, Mary

2011-01-01

281

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

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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

282

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

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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

283

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

284

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

285

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

286

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

287

Parental Conceptions of Quality in Greek Early Childhood Education  

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The aim of the current study was to examine the assessments of parents of the quality of early childhood education (ECE) in Greece. Five hundred and fifty three preschoolers' parents participated in this study providing quality and importance ratings based on the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Parent Questionnaire (ECERSPQ) for the…

Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Tsigilis, Nikolaos; Zachopoulou, Evridiki

2014-01-01

288

Creating Programs to Help Latino Youth Thrive at School: The Influence of Latino Parent Involvement Programs  

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Parent involvement programs can play an essential role in the academic success of Latino youth. This article reports the effectiveness and evaluation of two new Extension programs that help Latino parents become more involved in their youths' academics. The Latino Parent and Family Advocacy and Support Training (LPFAST) targets parents of K- 8th…

Behnke, Andrew O.; Kelly, Christine

2011-01-01

289

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

290

Parental Strains and Rewards among Mothers: The Role of Education.  

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Using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,198), this study examines the associations between education and parental strains and rewards among mothers of young children. Findings indicate that a college degree or more is related to less parenting anxiety, but more role captivity, and less new life meaning from parenting than lower levels of education. Differences by education are partly explained by variation in levels of progressive parenting values and work commitment, but remain significant. These patterns indicate that education provides greater resources that ease parental anxiety, but also leads to greater perceived demands of having a successful career, which contribute to more role captivity and less new life meaning from parenting. PMID:23136449

Nomaguchi, Kei M; Brown, Susan L

2011-06-01

291

Bilingual Education: Parents and Community Awareness Training Manual.  

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Intended to inform parents of how to work on a Bilingual Advisory Committee, this workbook discusses some basics about bilingual education, the Bilingual Education Law, and the advisory committee's composition, functions and responsibilities. The first section leads parents in finding out where and how they "fit in," using open-ended questions to…

Noda, Phyllis A.

292

Parental education and child health: Evidence from a schooling reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the impact of parental education on child health outcomes. To identify the causal effect we explore exogenous variation in parental education induced by a schooling reform in 1947, which raised the minimum school leaving age in the UK. Findings based on data from the National Child Development Study suggest that increasing the school leaving age by 1

Maarten Lindeboom; Ana Llena-Nozal; Bas van der Klaauw

2009-01-01

293

Parents Help to Educate Their Children: An Experiment in Chile  

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The Parents and Children Project, an experiment to provide an inexpensive and effective educational program to rural areas in Chile, is summarized. Using community resources, parent volunteers, and a part-time staff, the project focuses directly on the education of preschool children. (JK)

Balmaceda, Carmen; And Others

1977-01-01

294

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

295

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

296

Community?based environmental education—a case study of teacher–parent collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

A case study of school–community collaboration in an elementary community school in Israel follows up an environmental education (EE) school?based curriculum that involves the parents and community members in various indoors and outdoors activities. The collaboration was established in the framework of the Community School Approach. In these schools, parents are encouraged to be involved in planning school?based curriculum and

Revital Tali Tal

2004-01-01

297

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

298

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

299

Parents' Rights and Educational Provision  

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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

300

A Study of the Effectiveness on Parental Sexuality Education  

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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

301

Business involvement in science education  

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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

302

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

303

Parent Involvement and Family-School Partnerships: Examining the Content, Processes, and Outcomes of  

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1 Parent Involvement and Family-School Partnerships: Examining the Content, Processes, and Outcomes., & Rispoli, K. M. (2012). Parent involvement and family-school partnerships: Examining the content, processes (Henderson & Mapp, 2002). Parent involvement in children's learning is associated with increased achievement

Farritor, Shane

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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

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Clarifying Parent Involvement and Family-School Partnership Intervention Research: A Preliminary Synthesis1  

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1 Clarifying Parent Involvement and Family-School Partnership Intervention Research: A Preliminary parent involvement and family-school partnership intervention research: A preliminary synthesis (CYFS of children and adolescents (Henderson & Mapp, 2002). When parents are involved in their children's learning

Farritor, Shane

306

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

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Asian American parents' involvement practices challenge the traditional definition of parent involvement (participation in school activities). In this paper, 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…

Sy, Susan R.

2006-01-01

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Expectant parents’ experiences of parental education within the antenatal health service  

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Being an expectant parent is a life changing event and it is something that most people will experience in their lifetime. Many people who are parents for the first time will participate in parenting education. Most of the previous studies associated with parenting education focus on subjects such as birth outcome and breastfeeding. The purpose of this study is to focus on the less investigated aspect of the parents’ experience of participating in parenting education with Maternal Healthcare Services (MVC). A qualitative, phenomenological, hermeneutical method was selected to be used to analyze our findings and we used the statements of twenty participants to accumulate enough material to develop it into twelve sub-themes and five themes. The results of this study show that these expectant parents had few or no expectations of the parenting education that they were going to participate in. Generally speaking the parents seemed to be satisfied with the program. They described their reasons for participating as a chance to get together with other people in similar circumstances and to share information and they found a midwife to be a trustworthy professional person to confirm the information that was available to them from other sources. PMID:22241955

Norling-Gustafsson, Ann; Skaghammar, Katarina; Adolfsson, Annsofie

2011-01-01

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Integration of Parenting Skills Education and Interventions in Addiction Treatment  

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Objectives Children of parents with substance use disorders are at risk for a variety of adverse outcomes, and maladaptive parenting behaviors appear to be an important mediator of this risk. Although numerous research studies have highlighted the promise of parenting interventions in modifying parenting behavior, very little is known about the integration of parenting skills education and interventions into addiction treatment programs. Methods In this study, a convenience sample of 125 addiction treatment programs in the U.S. was drawn. A key staff member was interviewed to gather basic information about the extent and nature of parenting skills education interventions offered at their program. In addition, respondents were asked to rate the importance of parenting skills relative to other addiction treatment priorities. Results Descriptive analyses revealed 43% reported some form of parenting classes, but few used a structured curriculum. Conclusions Given the known beneficial influence of effective parenting practices on reducing adverse childhood outcomes, it is surprising that relatively few substance abuse treatment programs have adopted structured parenting skills interventions as part of their standard service offerings. More research is warranted on the extent to which parenting skills interventions are integrated into the continuum of services available to parents with a substance use disorder. PMID:23079483

Arria, Amelia M.; Mericle, Amy A.; Rallo, Deanna; Moe, Jerry; White, William L.; Winters, Ken C.; O’Connor, Garrett

2012-01-01

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Understanding Education Involving Geovisual Analytics  

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Handling the vast amounts of data and information available in contemporary society is a challenge. Geovisual Analytics provides technology designed to increase the effectiveness of information interpretation and analytical task solving. To date, little attention has been paid to the role such tools can play in education and to the extent to which…

Stenliden, Linnea

2013-01-01

310

Involving patients in clinical education.  

PubMed

The interdependent relationship between the clinical teacher, the learner and the patient is a vital part of clinical education. Changing health services and patient expectations have stimulated the need for teachers to consider patients' rights and needs as active participants and partners in clinical teaching. PMID:20852549

McKimm, Judy

2010-09-01

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Agent Program Planning Information Parent Education Programs  

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with peers, healthier sex-role development, and greater access to financial resources. In addition, children://fcs.tamu.edu/families/parenting/index.php Relevance Although children are influenced by many different elements in their environment, parents are the primary influence in the lives of their children (NICHD, 2006). Parents' contributions to their children

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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

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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

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The involvement of parents in the healthcare provided to hospitalzed children  

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Objective to analyze the answers of parents and health care professionals concerning the involvement of parents in the care provided to hospitalized children. Method exploratory study based on the conceptual framework of pediatric healthcare with qualitative data analysis. Results three dimensions of involvement were highlighted: daily care provided to children, opinions concerning the involvement of parents, and continuity of care with aspects related to the presence and participation of parents, benefits to the child and family, information needs, responsibility, right to healthcare, hospital infrastructure, care delivery, communication between the parents and health services, shared learning, and follow-up after discharge. Conclusion the involvement of parents in the care provided to their children has many meanings for parents, nurses and doctors. Specific strategies need to be developed with and for parents in order to mobilize parental competencies and contribute to increasing their autonomy and decision-making concerning the care provided to children. PMID:25029054

de Melo, Elsa Maria de Oliveira Pinheiro; Ferreira, Pedro Lopes; de Lima, Regina Aparecida Garcia; de Mello, Débora Falleiros

2014-01-01

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Educating Parents of Gifted Children: Designing Effective Workshops for Changing Parent Perceptions  

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The focus of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a series of free workshops for parents of gifted children. The parent education workshops provided research-based information as recognized by experts in the field of counseling gifted children. Content areas include the characteristics of gifted children, identification, appropriate…

Weber, Christine L.; Stanley, Laurel

2012-01-01

316

Assistive Technology For Students With Disabilities. Information for Parents & Educators  

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The purpose of this brochure is to inform parents and educators regarding the use of assistive technology devices and services in the special education evaluation process and programming. As defined in the federal special education regulations, an assistive technology service means any service that directly assists a child with a disability in…

Copenhaver, John

2004-01-01

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"Set the Pace": Nutrition Education DVD for Head Start Parents  

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Childhood overweight remains a major public health problem and innovative nutrition education programs are still needed. Thus, the "Set the Pace" is a nutrition education DVD for Head Start parents which provides visual nutrition education and physical activities to incorporate in their daily routines. (Contains 1 table.)

Adedze, Pascasie; Orr, Robin A.; Chapman-Novakofski, Karen; Donovan, Sharon M.

2013-01-01

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Increasing Business and Parental Involvement in Grades 4-7 by Forming Partnerships between School and Local Businesses.  

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This paper describes a practicum designed to increase parent and business involvement in the educational experiences of students in grades 4-7 at a rural school in the southeastern United States. Teacher surveys and other data indicated that the students had very little experience or understanding of the business world in which they eventually…

Hinson, Kay S.

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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

320

"Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1": Policy Implications in an Era of Change  

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This article examines the "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle Public School District No. 1" decision in light of its impact on the "Brown" ruling that preceded it. The Supreme Court's 5-4 vote on the matter of desegregation and equal access to educational opportunity signals that a divide exists in the United States with respect to…

Pitre, Paul E.

2009-01-01

321

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

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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…

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

2004-01-01

322

Immigrant Parent Involvement in U.S. Schools: Current Practices and Future Possibilities  

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This dissertation examines how parent involvement expectations are communicated and enacted in interactions at one small urban high school. Through detailed descriptions of school interactions between supporting staff and immigrant parents, this study examines how parent involvement expectations are understood and perceived. Although scholarly…

Aleixo, Marina Bandeira

2012-01-01

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The Effect of Parental Involvement on Academic Achievement in Elementary Urban Schools.  

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This paper summarizes research related to parental involvement and academic achievement in urban schools, and discusses an approach to parent participation in an urban school in Minnesota. It includes discussion of barriers, values, visionary leadership, achievement, action plans, and conclusions. Barriers to parental involvement include language,…

Edwards, Sandra L.

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Latino Parents' Motivations for Involvement in Their Children's Schooling: An Exploratory Study  

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This study examines the ability of a theoretical model of the parental involvement process to predict Latino parents' involvement in their children's schooling. A sample of Latino parents (N = 147) of grade 1 through 6 children in a large urban public school district in the southeastern United States responded to surveys assessing model-based…

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

2011-01-01

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Examining Parent Involvement in Reversing the Underachievement of African American Students in Middle-Class Schools  

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In this study, the authors examined the school experiences of middle-class African American parents and students, because they are largely overlooked in the professional literature when it comes to underachievement and parent involvement. Although No Child Left Behind (NCLB) highlights parent involvement and school accountability through the use…

Howard, Tyrone C.; Reynolds, Rema

2008-01-01

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

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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…

Walsh, Anne

2010-01-01

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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

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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

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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

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The Transparent School: Using New Technology To Improve Parent Involvement.  

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To increase interactions and to improve communication between the school and home, the TransParent School concept was developed. The TransParent School Model (TSM) includes computer-based calling from the school and uses electronic mailboxes so parents can call and hear a message from the teacher every day. The model, first implemented in a school…

Bauch, Jerold P.

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

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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

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Outdoor Education Directory: Organizations Involved in Outdoor Experiential Education.  

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This directory lists organizations actively involved in outdoor experiential education. Outdoor experiential education includes some or all of the following elements: (1) active involvement in solving outdoor problems; (2) verbal reflection following the experience; (3) introduction of a level of stress or challenge in completing the outdoor…

ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.

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Parenting: A Curriculum Guide for Consumer and Homemaking Education.  

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This curriculum guide contains 11 units for a secondary consumer and homemaking education course in parenting. Unit titles include (1) The Individual, (2) The Family, (3) The Parent, (4) Family Planning, (5) Pregnancy, (6) Childbirth, (7) Care of Mother and Baby, (8) Adjustment of the New Family, (9) Developmental Stages of Children, (10) Guiding…

Lehrman, Ray; Bomotti, Marty Jordan

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Parental Strains and Rewards among Mothers: The Role of Education  

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Using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,198), this study examines the associations between education and parental strains and rewards among mothers of young children. Findings indicate that a college degree or more is related to less parenting anxiety, but more role captivity, and less new life meaning from…

Nomaguchi, Kei M.; Brown, Susan L.

2011-01-01

335

Parent Empowerment: Connecting with Preservice Special Education Teachers  

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Parent empowerment includes the ability to meet the needs of one's family while feeling in control. This phenomenological study seeks to understand the experience of 71 parents of children with disabilities who participated with pre-service teachers in a 16-week special education course between 2006 and 2010. Analysis of pre-course and post-course…

Murray, Mary M.; Handyside, Lisa M.; Straka, Leslie A.; Arton-Titus, Tabatha V.

2013-01-01

336

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE): Student and Parent Perspectives  

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This qualitative study explored student and parent perspectives on the extent to which gifted and talented programs met the educational needs of gifted students in Grades 4 to 7. Fifty-two interviews were conducted with students and parents from 10 public schools including seven neighborhood schools and three magnet schools. Participant…

Young, Mary Hahn; Balli, Sandra J.

2014-01-01

337

Greek Parents' Perceptions of Male Early Childhood Educators  

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The study reported here examined Greek parents' perceptions of barriers to men entering the early childhood education and care profession and their recommendations for recruiting more males into the field. Parents were asked to respond on a Likert scale to statements regarding males' decision to enter the profession, possible benefits for male…

Rentzou, Konstantina

2011-01-01

338

Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Latino Youth and Their Parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

In-depth interviews of 10 rural Latino family triads (mother, father, and adolescent) investigated the educational and occupational aspirations of parents and youth, and factors affecting those aspirations. Using a content analysis of the interview scripts, several themes emerged that described these families’ experiences. In some instances, Latino parent aspirations were found to transfer to their youth. However, only one half

Andrew O. Behnke; Kathleen W. Piercy; Marcelo Diversi

2004-01-01

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A Constitutional Analysis of Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 and Voluntary School Integration Policies  

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On June 28, 2007, a sharply divided United States Supreme Court invalidated student assignment plans in Seattle, Washington and Louisville, Kentucky that were designed to promote racial diversity and to address racial isolation in K-12 education. By a 5-to-4 vote in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. I and McFarland v. Jefferson County Board of Education,

Angelo Ancheta

2008-01-01

340

Parent involvement in early childhood: a comparison of English language learners and English first language families  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated parents’ communication, involvement and knowledge of their children’s abilities in reading and mathematics among parents who spoke English as a first language (EL1) and those who were English language learners (ELL). Forty?two kindergarten?aged children, their parents and their teachers participated in the study. Results indicated that EL1 parents communicated more frequently with the teacher than ELL parents.

Sarah N. Harper; Janette Pelletier

2010-01-01

341

Scientists Involved in K-12 Education  

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The publication of countless reports documenting the dismal state of science education in the 1980s, and the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) report (1996) called for a wider involvement of the scientific community in K-12 education and outreach. Improving science education will not happen without the collaboration of educators and scientists working in a coordinated manner and it requires a long-term, continuous effort. To contribute effectively to K-12 education all scientists should refer to the National Science Education Standards, a set of policies that guide the development of curriculum and assessment. Ocean scientists can also specifically refer to the COSEE recommendations (www.cosee.org) that led to the creation of seven regional Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence. Scientists can get involved in K-12 education in a multitude of ways. They should select projects that will accommodate time away from their research and teaching obligations, their talent, and their interest but also contribute to the education reform. A few examples of effective involvement are: 1) collaborating with colleagues in a school of education that can lead to better education of all students and future teachers, 2) acting as a resource for a national program or a local science fair, 3) serving on the advisory board of a program that develops educational material, 4) speaking out at professional meetings about the value of scientists' involvement in education, 5) speaking enthusiastically about the teaching profession. Improving science education in addition to research can seem a large, overwhelming task for scientists. As a result, focusing on projects that will fit the scientist's needs as well as benefit the science reform is of prime importance. It takes an enormous amount of work and financial and personnel resources to start a new program with measurable impact on students. So, finding the right opportunity is a priority, and stepping-in pre-existing programs to contribute right away without having to re-invent the wheel is a good approach. Education and outreach sessions are expanding at professional, scientific meetings such as AGU, and provide an excellent start for those in search of new educational experiences. Contacting a regional COSEE is also a very effective way to get involved.

Robigou, V.

2004-12-01

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

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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

343

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

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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

344

Restructuring Parent-Teacher Organizations to Increase Parental Influence on the Educational Process.  

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Outlines goals of the parent-teacher association (PTA), the problems of the PTA's traditional structuring, and possible models for restructuring the PTA. Presents six goals identified by the National PTA to improve parent involvement and help to successfully restructure PTAs. Lists 14 strategies that could encourage the development of a…

Radd, Tommie R.

1993-01-01

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Proyecto para la participacion de los padres de los estudiantes con competencia limitada en ingles (LEP) (Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parent Involvement Project).  

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The Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parent Involvement Project, a collaborative project between two state agencies, aims to help refugee and immigrant parents to be effective in their new American culture. Materials are provided that were developed for use in various adult education settings such as English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes,…

Pecoraro, Diane; Phommasouvanh, Bounlieng

346

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

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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

347

Millennial College Student Perception of, Satisfaction with, and Expectations for Future Parental Involvement  

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The purpose of the study was to explore college students' perceptions of the input and involvement that their parents have in their daily lives, their satisfaction with this involvement, and their expectations for parental involvement upon graduation. To explore these questions, the study used survey data collected from students at a Catholic…

Jason, Greer Blei

2010-01-01

348

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

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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

349

Parental Involvement as a Protective Factor During the Transition to High School  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors investigated whether student-perceived parental involvement predicts improvement in academic, behavioral, and relational outcomes for low-achieving adolescents. With a sample of 59 racially diverse 9th-grade students, the authors measured 3 dimensions of parental involvement: direct participation, academic encouragement, and expectations for grades and attainment. Analyses revealed associations between 2 types of parental involvement and outcomes, which held after considering

Wei-Bing Chen; Anne Gregory

2009-01-01

350

A Meta-Analysis of Father Involvement in Parent Training  

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Objective: Investigate (a) whether including fathers in parent training enhances outcomes and (b) whether mothers and fathers benefit equally from parent training. Method: Using traditional meta-analysis methodology, 26 studies that could answer the research questions were identified and meta-analyzed. Results: Studies that included fathers,…

Lundahl, Brad W.; Tollefson, Derrik; Risser, Heather; Lovejoy, M. Christine

2008-01-01

351

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

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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

352

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

353

Parental Attitudes Regarding School-Based Sexuality Education in Utah  

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Sexuality education programs can be broadly categorized as either risk-avoidance or risk-reduction approaches. Health educators in Utah public schools must teach a state mandated risk-avoidance curriculum which prohibits the advocacy or encouragement of contraception. Multiple national surveys indicate that parents prefer a risk-reduction approach…

Steadman, Mindy; Crookston, Benjamin; Page, Randy; Hall, Cougar

2014-01-01

354

Impact of Parenting Practices on Adolescent Achievement: Authoritative Parenting, School Involvement, and Encouragement to Succeed.  

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Approximately 6,400 adolescents reported on their parents' child rearing practices. Data on adolescents' school performance and concentration on studies were collected over two years. Authoritative parenting led to better school performance and stronger concentration on studies than did other styles of parenting. (BC)

Steinberg, Laurence; And Others

1992-01-01

355

Educating Inner-City Aboriginal Students: The Significance of Culturally Appropriate Instruction and Parental Support.  

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Presents a case study that describes how poverty affects inner-city Aboriginal youth in a Canadian elementary school. Describes the school and shows how culturally appropriate instruction and parental involvement are used to educate Aboriginal children. Discusses the findings in detail. Calls for government support in combating poverty. (CMK)

Smith, Douglas

1999-01-01

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Immigrant parent involvement in U.S. schools: current practices and future possibilities.  

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??This dissertation examines how parent involvement expectations are communicated and enacted in interactions at one small urban high school. Through detailed descriptions of school interactions… (more)

Aleixo, Marina Bandeira

2012-01-01

357

Parent involvement as a mechanism of the effects of early childhood intervention.  

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??There is abundant evidence that parent involvement is associated with children's academic achievement and socio-emotional development throughout childhood and into adolescence. However, the mechanisms through… (more)

Hayakawa, Cathy Momoko

2013-01-01

358

Improving Parental Involvement and Reading Achievement of Caribbean Immigrant Adolescents through Differentiated Instruction  

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The purpose of this applied dissertation study was to determine the relative impact of parental involvement, parental school perception, student generation status, and Caribbean adolescents' own attitudes and behavior towards academic achievement and reading comprehension skills. For this study, 45 Caribbean parents from Grenadian, Guyanese,…

Robert, Joshua

2010-01-01

359

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

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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

360

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

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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

361

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

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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

362

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

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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

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Parent Involvement in the College Recruiting Process: To What Extent? CERI Research Brief 2-2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents' increasing involvement in their children's transition from college to work has grabbed the attention of the media. Every time the author talks with employer groups, he hears similar stories about the pervasive presence of parents in the recruiting process. At the same time, numerous employers questioned the presence of parents in the…

Gardner, Phil

2010-01-01

364

Homework involvement and functions: perceptions of Hong Kong Chinese primary school students and parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 of this study show similarities in preference for

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

2011-01-01

365

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

366

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.

367

A Parent Education Program for Parents of Chinese American Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs): A Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of a parent education program on decreasing parenting stress and increasing parental confidence and quality of life in parents of Chinese American children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A pre-, posttest group design was used in this study. A total of nine families of Chinese American…

Chiang, Hsu-Min

2014-01-01

368

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

369

Development and Validation of the Collaborative Parent Involvement Scale for Youths with Type 1 Diabetes  

PubMed Central

Objective To develop and test a youth-report measure of collaborative parent involvement in type 1 diabetes management. Methods Initial item development and testing were conducted with 81 youths; scale refinement and validation were conducted with 122 youths from four geographic regions. Descriptive statistics, Cronbach's ?, and factor analyses were conducted to select items comprising the scale. Correlations with parenting style and parent diabetes responsibility were examined. Multiple regression analyses examining associations with quality of life, adherence, and glycemic control were conducted to assess concurrent validity. Results The measure demonstrated strong internal consistency. It was modestly associated with parenting style, but not with parent responsibility for diabetes management. A consistent pattern of associations with quality of life and adherence provide support for the measure's concurrent validity. Conclusions This brief youth-report measure of parent collaborative involvement assesses a unique dimension of parent involvement in diabetes management associated with important youth outcomes. PMID:18567926

Rovner, Alisha J.; Haynie, Denise; Iannotti, Ronald J.; Simons-Morton, Bruce; Wysocki, Timothy; Anderson, Barbara; Weissberg-Benchell, Jill; Laffel, Lori

2009-01-01

370

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

371

International School Educators and Their Children: Implications for Educator-Parents, Colleagues and Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is the impact of the international school experience on the children of educators who live and study in close proximity with their parents and parents' colleagues? In this study, educators, who are teachers, counselors, specialists and administrators, describe their impressions of the benefits and challenges of this unique expatriate family…

Zilber, Ettie

2005-01-01

372

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

373

Get Involved How Parents and Kids Can Get Involved in Good Health | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

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... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Reducing Childhood Obesity Get Involved How Parents and Kids ... on childhood obesity targeted four priority areas for reducing childhood obesity. These are also the pillars of ...

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Enhancing Student Outcomes through Mentoring, Peer Counselling and Parental Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The government of Ghana has designed various initiatives to achieve the Millennium Development Goals on education and the Education for All goals. Despite these initiatives, student outcomes continue to be poorer than desired. Although access to education has improved, student dropout remains a problem and student scores on achievement tests…

Sottie, Cynthia Akorfa; Dubus, Nicole; Sossou, Marie-Antoinette

2013-01-01

375

A Multivariate Examination of Parent Involvement and the Social and Academic Competencies of Urban Kindergarten Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary objective of this study was to obtain a multidimensional picture of parent involvement in kindergarten. Participants in this study were 307 low-income, ethnic minority children and their primary caregivers in a large, urban school district in the Northeast. Results revealed that kindergarten parent involvement dimensions (i.e., from…

McWayne, Christine; Hampton, Virginia; Fantuzzo, John; Cohen, Heather L.; Sekino, Yumiko

2004-01-01

376

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

377

Commissioner's Task Force on Parent Involvement in Head Start. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Parent Involvement Task Force was created in April 1985 by the Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services to review parental involvement in Head Start. The final report's sections include: (1) statement of the chairman (Richard H. Johnson); (2) rationale for task…

Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.

378

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

379

Teachers' Attitudes toward Parents' Involvement in School: Comparing Teachers in the USA and Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is a qualitative comparison of Israeli and U.S. teachers' views and attitudes toward parents' involvement in school. Fifty-six elementary school and secondary school teachers in Israel and in the state of Maryland, USA were asked to define parents' involvement, their feelings towards it, and its challenges and strengths.…

Dor, Asnat; Rucker-Naidu, T. Brooke

2012-01-01

380

An Urban School District's Parent Involvement: A Study of Teachers' and Administrators' Beliefs and Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative study examines the practices and beliefs of administrators and teachers regarding parent involvement in an urban school district following the first year of the implementation of an action plan based on six national standards for parent involvement (National PTA, 1997). The theoretical framework is based upon Bandura's social…

Barnyak, Natalie Conrad; McNelly, Tracy A.

2009-01-01

381

Parent Involvement in School-Wide Social Skills Instruction: Perceptions of a Home Note Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If students are to become proficient at using social skills, parents must be involved in teaching and reinforcing these skills at home. Parent involvement is associated with increased student success, especially when it includes a two-way exchange of information between home and school. As the traditional family has changed, new methods of…

Adams, Michael B.; Womack, Sue A.; Shatzer, Ryan H.; Caldarella, Paul

2010-01-01

382

Parental and Community Involvement in Schools: Does Socio-Economic Status Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to examine if there was a relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and parental/community involvement in elementary schools, and if there is a significantly significant difference between low SES schools and high SES schools with regard to parental/community involvement. Socio-economic status was measured by…

Jeter-Twilley, Rhonda; Legum, Harry; Norton, Frank

2007-01-01

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Expectations and experiences of investigators and parents involved in a clinical trial for Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy  

PubMed Central

Background The social context of rare disease research is changing, with increased community engagement around drug development and clinical trials. This engagement may benefit patients and families, but may also lead to heightened trial expectations and therapeutic misconception. Clinical investigators are also susceptible to harboring high expectations. Little is known about parental motivations and expectations for clinical trials for rare pediatric disorders. Purpose We describe the experience of parents and clinical investigators involved in a phase II clinical trial for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy: their expectations, hopes, motivations, and reactions to the termination of the trial. Methods This qualitative study was based on interviews with clinical investigators and parents of sons with DBMD who participated in the phase IIa or IIb ataluren clinical trial in the United States. Interviews were transcribed and coded for thematic analysis. Results Participants were twelve parents of affected boys receiving active drug and nine clinical investigators. High trial expectations of direct benefit were reported by parents and many clinicians. Investigators described monitoring and managing parents’ expectations; several worried about their own involvement in increasing parents’ expectations. Most parents were able to differentiate their expectations from their optimistic hopes for a cure. Parents’ expectations arose from other parents, advocacy organizations, and the sponsor. All parents reported some degree of clinical benefit to their children. Secondary benefits were hopefulness and powerful feelings associated with active efforts to affect the disease course. Parents and clinical investigators reported strong, close relationships that were mutually important. Parents and clinicians felt valued by the sponsor for the majority of the trial. When the trial abruptly stopped, they described loss of engagement, distress, and feeling unprepared for the possibility of trial termination. Limitations This was a retrospective study of one clinical trial. We were unable to recruit participants whose children received placebo. The interviews occurred during a time of significant uncertainty and distress for many of the participants. Conclusions This pilot study reflects complex outcomes of strong community engagement. The findings highlight a need for renewed education about, and support for, clinical trial termination and loss of drug access. The primary positive outcome was demonstration of strong relationships among committed parents and study teams. These relationships were highly valued by both parties, and may suggest an ideal intervention opportunity for efforts to improve psychological wellbeing. A negative outcome attributed, in part, to community engagement was inappropriately high trial expectations. More optimistically, high expectations were attributed, in part, to the importance of hope and powerful feelings associated with active efforts to affect the disease course. PMID:24311736

Peay, Holly L; Tibben, Aad; Fisher, Tyler; Brenna, Ethan; Biesecker, Barbara B

2014-01-01

384

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

385

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

386

Increasing Parent Involvement in Youth HIV Prevention: A Randomized Caribbean Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents preliminary findings of a randomized HIV prevention study in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. The study centers on a family HIV workshop aimed at strengthening parenting skills that are empirically linked to reducing adolescent HIV exposure and other sexual risks. These skills include parental monitoring; educating youth…

Baptiste, Donna R.; Kapungu, Chisina; Miller, Steve; Crown, Laurel; Henry, David; Da Costa Martinez, Dona; Jo-Bennett, Karen

2009-01-01

387

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

388

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Wei-Wen Chen; Hsiu-Zu Ho

2012-01-01

389

76 FR 11218 - Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities Office of Special Education...  

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...Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities Office of Special Education...Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities; Notice Inviting Applications...program is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive training...

2011-03-01

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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

391

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

392

Effective Parenting Education through Age-Paced Newsletters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For more than 20 years, Cooperative Extension University and county faculty throughout the nation have made available an unusually parent-friendly series of educational newsletters. Monthly issues of the newsletters address information by age groups. Through local and state collaborations that often feature the county Extension office, hospitals,…

Walker, Susan K.; Nelson, Pat Tanner

2004-01-01

393

Minority Families Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect through Parenting Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of Avance-San Antonio, Inc. is to strengthen and support families, especially "high risk" Mexican American families, and to help to prevent child abuse and neglect through parenting education services. Avance actively reaches out to the Hispanic population in their own neighborhoods through door-to-door recruiting, flyers, and…

Cortez, Carmen P.

394

Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Latino Youth and Their Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In-depth interviews of 10 rural Latino family triads (mother, father, and adolescent) investigated the educational and occupational aspirations of parents and youth, and factors affecting those aspirations. Using a content analysis of the interview scripts, several themes emerged that described these families' experiences. In some instances,…

Behnke, Andrew O.; Piercy, Kathleen W.; Diversi, Marcelo

2004-01-01

395

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.

396

Teenage Parent Center of the Single Parent Assistance, Counseling and Education Project. Annual Report FY 86-87.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Teenage Parent Center of the Single Parent Assistance, Counseling and Education Project was developed to support, guide, and direct adolescent mothers, pregnant teenagers, and teens at risk of becoming parents through successful completion of a high school diploma or school year in a vocational setting in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The…

Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High Schools, New Brunswick, NJ.

397

SPACE II. Single Parent Adults Choosing Education. Vocational Education Resource Package.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Vocational Education Resource Package (VERP) was developed to provide materials useful in replicating an exemplary vocational education program for special student populations in the California Community Colleges. This VERP describes Bakersfield College's Single Parent Adults Choosing Education (SPACE) II program, (an expansion of the…

Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.

398

A Strength-Based Approach to Parent Education for Children with Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the ubiquitous nature of parent education in autism treatment, relatively few studies directly address "how" parent education should be conducted. Given that the literature on parental well-being suggests that treatments that facilitate positive parental adaptation to their child's disability may be beneficial, this study examined the…

Steiner, Amanda Mossman

2011-01-01

399

Teens as Parents of Babies and Toddlers: A Resource Guide for Educators. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing effective parent education for teen parents can be a challenge for educators. This guide for cooperative extension facilitators provides workshop outlines for teen parents regarding their social world, infant and toddler development, and health and safety. The guide's introduction discusses the challenges of parenting, the Eriksonian…

Birckmayer, Jennifer; Mabb, Katherine; Westendorf, Bonnie-Jo; Wilson, Jerridith

400

Welfare-to-Work Single Mothers' Perspectives on Parent Involvement in Head Start: Implications for Parent-Teacher Collaboration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This interview study assessed the perspectives of low-income single mothers on selecting child care and their parent involvement experiences in Head Start. Findings indicated that collaboration between mothers and Head Start teachers enhanced mothers' self-development and learning with resulting positive effects for children, adult development as…

Bruckman, Marilyn; Blanton, Priscilla W.

2003-01-01

401

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

402

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

E-print Network

of parent expectations on school readiness is mediated by parent involvement. The sample consisted of 77 caregivers, primarily mothers or mother figures, and their children who were enrolled in a Head Start preschool program. The caregivers were given... LIST OF TABLES Page Table 3.1 Descriptive Statistics of Caregiver and Children .............................. 64 Table...

Cook, Krystal Tisha'

2010-10-12

403

Parental perceptions and attitudes about informed consent in clinical research involving children  

Microsoft Academic Search

We interviewed 64 parents by questionnaire after completion of a clinial trial involving their children for their perceptions and attitudes about informed consent. The results show that only a small minority realised that drug trials are designed to assess not only efficacy but safety as well. More worrisome was the majority of parents who felt that drug trials conducted by

S. C. Harth; Y. H. Thong

1995-01-01

404

Keeping History from Repeating Itself: Involving Parents about Retention Decisions to Support Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collaborative ventures between families and schools can result in children being successful both academically and in life (Henderson & Berla, 1994; Jackson & Davis, 2000; Mapp, 1997). The most successful predictor of student achievement is an encouraging home environment, high expectations from parents, and parental involvement (Epstein, 2001;…

Akmal, Tariq T.; Larsen, Donald E.

2004-01-01

405

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

406

Students' Perceptions of Parental and Teacher Academic Involvement: Consequences on Achievement Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined whether students' perceptions of two major facets of parental and teacher academic involvement (i.e., academic support and academic monitoring), contribute to the process of students' achievement goals adoption. French junior high-school students completed two questionnaires assessing first their perceptions of parental

Regner, Isabelle; Loose, Florence; Dumas, Florence

2009-01-01

407

Building a Professional Development System: A Case Study of North Carolina's Parenting Education Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designing a professional development system for parent educators requires weaving together multiple pieces from within the network of organizations providing parenting education. North Carolina examined how to build a system using the influence of evidence-based programs as well as professional credentialing for parenting educators. A system built…

Bryan, George M., Jr.; DeBord, Karen; Schrader, Karen

2006-01-01

408

At the Crossroads: Gypsy and Traveller Parents' Perceptions of Education, Protection and Social Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article uses empirical data gathered during a pilot study funded by a local education authority to consider Gypsy and Traveller parents' perceptions of education. It examines the changing role of education within the lives of Gypsy and Traveller parents and children reflecting changing social circumstances, in particular how many parents now…

Myers, Martin; McGhee, Derek; Bhopal, Kalwant

2010-01-01

409

End of Project Report for Parental Involvement with Handicapped Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is the final report of a 1-year program to identify and remediate needs of 60 emotionally disturbed (ED) or learning disabled (LD) and 15 trainable mentally retarded (TMR) elementary school students (two schools) in Honea Path, South Carolina. Noted are original program funding by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III,…

Anderson County School District 2, Honea Path, SC.

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The effects of school gardening on parent involvement in elementary schools  

E-print Network

, a retrospective pretest/ posttest instrument. Statistically significant increases from retrospective pretest to posttest were found in total parent involvement scores, attitude scores, and behavior scores. The mean scores of the participants were...

Boyer, Roxanne Christina

2002-01-01

411

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

E-print Network

This study examines school level differences on different dimensions of teacherrated parent involvement and school climate while adjusting for age, gender, ethnicity, how certified, and number of years teaching. Two hundred twenty-four elementary...

Dixon, Shantina Rayford

2009-05-15

412

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

413

Students’ perceptions of parental and teacher academic involvement: Consequences on achievement goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined whether students’ perceptions of two major facets of parental and teacher academic involvement\\u000a (i.e., academic support and academic monitoring), contribute to the process of students’ achievement goals adoption. French\\u000a junior high-school students completed two questionnaires assessing first their perceptions of parental and teacher academic\\u000a involvement, and then their achievement goals three months later. Factorial analyses showed

Isabelle Régner; Florence Loose; Florence Dumas

2009-01-01

414

Descriptors: Elementary School Parents  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study was to analyze parental or guardian attitudes, general education behavior of parents and homework assistance behavior. The amount of time spent on assisting students with homework will also be studied. The objectives of this study was to (1) analyze parental involvement attitudes in relationship to grade level of the child, parent’s gender, parent’s age, educational level of the parent, employment status of the parent and child’s grades, (2) analyze parental behaviors in relationship to grade level of the child, parent’s gender, parent’s age, educational level of the parent, employment status of the parent and child’s grades, and (3) analyze the relationship of parent’s help with schoolwork and the child’s grades. The population of this study consisted of parents or guardians from Area Three of the Chicago Public School System to respond to the questionnaire designed by the i researcher to question the relationships between parent attitudes, parent behaviors, and the child’s grades and parents help with schoolwork. The research instrument for this study was divided into three parts. Part I contains demographic information. Part II consists of 26 attitude questions ranked on a

Veronica Mcdaniel

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The effect of parental involvement on problematic social behaviors among school-age children in Kentucky.  

PubMed

This study examines the associations among parental active involvement and healthy role modeling behavior with social behavior among children in Kentucky and the nation. Data from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health was used, limited to children 6-17 years old. The dependent variable was a composite measure of problematic social behavior. Independent variables included parental involvement, parental healthy role modeling, and demographic variables. Chi square tests of independence were completed for bivariate analyses and multivariable logistic regression models were developed for Kentucky and the nation. The prevalence of problematic social behaviors in children was 10.4 % in Kentucky and 8.8 % in the nation. The parents of children in Kentucky who often exhibited problematic social behavior reported poor parent-child communication (50.4 %), not coping well with parenthood (56.5 %), parental aggravation (48.3 %), and less emotional help with parenting (9.1 %). The factor with the largest magnitude of association in Kentucky (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 6.2; 95 % confidence interval [CI]: 1.6, 24.5) and the nation (AOR = 4.8; 95 % CI: 3.3, 7.0) was observed for whether or not the parent communicated well with the child. Additional factors associated with problematic social behavior among children in Kentucky were living in a single parent, mother-led household, and having a parent with fair or poor mental health. Public health programs that target factors addressing the parent-child dyad, parent-child communication, and model healthy relationships may reduce the occurrence of problematic social behavior in 6-17-year-old children in Kentucky. PMID:23160761

Robl, Joyce M; Jewell, Tracey D; Kanotra, Sarojini

2012-12-01

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The Impact of Socio-Economic Status on Parental Involvement in Turkish Primary Schools: Perspective of Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory qualitative study investigates the effects of socio-economic status on parental involvement in public primary schools in Turkey. The study aims to examine how teachers in these schools present the scope of current parental involvement, to what factors teachers ascribe the barriers to parental involvement, and whether…

Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Gumus, Sedat

2013-01-01

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The influence of parental monitoring and parent-adolescent communication on Bahamian adolescent risk involvement: A three-year longitudinal examination  

PubMed Central

The literature suggests that parental monitoring can best be conceptualized and measured through the domains of parental knowledge, youth disclosure, parental solicitation, and parental control. Using longitudinal data on 913 grade-six Bahamian students followed over a period of three years, we examined the unique and independent roles of these domains of parental monitoring and parent–adolescent communication in relation to adolescent involvement in delinquency, substance use, and sexual risk behaviors. The results obtained with mixed-effects models indicate that parental knowledge, youth disclosure, and parental control are negatively associated with both delinquency and substance use. Open parent—adolescent communication was associated with decreased sexual risk behavior, whereas problematic parent–adolescent communication was associated with increased sexual risk behavior. The results obtained with path models indicate that youth disclosure is a significant longitudinal predictor of reduced adolescent delinquency and that parental control during early adolescence predicted reduced substance use in middle adolescence. The findings suggest that parental knowledge, youth disclosure and parental control differ in their impacts on substance use, delinquency and sexual risk behaviors. Problematic parent–adolescent communication is consistently associated with increases in all three types of adolescent risk behaviors. Future parental monitoring interventions should focus on enhancing parents’ interpersonal communication skills and emphasize the differences in and importance of the unique components of parental monitoring. PMID:24161101

Wang, Bo; Stanton, Bonita; Li, Xiaoming; Cottrell, Lesley; Deveaux, Lynette; Kaljee, Linda

2014-01-01

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The influence of parental monitoring and parent-adolescent communication on Bahamian adolescent risk involvement: a three-year longitudinal examination.  

PubMed

The literature suggests that parental monitoring can best be conceptualized and measured through the domains of parental knowledge, youth disclosure, parental solicitation, and parental control. Using longitudinal data on 913 grade-six Bahamian students followed over a period of three years, we examined the unique and independent roles of these domains of parental monitoring and parent-adolescent communication in relation to adolescent involvement in delinquency, substance use, and sexual risk behaviors. The results obtained with mixed-effects models indicate that parental knowledge, youth disclosure, and parental control are negatively associated with both delinquency and substance use. Open parent-adolescent communication was associated with decreased sexual risk behavior, whereas problematic parent-adolescent communication was associated with increased sexual risk behavior. The results obtained with path models indicate that youth disclosure is a significant longitudinal predictor of reduced adolescent delinquency and that parental control during early adolescence predicted reduced substance use in middle adolescence. The findings suggest that parental knowledge, youth disclosure and parental control differ in their impacts on substance use, delinquency and sexual risk behaviors. Problematic parent-adolescent communication is consistently associated with increases in all three types of adolescent risk behaviors. Future parental monitoring interventions should focus on enhancing parents' interpersonal communication skills and emphasize the differences in and importance of the unique components of parental monitoring. PMID:24161101

Wang, Bo; Stanton, Bonita; Li, Xiaoming; Cottrell, Lesley; Deveaux, Lynette; Kaljee, Linda

2013-11-01

419

Annotated Bibliography for Students, Parents, Educators, Administrators of Preschool Children in Nutrition Education.  

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Compiled as a component of the United States Department of Agriculture's Student, Parent, Educator, Administrator, Children SPEAC for Nutrition Demonstration Project, this selected, annotated bibliography was designed to aid concerned individuals in developing and/or operating a preschool nutrition education curriculum. Topics include early…

Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.

420

Maternal Attitudes and Parent Education: How Immigrant Mothers Support Their Child's Education despite Their Own Low Levels of Education  

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A study of Mexican immigrant mothers of young children in the AVANCE-Dallas early childhood intervention program demonstrates that low-educational parents often exhibit ambitious attitudes about educational achievement for their children. Though they lack an extensive academic background, which places their children at risk for low education,…

Schaller, Ana; Rocha, Lisa Oglesby; Barshinger, David

2007-01-01

421

Parental Roles in Rural Alaska Education: A Model for the Circumpolar North?  

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A long-term study in rural Alaska schools examined effects of parent involvement on student outcomes in three parental-role typologies: trust-building activities to close the school-community gap, informal parent involvement, and parent participation in school governance. The influences of stability of school conditions and socioeconomic variables…

Erickson, Karen; McBeath, Gerald A.

1999-01-01

422

Understanding Motivators and Challenges to Involving Urban Parents as Collaborators in HIV Prevention Research Efforts  

PubMed Central

SUMMARY This study was designed to explore the experiences of urban parents in their role as Collaborative Board members as part of the CHAMP (Collaborative HIV prevention and Adolescent Mental health Project) Family Program Study. The CHAMP Collaborative Board is comprised of urban parents, representatives from schools and community-based agencies and university-based researchers and is charged with overseeing the design, delivery and testing of a family-based HIV prevention program for pre and early adolescent youth. The current qualitative study, guided by the Theory of Unified Behavior Change, is meant to elucidate: (1) pathways to involvement by urban parents; (2) benefits and costs of participating in this collaborative HIV prevention research effort; and (3) the role of social relationships in influencing initial and ongoing participation by parent participants. Twenty-nine parent Collaborative Board members were interviewed for this study. In-depth interviews were audio recorded and ranged from 30 to 90 minutes in length. Transcripts were coded and analyzed using NUD*IST, computerized software used for examining narratives. Findings include community parent members identifying social support and learning opportunities as major reasons for involvement with the Collaborative Board. Prior involvement with other community-based projects and knowledge of at least one other person on the Board also influenced members to join the Board and remain involved over time. Further, recommendations for future collaborative partnerships are made. Findings have direct implication for participatory HIV prevention research activities. PMID:23316118

McKay, Mary M.; Pinto, Rogério M.; Bannon, William M.; Guilamo-Ramos, Vincent

2012-01-01

423

Parental Advocacy Styles for Special Education Students During the Transition to Adulthood  

PubMed Central

In an ethnographic study of planning for the transition to adulthood, we explored parental advocacy styles in special education settings for youth and young adults with chronic health conditions and developmental disabilities. Of 61 parents, 43 were satisfied with outcomes in negotiations for school services for their children. We identified three parental advocacy styles for these parents: (a) high profile parents who insisted on specific, wide-ranging services for their children that often resulted in conflict with educators; (b) strategic parents who negotiated for selected goals and were willing to compromise, and (c) grateful gratifier parents who formed close relationships with educators and trusted them to make appropriate decisions. Eighteen parents were overwhelmed, burned out, or unfocused, and generally dissatisfied with outcomes of educational planning meetings. Professional efforts to enhance parental advocacy can target development of skills and strategies that have worked for successful negotiators. PMID:24062419

Rehm, Roberta S.; Fisher, Lucille T.; Fuentes-Afflick, Elena; Chesla, Catherine A.

2014-01-01

424

Father Involvement and Coparenting Behavior: Parents’ Nontraditional Beliefs and Family Earner Status as Moderators  

PubMed Central

This study investigated relations between father involvement in caregiving and play and coparenting behavior using self-report and observational data from 80 two-parent families of preschool-aged children, and examined parents’ nontraditional beliefs about fathers’ roles and family earner status as moderators of these relations. Results indicated that greater father involvement in caregiving and play was associated with less observed undermining coparenting behavior in dual-earner families. Conversely, greater father involvement in caregiving was associated with less perceived supportive and greater perceived undermining coparenting behavior in single-earner families. Father involvement in play was not related to coparenting behavior among single-earner families. This study highlights the importance of considering parental employment patterns and the multidimensional nature of fathering behavior when studying fathering and coparenting. PMID:22328861

Buckley, Catherine K.; Schoppe-Sullivan, Sarah J.

2012-01-01

425

Delinquency and Substance Use among Gang-Involved Youth: The Moderating Role of Parenting Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study uses longitudinal data from an ethnically diverse sample of 300 ninth grade students to examine the moderating effect of parenting practices upon the relationship between gang involvement and adolescent problem behavior. Results of hierarchical linear modeling indicate that gang involvement is a highly significant positive predictor of each of three categories of problem behavior (minor delinquency, major delinquency,

Chanequa J. Walker-Barnes; Craig A. Mason

2004-01-01

426

Parental Involvement in Secondary Schools in New Zealand: Implications for School Psychologists  

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An extensive international literature now supports the potential of parental involvement (PI) for improving children's academic achievements and social outcomes. This research also suggests that involvement which schools organize themselves is more effective than externally imposed PI programmes. It is therefore important to investigate PI…

Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal

2010-01-01

427

Israeli parents' involvement with their adult children with intellectual disabilities after placement in institutional care: a national study.  

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This Israeli national study examined a research model predicting parental behavioral involvement with their adult children several years after their placement in institutional care. The sample studied consisted of 278 parents of children with intellectual disabilities in Israel between January 1993 and December 2001. Predictors of behavioral involvement were analyzed by a path analysis, followed by several differential regression analyses. Parental behavioral involvement with their adult children after placement is differential, and explained primarily by the children's gender and age at placement. Parental behavioral involvement with their daughters is predicted by cognitive and emotional involvement, whereas their behavioral involvement with their sons is related to background data. The child's age at the time of placement also plays a role in predicting parental involvement. Parental behavioral involvement with their children is related to gender and age at the time of placement in institutional care. Longitudinal research should be carried out to track the involvement process. PMID:17975458

Enosh, Guy; Rimmerman, Arie; Hozmi, Benny; Araten-Bergman, Tal

2007-12-01

428

Preferences Regarding School Sexuality Education among Elementary Schoolchildren's Parents  

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Background: A comprehensive review of the literature failed to find any studies to assess elementary school parents' preferred philosophical approach to teaching sexuality education and sexuality education topics discussed by parents. All previous research reported parent data for grades K-12 or grades 9-12 only. Methods: A random sample of…

Dake, Joseph A.; Price, James H.; Baksovich, Christine M.; Wielinski, Margaret

2014-01-01

429

Raising Reading Readiness in Low-Income Children by Parent Education. Draft.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study evaluated the effectiveness of a parent education program in increasing school readiness in poor and high-needs children. Participants in the Parents and Children Together program (PACT) of Binghamton, New York, receive home visits from trained and certified parent educators, beginning when a child is born and continuing until he or she is…

Drazen, Shelley M.; Haust, Mary

430

Understanding Parental Views of Adolescent Sexuality and Sex Education in Ecuador: A Qualitative Study  

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Parents' contribution to sex education is increasingly receiving research attention. This growing interest stems from recognition of the influence that parental attitudes may have both on young people's sexual attitudes and behaviour, and on school-based sex education. Studies regarding parental attitudes towards sexuality are, however,…

Jerves, Elena; López, Silvia; Castro, Cecilia; Ortiz, William; Palacios, María; Rober, Peter; Enzlin, Paul

2014-01-01

431

Child Characteristics and Parental Educational Expectations: Evidence for Transmission with Transaction  

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Parents' expectations for their children's ultimate educational attainment have been hypothesized to play an instrumental role in socializing academically relevant child behaviors, beliefs, and abilities. In addition to social transmission of educationally relevant values from parents to children, parental expectations and child…

Briley, Daniel A.; Harden, K. Paige; Tucker-Drob, Elliot M.

2014-01-01

432

Project BEST-PAL (Basic Education Skills Through-Parenting Affective Learning): Level II Modules.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These eight learning modules were prepared for parents participating in Brevard Community College's Project BEST-PAL (Basic Education Skills Through-Parenting Affective Learning), which was designed for low socioeconomic parents who are in need of an opportunity to explore effective parenting. First, materials for the BEST-PAL volunteer sponsors…

Brevard Community Coll., Cocoa, FL.

433

Project BEST-PAL (Basic Education Skills Through-Parenting Affective Learning): Level I Modules.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These eight learning modules were prepared for parents participating in Brevard Community College's Project BEST-PAL (Basic Education Skills Through-Parenting Affective Learning), which was designed for low socioeconomic parents who are in need of an opportunity to explore effective parenting. First, materials for the BEST-PAL volunteer sponsors…

Brevard Community Coll., Cocoa, FL.

434

Community Partnerships: Working across Institutions to Support Parent Advocacy and Education  

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In this article, the authors analyze the evolution of parent advocate education standards that illustrate what parents need to know and do to effectively support their children's learning in 6th-12th grade. Focus groups conducted with parent participants revealed that parents were often unaware of the distinction between helping their child…

McCormick, Jennifer; Ozuna, Sara M.

2012-01-01

435

Parent Perspectives on the Individual Education Program Process and Product for the Child with Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the perspectives of parents of children with autism receiving special education services in an upper Midwestern state. This study sought to determine parent perspectives of priorities for the child's IEP, parent perspectives of content of the child's IEP, and parent perspectives of their experiences at the school,…

Brandt, Camille M.

2011-01-01

436

Development of Parent--School Partnerships in Times of Educational Reform in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1997, parents' rights of participating in children's education have been recognized in Hong Kong. Parents have been consulted and invited to participate in PTAs, manage the school, organize school activities, and assist in school functions. However, implementation of parent-school partnerships signifies the notion of parent empowerment that…

Ng, Shun Wing

2007-01-01

437

Promoting Adult Learning: Approaches to Literacy, ESL, and Parental Involvement. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium (2nd, Miami, Florida, June 11-12, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conference papers are presented from a meeting that was convened in order to provide an opportunity for practitioners and experts in the fields of literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), and parental involvement to discuss issues of importance in the implementation of educational programs for adults and out-of-school youth. The conference…

Garcia, Delia C., Ed.

438

A Comparative Study of Parental Involvement and Its Effect on African-American Male and Overall Student Achievement at Single Gender and Coeducational Middle Schools  

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The purpose of this study was to determine if Parental Involvement influenced academic performance at single gender and co-educational schools. This study also compared African American male academic achievement with all students enrolled in two single gender, and one coeducational, middle school programs. Although all three schools reflected a…

Nellums, Michael W.

2011-01-01

439

The influence of differential response and other factors on parent perceptions of child protection involvement.  

PubMed

As Child Protective Services (CPS) agencies examine how to produce better outcomes with the families they serve, child welfare literature has increasingly focused on the perspectives, emotional responses, and engagement of CPS-involved parents or other primary caregivers. Despite this encouraging trend, the construct of engagement is ill-defined and our understanding of precursors to and factors affecting parent engagement is limited. This article extends the literature by presenting a conceptual framework for examining engagement and associating the identified constructs with parent outcomes. Using data from a survey of parents who were randomly assigned to receive either an assessment response (AR) or investigation response (IR) in two states' Differential Response CPS systems, a factor analysis on 12 commonly assessed emotional responses reported by parents indicated that parents responded with three primary emotions: positive affect, worry, or anger and that these responses varied by their receipt of AR or IR. Further, the results of multivariate analyses indicate that pathway assignment (AR or IR), parents' assessments of the quality of the casework they received, and other parent or household factors contribute to differences observed on the three emotional response factors identified. PMID:25499559

Merkel-Holguin, Lisa; Hollinshead, Dana M; Hahn, Amy E; Casillas, Katherine L; Fluke, John D

2015-01-01

440

Parents' Involvement in Children's Learning in the United States and China: Implications for Children's Academic and Emotional Adjustment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examined parents' involvement in children's learning in the United States and China. Beginning in seventh grade, 825 American and Chinese children (mean age = 12.74 years) reported on their parents' involvement in their learning as well as their parents' psychological control and autonomy support every 6 months until the end of 8th…

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

2011-01-01

441

Urban Education: A Comprehensive Guide for Educators, Parents, and Teachers  

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Maintaining that urban teaching and learning is characterized by many contradictions, this book proposes that there is a wide range of social, cultural, psychological, and pedagogical knowledge urban educators must possess in order to engage in effective and transformative practice. It is necessary for those teaching in urban schools to be…

Kincheloe, Joe L., Ed.; Hayes, Kecia, Ed.; Rose, Karel, Ed.; Anderson, Philip M., Ed.

2007-01-01

442

4. What Roles Do Parent Involvement, Family Background, and Culture Play in Student Motivation?  

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This is the fourth in a series of six papers from the Center on Education Policy exploring issues related to students' motivation to learn. This paper examines findings from research about the impact of various family background and cultural factors on student motivation, as well as the role of parental beliefs, attitudes, and actions in fostering…

Usher, Alexandra; Kober, Nancy

2012-01-01

443

The Effects of a Family Math Night on Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Parental Involvement  

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This study examined the impact of a Family Math Night on preservice teachers' perceptions of low-income parents and their engagement in their children's education. Participants were enrolled in an elementary mathematics methods course; one section served as the treatment group. Participants were required to aid in the planning and implementation…

Jacobbe, Tim; Ross, Dorene D.; Hensberry, Karina K. R.

2012-01-01

444

Parental involvement in the war in Croatia 1991-1995 and suicidality in Croatian male adolescents  

PubMed Central

Aim To investigate the association between parental war involvement and different indicators of psychosocial distress in a community sample of early adolescents ten years after the war in Croatia 1991-1995. Methods A total of 695 adolescents were screened with a self-report questionnaire assessing parental war involvement, sociodemographic characteristics, and alcohol and drug consumption. Personality traits were assessed with the Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire; depressive symptoms with the Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI); and unintentional injuries, physical fighting, and bullying with the World Health Organization survey Health Behavior in School-aged Children. Suicidal ideation was assessed with three dichotomous items. Suicidal attempts were assessed with one dichotomous item. Results Out of 348 boys and 347 girls who were included in the analysis, 57.7% had at least one veteran parent. Male children of war veterans had higher rates of unintentional injuries (odds ratio [OR], 1.2; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.56 to 2.63) and more frequent affirmative responses across the full suicidal spectrum (thoughts about death – OR, 2.1; 95% CI, 1.02 to 4.3; thoughts about suicide – OR, 5; 95% CI, 1.72 to 14.66; suicide attempts – OR, 3.6; 95% CI, 1.03 to 12.67). In boys, thoughts about suicide and unintentional injuries were associated with parental war involvement even after logistic regression. However, girls were less likely to be affected by parental war involvement, and only exhibited signs of psychopathology on the CDI total score. Conclusion Parental war involvement was associated with negative psychosocial sequels for male children. This relationship is possibly mediated by some kind of identification or secondary traumatization. Suicidality and unintentional injuries are nonspecific markers for a broad range of psychosocial distresses, which is why the suggested target group for preventive interventions should be veteran parents as vectors of this distress. PMID:22661138

Frani?, Tomislav; Kardum, Goran; Marin Prižmi?, Iris; Pavleti?, Nevia; Mar?inko, Darko

2012-01-01

445

Delayed College Entry and the Socioeconomic Gap: Examining the Roles of Student Plans, Family Income, Parental Education, and Parental Occupation  

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This study investigates delayed college entry, including how college enrollment differs based on students' plans while in high school. Results confirm that low-SES students are repeatedly disadvantaged in the college transition, but add complexity concerning the influences of family income, parental education, and parental occupational status.…

Wells, Ryan S.; Lynch, Cassie M.

2012-01-01

446

jeteraps.scholarlinkresearch.org Parental School Involvement: The Case of Ghana  

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This study was carried out to analyze the link between parental school involvement and the academic achievement of young students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds between the ages of 15 and 20. As expected, the results indicate a positive and significant correlation between mothers ’ school involvement and the academic achievement of the students. Surprisingly, fathers ’ school involvement was found to be nonsignificant to the academic achievement of the students. The significance of the results is examined. __________________________________________________________________________________________

Kingsley Nyarko

447

Cambio en las escuelas: Mexican-American parent attitudes toward school health education.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of Mexican-American (MA) parents of children toward school health education programs in South Texas. The Parent Attitude Scale (PAS) was developed and validated by American Cancer Society (ACS) staff and volunteer health educators. The validated survey was used to question randomly selected parents in the McAllen, Texas, school district regarding their attitudes toward school health education. Of 253 parents contacted, 235 (92.9%) parents were interviewed. Mann-Whitney U-Tests indicated that Mexican-American (MA) parents consider school health education to be more important than non-Mexican-American parents do. MA parents, overall, felt that it was more important that their child has good health habits and more important that their child's teacher provide support to them by teaching good health habits than non-MA parents. MA parents also felt that health was more important relative to other subjects at school than non-MA parents. The data indicate strong support for school health education efforts among MA parents in southern Texas. Such support may grow stronger with appropriate parent-recruitment efforts, including those by the ACS. Mexican-American parents may also represent an untapped resource for social and political support for school health programming. PMID:10982015

Colwell, B; Smith, D; Zhang, J J; Hill, M

2000-10-01

448

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

449

Bicycle helmet use among schoolchildren—the influence of parental involvement and children's attitudes  

PubMed Central

Objective—To study attitudes towards and use of bicycle helmets among schoolchildren; to determine whether these attitudes are associated with the involvement of parents and school in bike safety. Settings—Nine intermediate level schools and five upper level schools in two Swedish municipalities. Method—A survey with 1485 participants aimed at pupils aged 12–15 years conducted during late spring 1997. Associations between parent and school involvement and children's attitudes and helmet use were studied using LisRel analyses. Result—At some point during their school years, a majority of the children stopped wearing bicycle helmets. Of 12–13 year olds, 80% said that they had used helmets when they were younger but at the time of the study, only 3% aged 14–15 years used helmets. Use decreased significantly during school years (p<0.001). The majority stated they quit using helmets because they were ugly, silly, uncomfortable, or inconvenient. There was a strong association between parental involvement, children's attitudes, and helmet use. However, parent involvement decreased as the children grew older. Conclusion—To increase the voluntary use of bicycle helmets among schoolchildren their attitudes must be influenced. An intervention aimed at both parents and children may be required. PMID:11565988

Berg, P; Westerling, R

2001-01-01

450

Parents' Goals, Knowledge, Practices, and Needs Regarding Music Education for Their Young Children in South Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore South Korean parents' understanding of and desires for music education for their children. Following a constructivist paradigm and qualitative research methodology, data collection involved in-depth interviews, observations, written questionnaires, family music materials, and the researcher's…

Youm, Hyun Kyung

2013-01-01

451

Issues and Theoretical Constructs Regarding Parent Education for Autism Spectrum Disorders  

PubMed Central

Participation of parents of children with autism is commonplace in most comprehensive intervention programs, yet, there is limited research relating to the best practices in this area. This article provides an overview of parent education programs for young children with autism and details data-driven procedures which are associated with improved parent and child outcomes. In addition, we provide a troubleshooting guide based on the literature for professionals regarding a variety of complex issues which may arise during parent education. PMID:21336525

Koegel, Lynn K.; Koegel, Robert L.; Ence, Whitney A.

2013-01-01

452

Integrating couple relationship education in antenatal education - A study of perceived relevance among expectant Danish parents.  

PubMed

Little is known about which elements antenatal education should encompass to meet the needs of parents today. Psycho-social aspects relating to couple- and parenthood have generally not been covered in Danish antenatal education, although studies suggest that parents need this information. The aim of this study was to examine perceived relevance of couple relationship topics integrated in an antenatal programme among intervention participants in the NEWBORN trial. Our study shows that 84% of the participants found it relevant to learn about communication skills and changes in the relationship during and after pregnancy. PMID:25433826

Axelsen, Solveig Forberg; Brixval, Carina Sjöberg; Due, Pernille; Koushede, Vibeke

2014-12-01

453

Parental Educational Level, Gender Differences, and Seniors' Aspirations for Advanced Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 791 university seniors investigated the relationship of their parents' educational background and gender to their own plans for postgraduation study. Field of study was also considered. A strong effect of same-sex parent educational level on educational aspiration was noted. (MSE)

Isaac, Paul D.; And Others

1992-01-01

454

Current Policy Context for Education Efforts to Help Young Parents Meet Their Multiple Challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent increases in the adolsecent birth rate can be in part attributable to a variety of factors including limited sex education in schools, the decline in family planning services, and rising dropout rates. This paper explores the importance of education for adolescent parents, particularly the inclusion of pregnancy prevention programs and services for young parents as part of the educational

Constancia Warren

1994-01-01

455

An Evaluation of Group Parent Education: Behavioral, PET, and Adlerian Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An evaluation of investigations on three group parent education programs indicated that certain changes in parental attitudes and/or child behavior were evident as a result of different educational approaches. These changes were not always consistent and often depended on the type of assessment and educational approach used. (Author/DWH)

Dembo, Myron H.; And Others

1985-01-01

456

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Burden of Proof: On Parents or Schools?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act does not specify whether parents or school districts have the burden of proof in special education litigation. It is the position of the National Council on Disability that school districts, not parents, should have the burden of proof in issues about Individualized Education Plans (IEP's),…

National Council on Disability, 2005

2005-01-01

457

Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2013 / 2014 Inform -Involve -Enable  

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#12;Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2013 / 2014 Inform - Involve - Enable revised 6/04/13 1 Medical Education Research Scholars Program (MERSP) Application Cover Sheet Please click _______________________________ Date: ____________ Department Chair Signature: ______________________ Date: _____________ #12;Medical

Finley Jr., Russell L.

458

Impact of parent-directed education on parental use of pain treatments during routine infant vaccinations: a cluster randomized trial.  

PubMed

Educating parents about ways to minimize pain during routine infant vaccine injections at the point of care may positively impact on pain management practices. The objective of this cluster randomized trial was to determine the impact of educating parents about pain in outpatient pediatric clinics on their use of pain treatments during routine infant vaccinations. Four hospital-based pediatric clinics were randomized to intervention or control groups. Parents of 2- to 4-month-old infants attending the intervention clinics reviewed a pamphlet and a video about vaccination pain management on the day of vaccination, whereas those in the control clinics did not. Parent use of specific pain treatments (breastfeeding, sugar water, topical anesthetics, and/or holding of infants) on the education day and at subsequent routine vaccinations 2 months later was the primary outcome. Altogether, 160 parent-infant dyads (80 per group) participated between November 2012 and February 2014; follow-up data were available for 126 (79%). Demographics did not differ between groups (P > 0.05). On the education day and at follow-up vaccinations, use of pain interventions during vaccinations was higher in the intervention group (80% vs 26% and 68% vs 32%, respectively; P < 0.001 for both analyses). Educating parents about pain management in a hospital outpatient setting leads to higher use of pain interventions during routine infant vaccinations. PMID:25599314

Taddio, Anna; Parikh, Chaitya; Yoon, Eugene W; Sgro, Michael; Singh, Harvinder; Habtom, Erita; Ilersich, Andrew F; Pillai Riddell, Rebecca; Shah, Vibhuti

2015-01-01

459

Judgments and Reasoning about Parental Discipline Involving Induction and Psychological Control in China and Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined judgments and reasoning about four parental discipline practices (induction or reasoning and three practices involving "psychological control"; Barber, 1996; two forms of shaming and love withdrawal) among children (7-14 years of age) from urban and rural China and Canada (N = 288) in response to a moral…

Helwig, Charles C.; To, Sharon; Wang, Qian; Liu, Chunqiong; Yang, Shaogang

2014-01-01

460

Parental Involvement of Mothers with Chronic Illness and Children's Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined how maternal chronic illnesses may affect children's academic achievement through parental involvement. A total of 189 mothers diagnosed with chronic illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, asthma, myelodysplasic syndrome, and fibromyalgia, and with a child in middle school or high…

Chen, Yung-Chi; Fish, Marian C.

2013-01-01

461

Bilingual communication methods, text versus video, to increase parent involvement and science fair project student achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined the responses of families to bilingual communication methods, text versus video, designed to facilitate school to home communication to increase parent involvement and seventh grade student achievement in the science fair project. Using an experimental design, 161 families were randomly selected to receive either a two part informational text or video series during the science fair unit

Rhonda Suzanne Clevenson

2001-01-01

462

Understanding Barriers to Parent Involvement in Head Start: A Research-Community Partnership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collaborative study examined barriers to parent involvement in the Head Start program among 68 mothers in New York City. Results revealed the presence of many difficult life experiences for mothers, but few were reported as barriers by many mothers. Five out of 20 experiences were associated with staff ratings of mothers' participation level.…

Lamb-Parker, Faith; Piotrkowski, Chaya S.; Baker, Amy J. L.; Kessler-Sklar, Susan; Clark, Beryl; Peay, Lenore

2001-01-01

463

"Entre Familia": Immigrant Parents' Strategies for Involvement in Children's Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers and administrators in schools with large, working-class Latino populations often complain of parents' indifference or lack of involvement in children's schooling because of their low visibility at school events and relatively little face-to-face communication with teachers and school administration. In a series of…

Poza, Luis; Brooks, Maneka Deanna; Valdés, Guadalupe

2014-01-01

464

Parent Involvement and Science Achievement: A Cross-Classified Multilevel Latent Growth Curve Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors examined science achievement growth at Grades 3, 5, and 8 and parent school involvement at the same time points using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999. Data were analyzed using cross-classified multilevel latent growth curve modeling with time invariant and varying covariates. School-based…

Johnson, Ursula Y.; Hull, Darrell M.

2014-01-01

465

Bedtime Stories and Book Reports: Connecting Parent Involvement and Family Literacy. Language & Literacy Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book brings together the newest research on parent involvement and family literacy--two strands of research that rarely exist in conversation with one another. The discussion highlights how race, class, gender, and history serve as potent factors that shape children's school experiences. Each chapter offers portraits of real families and…

Compton-Lilly, Catherine, Ed.; Greene, Stuart, Ed.

2010-01-01

466

Parent Involvement as a Predictor of Teacher-Child Relationship Quality in Third Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research Findings: Research on teacher-child relationships is important, as the quality of this relationship is linked to numerous child outcomes in the areas of academic and social functioning. In addition, parent involvement has been identified as a significant factor in the successful development of a child. This study attempted to join these…

Wyrick, Amanda J.; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz

2009-01-01

467

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent involvement (PI) in school is associated with more positive academic performance and social competence in children. However, there are inadequacies in current measures of PI and a need for a better understanding of predictors of PI. In this study, measures were obtained from a normative sample of 387 children in kindergarten and first grade from high-risk neighborhoods in 4

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

2000-01-01

468

Interpreting Research on Parent Involvement and Connecting It to the Science Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a larger project, we found that there are very few articles focusing on the relationship between parent involvement and student achievement in science. Furthermore, most studies are quantitative in nature (based on large-scale surveys). Despite the gaps identified, there are many consistent findings across various studies that could be…

Rodriguez, Alberto J.; Collins-Parks, Tamara; Garza, Jennifer

2013-01-01

469

Redefining Parental Involvement: Lessons From High-Performing Migrant-Impacted Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Migrants are one of the most academically vulnerable groups in the United States, constantly faced with economic, health, and work-related problems that translate into lower academic achievement and higher dropout rates. These hardships make it difficult for schools to effectively negotiate the parental involvement terrain and promote academic success for this group. Because of the paucity of literature on effective

Jay D Scribner; Kanya Mahitivanichcha

2001-01-01

470

Cognitive?Behavioral Group Treatments in Childhood Anxiety Disorders: The Role of Parental Involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveThis study examined (1) the effect of a cognitive-behavioral group intervention on anxiety, depression, and coping strategies in school-age children (aged 7–12 years) with Axis I anxiety disorders; and (2) the effect of parental involvement on treatment outcomes.

SANDRA L. MENDLOWITZ; KATHARINA MANASSIS; SUSAN BRADLEY; DONNA SCAPILLATO; SOLVEIGA MIEZITIS; BRIAN E SHAW

1999-01-01

471

Parent Education Workbook for Mainstreamed Students. Teachers Guide. Contemporary Parenting Choices: Materials for Mainstreamed Classrooms. Module 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The fourth part of a parenthood education curriculum series, the Parent Education Workbook consists of a teachers guide (and 12 student lesson units not replicated in the guide) divided into two parts, the first part focusing on relationships and the second on child care. The units are intended for use by mainstreamed mentally disabled (MD) and…

Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Home Economics Education.

472

Waiving Consent, Assent and Parental Permission to Participate in Research Involving Human Participants, a Behavioral Science Perspective.  

E-print Network

1 Waiving Consent, Assent and Parental Permission to Participate in Research Involving Human of these requirements when minors are involved are set forth in §46.408- Requirements for permission by parents process for research involving other defined vulnerable subject populations such as prisoners and persons

Krovi, Venkat

473

Educational Rights of Parents under the Provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Rules for the Administration of the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described in this pamphlet are Colorado parents' educational rights under federal and state special education rules and regulations. It addresses: (1) free appropriate public education and the termination of such; (2) required prior notice to parents if there is a proposed change or refusal to change a child's special education program; (3)…

Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Special Education Services.

474

Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators: Students, Parents and Educators Speak up about Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the findings from Project Tomorrow's 2007 Speak Up Survey, informing international discussions about how to improve science learning in the 21st century through an exploration of student, teacher, parent, and school leader attitudes about science education. Project Tomorrow administered its survey in all 50 United States, the…

Farris-Berg, Kim

2008-01-01

475

Randomized Controlled Trial of Parent Therapeutic Education on Antibiotics to Improve Parent Satisfaction and Attitudes in a Pediatric Emergency Department  

PubMed Central

Objective To evaluate therapeutic education delivered in a pediatric emergency department to improve parents’ satisfaction and attitudes about judicious antibiotic use. Methods In an emergency department of a tertiary pediatric hospital, children aged 1 month to 6 years and discharged with an oral antibiotic prescription for an acute respiratory or urinary tract infection were randomized to a patient therapeutic education on antibiotic use (intervention group) or fever control (control group) delivered to the parents (in the presence of the children) by a pharmacist trained in therapeutic education. Education consisted in a 30-minute face-to-face session with four components: educational diagnosis, educational contract, education, and evaluation. The main outcome measure was parent satisfaction about information on antibiotics received at the hospital, as assessed by a telephone interview on day 14. The secondary outcome was attitudes about antibiotic use evaluated on day 14 and at month 6. Results Of the 300 randomized children, 150 per arm, 259 were evaluated on day 14. Parent satisfaction with information on antibiotics was higher in the intervention group (125/129, 96.9%, versus 108/130, 83.0%; P=0.002, exact Fisher test). Intervention Group parents had higher proportions of correct answers on day 14 to questions on attitudes about judicious antibiotic use than did control-group parents (P=0.017, Mann-Whitney U test). Conclusion Therapeutic education delivered by a clinical pharmacist in the pediatric emergency department holds promise for improving the use of antibiotics prescribed to pediatric outpatients. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00948779 http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00948779 PMID:24086581

Prot-Labarthe, Sonia; Boizeau, Priscilla; Skurnik, David; Morin, Laurence; Mercier, Jean-Christophe; Alberti, Corinne; Bourdon, Olivier

2013-01-01

476

The Impact of Parent Involvement in Head Start on Parents and Children. Final Report [and] Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From its inception, Head Start's legislative mandate called for "maximum feasible participation" of parents in all programmatic efforts and policy decisions. Nevertheless, there has been little research done on the benefits of Head Start to parents and on the role of parents as mediators of child and family outcomes. The Head Start Parent

Parker, Faith Lamb; Piotrkowski, Chaya S.; Kessler-Sklar, Susan; Baker, Amy J. L.; Peay, Lenore; Clark, Beryl

477

Participation of Culturally, Linguistically and Economically Diverse Parents in the Special Education Planning Process  

E-print Network

ABSTRACT Although federal law governing the education of students with disabilities recognizes the important role parents play in the special education planning process, there is considerable evidence that culturally, linguistically and economically...

Klein, Janet

2009-12-17

478

Parents, Their Children, and Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The resources available to parents and the actions parents can take to further their children's education is reviewed through a collection of essays that focus on the social and economic resources of the family and by looking into the home, community, and school to see how families are involved in educational activities. The importance of parent

Schneider, Barbara, Ed.; Coleman, James S., Ed.

479

Educational Reform in Developing Countries: Private Involvement and Partnerships  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper looks at recent changes in the role of government in the provision of education in Developing Countries. It begins with a reflection about the concept of public-private partnership (PPP), discusses the rationale that inspires the ‘contracting out’ of educational services and describes several cases of private sector involvement in education. After looking at the conditions for building PPPs

Argentino Pessoa

2008-01-01

480

Teacher Involvement in Pre-Service Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many researchers in the field of teacher education have proposed the formation of partnerships between teachers and teacher educators, without explicitly stating what additional roles teachers might play in the teacher preparation process. This article describes how some pre-service teacher education programmes have increased the involvement of…

Mason, Kevin O.

2013-01-01

481

Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2014 /2015 Inform -Involve -Enable  

E-print Network

Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2014 /2015 Inform - Involve - Enable Revised 3/14/14 1 Medical Education Research Scholars Program (MERSP) Application Cover Sheet Name (Last, First, M________________________ Date:________ ResetPrint Save #12;Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2014 /2015 Inform

Finley Jr., Russell L.

482

Social Capital and Determinants of Immigrant Family Educational Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Family educational involvement has been identified as a particularly beneficial practice for the achievement and behavioral outcomes of all students, including ethnic-minority students from families who have low levels of income, education, and English language proficiency. Despite the associated benefits, however, not all families are involved in…

Tang, Sandra

2015-01-01

483

INVOLVING PARENTS IN A COMMUNITY-BASED, CULTURALLY-GROUNDED MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION FOR AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH: PARENT PERSPECTIVES, CHALLENGES, AND RESULTS  

PubMed Central

An important predictor of youth well-being and resilience is the presence of nurturing adults in a youth’s life. Parents are ideally situated to fulfill this role but often face challenges and stressors that impede their ability to provide adequate support and guidance. American Indian parents may also be affected by intergenerational transmission of trauma and loss of traditional parenting practices, as a result of forced boarding school and/or relocation. Members of a community-university partnership sought to interrupt cycles of violence and poor mental health of youth through a culturally-grounded intervention for youth and their parents that focused on healing historical trauma, strengthening positive parenting practices and social skills, reconnecting to traditional cultural knowledge, and improving parent-child relationships/communication. This article describes parental involvement and its challenges and provides mixed-method results for 10 parents related to enculturation, parenting practices, parent-child communication, family cohesion, historical loss and associated symptoms, and community involvement. PMID:25414530

LaNoue, Marianna D.; Lee, Christopher; Freeland, Lance R.; Freund, Rachel

2014-01-01

484

Parental Involvement in Preschool Education: Asset or Liability.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports factors influencing developmental growth of disadvantaged 3- to 5-year-old preschool children in a Title I program at Euclid School, St. Louis, Missouri. A Preschool Academy was designed to serve 45 preschool pupils in an area served by two neighboring elementary schools. Pupils were divided into three groups and each group…

Loveridge, Robert L.; Carapella, Ruth

485

Puberty/Adolescence. Growing Pains: Sex Education for Parents. A Newsletter Series. Letter III.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the third of five newsletters on sex education for parents. The newsletters were designed to help parents increase their ability to communicate with their adolescents about sexual issues. They explore the origins of the parents' feelings about sex; teach the importance of a healthy self-concept and how to build it in the…

Polulech, Joan Burgess; Nuttall, Paul

486

Project BEST-PAL (Basic Education Skills Through-Parenting Affective Learning): Volunteer Sponsor's Leader's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook was developed for volunteer group leaders participating in Brevard Community College's Project BEST-PAL (Basic Education Skills Through-Parenting Affective Learning). Project BEST-PAL was developed especially for low socioeconomic parents who are in need of an opportunity to explore effective parenting, with a primary objective being…

Brevard Community Coll., Cocoa, FL.

487

Parent Engagement in Education: Minneapolis Public Schools. Communiversity--CMV Report No. 023  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ?goals ?of ?this ?research? study ?were ?to ?collect ?data ?from ?previous? surveys to ?frame ?and ?define ?the ?concept ?of "parent ?engagement," ?to ?gather ?information ?about the ?barriers ?that ?parents ?face ?in ?engaging ?with ?their ?children's ?education, ?and ?to? determine ?ways ?to ?increase ?parent ?engagement.??This ?information…

Shkolnik, Anna

2010-01-01

488

Special Education and Related Services: Communicating through Letter Writing. A Parent's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to help parents understand how a child becomes eligible for special education and related services and how to use letter writing to effectively communicate with the school when necessary. Initial information is presented in question-and-answer format and covers parental rights, parental responsibilities, and using letters to…

Ferguson, Susan; Ripley, Suzanne

1991-01-01

489

Explaining home education: Parents' accounts of their decisions to teach their own children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes the reasons that parents choose to teach their children at home. From data collected over 18 months of qualitative research in a state in the southeast, three broad explanations for choosing home schooling emerged. First, the parents believe that home education will strengthen their families. Second, many home-schooling parents (particularly those who are fundamentalist Christians) believe that

Jane A. Van Galen

1987-01-01

490

WORKING WITH PARENTS, A GUIDE FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND OTHER EDUCATORS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS GUIDE FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS IS BASED ON THE IDEA THAT EDUCATION IS A RESPONSIBILITY SHARED AMONG SCHOOL, TEACHERS, AND PARENTS. SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE FOR TEACHER FACILITATION OF GOOD STUDENT-PARENT-SCHOOL RELATIONS. AMONG THE PUBLIC RELATIONS PROBLEMS DISCUSSED ARE TEACHER INTRODUCTIONS TO STUDENT AND FAMILY, NOTES TO PARENTS, HOMEWORK,…

National Education Association, Washington, DC. Association of Classroom Teachers.

491

The Note of Discord: Examining Educational Perspectives between Teachers and Korean Parents in the U. S.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined and compared the educational perspectives of Korean parents of elementary school students and their teachers. 430 parents and 143 teachers in the New York metropolitan area participated in the survey and 16 teachers, administrators, and parents were interviewed. The findings indicated that the teachers not only misunderstood…

Kwon, Kyee Yum; Suh, Younjung; Bang, Yoo-Seon; Jung, Jeesun; Moon, Seungho

2010-01-01

492

Blame, Guilt and the Need for "Labels"; Insights from Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs and Educational Practitioners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research on home-school relationships and blame has concentrated on the experiences of parents with children with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD). This has led to the voices of educational practitioners, as well as parents of children with other special educational needs, being neglected. This article, by Karen…

Broomhead, Karen

2013-01-01

493

Judgments and reasoning about parental discipline involving induction and psychological control in China and Canada.  

PubMed

This study examined judgments and reasoning about four parental discipline practices (induction or reasoning and three practices involving “psychological control”; Barber, 1996; two forms of shaming and love withdrawal)among children (7–14 years of age) from urban and rural China and Canada (N = 288) in response to a moral transgression. Children from all settings critically evaluated love withdrawal and preferred induction. Despite being perceived as more common in China than in Canada, with age, parental discipline based on shaming or love withdrawal was increasingly negatively evaluated and believed to have detrimental effects on children’s feelings of self-worth and psychological well-being. Some cultural variations were found in evaluations of practices, perceptions of psychological harm, and attribution of parental goals. PMID:24936611

Helwig, Charles C; To, Sharon; Wang, Qian; Liu, Chunqiong; Yang, Shaogang

2014-01-01

494

Perceived Roles of African Rural Parents in Child Education and Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigated the perceived roles of African rural parents in child education and development. It examined among other things, some selected personal and socio-economic characteristics of parents and their level of role performance in the education and development of their children, and recommendations were made for enhancing adequate…

Torimiro, D. O.; Malik, M.; Kolawole, O. D.

2004-01-01

495

Cultural Competence of Parenting Education Programs Used by Latino Families: A Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The cultural competence of 13 parenting education programs for Latino families with young children was examined in this study. Based on our analyses, we make several recommendations for improving the cultural competence and effectiveness of parenting education programs for Latino families with young children. Specifically, we recommend the…

Vesely, Colleen K.; Ewaida, Marriam; Anderson, Elaine A.

2014-01-01

496

Parents' Attitude toward Daughters' Education in Tribal Area of Dera Ghazi Khan (Pakistan)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper aimed to investigate the parents' attitudes toward their daughters' education in tribal areas of district Dera Ghazi Khan (Pakistan). To achieve the objectives four research questions were established. Focus of the questions was to examine the significance of girls' education for tribal parents. Existing and expected role of tribal…

Buzdar, Muhammad Ayub; Ali, Akhtar

2011-01-01

497

Parent Partnership in Literacy Education in the New Millennium: The Past, the Present, the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is widely recognized that parents play a vital role in education, particularly in the literacy development of their children. Related research literature indicates that in terms of parent partnership in literacy education in New Zealand, partnership arrangements in the past have been inconsistent, and literacy initiatives at times have been…

Hartley, Marion

498

Project P.A.V.E.--Parents as Volunteers in Education. Training Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manual describes the content and format of Project PAVE (Parents as Volunteers in Education), an effort to train parent volunteers to assist in the education of handicapped students in the least restrictive environment. The manual presents a training outline with each step specified: objective, elapsed time, materials, equipment, personnel,…

Northern Kentucky Univ., Highland Heights.

499

Crash and Risky Driving Involvement Among Novice Adolescent Drivers and Their Parents  

PubMed Central

Objectives. We compared rates of risky driving among novice adolescent and adult drivers over the first 18 months of adolescents' licensure. Methods. Data-recording systems installed in participants’ vehicles provided information on driving performance of 42 newly licensed adolescent drivers and their parents. We analyzed crashes and near crashes and elevated g-force event rates by Poisson regression with random effects. Results. During the study period, adolescents were involved in 279 crashes or near crashes (1 involving injury); parents had 34 such accidents. The incidence rate ratio (IRR) comparing adolescent and parent crash and near-crash rates was 3.91. Among adolescent drivers, elevated rates of g-force events correlated with crashes and near crashes (r = 0.60; P < .001). The IRR comparing incident rates of risky driving among adolescents and parents was 5.08. Adolescents’ rates of crashes and near crashes declined with time (with a significant uptick in the last quarter), but elevated g-force event rates did not decline. Conclusions. Elevated g-force events among adolescents may have contributed to crash and near-crash rates that remained much higher than adult levels after 18 months of driving. PMID:22021319

Ouimet, Marie Claude; Zhang, Zhiwei; Klauer, Sheila E.; Lee, Suzanne E.; Wang, Jing; Albert, Paul S.; Dingus, Thomas A.

2011-01-01

500

The Relationship among Egyptian Adolescents' Perception of Parental Involvement, Academic Achievement, and Achievement Goals: A Mediational Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A structural equation modelling analysis was used to test the mediating effect of achievement goal factors on the relationship between Egyptian adolescents' perception of parental involvement and academic achievement. The perception of Parental Involvement Scale and Achievement Goal Questionnaire was administered to a sample of 255 first-year…

Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry M.

2006-01-01