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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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Parental Involvement in Education. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parent involvement in their childrens education and school life was studied in England through a telephone survey of 2,109 households. Around 1 in 3 parents (29%) felt very involved in their childs school life, and primary school parents were more likely to feel this way than secondary school parents. Mothers were more likely to say that they were…

Williams, Bridget; Williams, Joel; Ullman, Anna

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Parental Involvement in the Migrant Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the Migrant Education Program dates from 1965, parental involvement in it is governed by very recent statutory and regulatory requirements. Current statutory requirements come from the Elementary Secondary Education Amendments (ESEA) of 1978. They concern the establishment of and consultation by State and Local Education Agencies (SEAs…

Ridgway, John; And Others

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Parents as Partners in Education. Project PIPE (Parent Involvement through Parent Education).  

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The paper describes Project PIPE (Parent Involvement through Parent Education), an approach designed to increase the involvement of parents of preschool developmentally delayed and disabled children in their children's education and treatment programs. Three phases are delineated: (1) development of a community network (facilitating relationships…

Williams, Ellen; Lizotte, Jack

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

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

Harpin, Lisa J.

2010-01-01

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Parental Engagement: Beyond Parental Involvement in Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

St. Louis, Kathleen

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Parental involvement in sexual abuse prevention education.  

PubMed

Parental knowledge of child sexual abuse and interest in educating themselves and their children for primary prevention was studied. Fifty-one mothers and 50 fathers of preschool and day-care center children were interviewed. Parents wanted to be the primary educators of their child, but demonstrated a lack of knowledge about important sexual abuse issues and planned to discuss only the least threatening topics. Mothers and fathers obtained most of their information about sexual abuse from the media. However, parents were open to numerous methods and referral sources for prevention education. One dependent variable, sex of parent, showed significant differences on sources of sexual abuse information; preferred educators for their children; number and types of topics acceptable for children to learn about at preschool ages or other times; the number of topics parents planned to discuss; sources parents would respond to most for a parent program; and factors in parent's decision to attend parent programs. There were no significant differences based upon the sex of the child and no significant interaction effects between sex of parent and sex of child. Further research on parent motivation for their own education and the education of their children is indicated. PMID:8402255

Elrod, J M; Rubin, R H

1993-01-01

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Involving Parents in Middle Level Education.  

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This monograph offers suggestions to teachers and administrators for involving parents in middle school programs. It outlines the reasons for encouraging such involvement, identifies some of the roles parents may play, and delineates the steps to be taken in establishing a program that taps the time and talents of parents and other adults.…

Myers, John W.

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INVOLVING HISPANIC PARENTS IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES THROUGH COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Alicia Salinas Sosa

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Parental involvement in secondary education schools: the views of parents in Greece  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study explores Greek parents’ views on parental educational involvement and its impact on adolescent scholastic and social development. Specifically, aspects of parental involvement such as the achieved objectives of current parent–school communication, the psychological climate dominating teacher–parent interactions and parents’ suggestions for improvement of current policies and practices are examined. Four hundred and seventy?five parents participated in the

Katerina Antonopoulou; Konstantina Koutrouba; Thomas Babalis

2011-01-01

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Parental educational involvement conceived as the arrangement of contingency operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 of parental contingency use was developed and administered to 1520 schoolchildren (Grades Four to Six).

Robert C. Mellon; Adrianos G. Moutavelis

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zarate, Maria Estela

2007-01-01

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Parental Involvement in Education. Policy Perspectives Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This policy paper addresses policymakers' concerns about parents' dwindling role in their children's lives and the resulting burden that has been placed on schools. A historical perspective of the roles of families and schools is provided. First, the man's employment in a job outside the home as households left the farm, and then the mother's…

Coleman, James S.

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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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Should Parents Get Involved in Educational Reform?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blodget, Alden S.

2012-01-01

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Increasing Parental Involvement by Motivating Parents of Fourth and Fifth Grade Students To Become More Meaningfully Involved in Children's Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A practicum sought to improve the quality of involvement of fourth- and fifth-grade parents in a southeastern United States elementary school. Despite indications of active involvement in some school events, parents were not involved in student education in a way that affected academic performance. Three outcomes for the 13-week project were…

Morrison, Michelle T.

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The Development and Testing of Parent Involvement in Driver Education.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A driver education program (PAIRED Program) which integrated professional in-class instruction with parent-supervised on-road driving practice was developed in this project. Instructional materials (Parent Handbook, Implementation Guide for Instructors, a...

J. M. Reaser, R. S. McBride, T. Rosen, M. Rimm

1976-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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The Development and Testing of Parent Involvement in Driver Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reaser, Joel M.; And Others

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Expanding Knowledge of Parental Involvement in Secondary Education: Effects on High School Academic Success. Report No. 27.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report analyzes data from the parent and student components of the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 to investigate family educational involvement in secondary education. It examines whether parental involvement influences the education...

S. Catsambis

1998-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Borgonovi, Francesca; Montt, Guillermo

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Altschul, Inna

2011-01-01

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Building Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussed is the rationale behind parent involvement in guidance and educational activities, together with specific suggestions for involving parents with other adults (parent advisory committees, informal coffees, Transactional analysis (groups etc.), with children (story hours, trips, demonstrations, counseling booths, testing, interviewing,…

Nelson, Richard C.; Bloom, John W.

1973-01-01

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Parental Involvement in Middle School AIDS Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine parents' perceptions regarding acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) education information for their eighth-grade school children. Their perceptions were based on their responses to a questionnaire that included topics such as AIDS as a disease, how the virus is spread, incidence of AIDS among…

Acosta, Veronica M.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lewis, Margaret; And Others

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Quantity of Parental Involvement: The Influence of the Level of Educational Attainment of Elementary Private School Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to determine the influence of the custodial parents' level of educational attainment on the quantity of parental involvement in the areas of assistance with homework, time spent in home activities with the child, communication with teachers, participation in school events, educational discussions with the child,…

Secord, Deborah K.

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kaya, Sibel; Lundeen, Cynthia

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Parent Involvement in Children's Education: A Critical Assessment of the Knowledge Base.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While most practitioners and researchers support the recent policy direction for increased parent involvement in their children's education, little consensus exists about what constitutes effective parent involvement. A major source of this confusion is the lack of scientific rigor in the research upon which practice and policy is based. This…

Baker, Amy J. L.; Soden, Laura M.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ho, Esther Sui-chu

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pryor, Brandt W.; Pryor, Caroline R.

2009-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Kaya, Sibel; Lundeen, Cynthia

2010-11-01

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Getting Parents Involved.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Butts, Vickie; Finch, Patty A.

1985-01-01

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Parent Involvement in Compensatory Education through Title I ESEA Parent Advisory Committees in Selected School Districts in Texas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the role, practices, and status of Parent Advisory Committees (PAC) as required by Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and the extent of PAC involvement in the educational decision making process in selected school districts in Texas. The sample consisted of 637 Title I PAC…

Vallado, Andres Nicolas

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Back to School: How States Can Encourage Parent Involvement in Education. A Report of the Midwestern Legislative Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reluctance to recognize the importance of parents in the education process has been overcome in the past few years. Consequently, states are searching for and implementing programs that involve parents in education. A survey of educators in the Midwest revealed strong support for parent involvement among teachers, principals, and superintendents.…

Foster, Laura Kliewer

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INVOLVING COMMUNITY AND PARENTS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE FIRST PAPER OF A PANEL, BY AARON BROWN, BRIEFLY REVIEWS SOME ISSUES OF PARENT-COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN THE SCHOOLS. HE NOTES THE INCREASING COMMUNITY CONCERN WITH BETTER TEACHER PREPARATION AND PERFORMANCE, QUALITY INTEGRATED EDUCATION, AND VARIOUS CURRENT EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES. HE POINTS OUT THAT THE PRINCIPAL IS THE KEY TO THE…

SHAPIRO, ELLIOT; AND OTHERS

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Allen, Arlene Michelle

2011-01-01

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Parental Involvement in Higher Education: Understanding the Relationship among Students, Parents, and the Institution. ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 33, Number 6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph is divided into three main sections: theoretical grounding, student identity, and implications. The first section, theoretical grounding of parental involvement, looks at the reasons parents today are more likely to be involved in their students' lives and then reviews the literature of K-12 education and compares that information…

Wartman, Katherine Lynk, Ed.; Savage, Marjorie, Ed.

2008-01-01

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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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Best Ways to Involve Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is no secret that strong parental involvement is essential for school success. Yet, it is still a challenge to get parents more involved in their children's education. According to the most recent MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, teachers and principals agree on the importance of parental involvement--71% of principals and 59% of…

Padgett, Raven

2006-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cervantes, Hermes T.; And Others

1979-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Extent of Parental Involvement in Improving the Students' Levels in Special Education Programs in Kuwait  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study investigates the degree to which parental involvement impacts students' levels in special education programs in Kuwait. More specifically, this research discusses several scientific methods for research included within the significance of the study and research questions for this study. Research methods and results using a…

Al-Shammari, Zaid; Yawkey, Thomas D.

2008-01-01

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School Parent Involvement Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal

2010-01-01

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Students' Self-Esteem in an Asian Educational System: The Contribution of Parental Involvement and Parental Investment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seeks to identify factors related to parental involvement and investment having the greatest impact on the self-esteem of Hong Kong middle-school students. Finds, for example, that the effect of parental involvement on student's self-esteem is greater than that of parental investment, with home-based involvement having the strongest effect. Draws…

Ho, Esther Sui-chu

2003-01-01

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Hablando Se Entiende La Gente: Examining Parent Involvement in Public Elementary Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine parental involvement in a predominant Latino school lacking parental involvement support. The research focused on the relationship between parents and teachers. Specifically, this study sought to (1) study the relationships between teachers and Latino parents to identify characteristics among families…

Hernandez, Margarita

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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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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‘They know nothing about university – neither of them went’: the effect of parents’ level of education on their involvement in their daughters’ higher education choices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article attempts to explore how parents are involved in their daughters’ decision?making around their higher education path. It draws on qualitative research that investigated the process through which young women from the UK and Saudi Arabia reached a decision about a subject or an institution for higher educational study. The paper demonstrates different forms of parentsinvolvement (emotional, financial,

2009-01-01

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Teachers' use of a conceptual framework for early literacy education involving parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changes in literacy education regarding the importance of the early years and the role of parents have implications for teacher professional development which have not yet been fully addressed. This article describes a conceptual framework intended to give early childhood educators a way of thinking about the role of parents in children's early literacy development and how teachers can work

Peter Hannon; Cathy Nutbrown

1997-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Doré R. LaForett; Julia L. Mendez

2010-01-01

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Parent Involvement in Children's Education: Efforts by Public Elementary Schools. National Center for Education Statistics Statistical Analysis Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to the National Education Goals panel's recognition of the role that parents can have in children's learning and school performance, the "Survey on Family and School Partnerships in Public Schools K-8" was conducted to determine the ways schools are engaging parents in their children's education and the extent to which parents are…

Carey, Nancy; Lewis, Laurie; Farris, Elizabeth

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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School and Parent Community Involvement: New Dimension in Teacher Education [Revised Edition].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the three programs in School and Parent Community Involvement developed by the Home and School Institute (HSI) in conjunction with the Trinity College's Master of Arts in Teaching Program. The in-service teacher development programs are a Master's of Arts Concentration in School and Parent Community Involvement, a five-step…

Rich, Dorothy; Van Dien, James

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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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Parent Involvement in School: Engaging Immigrant Parents. Snapshot  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has clearly linked parent involvement to positive educational outcomes and academic success, including more positive attitudes towards school, better grades, and higher test scores. So it is concerning that while immigrant parents highly value education, studies find they are also less likely to be involved in their child's education and…

Thao, Mao

2009-01-01

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Cultural capital and gender differences in parental involvement in children's schooling and higher education choice in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Xiaoming Sheng

2012-01-01

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Cultural capital and gender differences in parental involvement in children's schooling and higher education choice in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Xiaoming Sheng

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sheng, Xiaoming

2012-01-01

68

Identifying Factors Associated with Parental Reluctance to Involvement in the Education of Children with Special Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the nature of and types of school involvement of parents of children with disabilities from rural school districts in Virginia. Parents (N=52) of elementary and middle school children from three different rural school districts completed a questionnaire containing a Likert type scale and open-ended questions. The data were…

Mathews, Rachel

69

Foster Parents' Involvement in Authoritative Parenting and Interest in Future Parenting Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We surveyed 191 Southwest Ohio foster parents regarding their involvement in authoritative parenting and interest for additional parenting education. Our results showed that most respondents reported using an authoritative parenting style and were interested in receiving future training. Involvement in authoritative parenting differed…

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

2007-01-01

70

Parental Involvement in the Vocational Education of Special Needs Youth: An Evaluation and Planning Guide. Bulletin No. 91542.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This technical assistance manual describes school-based outreach strategies that involve parents in preparing youth with special needs for postschool jobs and independence. A model of preventive education is featured which stresses that postschool problems of unemployment and community adjustment can be anticipated and can, therefore, be treated…

Garber, Howard L.; McInerney, Maurice

71

Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren: Extent of Situation, Issues Involved, and Educational Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By 1997, 5.4% of children under 18 were living with grandparents. Many are likely to be poor and uninsured. Grandparents face physical, psychological, emotional, and financial parenting challenges. Grandchildren often have psychological and emotional issues. Educational strategies designed specifically for these grandparents are needed. (Contains…

Glass, J. Conrad, Jr.; Huneycutt, Terry L.

2002-01-01

72

School Attendance and Attainment: Poor Attenders' Perceptions of Schoolwork and Parental Involvement in Their Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because of established links with attainment, the UK government has, over the last ten years, developed policies to improve school attendance. Legislation now makes school attendance a parental responsibility. In the small-scale study reported in this article, Anne Sheppard, manager of an Education Welfare Service Team in North Yorkshire,…

Sheppard, Anne

2009-01-01

73

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

PubMed

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

Sormunen, Marjorita; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Turunen, Hannele

2013-04-01

74

Reassessing Parent Involvement: Involving Language Minority Parents in School Work at Home.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parental involvement has been promoted by politicians and educators as the cure all for academic ills in the American educational system. Programs have been funded and structured to involve all parents in schools in ways valued by middle class parents to the exclusion of language minority families, their language, and their culture. These middle…

Daniel-White, Kimberly

2002-01-01

75

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Al-Yousef, Huda

2009-01-01

76

TEEM Implementation of Parent Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The TEEM Implementation of Parent Involvement (T.I.P.I.) is a checklist of various aspects of parent involvement found in TEEM's 19 Follow Through communities. The checklist is not to be used for evaluation but rather to describe the implementation of the parent involvement program and provide a way of determining needs for future parent training.…

Arizona Univ., Tucson. Arizona Center for Educational Research and Development.

77

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cripps, Kayla; Zyromski, Brett

2009-01-01

78

Parental Rights in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Volz, Marlin M.

79

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

80

Parental Assessment of Education: Some Insights.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focus groups of 43 parents in Nashville elicited opinions of their children's education. They perceived local schools to be okay, but thought education overall was in trouble. Collectively, a lack of parental involvement was a serious problem. (SK)

Markert, John

1997-01-01

81

Parent Partners: Using Parents To Enhance Education. By Request Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is part of a series of reports on "hot topics" in education. It examines the current status of parent involvement in schools, taking into account specific definitions, recent research, and different types of parent involvement. The booklet explores ideas for implementing parent-involvement programs, outlines the potential pitfalls of…

Fager, Jennifer; Brewster, Cori

82

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

83

Parents "Always" Matter in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blai, Boris, Jr.

84

Parent Involvement in Transition Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McNair, Jeff; Rusch, Frank R.

85

Parenting for Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Owens, Vivian W.

86

Multicultural Parent Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses findings from interviews with immigrant and refugee parents from Vietnam and Central and South America in Alberta, Canada, regarding concerns and educational needs. Reports concerns about children not speaking their native language and greater independence for children in Canada. Describes a multicultural parent education program…

Strom, Robert; And Others

1992-01-01

87

Educators' perceptions of parental roles  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a growing need to identify ways to foster collaboration and to minimize conflict between educators and parents. Since conflict may arise from differences in the expectation of educators and parents concerning parental roles, this project investigates the perception of educators and parents regarding parental roles. This descriptive study examines the responses of 67 male and female educators to

Betsy D Lawrence

1995-01-01

88

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sad, Suleyman Nihat; Gurbuzturk, Oguz

2013-01-01

89

Parental Involvement Practices in Formalized Home-School Cooperation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Baeck, Unn-Doris Karlsen

2010-01-01

90

Involving and Engaging Parents of Children with IEPs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored parents' views of the educational experience of children with Individual Education Plans. The research goal was to determine how parents are meaningfully involved and engaged in the development and monitoring of education programs for their children. The primary data source for the study was 31 interviews with parents, analysed…

Underwood, Kathryn

2010-01-01

91

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lionel H. Brown; Kelvin S. Beckett

2007-01-01

92

Parental Involvement through Better Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building strong bonds between home and school is one of National Middle School Association's (2003) 14 characteristics for successful middle schools set forth in "This We Believe". Getting teachers to actually believe in the value of parental involvement is not always easy. This article examines a range of key issues in the literature on parental

Reilly, Edel

2008-01-01

93

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Ethical issues regarding children with disabilities have long involved their treatment after they are born. These issues remain important, but children may be deliberately created with or without characteristics that are usually thought of as disabilities. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and related technologies that involve human reproduction will become more readily available and raise new issues about the nature of

James M. Kauffman; Daniel P. Hallahan

2009-01-01

94

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kauffman, James M.; Hallahan, Daniel P.

2009-01-01

95

Using a Transdisciplinary Service Delivery Model to Increase Parental Involvement with Special Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Too often special education services are provided in a piece-by-piece fashion with individual support staff members each scheduling service to the child once or twice a week. Travel time and case-load numbers prohibit getting significant service time and frequency to the student. The literature suggests that transdisciplinary service delivery is…

Cross, Robert J.

2007-01-01

96

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Cripps, Kayla; Zyromski, Brett

2010-01-01

97

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

98

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

99

Parental involvement and athletes’ career in youth sport  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

S Wuerth; M. J Lee; D Alfermann

2004-01-01

100

Identifying Associations between Student Achievement and Parental Involvement Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Waddle, Ann R.

2011-01-01

101

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

102

Guidelines for Successful Parent Involvement: Working with Parents of Students with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), school systems must ensure that the individualized education program (IEP) team includes the parent of the child with a disability. Teachers often report the challenges of getting parents to attend IEP meetings often assuming parents' lack of interest with involvement

Staples, Kelli E.; Diliberto, Jennifer A.

2010-01-01

103

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Panferov, Suzanne

2010-01-01

104

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

PubMed

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

Marques, Magaly; Ressa, Nicole

2013-05-01

105

Parents and Schooling in the 1990s. Parent Involvement at the Middle School Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "ERIC Review" announces research results, publications, and new programs relevant to each issue's theme topic. This theme issue is devoted to the topic of "Parent Involvement in Education" and contains three principal articles: "Parents and Schooling in the 1990s," by Erwin Flaxman and Morton Inger; "Parent Involvement at the Middle School…

ERIC Review, 1991

1991-01-01

106

Parent Involvement Training with Hispanic Parents: A Report from Tomas Rivera Elementary School. A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Center for Parent Education at the University of North Texas conducted a case study based on parent involvement training sessions offered in the spring of 1997 at Tomas Rivera Elementary School, Denton, Texas. The study involved low income English- and Spanish-speaking Hispanic parents whose children were considered high-risk students. The…

Jacobson, Arminta L.; Huffman, Jane B.; Rositas, Maria C.; de Corredor, Yamile Quintero

107

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.

108

Parenting and Religious Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spiro, Jack D., ED.

1988-01-01

109

Respect, Responsibility, and Reciprocity: The 3 Rs of Parent Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the ANCHOR (Addressing the Needs of Children through Observation and Response) parent involvement project developed at the University of British Columbia. The project centers around parent and educator observation and discussion of videotaped sequences of preschool children's activities and interactions. Parents and teachers act as…

Kasting, Arlene

1994-01-01

110

Parent Involvement Program, 1991-92 Evaluation. OER Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The New York City Board of Education established the Parent Involvement Program (PIP) in 1987. The goal of the program was to enhance the home-school partnership and optimize the parent-child relationship to maximize educational success for children. By 1992 the program had expanded to more than 90 sites in schools and in communities at large. The…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.

111

Parent-Child Communication and Parental Involvement in Latino Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davidson, Tatiana M.; Cardemil, Esteban V.

2009-01-01

112

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is intended for parents in the Parent Education Program at Columbia Basin College (CBC), Washington. It is designed to help them learn about their role as a participating parent, as an assistant teacher, as a group member, and as a student in a parent education cooperative group. The importance of parent education is emphasized. A…

Debban, Barbara, Comp.; And Others

113

Parents' Education Levels, Parents' Beliefs, and Child Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relationships between parents' education levels, parents' beliefs concerning children, children's cognitions related to themselves and their relationships, and academic achievement were investigated in a sample of Turkish fourth-grade children and their parents. Structural equations were used in data analysis. Level of parents' education was a significant predictor of parents' beliefs for both parents. Relationships between parents' beliefs and child outcomes

Nuran Hortaçsu

1995-01-01

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

115

Parent Involvement Program, 1992-93. Evaluation. OER Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The New York City Board of Education's Parent Involvement Program (PIP) was created in 1987 and the Office of Parent Involvement (OPI) was established in 1989. For the 1992-93 year, funds were distributed to 143 sites grouped into 3 cycles. Cycle 1 was a pilot program that paired previously funded and new projects, while Cycles 2 and 3 consisted…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.

116

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

117

Stateline: Changing the Nature of Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There's parent involvement and then there's parent involvement. There's the kind that has parents volunteering their time in schools, making costumes, or organizing and staffing the school carnival fund-raiser. This is helpful activity by any measure--helpful in the service of kids and not to be minimized. But there are other levels of involvement

Christie, Kathy

2005-01-01

118

Cross-Cultural Issues in Parent Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four papers address cultural issues related to the involvement of limited-English-proficient parents in public schools in the United States. "Cultural Issues in Indochinese Parent Involvement" (Bach-Tuyet (Pham) Tran) outlines the linguistic, social, and practical barriers to Indochinese immigrant parent involvement and makes suggestions for…

Tran, Bach-Tuyet Pham; And Others

119

Child Characteristics, Parenting Stress, and Parental Involvement: Fathers versus Mothers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines variations in the relationships among child characteristics, parenting stress, and parental involvement. Analyses revealed significant, yet somewhat different, associations between child temperament and parental stress for mothers and fathers. More significant associations were found between perceptions of child temperament and…

McBride, Brent A.; Schoppe, Sarah J.; Rane, Thomas R.

2002-01-01

120

Parent Involvement: What Is It That Works?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the assessment of the impact of parent involvement in the Head Start Family Impact Project. This project was undertaken with cooperation from the Parents in Community Action (PICA) component of the Hennepin County, Minnesota, Head Start Program. (BB)

Leik, Robert K.; Chalkley, Mary Anne

1990-01-01

121

Parental Involvement with Special Needs Children in a Rural School District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Formalized education has been around for a long time and the role of the parents has been to facilitate their child's academic success. The quality of parenting can vary widely. This study will explore parental involvement in their special needs child's educational process. More specifically, parental involvement with special needs children in a…

Lenda, Mary E. Helt

2009-01-01

122

Improving Parent Advocacy and Participation for More Successful Arts Education Programming in High School Choral Music through Political Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practicum was designed to empower a parents' organization through a unified effort. Primary goals for the parents' group were set. One objective was to defeat a small circle of politically astute students in the high school choir. In the previous year, those adversaries successfully influenced the school board on a parents' proposal for the…

Anderson, Dean Philip

123

Parental Involvement in the Educational Process of Children with Special Needs. An Annotated Report. [Final Report] and Research Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A listing of resources is presented for parents of handicapped children. Resources are categorized according to the following types: programs, organizations, products, and additional resources; federally funded programs; national parent organizations; local parent training; and handbooks, book lists, and media. Entries are organized according to…

Kreger, Robert D.

124

Parental Involvement and Children's Readiness for School in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The remarkable academic advancement of Asian students in cross-national studies has been attributed to numerous factors, including the value placed on education by Chinese parents. However, there is a dearth of research on how exactly Chinese parents are involved in children's early learning. Purpose: This study has two major research…

Lau, Eva Y. H.; Li, Hui; Rao, Nirmala

2011-01-01

125

Parent Involvement in Child Care Settings: Conceptual and Measurement Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the conceptualization and measurement of Parent Child Care Involvement (PCCI) and questions whether PCCI should be included in high-stakes quality ratings. It presents data on several PCCI measures, including one used by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Parent Caregiver Relationship Scale…

Zellman, Gail L.; Perlman, Michal

2006-01-01

126

Parent Involvement Program (PIP) 1988-89. Evaluation Section Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Parent Involvement Program (PIP) was designed to promote the active and continuing participation of individual parents in the education of their children, as well as a partnership with the schools their children attend. An evaluation of PIP focused on its planning and implementation and determined the program's effectiveness in meeting its…

Moore, Gaylen; And Others

127

Parental Involvement: A Contrast between Rural and Other Communities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sun, Yongmin; And Others

128

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-10-01

129

The Politics and Policies of Parental Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's parents are involved in college students' lives more than those of any previous generation. The purpose of this article is to help institutions constructively manage their relationships with parents, for the benefit of students, the institution, and the parents themselves. The author seeks to offer guidance to institutions in developing a…

Kennedy, Kirsten

2009-01-01

130

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

131

School co-ethnicity and Hispanic parental involvement.  

PubMed

Scholars of immigration disagree about the role ethnic communities play in immigrant families' engagement in educational institutions. While some researchers argue that the concentration of disadvantaged ethnic groups may prevent meaningful engagement with schools, others argue that ethnic communities can possess resources that help immigrant families be involved in their children's schooling. In this study we use a nationally representative dataset of Hispanic children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K) to determine if the relative size of the Hispanic population in the school affects levels of their parents' involvement in their education, as well as parents' perceptions of barriers to their involvement. Our results suggest that a large Hispanic presence in a child's school can help increase immigrant Hispanic parents' involvement in their children's schooling, but there are no benefits for US-born Hispanic parents, indicating that ethnic communities help immigrant families acculturate to American institutions. PMID:23017935

Klugman, Joshua; Lee, Jennifer C; Nelson, Shelley L

2012-09-01

132

Competition, Parental Involvement and Public School Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes work from a dissertation that examines the determinants of public school performance, focusing on the roles of incentives and parental involvement. The thesis presents theory and related empirics. In the theory, it analyzes the effects of competition on public school productivity, with and without parental involvement, as…

McMillan, Robert

133

Determinants of Parental Involvement in Early Schooling: Evidence from Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined how demographic and psychological factors shape the involvement of Japanese mothers in their children's education. The five demographic variables studied were family income, maternal education, family size, mothers' employment status, and sex of the child. Three forms of parental cognition were also studied: mothers'…

Holloway, Susan D.; Yamamoto, Yoko; Suzuki, Sawako; Mindnich, Jessica D.

2008-01-01

134

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

135

The Role of Parent Expectations on Adolescent Educational Aspirations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parental expectations have long been studied as a factor in increasing adolescent educational aspirations, often linking these expectations to parental level of education and involvement in academic endeavours. This study further explores this relationship in a statewide Midwestern sample of parents and their adolescent children. Regression…

Kirk, Chris Michael; Lewis-Moss, Rhonda K.; Nilsen, Corinne; Colvin, Deltha Q.

2011-01-01

136

Evaluation of Parental Education Programme “How to become better parents?”  

Microsoft Academic Search

„How to become better parents?” is a programme addressed to foster parents which purpose is to present alternatives and options in educating their children, as well as to develop a social network between parents. The advantage of this parental education programme is that they can learn from each other’s experiences, they can see different points of view and ways of

Bianca VLASA

2009-01-01

137

Project Facilitate: An Inservice Education Program for Educators and Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes "Project Facilitate," an inservice education program that provides educators and parents with a comprehensive overview of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). The program involves the use of four self-instructional content manuals: AD/HD general knowledge base, legal issues and AD/HD, assessment of children with AD/HD, and…

Worthington, Lou Anne; Wortham, Joycelyn Foy; Smith, Cynthia Ruth Blocker; Patterson, David

1997-01-01

138

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

139

Family Structure, Parental Involvement, and Academic Motivation in Latino Adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Self-report data from 594 Latino adolescents about parental involvement (general support, monitoring, academic support, and educational aspirations) and academic motivation were examined across three family structures (intact, stepfather, single-mother\\/nonresident involved father). Significant differences were found in fathers' but not mothers' involvement depending on the family structure. Dominance analyses showed that the form of mothers' involvement that explained the most unique

Carolyn S. Henry; Scott W. Plunkett; Tovah Sands

2011-01-01

140

Menu for Successful Parent and Family Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wirtz, Paul; Schumacher, Bev

141

Adolescents' Perception of Parental Involvement in Schooling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study was conducted with beginning high school students (872 females, 404 males) in Quebec to determine their view of school-related parental activities and whether their opinions varied by gender or level of autonomy. Even though adolescents welcomed most parental involvement, support was stronger among females. Boy's work-orientation and girls'…

Deslandes, Rollande; Cloutier, Richard

2002-01-01

142

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.

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

2009-01-01

143

Parental involvement in competitive youth sport settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectivesBased on ecological systems theory [Bronfenbrenner, U. (2005). Making human beings human: Bioecological perspectives on human development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage], the purpose of this study was to examine parentsinvolvement in competitive youth sport settings.

Nicholas L. Holt; Katherine A. Tamminen; Danielle E. Black; Zoë L. Sehn; Michael P. Wall

2008-01-01

144

Community Involvement: Linking Parents and Non-Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To ensure the success of its enrichment activities program, a Texas elementary school formed principal assistants committees (PACs) comprised of highly diverse community volunteer coordinators. In the PAC program, parents, nonparents, and educators work together, sharing problems and solutions while supporting each others' efforts. Sidebars list…

Kenner, Lynn; Gribbin, Randall

1992-01-01

145

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

146

Parent Education in Chicago: A Program of the City Colleges of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Parent Education Program was initiated in Chicago in fall 1981 to promote parental interest and involvement in their own and their children's education. The program's rationale, which is supported by studies of parent behavior and child development, is that involved parents will have a positive impact on their children's educational and personal…

Crocheron, Crystal J.; And Others

147

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Colson, Myron Jamal

2010-01-01

148

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), 2007

2007-01-01

149

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Christina Clark

2007-01-01

150

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

151

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

152

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

153

Parent and Home Involvement in Schools. An Introductory Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This information packet for those interested in promoting parent and family involvement in their children's schools opens with "A Quick Overview of Some Basic Resources." This section contains lists of 28 selected references, some research syntheses available from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), and 10 Internet resources…

California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.

154

Parent Involvement and Student Academic Performance: A Multiple Mediational Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

155

Family Religious Involvement, Parenting Practices and Academic Performance in Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Park, Hae Seong; Bonner, Patricia

2008-01-01

156

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

157

Parenting Education - Health and Hygiene.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The second in a series on parenting education for American Indians, the booklet offers information on health and hygiene for the mother-to-be and the newborn baby. Chapters include care during pregnancy, mother's weight, mother's health, feeding newborns, washing the baby, baby's early diet, and baby's health care. (ERB)

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

158

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

159

Parent Education Needs of Secondary Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessed parent education needs of secondary students (N=265) as a basis for the development of parent education programs. Data were collected by administering the Parent Information Inventory. Students expressed strongest needs in planning and decision making, parenting and adolescent social development. Significant sex and age differences were…

Mensah, Kathleen Lafortune Yaw; And Others

1983-01-01

160

Parent Education--From Where and Whom?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings from a study conducted by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University on the status of parent education indicate where parents and expectant parents acquired child-rearing information and how knowledgeable they are about child development. Suggestions for parent educators and implications for Extension staff contributions are…

Fu, Victoria R.; And Others

1978-01-01

161

Conducting a Parent Education Program in a Pediatric Clinic Playroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To demonstrate that a pediatric clinic provides a natural framework for an educational program involving parents as the primary teachers of young children, a parent education program was incorporated into the playroom program of the Mount Sinai Hospital Pediatric Clinic in New York City. (Author/CS)

Morris, Anne G.

1974-01-01

162

Parental Involvement: An Essential Ingredient for a Successful School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined how teachers in a Christian school in the North Bay, California, area, perceive the academic and behavioral performance of students whose parents are involved in the school compared to the performance of students whose parents are not involved. Parental involvement includes parents attending parent-teacher conferences, open…

Akimoff, Kimberly G.

163

Ambivalent Relations: The "Tricky Footwork" of Parental Involvement in School Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blackmore, Jill; Hutchison, Kirsten

2010-01-01

164

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative research study addressed the problem of the lack of parental involvement in secondary school science. Increasing parental involvement is vital in supporting student academic achievement and social growth. The purpose of this emergent phenomenological study was to identify conditions required to successfully construct a supportive learning environment to form partnerships between students, parents, and educators. The overall research

Christopher Anthony Dignam

2007-01-01

165

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Clausell, Arlene Midget

2010-01-01

166

A Case Involving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parents in Prereferral Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents are rarely included in school-based prereferral intervention, although research has widely reported the importance of parental involvement in children's education. This article documents how a school involved a single parent from a culturally and linguistically diverse background in a prereferral intervention partnership, describes the…

Tam, Kai Yung; Heng, Mary Anne

2005-01-01

167

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sudduth, Charletta D.

2011-01-01

168

Parent Involvement: Ideas from the Field  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every month the journal "Exchange" highlights a challenge of the month. On their web site (www.ChildCareExchange.com) they provide solutions from "Exchange" and solutions from the field to this challenge. In January, the challenge was "Involving Parents." They received over 60 ideas submitted by "Exchange" Panel of 300 members and by visitors to…

Child Care Information Exchange, 2004

2004-01-01

169

Parent, Family and Community Involvement. IDRA Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

IDRA Newsletter, 1997

1997-01-01

170

Involving Parents of English Language Learners with Disabilities through Instructional Dialogues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In today's educational climate of increased accountability for learning, parent involvement in the education of children is a topic that permeates educational discussions. Schools urge parents to support their child's learning at home by assisting with homework and reading every night, to participate in school committees, and to volunteer in…

Barrera, Manuel; Liu, Kristin K.

2006-01-01

171

Parents' Perceptions of a School-based Prevention Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an analysis of parents' views of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Results showed that parental involvement and knowledge of D.A.R.E. was high. Generally, parents were very positive about D.A.R.E., especially when they viewed the D.A.R.E. officer as an effective educator. Topics for future research are suggested.…

Donnermeyer, Joseph F.

2000-01-01

172

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

173

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This second publication in the latest Innovations in Education series 'Engaging Parents in Education: Lessons from Five Parental Information and Resource Centers' identifies innovative and successful education programs across the country that are closing ...

2007-01-01

174

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

175

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the association between parental and child fruit consumption in the context of general parenting, parental education and ethnic background.A cross-sectional study was performed among 1,762 parent-child dyads. Mean age of the children was 8 years. One parent completed a questionnaire to measure their own and their child’s fruit consumption, parenting style, education level and ethnicity. In mediation

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

176

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

177

Partitioning of Variance in Reading Achievement of Rhode Island Compensatory Education Students among Background, Mental Ability, Program and Parental Involvement Factors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To investigate the effects of Title I reading programs and the relationships of relevant sets of variables to student achievement, this study sought to determine the unique, and the common, contributions of background, mental ability, program, and parental involvement to the variance in reading comprehension and vocabulary scores for Title I…

DeVito, Pasquale John

178

African American Parental Involvement in a Post-"Brown" Era: Facilitating the Academic Achievement of African American Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Brown v. Board of Education" decision defined public education for African Americans in the United States. In this article I discuss the tradition of African American parental involvement in the pre-"Brown" era, challenges to parental involvement in a post-"Brown" era, and a parental involvement initiative in an urban elementary school. I…

Tillman, Linda C.

2004-01-01

179

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

180

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Literacy Trust (England)

181

Hispanic Parents' Perceptions of Children's Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined 32 Hispanic parents' perceptions of education, especially, (a) parent's motivation for their children's career choice, (b) their perceptions of education, and (c) informal means of education at home. The data were collected using openended questions and were analyzed using content analysis. Findings in this study provide…

Hwang, Young Suk; Vrongistinos, Konstantinos

2010-01-01

182

School and Family Collaboration: Parental Involvement and Student Success at a School in Texas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes how parents and the school can work together to improve educational outcomes. It describes collaborative community-involvement strategies used at Gerard Elementary School in Cleburne, Texas. The school offers a meet-the-teacher day at the beginning of the school year, a parent-orientation night, and parent-school conferences.…

Wilmore, Elaine L.

183

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

184

Parent Involvement in Service Learning. Linking Learning with Life.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide focuses on the crucial role parents have regarding children and service. Section 1, developing a strategy for parent involvement, discusses parent support for service learning at school and parents' reinforcement of family participation in community service. Section 2, keeping parents informed, addresses three topics: information to…

Kaye, Cathryn Berger

185

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dignam, Christopher Anthony

186

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

187

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jacobson, Arminta, Ed.; And Others

188

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

PubMed

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

Wang, Ming-Te; Sheikh-Khalil, Salam

2014-01-01

189

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

190

Teaching Practices and Strategies to Involve Inner-City Parents at Home and in the School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few studies have observed what teachers actually do in the classroom to encourage parental involvement in their children's education. Over the school year, the various teaching practices and strategies of two teachers in an inner-city elementary school that has had public recognition in its efforts to involve parents were gathered through…

Lewis, Leontye; Kim, Yanghee A.; Bey, Juanita Ashby

2011-01-01

191

Research Agenda: Finding Ways to Create More Options for Parent Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author looks at problems involving parents of handicapped children in the educational decision making process and suggests areas of needed research. Mediation is suggested as a means to keep parents involved in decision making and to reduce the adversarial and costly nature of due process hearings. (SB)

Yoshida, Roland K.

1982-01-01

192

How Parents Are Portrayed among Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines parents through the lens of cartoons printed in educational journals. Suggests that journal editors share many ideas with educators, their readers, and that the ideas expressed in cartoons may be construed as anti-parent by preservice and inservice teachers. (Contains 3 cartoons and 20 references.) (WFA)

Ramirez, A. Y.

2002-01-01

193

Perceptions of parents' involvement in learning and adolescents' aspirations.  

PubMed

Commonality analysis was used to examine relationships between global and perceived measures of parents' involvement in learning and the aspirations of 516 16-yr.-old Australians. Analysis indicated that, while adolescents' perceptions of parents' involvement had strong associations with their aspirations, such relationships should be examined within environmental contexts assessed by more global measures of parents' involvement. PMID:7984722

Marjoribanks, K

1994-08-01

194

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

195

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

196

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gross, Karen

2011-01-01

197

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

JOSE LUIS VALDERAS

1985-01-01

198

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

199

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

200

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

201

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Linda J. Sax; Katherine Lynk Wartman

202

Parent Support and Involvement at Apollo Middle School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Knox, Rodney

203

Family Involvement in Residential Treatment: Staff, Parent, and Adolescent Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We conducted interviews with staff members, parents, and adolescents at a residential treatment center to examine the frequency, nature, and satisfaction with contact between parents and adolescents and parents and staff. We also assessed perceived barriers to family involvement and possible solutions for improving this involvement. Results…

Nickerson, Amanda B.; Brooks, Jennifer L.; Colby, Sarah A.; Rickert, Jennifer M.; Salamone, Frank J.

2006-01-01

204

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

205

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

206

Parent Teacher Education Connection: Preparing Preservice Teachers for Family Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

207

Parent Involvement: Improving School Climate and Strengthening Relationships Among the Parent Community.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research project involved the implementation and evaluation of a program for increased parental involvement at an elementary school in western Illinois. Evidence for the lack of parental involvement included declining membership in the Parent-Teacher Organization, elimination of the computer lab, limited library hours due to lack of…

Aten, Angela; Mueller, Deborah; New, Diane; Peschang, Teresa

208

Parental Roles in Special Education: The Views of Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary level special educators surveyed in a midwestern city felt that parents should take an active role in the educational process, with teachers providing guidance. The reliability of the survey results was not established, however. (PGD)

Abelson, A. Geoffrey; Metge, Maria

1985-01-01

209

Parents' perceptions of a school-based prevention education program.  

PubMed

There are few studies of parents' views about prevention education in general, or about specific prevention education activities. Yet, their perceptions are important because families are a primary socialization source, and because parents' opinions can either reinforce or countermand the message of prevention education programs. This article is an analysis of parents' views of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program based on a statewide survey of adults from rural, suburban, and urban communities who had a child participate in the program within the past year. Parent involvement and knowledge of D.A.R.E. was high. Generally, parents were very positive about D.A.R.E., especially when they viewed the D.A.R.E. officer as an effective educator. This article suggests that much more research on parents' views and support of prevention education program needs to be conducted, especially within the context of how their perceptions may mediate the influence of the prevention effort on young people's attitudes and behaviors about substance use. PMID:11092152

Donnermeyer, J F

2000-01-01

210

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Quadri, Khadijat O.

2012-01-01

211

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

212

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

213

Parents as Educational Models and Definers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Combined data from Coleman's 1961 Adolescent Society survey and 15-year follow-up study of early status attainment of respondents. Found parents' effects on children's educational aspirations and attainments due to modeling and defining influences. Defining effects exceeded modeling effects in strength; proportion of parental influence due to…

Cohen, Jere

1987-01-01

214

Parents as Partners in Art Education Enrichment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hansen, Laurie

2008-01-01

215

A Chronology of Parental Choice in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McDonald, Sister Dale

2001-01-01

216

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

217

Parent's views on education for the gifted  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey was sent to parents of children enrolled in two public and three private school programs for the gifted to ascertain their educational philosophical positions and conceptions of giftedness. In general, the results showed that the parents preferred an eclectic, child?centered instructional approach. Their conception of gifted intelligence was broad and complex, integrating many aspects of creativity, motivation, and

Kathleen C. P. Buckley

1994-01-01

218

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

219

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

220

14 Indicators for Success: Parent Involvement in the State Performance Plan (SPP) Part C, Birth-2 Years Old  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) is the latest revision to federal special education law. There were several exciting new additions to the law that should enhance meaningful parent involvement in their child's special education program. This document provides parents and service providers general information about the…

Copenhaver, John

2006-01-01

221

The Long Term Influence of a Kindergarten Parent Involvement Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A longitudinal study was conducted to compare the reading achievement of students involved in the Right-to-Read Project with that of those not involved in the project. Specifically, to assess the long term effects on pupils whose parents participated in a program stressing parent involvement in the learning process, measures of the achievement of…

Swick, Kevin J.; Land, Betty Lou

222

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

223

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

224

Parent Involvement: More Power in the Portfolio Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how parents became involved in the portfolio student assessment process at a suburban elementary school, focusing on strategies found to be effective in promoting parent collaboration. Presents information on strategies such as giving information on the process to parents through meetings and a weekly principal newsletter and having…

Weldin, Donna J.; Tumarkin, Sandra R.

1999-01-01

225

Parent Involvement in Family Support Programs: An Integrated Theory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines a conceptual model of parental involvement in family support programs, anchored in ecological and family systems frameworks. Proposes that parental decisions to enroll and remain in support programs are shaped by a variety of factors at different levels of influence, including individual characteristics of the parent and family, provider…

McCurdy, Karen; Daro, Deborah

2001-01-01

226

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

227

Understanding Students' Parental Education Beyond First-Generation Status  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this study is to explore and compare the experiences and views that community college students face across multiple levels of parental education. The findings demonstrate significant differences across five different parental education levels, arguing that future research ought to expand current notions of parental education beyond a binary comparison (having a college educated parent or not).

Jenny J. Lee; Linda J. Sax; Karen A. Kim; Linda S. Hagedorn

2004-01-01

228

Parents Make a Difference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook discusses the following types of parent involvement in education: (1) decision-making; (2) parents as educators; (3) advocacy; (4) school support; and (5) parent education and support. The benefits of parent involvement are outlined. Examples from New York City's 1987-88 Parent Involvement Program (PIP) demonstrate that parent

Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.

229

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oketch, Moses; Mutisya, Maurice; Sagwe, Jackline

2012-01-01

230

State of Wyoming Educational Surrogate Parent Manual  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children with disabilities enter school with unique educational needs. Federal and State laws provide special assurances that guarantee these unique needs are met and an appropriate education is provided. Among these assurances are rights making it possible for parents to act as advocates for their children and to work as partners with the school…

Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), 2007

2007-01-01

231

Educators and Parents Working Together to Develop Special Education Parent Support Groups. Statewide Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook documents the ingredients necessary to create successful school-sponsored special education parent support groups. Common characteristics observed in parent groups are outlined, along with principles of effective group functioning, benefits accruing to parents, and benefits for school systems. Also discussed is the assistance offered…

Duganne, Mary Ann; And Others

232

Handbook for Instructors. Guide for Parent Instructors in Parent Education Programs. Columbia Basin College Parent Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is designed to explain the structure and the existing regulations and procedures of the programs affiliated with the Parent Education Program at Columbia Basin College (CBC), Washington. Purpose of the program is to give parents the opportunity to increase their understanding of children. Section I addresses the importance of parent

Debban, Barbara, Comp.; And Others

233

Parents as Partners in Reducing Sex-Role Stereotypes in Vocational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is intended to assist vocational education teachers and guidance counselors in working with parents to reduce sex-role stereotyping in vocational education and employment. Discussed first are recent developments in the area of ensuring equity in vocational education and parent involvement in career decisions. A list of pertinent…

Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Dept. of Vocational Education.

234

Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships: The Reflective Dialogue Parent Education Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parenting education programs have traditionally consisted of teaching skills and providing information about child development, but have not focused on parents' own development as individuals and as parents. The Reflective Dialogue Parent Education Design (RDPED) described in this article helps parents increase their self-awareness and their…

Thomas, Ruth; Cooke, Betty; Scott, Mary

2005-01-01

235

Evaluating Evaluations: The Case of Parent Involvement Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyzes 41 studies that evaluated K-12 parent involvement programs in order to assess claims that such programs are an effective means of improving student learning. It examines the characteristics of the parent involvement programs, as well as the research design, data, and analytical techniques used in program evaluation. Our…

Mattingly, Doreen J.; Prislin, Radmila; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Rodriguez, James L.; Kayzar, Brenda

2002-01-01

236

Nurturing Parent Involvement Two Middle Level Teachers Share Their Secrets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Less than two years ago, a school district in west Texas initiated a program called Volunteer Initiative Program (VIP) to increase community and parent involvement in grades kindergarten through twelve. Through VIP, the district encouraged district teachers and staff to increase their efforts to involve parents in their schools. Carlos Valdez and…

Halsey, Pamela A.

2004-01-01

237

Parental Involvement in the Prereferral Process: Implications for Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Little is known about parental involvement in the prereferral intervention team (PIT) process. To shed light on the role of parental involvement in PIT meetings and referred student outcomes, this study used a stratified sample of 88 PIT student records from 14 elementary schools within one district. The records were randomly selected and reliably…

Chen, Wei-Bing; Gregory, Anne

2011-01-01

238

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

239

Parent Involvement: The Relationship between Beliefs and Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored parents' beliefs and practices regarding participation in the schools, investigating why they chose to become involved and the types of involvement that were meaningful to them. Researchers mailed surveys to parents of middle school children from two schools in Nassau County, New York, that differed in size, ethnic population,…

Grossman, Stuart; Osterman, Karen; Schmelkin, Liora Pedhazur

240

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

241

Esperanza y Poder: Democratic Dialogue and Authentic Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stratton, Susan

2006-01-01

242

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

243

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

244

Family Demographics, Family Functioning, and Parent Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nation-wide study assessed the effectiveness of the various delivery systems providing early intervention services to handicapped young children. The Battelle Developmental Inventory was the primary measure of child development. A series of parent measures were used and demographic information was also collected. Data from project sites…

Lowitzer, Arthur C.

245

English Language Learners Parental Involvement in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examines the methods and techniques used by school administrators to bring in and keep parents of English Language Learners coming back to be part of the school. Administrators at twelve schools in the Southeastern central San Joaquin Valley in California were interviewed to determine what practices they utilized to make ELL…

Garcia, Dagoberto

2011-01-01

246

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

247

School Involvement Leave: Providing Leave for Parental Involvement in School Activities. Policy Briefing Series. Issue 18  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the most important factors in school performance is parental involvement. However, many parents do not have the flexibility in their work schedules or the leave policies necessary to attend school functions. As a result, legislators are creating policies to address this issue. School involvement leave policies provide parents with…

Curlew, Mary; Weber, Julie

2009-01-01

248

A Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB Act) reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and provided a framework through which families, educators, and communities can work together to improve teaching and learning. Four principles guide this framework: (1) accountability for results; (2) local control and flexibility; (3)…

Ferguson, Chris

2010-01-01

249

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

250

Parent Education and Elementary Counseling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lamb, Jackie; Lamb, Wesley A.

251

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

252

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

253

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

254

Parent Involvement and Technology with At-Risk Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This third in a series of articles on the use of technology with at-risk students focuses on using technology for increased parental interaction. Highlights include the effects of parental involvement on student achievement and self-esteem; and the use of telephones, videos, software, classroom computers, and integrated learning systems. (Contains…

Poirot, James; Robinson, Gary

1994-01-01

255

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

256

Parent Involvement in Science Learning. NSTA Position Statement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Science Teachers Association (NJ1), 2009

2009-01-01

257

Parental Involvement in the Preoperative Surgical Safety Checklist Is Welcomed by Both Parents and Staff  

PubMed Central

We involved the parents of paediatric patients in the first part of the three-stage WHO Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) process. Forty-two parents took part in the study. They came to the theatre suite with their child and into the induction room. Immediately before induction of anaesthesia they were present at, and took part in, the first stage of the three-stage SSC process, confirming with staff the identity of their child, the procedure to be performed, the operating site, and the consent being adequately obtained and recorded. We asked parents and theatre staff later whether they thought that parental involvement in the SSC was beneficial to patient safety. Both parents and staff welcomed parental involvement in the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and felt that it improved patient safety.

Corbally, Martin T.; Tierney, Eamon

2014-01-01

258

Black Children. Social, Educational, and Parental Environments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

259

Bullying: A Handbook for Educators and Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Bullying: A Handbook for Educators and Parents" offers a comprehensive exploration of the bullying within public schools, drawing upon research conducted in the United States, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and Canada. It offers insights into the immediate and long-term impact bullying can have upon the lives of students, their families, and…

Rivers, Ian; Duncan, Neil; Besag, Valerie E.

2009-01-01

260

The Effect of a Parent Education Program on Selected Aspects of Parental Behavior: An Exploratory Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this exploratory study was to measure the impact of a specific style of parent education on parental behavior with their children. Six families, chosen by invitation from among parents participating in the Carbon County, Utah parent education programs, participated in the study. A BAB-ABBA single case experimental design was…

Shade, Daniel David

261

Parental Migration and Child Education: Evidence from Variation in Child Age During Parental Absence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Estimation of the causal eect of parental migration on child education is com- plicated by the likelihood that factors in‡uencing parental migration also aect child educational attainment. This paper exploits variation in siblings'ages at the time of parental migration to get around this endogeneity problem, arguing that parental migration after a child is 20 should have no direct eect on

Francisca Antmany

262

Developmental Education for Parents of Delayed Infants: Effects on Parental Motivation and Children's Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comparing developmental education for parents, parent education in child management, and a control situation, this study assessed treatment effectiveness in motivating parents to participate in home programs for developmentally delayed infants. Results indicated the superiority of the developmental program in terms of parent participation and…

Moxley-Haegert, Linda; Serbin, Lisa A.

1983-01-01

263

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

264

Handbook for Transitional Bilingual Education Parent Advisory Councils. Revised Edition. Part C Research Agenda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook on the advisory and decision-making aspects of parent involvement provides information and skill-building activities to help parents establish, maintain, and increase the effectiveness of parent advisory councils (PAC) for bilingual education programs in Massachusetts. Chapter 1 describes the legal background and the basic structures…

Dannenberg, Arlene C.

265

The Education of Parents of Handicapped Children. Info-Pak 1, Selected Readings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The information packet contains six abridged readings on the education of parents of retarded or disadvantaged children. Specific teaching techniques such as recognizing individual performance levels are offered to maximize retarded children's learning. A handbook on parent councils discusses parent involvement in school programs for disadvantaged…

Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.

266

Parental Involvement in Adolescent Romantic Relationships: Patterns and Correlates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

267

New Resources for Childbirth Educators and Parents  

PubMed Central

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

Shilling, Teri

2009-01-01

268

New resources for childbirth educators and parents.  

PubMed

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

Shilling, Teri

2009-01-01

269

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

270

Sensual sexuality education with young parenting women.  

PubMed

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

Gubrium, Aline C; Shafer, Miriam B

2014-08-01

271

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

272

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

273

Can Special Education Teachers Create Parent Partnership with Mexican American Families? Si Se Pueda!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Creating partnership between special educators and parents who are Mexican American often poses unique challenges for all involved. Historically, the fact that these parents may not share mainstream values, traditions, and customs has often been perceived by special education teachers as part of the problem and not as valuable new sources of…

Salas, Loretta; Lopez, Eric J.; Chinn, Kathleen; Menchaca-Lopez, Eva

2005-01-01

274

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walker, Joy

2004-01-01

275

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

276

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Veloz, Elizabeth Andrea

2010-01-01

277

Parent Education Program for Incarcerated Mothers in Colorado  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the primary goals of correctional education is to reduce recidivism by reintegrating inmates into society and family in a productive and positive manner and, in the case of parent education, become good and effective parents to their children. Research suggests that prison parent education programs provide inmates with measurable knowledge…

Gonzalez, Patricia; Romero, Tony; Cerbana, Christine B.

2007-01-01

278

Parental Preferences Regarding Sex Education Topics for Sixth Graders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questionnaire responses from parents (N=146) of sixth graders indicated strong support for the inclusion of a broad range of sex education topics including more sensitive topics, regardless of parental age, sex, marital status, income, education, or child's sex. Results suggest that these parents found a broad sex education program in the school…

Silverstein, Cynthia D.; Buck, Germaine M.

1986-01-01

279

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

280

Parent Involvement in School: A Survey of Parents of Handicapped Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to obtain perceptions and thoughts of 325 parents of handicapped children regarding their relationship and involvement with school, their level of satisfaction, and their recommendations and suggestions on how to improve parent-school relationships. (MT)

Leyser, Yona

1985-01-01

281

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

282

Families and Education: An Educator's Resource for Family Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook for educators offers guidance on ways to understand parents, parent-teacher communication, the process of reinforcing classwork at home, ways to support family communication, and resources. Contents offer: (1) practical tips and strategies designed to help educators develop communication skills for use in working with families; (2)…

App, Marie

283

Parent involvement on school advisory councils: A process evaluation at the middle school level  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing parental involvement was made an important goal for all Florida schools in educational reform legislation in the 1990's. A forum for this input was established and became known as the School Advisory Council (SAC). To demonstrate the importance of process and inclusion, a south Florida school district and its local teacher's union agreed on the following five goals for

Janis Marie Barrett

2002-01-01

284

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

285

Bullying: Who Does What, when and Where? Involvement of Children, Teachers and Parents in Bullying Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bullying victimization is associated with several health issues. Prevention of bullying is therefore an important goal for health and education professionals. In the present study, 2766 children from 32 Dutch elementary schools participated by completing a questionnaire on bullying behavior, and the involvement of teachers, parents and classmates…

Fekkes, M.; Pijpers, F. I. M.; Verloove-Vanhorick, S. P.

2005-01-01

286

Mexican-Origin Parents' Involvement in Adolescent Peer Relationships: A Pattern Analytic Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The cultural backgrounds and experiences of Mexican-origin mothers and fathers (including their Anglo and Mexican cultural orientations and their familism values) and their socioeconomic background (parental education, family income, neighborhood poverty rate) are linked to the nature of their involvement in adolescent peer relationships.

Updegraff, Kimberly A.; Killoren, Sarah E.; Thayer, Shawna M.

2007-01-01

287

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

288

Mexican American Parents' Involvement in Adolescents' Peer Relationships  

PubMed Central

This study examined the nature and correlates of Mexican American mothers’ and fathers’ involvement in adolescents’ peer relationships along four dimensions: support, restriction, knowledge, and time spent with adolescents and peers. Mexican American adolescents and their parents in 220 families described their family relationships, cultural orientations/values, and experiences with adolescents’ peers in home interviews. In addition, time-use data were collected during a series of seven phone calls to measure parents’ time spent with adolescents and peers and parents’ knowledge of adolescents’ daily experiences with peers. Multi-level models revealed connections between parentsinvolvement in adolescents’ peer relationships and both parents’ Mexican and Anglo orientations and familism values and adolescents’ peer experiences (e.g., deviant peer affiliations, friends’ ethnic orientation). Findings further revealed some evidence that parent and adolescent gender moderated the patterns, with mothers’ (but not fathers’) restrictions on peer relationships being associated with adolescents’ deviant peer affiliations and parents placing greater restrictions on daughters’ than on sons’ peer relationships when they had more frequent deviant peer affiliations.

Updegraff, Kimberly A.; Kim, Ji-Yeon; Killoren, Sarah E.; Thayer, Shawna M.

2009-01-01

289

New Resources for Childbirth Educators and Parents  

PubMed Central

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

Shilling, Teri

2009-01-01

290

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

291

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

292

Locke on Education and the Rights of Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tuckness, Alex

2010-01-01

293

Inform Parents about the Goals of Your Physical Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses how physical education teachers can help educate parents about their physical education program. In this article, NASPE would like to encourage physical education teachers to send a letter to parents of their students, publish it in the school newsletter or on the school web site, or send it to their local community…

Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2005

2005-01-01

294

Parenting with Mild Intellectual Deficits: Parental Expectations and the Educational Attainment of their Children  

PubMed Central

This study examined how educational expectations parents with mild intellectual deficits had for their children shaped their children’s attainment, and how parents’ own intellectual limitations affected this process. We identified 612 parents with mild intellectual deficits and 2712 comparison parents from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, a prospective longitudinal study that followed participants from ages 18 to 64. Compared to the norm, parents with mild intellectual deficits expected their children to complete less education, even after controlling for socio-demographic background variables, and children of parents with mild intellectual deficits completed fewer years of education. For both groups, parental expectations were the strongest predictor of attainment. Results suggest that disparities in education are shaped in part by parents’ beliefs about educational opportunities.

Taylor, Julie Lounds; Hurd, Heather Doescher; Seltzer, Marsha Mailick; Greenberg, Jan S.; Floyd, Frank J.

2010-01-01

295

A natural variation study of engagement and confidence among parents of learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parentsinvolvement in their children's education is known to be an important predictor of a range of adaptive outcomes. For learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), lack of parental engagement and confidence has been highlighted as a problematic issue. Given this, the objectives of the current study were to: (i) determine the amount of variation in parental engagement

Alexandra Barlow; Neil Humphrey

2012-01-01

296

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

297

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

298

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

299

Parental Involvement in Children's Learning: Comparing Parents of Children with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

300

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mutua, Kagendo; Dimitrov, Dimiter M.

2001-01-01

301

Parenting Education at Medford and Churchill High Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nationally, interest in family life and parenting programs has grown amidst concern for "basic education." Parenting education in today's schools may be justified because of increased family stress and deteriorating family support systems. Most parenting and family life courses are offered within home economics departments, have a narrow focus,…

Jensen, Mary Cihak

1986-01-01

302

Parent education interventions: Results from a national study in Portugal  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parenting education programmes are becoming widespread practices and are being recognized by the scientific community as promising interventions for preventing child maltreatment. However, a diversity of programme objectives and implementation conditions can be related to different outcomes in parental competencies and child adjustment. In this paper we present data concerning the effects of different parent education interventions developed in Portugal.

Ana Almeida; Isabel Abreu-Lima; Orlanda Cruz; Maria Filomena Gaspar; Teresa Brandão; Madalena Alarcão; Milice Ribeiro Santos; José Cunha Machado

2012-01-01

303

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

304

Involvement and Investments in Education: Mothers and Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a feminist critique of the literature on parental involvement and school choice. Two research studies demonstrate mothers' critical importance in their children's education at home and at school. Mothers normally invest more time and energy than fathers in child-rearing and school associations. Working-class boys' underachievement may…

David, Miriam

1998-01-01

305

Creating Demand Parents: Approaches to Parental Involvement in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examines the parental involvement policies and programs of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the country's fourth largest school district. Through a holistic case research methodology, it explores the multiple perspectives and practices of district- and school-level employees who are charged with involving families…

Kakli, Zenub

2010-01-01

306

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simich-Dudgeon, Carmen, Ed.

307

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rochford, Marilou

1998-01-01

308

Parental Views on Issues Related to Traffic Safety Education and the Licensing of Teenage Drivers. Results of a Statewide Survey of Washington Parents. Traffic Safety Education Executive Summary 1983.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most teenagers learn to drive through a combination of classroom instruction, simulated driving experiences, and road driving. As part of a larger study focusing on public opinions of traffic safety education, parental views on safety education effectiveness, the licensing of teenage drivers, and parental involvement in driver education in the…

Plato, Kathleen C.; Rasp, Alfred, Jr.

309

Involving Parents in Teaching Social Communication Skills to Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

310

Should Parental Involvement Be Required for Minors' Abortions?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's recent indication of willingness to accept state restrictions on a woman's right to abortion. Presents several key reasons why parental involvement should not be legally required for minors' abortions, and suggests that family practitioners are in an excellent position to inform the public and policymakers about…

Rodman, Hyman

1991-01-01

311

Involving Parents in the Reading Process. Learning Package No. 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Originally developed for the Department of Defense Schools (DoDDS) system, this learning package on involving parents in the reading process is designed for teachers who wish to upgrade or expand their teaching skills on their own. The package includes a comprehensive search of the ERIC database; a lecture giving an overview on the topic; the full…

Simic, Marge; Smith, Carl, Comp.

312

The Demise of Parent Involvement in School Governance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines two elementary school site decision-making bodies (one mandated, the other voluntary) from a critical-theory perspective, using a multiple case-study format. Finds little relative difference between mandated and voluntary sites. Concludes that involving parents in school-site decision-making is an ineffective school-improvement strategy.…

Seitsinger, Roy M., Jr.; Zera, David Aloyzy

2002-01-01

313

Parental Involvement in School: In Search for Socially Situated Understanding.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents findings of an ethnographic study that analyzed the constraining and enabling dynamics of parental involvement in schools. The study was conducted at a suburban, an urban, and a rural high school, but the paper reports only the results from the suburban and urban schools. Data were derived from interviews with a total of 98…

Philipsen, Maike

314

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fisher, Scott

1994-01-01

315

Exploring Parental Involvement Strategies Utilized by Middle School Interdisciplinary Teams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adolescents present a unique collection of characteristics and challenges which middle school interdisciplinary teams were designed to address. This article describes a research study which explored parental involvement strategies employed by interdisciplinary teaching teams from three very different middle schools: an affluent suburban school, a…

Robbins, Chris; Searby, Linda

2013-01-01

316

Father Involvement Ideals and the Union Transitions of Unmarried Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As more unmarried couples become parents, it is important to understand the dynamics that help these couples to maintain strong relationships. This article explores the association of the two partners' beliefs about father involvement with their likelihood of union dissolution and transition to marriage, using the first two waves of the Fragile…

Hohmann-Marriott, Bryndl E.

2009-01-01

317

What Do I Know? Parental Positioning in Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McCloskey, Erin

2010-01-01

318

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rossi, Tony; Wright, Jan

2002-01-01

319

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

320

Parental Expectations and Concerns for the Use of the Internet in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parental attitudes and expectations about the use of the Internet in education are important for local school administrators and teachers to consider when the Internet reaches their classrooms because parental involvement has been shown to have a positive influence on students' academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to gather data on…

Grimm, Andrea Suzanne

321

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

322

Community Involvement in K-12 Career Education. ERIC Digest No. 177.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Businesses, community agencies, career educators and counselors, churches, parents, and other community members are increasingly being approached to become actively involved in K-12 career education through school-to-work, tech prep, or other related programs. Community involvement in career education can assume many forms. Businesses can…

Brown, Bettina Lankard

323

Health professionals' beliefs related to parental involvement in ambulatory care: an international inquiry.  

PubMed

Changes in health care delivery in Canada and Europe, especially the shift to ambulatory care, have modified the care that children and parents receive and have prompted the need for a partnership alliance. The objectives of this exploratory study were to identify Canadian and Belgian health professionals' beliefs and attitudes towards parental involvement in their child's ambulatory care and to determine if these beliefs varied according to cultural background. Health professionals from both countries generally were in favor of parental involvement in their child's care, but are uncertain about its advantages and disadvantages. Facilitators and barriers mentioned by the health care providers were related to parents' abilities or their attitudes toward partnership, and they also expressed a need for more education on the subject. Results of this study indicate that health professionals working in ambulatory care are not fully ready to utilize parents as true partners in their interventions with children and families. Staff education is an important step towards the establishment and maintenance of a real partnership. PMID:18569199

Tourigny, Jocelyne; Chartrand, Julie; Massicotte, Julie

2008-01-01

324

The Growing Parent--The Growing Child: A Parent Education Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide for parent education teachers lists objectives, parent activities and resources for units on infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The unit on infants includes sections dealing with prenatal development and the birth process; appropriate expectations of growth and development; needs of new parents; basic needs of infants; and…

Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.

325

The Interaction of Personal and Parental Education on Health  

PubMed Central

The association between education and good health is well established, but whether the strength of the association depends on other social statuses is not. We test a theory of resource substitution which predicts a larger correlation between education and health (measured for physical impairment) for people who grew up in families with poorly educated parents than for those whose parents’ were well educated. This is supported in the Aging, Status, and Sense of control (ASOC) survey, a representative national U.S. sample with data collected in 1995, 1998, and 2001. Some of the reason that parental education matters more to people who are poorly educated themselves is due to an unhealthy lifestyle, specifically to smoking and being overweight. Finally, as the poorly educated age, the negative health effects of their parents’ low educational attainment get worse.

Ross, Catherine E.; Mirowsky, John

2011-01-01

326

Parent Involvement in a Low-Income Neighborhood Primary School: A Program Illustration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Implementation of the Parent Involvement Program at a low income neighborhood primary school involved training teachers; selecting and training the home-school liaison person and involving parents. Since its inception in 1979 participation of the approximately 400 parents in parent teacher conferences increased from about 0.5% to 100% and…

Henning-Stout, Mary; Goode, Linda A.

1986-01-01

327

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hayes, DeMarquis

2011-01-01

328

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anne Walsh

2010-01-01

329

Parental Decision Making in an Education Voucher System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parental decisionmaking is the keystone of any voucher model. This paper examines the parental decisionmaking process as it has unfolded in the educational voucher experiment in the Alum Rock school system near San Jose, California. The author assumed at the outset that parents cannot make intelligent choices between schooling alternatives if they…

Bridge, R. Gary

330

Evaluation of a Parent Child Drug Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluates the effectiveness of a parent-child drug education program through a study of 1,447 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grade students and 2,036 of their parents. Results indicate the program produced changes in the responses of children and their parents to questions concerning attitudes, use, perceptions of use, and intended use of drugs. (KW)

Young, Michael; And Others

1996-01-01

331

Parental Conceptions of Quality in Greek Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

332

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

333

Parent Education in Oregon: Results of a Department of Education Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Oregon Department of Education conducted a statewide survey of parent education programs in order to identify programs and begin a database which would guide policy. Major findings indicated that: (1) parent education programs were offered by a variety of agencies and groups; (2) approximately 25,000 parents were served by the programs…

Nissani, Helen; Hitz, Randy

334

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

PubMed

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

335

Good Nutrition Promotes Health: Guide for Parent Nutrition Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this manual is to guide users of the nutrition education project produced by Padres Hispanos en Accion por Una Sana Generacion (Hispanic Parents in Action for a Healthy Generation). The project provides nutrition education materials to trainers who provide nutrition counseling to parents of Head Start children. The project has two…

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

336

Parent Attitudes about Education in Arizona: 2004 [and] Technical Appendices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Arizona Education Policy Initiative (AEPI), a collaboration of Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona, conducted a statewide telephone survey to get parents' perspectives on the condition of education in the state. From March 17 to March 27, 2004, a statewide random sample of 400 Arizona parents

Molnar, Alex; Merrill, Bruce

2004-01-01

337

Parent Attitudes about Education in Arizona: 2006 [and] Technical Appendices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Parent Attitudes about Education in Arizona: 2006" is the third-annual study of the opinion of Arizona parents on the issues facing public schools. The study is conducted by the Arizona Education Policy Initiative (AEPI), a collaboration of Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona, and it is a…

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

2006-01-01

338

Pre-school Education: Parents' Preferences, Knowledge and Expectations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Used questionnaire and in-depth interviews to examine Scottish parents' preferences, knowledge, and expectations regarding preschool education selection. Found that parents prioritized the safety and care of their children above all else. Selection of type of provision depended upon the relative value attached to education, setting, convenience,…

Foot, Hugh; Howe, Christine; Cheyne, Bill; Terras, Melody; Rattray, Catherine

2000-01-01

339

Parent Education Groups with Mexican-American Child Welfare Clients.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Five papers are presented which address the issues surrounding parent education for Mexican-American child welfare clients. An overview is provided of the various approaches to parent education, and ways to meet the needs of child welfare clients are disc...

R. L. Hegar

1982-01-01

340

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

341

Parent Education from a Family-Systems Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a rationale and a description for incorporating family-systems knowledge and assessment into parent education programs. Emphasizes that an awareness and analysis of family-systems dynamics is extremely important for counselors who teach parent education. Examines issues in assessment and intervention with family system characteristics,…

Getz, Hildy; Gunn, William B.

1988-01-01

342

A Study of the Effectiveness on Parental Sexuality Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to understand the effectiveness of sexuality education training on the parents in the group regarding their sex knowledge, awareness of sexuality education, attitude towards sexuality education, self-efficacy in sexuality education, communication effectiveness and communication behavior in the hope that they would be…

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

2006-01-01

343

Childbirth Education for Parents Experiencing Pregnancy after Perinatal Loss  

PubMed Central

Expectant parents who have experienced previous perinatal loss have special concerns, which can be partially addressed by modifying prepared childbirth education courses. This article presents a review of current literature, highlighting the unique needs of expectant parents who have experienced previous pregnancy loss. Modifications to traditional childbirth education courses are suggested, which include addressing parents' grief, managing anxiety, and facilitating communication with health-care providers and others.

Wright, Patricia Moyle

2005-01-01

344

University Student Involvement in Public School Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a cooperative program among the public schools, local Parent Teacher Associations, and the Auburn University Education Department in Montgomery, Alabama. In the program, Auburn University students were enrolled in block courses in the areas of language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science and worked from four to six…

Gordon, Bruce Graham

345

Business involvement in science education  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1995-12-31

346

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

347

Changes in parental sense of competence and attitudes in low-income Head Start parents as a result of participation in a parent education workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to examine the effectiveness of a Parent Education Workshop in enhancing parenting attitudes and parenting sense of competence. This study also explored the roles of parental perception of child behavior problems and family social support in influencing the effects of the parenting intervention. The participants consisted of 22 parents of 3 and 4 year old children

Martha Maria Mendez-Baldwin

2001-01-01

348

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sticht, Thomas G.

2010-01-01

349

A Natural Variation Study of Engagement and Confidence among Parents of Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents' involvement in their children's education is known to be an important predictor of a range of adaptive outcomes. For learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), lack of parental engagement and confidence has been highlighted as a problematic issue. Given this, the objectives of the current study were to: (i) determine…

Barlow, Alexandra; Humphrey, Neil

2012-01-01

350

Hispanic Community Organizations: Partners in Parental Involvement. Research Notes, No. 1, 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief overview of research on Hispanic parents' cooperation in supporting their children's education focuses on the need to support parents so that they can, in turn, participate in their children's education. It suggests that local Hispanic community agencies have an important role in bringing schools and parents together. The following…

Ramirez, Elizabeth Weiser

351

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

352

Conductive education for physically handicapped children: parental expectations and experience.  

PubMed Central

Conductive education, an educational approach devised by Andras Petö in Hungary after the second world war, has attracted considerable media attention. Eight Northern Ireland families who recently had treatment for their disabled child at the Petö Institute in Budapest were identified. Six families returned postal questionnaires designed to look at parental experience of conductive education. An improvement in existing local services, as opposed to the wholesale introduction of this facility was the commonest parental hope for future provision for physically handicapped children.

Hill, A. E.

1990-01-01

353

A study of parental involvement in pediatric hospital care: implications for clinical practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Although it has become common practice for parents to stay with their sick child in hospital, most hospitals lack routines and staff guidelines for involving parents in care processes and decisions. Aim: To gain a deeper understanding of factors that influence parental involvement and to clarify the parental role in the hospital care of chronically ill children. Methods: Semistructured

Britt Marie Ygge; Judith E Arnetz

2004-01-01

354

Parent Involvement Policy of the Holyoke Public Schools = Codigo de Participacion de Padres.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parent involvement efforts distinguish the Holyoke Public Schools of Holyoke, Massachusetts. No other school system in the region offers as many varied opportunities for parents to have an impact on their children's school experience. The Parent Involvement Policy was developed with the help of a 15-member task force of parents in the summer of…

Holyoke Public Schools, MA.

355

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, Terrinieka T.; Sanchez, Bernadette

2012-01-01

356

Direct and Indirect Effects of Parental Education Level on the Demand for Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates empirically the impact of parental education level, family income, scholastic ability, and expectations on earnings and employment on the demand for higher education in the Netherlands. In theory the factors mentioned are important determinants of educational choice. The Wald or distance test is used to discriminate between direct and indirect effects of the parental education level and

David A. Kodde; Jozef M. M. Ritzen

1988-01-01

357

Understanding Education Involving Geovisual Analytics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

358

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the author suggests that the current ELL parental involvement model often overlooks the structural aspects and power asymmetry of parent-teacher relationships that can hinder productive collaboration. In doing so, the author uses postcolonial theory as a conceptual lens to investigate the dynamics of ELL parent-teacher interactions…

Shim, Jenna M.

2013-01-01

359

Parental Involvement and the Developmental Stages of Writing: Knowledge and Skills to Assist Children and Parent Perceptions on Their Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A kindergarten parent workshop series on the developmental stages of writing was created and assessed. The intended outcome was to empower parents with writing knowledge and writing skills so that they could apply this knowledge and skills at home with their child. The researcher developed the workshops from parent involvement research,…

Fernandez-Kaltenbach, Elena

2009-01-01

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

361

Emotional relief for parents: Is rational-emotive parent education effective?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of a rational-emotive parent education program were studied on forty-eight parents from a nonclinical population\\u000a using a pre-test, post-test control group design. The RET parenting program included four components: a) reducing emotional\\u000a stress through disputing irrational beliefs, b) implementing rational discipline methods, c) rational problem solving skills\\u000a and d) fostering rational thinking traits in their child. Four dependent

Marie R. Joyce

1995-01-01

362

The Family Hour: An Experiment in Parent Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet describes the guidelines, activities, and problems of a program designed to facilitate parent participation in a day care center. The program revolves around a weekly parent visit (the "Family Hour") during which parents are encouraged to relax, enjoy themselves and observe the children at play. Benefits to parents and staff are…

Corrado, Joseph

363

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

364

Therapist Focus on Parent Involvement in Community-Based Youth Psychotherapy  

PubMed Central

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’ within-session involvement of parents in community-based outpatient mental health treatment. The data are from a larger longitudinal observational study of psychotherapy for children ages 4–13 with disruptive behavior problems and include videotaped psychotherapy sessions coded for the therapeutic strategies delivered as well as measures of child, parent/family, and therapist characteristics at baseline. Parent involvement is defined as the proportion of time in the session that therapists direct treatment strategies towards parents. Results indicated that therapists directed treatment strategies towards parents an average of 44% of the time within a session. Multilevel modeling was used to examine client-level (child, parent, and family functioning) and provider-level (therapist experience and background) predictors of parent involvement. Therapists involved parents more when the child had higher levels of behavior problems, when the parent reported higher levels of internalized caregiver strain, and when the therapist was more experienced. The results highlight potential areas to target in efforts to increase parent involvement, including training less experienced therapists to increase their focus on directing strategies towards parents.

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

2011-01-01

365

[Trends and current issues in childbirth and parenting education].  

PubMed

Childbirth and parenting education is a key component of health education in perinatal care. It has its origins in the notion of painless childbirth derived from the Lamaze method, based on an educational model, a behavioral model and a biomedical model. In 2005, the French Health Authority (Haute Autorité de Santé) made a number of recommendations for the clinical practice of childbirth and parenting education. By redefining its objectives and changing its name, and drawing on the principles of both the Ottawa Charter and the concept of health promotion, the French Health Authority has promoted the development of new practices in this area. These changes imply new theoretical models (both educational and health-related), which could potentially lead to a new form of empowerment for women, but also for midwives, who play a key role in childbirth and parenting education. PMID:23043735

Bernard, Marie-Reine; Eymard, Chantal

2012-01-01

366

Parent Partners: Workshops to Foster School/Home/Family Partnerships. A Guide to Presenting Parent Education Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that the growing concern among parents about the quality of their children's elementary science and mathematics education--reinforced by media reports on various educational controversies--contributes to a lack of understanding between teachers and parents, this book provides three parent education workshops designed to bridge the gap. The…

Barber, Jacqueline

367

Outdoor Education Directory: Organizations Involved in Outdoor Experiential Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

368

Suicide and Violence Prevention: Parent Education in the Emergency Department  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1999-01-01

369

Parents' Views on Preschool Care and Education in Local Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this text, the authors are analyzing preschool care and education in local community. They are focusing on the problem of information transfer between the kindergarten, parents and local community, as well as the model of relationship participation. Cooperation between parents, kindergarten and local community is an important element in the…

Devjak, Tatjana; Bercnik, Sanja

2009-01-01

370

Head Start Parenting Education Resource Directory. Second Draft.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that parents are the prime educators and nurturers of their children, the Performance Standards for Head Start require staff to offer varied opportunities for parents to expand and enhance their role. This directory was developed for use as the first segment of an ongoing plan to assist local Head Start grantees in selecting the resources…

Trans-Management Systems, Inc.

371

Greek Parents' Perceptions of Male Early Childhood Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

372

"PASSport to Success": An Examination of a Parent Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report highlights the evaluation of a parent education program conducted with an urban middle school in Southern California. The program called "PASSport to Success" enables parents to learn study skills and how to better teach their children how to study in school. This evaluative report conducted a pretest and a posttest on student academic…

Ramirez, A. Y.

2004-01-01

373

Beliefs underlying intentions to participate in group parenting education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the underlying behavioural, normative and control beliefs related to intention to participate in group parenting education amongst 176 parents, using Ajzen and Madden's (1986) theory of planned behaviour as a theoretical framework. Participants completed a questionnaire to assess their behavioural, normative and control beliefs in regards to participation. To examine beliefs, a series of multivariate analyses

Larne Wellington; Katherine M. White; Poppy Liossis

2006-01-01

374

Parental Strains and Rewards among Mothers: The Role of Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

375

How Teachers View the Parents' Role in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents lacking basic literacy skills cannot be expected to help their children learn these skills. Teachers of disadvantaged students cannot assume their students possess the same information that middle-class children have. Some parents fail to consider their children's basic physical needs. Changing educators' attitudes isn't the whole answer!…

Walde, Anne C.; Baker, Keith

1990-01-01

376

The Rights of Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the rights of parents as they relate to the education of their children. Topics include legal sources of parents' rights; parent involvement; freedom of religion, conscience, and expression; and political rights. (DS)

Fischer, Louis; Schimmel, David

1978-01-01

377

America Goes Back to School: Get Involved! US Dept. of Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As school begins, involved parents and community leaders will find the US Dept. of Education's America Goes Back to School--Get Involved! page a useful one. It contains a Partners Activities Kit for 1996-7 (as well as for 1995), available in both HTML and .pdf format, and a new full-text publication, Reaching All Families: Creating Family-Friendly Schools. The Partners Activities Kit provides information and examples of how parents, community and religious leaders, employers, and cultural groups can become involved in improving education in their community. Reaching all Families is a "booklet intended to stimulate thinking and discussion about how schools can better involve all families, regardless of family circumstances or student performance, in their children's education." It includes sections on "Personal Contacts" (conferences and home visits), "Ongoing Communications" (newsletters, positive phone calls, homework and home learning), and "Special Practices and Programs" (parent resource centers, parent workshops, and informal school-family gatherings), among others.

378

Scientists Involved in K-12 Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

379

Parental alcohol involvement and adolescent alcohol expectancies predict alcohol involvement in male adolescents.  

PubMed

Current models of adolescent drinking behavior hypothesize that alcohol expectancies mediate the effects of other proximal and distal risk factors. This longitudinal study tested the hypothesis that the effects of parental alcohol involvement on their children's drinking behavior in mid-adolescence are mediated by the children's alcohol expectancies in early adolescence. A sample of 148 initially 9-11 year old boys and their parents from a high-risk population and a contrast group of community families completed measures of drinking behavior and alcohol expectancies over a 6-year interval. We analyzed data from middle childhood (M age = 10.4 years), early adolescence (M age = 13.5 years), and mid-adolescence (M age = 16.5 years). The sample was restricted only to adolescents who had begun to drink by mid-adolescence. Results from zero-inflated Poisson regression analyses showed that 1) maternal drinking during their children's middle childhood predicted number of drinking days in middle adolescence; 2) negative and positive alcohol expectancies in early adolescence predicted odds of any intoxication in middle adolescence; and 3) paternal alcoholism during their children's middle childhood and adolescents' alcohol expectancies in early adolescence predicted frequency of intoxication in middle adolescence. Contrary to predictions, child alcohol expectancies did not mediate the effects of parental alcohol involvement in this high-risk sample. Different aspects of parental alcohol involvement, along with early adolescent alcohol expectancies, independently predicted adolescent drinking behavior in middle adolescence. Alternative pathways for the influence of maternal and paternal alcohol involvement and implications for expectancy models of adolescent drinking behavior were discussed. PMID:20853923

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

2010-09-01

380

Is there a Causal Relationship between Parental Education and a Child's Education? Evidence from Rural China  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we investigate the causal relationship between parents' and children's education levels. The sample in this study comes from China House- hold Income Project (2002). To control for unobserved inherited factor biases, we use the Basic Education Popularization during the 1970s in rural China as an instrument for parental education. Two stage Probit model estimates suggest that a

Hau Chyi; Li Yunsen

381

‘It should be teamwork’: a critical investigation of school practices and parent advocacy in special education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) suggests that parents are critical members of the special education system. Through conducting interviews with parents, observing individualised education plan (IEP) meetings, and analysing the discourse between the parent and the professional, this critical qualitative research investigates the parent–school relationship when parents are fighting for more inclusive placements for their children. This

Jessica K. Bacon; Julie Causton-Theoharis

2012-01-01

382

Methamphetamine-Involved Parents in the Child Welfare System: Are They More Challenging Than Other Substance-Involved Parents?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although methamphetamine use has been declining, it continues to be problematic among parents in the child welfare system. We examined the assertion that parental methamphetamine use is more detrimental for children than abuse of other substances. Using administrative data (N = 2,465) from a treatment program, we compared parents reporting abuse of methamphetamine (48%) with parents reporting alcohol only (11%)

Bonnie E. Carlson; Lela Rankin Williams; Michael S. Shafer

2012-01-01

383

Specialist Advocacy Services for Parents with Learning Disabilities Involved in Child Protection Proceedings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents with learning disabilities frequently become involved with child protection and judicial proceedings. Parents report not understanding and being disempowered by the child protection system. This paper presents fourteen parents' views regarding how two specialist advocacy services supported them during child protection. The parents believed…

Tarleton, Beth

2008-01-01

384

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

385

Sibling Rivalry: A Parent Education Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies three styles of sibling rivalry and three parent leadership styles, discussing parental mediation of sibling disputes through contracting and providing examples of group discipline techniques that facilitate development of less negative forms of rivalry and that support positive sibling bonding. (RH)

Calladine, Carole E.

1983-01-01

386

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

387

School-Based Parental Involvement: A Comparative Assessment of Predictors of Satisfaction in South-East Europe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Exploring a unique region concerning educational reforms in the past 20?years, the present study empirically investigates the attitudes towards parental involvement in school life in a comparative perspective of south-eastern European (SEE) countries for the 2008/2009 school year. Based on a multiple regression model for nine different countries,…

Radu, Roxana

2013-01-01

388

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing number of Black teens are becoming religiously involved. This undoubtedly intersects with another trend in Black communities, the changing structure of the Black family. Research has shown that school-related dialogue between parent and child is an important factor in educational outcomes. This study set out to determine if there might…

Madyun, Na'im; Lee, Moosung

2010-01-01

389

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

PubMed

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

390

EXTRA-PARENTAL EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL PARTICIPATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN, CHITWAN, NEPAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Understanding the impact of household education on educational enrollment can influence future programs in formal as well as nonformal agricultural education. This paper reports the impact of household education on primary school enrollment in Nepal. Extra- parental education in the household is expected to be associated with higher over all school enrollments of children in the households. The study utilized

Purandhar Dhital; Joan S. Thomson; Constance A. Flanagan

391

Exporting a Canadian parenting education program to the Dominican Republic.  

PubMed

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

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

2009-01-01

392

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

PubMed

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

393

Parenting Alliance as a Predictor of Father Involvement: An Exploratory Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between parenting alliance, marital quality, and the amount of involvement fathers have in raising their young children was examined (N=89). Each parent's involvement (interaction, accessibility, responsibility) and perceptions of the parenting alliance and marital quality were measured. Self-report and interview data were…

McBride, Brent A.; Rane, Thomas R.

1998-01-01

394

Directionality of Change in Youth Anxiety Treatment Involving Parents: An Initial Examination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This randomized clinical trial compared cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with minimal parent involvement to CBT with active parent involvement in a sample of 119 youths (7-16 years old; 33.6% Caucasian, 61.3% Latino) with anxiety disorders. The dynamics of change between youth anxiety and parent variables (positive-negative behaviors toward the…

Silverman, Wendy K.; Kurtines, William M.; Jaccard, James; Pina, Armando A.

2009-01-01

395

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

396

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

397

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

398

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huntley, Kristy M.

2011-01-01

399

The Effectiveness of Parent Education for Incarcerated Parents: An Evaluation of Parenting from Prison  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluates the efficacy of the Parenting from Prison curriculum which was implemented across Colorado correctional institutions. Parenting from Prison is a skills-based program that aims to strengthen family relationships and promote positive behaviors by increasing parental knowledge about risks, resiliency and developmental assets. A…

Wilson, Kristina; Gonzalez, Patricia; Romero, Tony; Henry, Kimberly; Cerbana, Christine

2010-01-01

400

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 taught at a culturally diverse urban middle school. The bilingual informational materials were created and produced by the staff at the research site. Measures were taken to make sure all families could access the informational materials and innovations such as a special travel envelope and reminding procedures aided data collection. Surveys measuring variables on a Likert scale with spaces for comments were collected from the parents and students. An interrater reliability study was completed to measure the agreement of the two teachers who used a grading checklist to score science fair project achievement. Quantitative methods including ANOVA and MLR were used to examine the data in terms of student achievement and the communication method (text or video), audience (students and parents), and the anticipated outcome (parent help). Nonparametric and qualitative data analyses were used to explore how families used and responded to the informational materials. Significant results were that the video communication method was positively associated with student achievement on the science fair project. Significant main effects were observed for the student characteristics, educational services (general and special education, and English as a Second Language), and previous achievement in science, and the parent characteristics, previous experience with science fair projects, primary viewing language (English or Spanish), and expectations for student achievement. Student achievement was not significantly related to the amount or usefulness of parent help. The amount of student reported parent help was not significantly related to the communication method. The family viewing arrangements for the informational materials, parents alone or together with students, were significantly related to the primary viewing language and communication method. Recommendations are made for the current study as well as future studies and possible applications to other school settings.

Clevenson, Rhonda Suzanne

401

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Helena Rasku-Puttonen

1987-01-01

402

Rx for a Parent Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While children are being treated, parents receive relevant information through a variety of media. The article contains information about the program's objectives, planning, audiovisual materials, volunteers, program operation, and evaluation. (STS)

Singarella, Tom

1977-01-01

403

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

404

Factors Associated with Parent Support for Condom Education and Availability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Expanding condom-related knowledge and skills and reducing barriers to condom use have the potential to help reduce pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among youth. These goals are sometimes addressed through condom education and availability (CEA) programs as part of sexuality education in school. Parents are a key constituency in…

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

2014-01-01

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sweet, Robert; Anisef, Paul; Walters, David

2010-01-01

406

Evaluation of asthma websites for patient and parent education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of websites on asthma for patient and parent education. Seventy websites were evaluated based on the Health Information Technology Institute (HITI) criteria; eight core content criteria from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines; and readability. The ten best websites for asthma education were identified for patient teaching and

Marilyn H Oermann; Jane Gerich; Lisa Ostosh; Sylvia Zaleski

2003-01-01

407

The effects of parent education program on the state anxiety levels of parents of first graders  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first year of school is an important beginning which involves critical processes, as it determines how a new school-child will perceive the concepts of school, learning, and teacher and the effects of this perception may affect future school success. This new beginning may increase the stress levels of both children and parents. Starting school does not mean that parents

Oya Ramazan; Fergül K?l?ç; Kader Arkan

2010-01-01

408

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Collaborative ventures between families and schools can result in children being successful both academically and in life. The most successful predictor of student achievement is an encouraging home environment, high expectations from parents, and parental involvement.

Akmal, Tariq T.; Larsen, Donald E.

2004-01-01

409

Parents' Role in Adolescents' Educational Expectations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined the extent to which mothers' and fathers' expectations for their offspring's future education, their level of education, and adolescents' academic achievement predict adolescents' educational expectations. To investigate this, 230 adolescents were examined twice while they were in comprehensive school (in the 7th and 9th…

Rimkute, Laura; Hirvonen, Riikka; Tolvanen, Asko; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik

2012-01-01

410

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Guttman, Nurit

2013-01-01

411

Factors associated with parent support for condom education and availability.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-04-01

412

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.

413

Making Success in Education: What Black Parents Believe about Participation in Their Children's Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the role of parent involvement--its meaning and effects--among a determined group of African American parents. We focus on some of the characteristics of involvement of a subset of African American parents in a larger program designed to enhance the math and science course selection of middle and high school students. As one…

Cousins, Linwood; Mickelson, Roslyn A.

2011-01-01

414

Effects of Parental Education Level on Fluid Intelligence of Philippine Public School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the effect of parental education levels (PELs) on the fluid intelligence of Filipino public school students. The data were drawn from a normative study of a nonverbal intelligence test involving more than 2,700 students sampled across the country. As expected, PELs have a significant impact on fluid intelligence as measured…

Vista, Alvin D.; Grantham, Tarek C.

2010-01-01

415

Parent Power: A Major Ingredient in the Recipe for Educational Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational research has ascertained that parents who are actively involved in their children's learning at home help these children become more successful learners in and out of school. Learning activities requiring more imagination than equipment are presented for four age levels. These reading, writing, math, science, and social studies home…

National Education Association, Washington, DC. Education and Outreach Program.

416

Minority Parents' Role in the Education of Their Gifted and Talented Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is intended to provide basic information to minority parents to support their involvement in the education of their gifted and talented children. The first section reviews federal and state (Georgia) definitions of gifted and talented as well as regulations concerning eligibility and retesting. The second section identifies typical…

Frasier, Mary M.

417

Parent Choice and Empowerment: New Roles for Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes New York City initiatives for parent participation in education, including the Parent Involvement Program (PIP), the Parent Orientation Program (POP), and the Parent Leadership Assistance Network (PLAN). These programs incorporate commitment to the family, broadened definitions of parent involvement, varied involvement strategies, and…

Jackson, Barbara L.; Cooper, Bruce S.

1989-01-01

418

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yang, Chunhua

2007-01-01

419

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

420

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Raty, Hannu

2006-01-01

421

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A year-long ethnographic study of a British multiethnic primary school examined the influence of teacher perception of Pakistani parent involvement and interest in their children's education on teacher expectation of the children's language and literacy achievement. Findings showed that teachers misinterpreted cultural differences in parents'…

Huss-Keeler, Rebecca L.

1997-01-01

422

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

423

A Community of Stories: Involving Citizens in Education Reform. Partners in Learning Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses education reform and the need to involve communities in making significant changes to the educational system. The introductory section discusses schools as communities of learners. In such schools the community emerges from a collaborative relationship among parents, community institutions, and the school. Schools will be…

Cortes, Ernesto, Jr.

424

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

PubMed

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

Sonnert, Gerhard

2009-12-01

425

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

426

When Education Meets Conflict: Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli Parental Attitudes towards Peace Promoting Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examines parental attitudes toward bilingual and peace-promoting education at a school in Israel, and how these affect the behaviors and perceptions of their children studying there. The questions of interest were: (a) what are the parents' perceptions of and attitudes toward the bilingual and peace-promoting education? (b) Are…

Yahya, Siham; Bekerman, Zvi; Sagy, Shifra; Boag, Simon

2012-01-01

427

Building Social, Human, and Cultural Capital through Parental Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the relationship between schools and society in the United States and uses human, social, and cultural capital theories to reframe the discussion of the role of schools in nurturing parent engagement. We argue that the ramifications of parent engagement in schools transcend functionalist ideas of complying with state and…

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

2012-01-01

428

Organizando Comites Consejeros de Padres Para Programas de Educacion Migrante (Organizing Parent Advisory Committees for Migrant Education Programs).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to help parents and community members participate more effectively and better understand the importance of their involvement in the planning and administration of migrant education programs in Oregon, the English-Spanish booklet suggests general procedures for organizing, leading, and training Parent Advisory Committees (PACs), required…

Gonzalez, Ramon

429

Gender differences in parental investment in education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The gender gap in schooling is puzzling given that the expected returns to an individual for increased schooling — as measured by proportional wage increments — does not differ by gender. This paper explores possible explanations for the disparity using a model of parental investment in children. The model allows for differences in investments due to differences in costs —

Harold Alderman; Elizabeth M. King

1998-01-01

430

Helpful Resources for Childbirth Educators and Parents  

PubMed Central

In this column, reviewers offer perspectives and comments on a variety of books and CDs that address topics related to the politics of midwifery in the United States, preparing expectant parents for childbirth, babywearing techniques, breastfeeding guides, and a child's perspective of home birth.

Shilling, Teri

2008-01-01

431

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

432

Business Involvement in Education: Literature Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The literature on business involvement in education in Canada, the United States, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, the United Kingdom, and other European countries was reviewed. Special attention was paid to the following topics: workplace trends/changes; skill requirements/deficits; youth employment/unemployment; integration versus…

Nichols Education Consulting Group, Edmonton (Alberta).

433

Improving Implementation of Mental Health Services for Trauma in Multicultural Elementary Schools: Stakeholder Perspectives on Parent and Educator Engagement  

PubMed Central

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

Santiago, Catherine DeCarlo; Rodriguez, Adriana; Zelaya, Jennifer

2013-01-01

434

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Alrehaly, Essa D.

435

Parent Involvement, Influence, and Satisfaction in Magnet Schools: Do Reasons for Choice Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated relationships between urban parents' reasons for choosing magnet schools and their levels of satisfaction, involvement, and influence at school. Parents chose schools for many reasons and were highly satisfied with their choices. Parents reasons for choice are important predictors of their level of satisfaction, influence, and…

Hausman, Charles; Goldring, Ellen

2000-01-01

436

Parent Involvement in Early Childhood: A Comparison of English Language Learners and English First Language Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Harper, Sarah N.; Pelletier, Janette

2010-01-01

437

Words to go!: Evaluating a first?grade parent involvement program for “making” words at home  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parents make powerful contributions to their children's early literacy learning in school. The purpose of this study was to design, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of the Words to Go parent involvement program as part of a larger effort to reach out to parents in early literacy. Quantitative data from surveys and qualitative data from focus group meetings were collected

D. Ray Reutzel; Parker C. Fawson; John A. Smith

2005-01-01

438

Words to Go!: Evaluating a First-Grade Parent Involvement Program for "Making" Words at Home  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parents make powerful contributions to their children's early literacy learning in school. The purpose of this study was to design, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of the Words-to- Go parent involvement program as part of a larger effort to reach out to parents in early literacy. Quantitative data from surveys and qualitative data from focus…

Reutzel, D. Ray; Fawson, Parker C.; Smith, John A.

2006-01-01

439

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

440

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

441

Antecedents and consequences of parental purchase decision involvement in youth sport  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

B. Christine Green; Laurence Chalip

1998-01-01

442

Abortion Access and Risky Sex Among Teens: Parental Involvement Laws and Sexually Transmitted Diseases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: Laws requiring minors to seek parental consent or to notify a parent prior to obtaining an abortion raise the cost of risky sex for teenagers. Assuming choices to engage,in risky sex are made rationally, parental involvement laws should lead to less risky sex among teens, either because of a reduction of sexual activity altogether or because teens will be

Jonathan Klick; Thomas Stratmann

2006-01-01

443

Abortion Access and Risky Sex Among Teens: Parental Involvement Laws and Sexually Transmitted Diseases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Laws requiring minors to seek parental consent or to notify a parent prior to obtaining an abortion raise the cost of risky sex for teenagers. Assuming choices to engage in risky sex are made rationally, parental involvement laws should lead to less risky sex among teens, either because of a reduction of sexual activity altogether or because teens will be

Jonathan Klick; T. Stratmann

2008-01-01

444

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

445

Parent/Child Concordance about Bullying Involvement and Family Characteristics Related to Bullying and Peer Victimization  

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This study examined parent perspectives on bullying, parent/child concordance about bullying involvement, and family characteristics associated with bullying perpetration and peer victimization. Participants were 205 fifth-grade students and their parents. Students attended an urban, ethnically diverse school district in the Northeast. Youth…

Holt, Melissa K.; Kaufman Kantor, Glenda; Finkelhor, David

2009-01-01

446

Planning and Implementing Parent/Community Involvement into the Instructional Delivery System. Proceedings from a Parent/Community Involvement Conference.  

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Bringing together parents, teachers, and researchers, this conference was intended to provide a climate in which participants could examine their own needs and develop their own action plans for the development and implementation of parent and community participation in schools. The goals of the conference were to provide descriptions of proven…

Barletta, Charles, Ed.; And Others

447

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

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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.

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

2009-01-01

448

Parent Education Course Evaluation: A Parent Education Course Integrated into the School.  

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This study evaluated a course designed for parents of kindergarten children. The program was based on Adlerian psychology and had three components: (1) the course for parents, which met once a week for 16 weeks; (2) three teacher inservices; and (3) separate and joint consultations between the course instructors and the teachers and parents.…

Pain, K.

449

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

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

Kikas, Eve; Peets, Katlin; Niilo, Airi

2011-01-01

450

Changing Roles of Parental Economic Resources in Children's Educational Attainment  

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The authors investigated whether the relationship between parents' economic resources and children's educational attainment had changed over time by comparing two cohorts from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Using probit regressions and Chow tests, they examined multiple measures of economic resources, including income, net worth, liquid…

Nam, Yunju; Huang, Jin

2011-01-01

451

The Evolution of Parenting Education in the College Counseling Process  

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In this article, the author explains how the process of educating parents about the college admission process has evolved during the last 30 years. He divides his recollections and observations of how this process has changed into three historical periods: the Dark Ages, the Renaissance and the Modern Era, as yet untitled by historians. [This…

Sachs, Frank D.

2006-01-01

452

Parental Engagement in Early Childhood Education at Home  

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This study uses data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy to identify relationships between parents' demographic/socioeconomic backgrounds and their self-reported frequencies of engaging in early childhood education activities. It also examines race/ethnicity-related disparities in the frequency of reading to children and using…

Chen, Jing; Pisani, Lauren; White, Sheida; Soroui, Jaleh

2012-01-01

453

Is low parental education associated with congenital heart defects?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. The purpose of this study was to determine if there are associations between low parental education and congenital heart defects. ^ Methods. This was a cross-sectional study of 281,262 live born singletons, 1765 of whom were identified by the Texas Birth Defects Monitoring Division (TBDMD) as having heart defects without known chromosomal anomalies. Data on the specific diagnoses of

Arlene Keddie

2002-01-01

454

Parent education for kindergarten mothers: Needs assessment and predictor variables  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated present methods of parent education in the kindergartens, mother's level of and need for knowledge about child development areas, and the variables that related to mothers’ needs in these areas. The subjects of this study were 80 teachers and 67 mothers of 21 kindergartens in Seoul, Korea. The instruments were two questionnaires on a 4?point Likert scale.

Moon Ja Chung

1993-01-01

455

Encouraging Meaningful Parent and Family Participation: A Survey of Parent Involvement Practices in California and Texas.  

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The purpose of this study was to find out what middle school principals and teachers were doing to increase parental participation. The interview survey method was used and the instrument included questions eliciting demographic data about the schools and open-ended questions to identify methods used by the schools to increase parental support and…

Cotton, Eileen G.; Mann, George A.

456

Time for work, commuting, and parenting? Commuting parents' involvement with their children  

Microsoft Academic Search

For most Australian parents, there is continuing tension between work and family commitments. This tension is exacerbated by the need not only to have sufficient time available to children in the family but also for that time to be characterized by nurturance and guidance. This article reports on a qualitative study that explored how 21 part-time or full-time working parents,

Jennifer M. StGeorge; Richard J. Fletcher

2012-01-01

457

The Effects of a Mini-Conference, Socioeconomic Status, and Parent Education on Perceived and Actual Parent Participation in Individual Education Program Meetings  

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Poor parent participation in multidisciplinary team meetings can be a concern for parents and educators, as it might lead to less relevant and effective programs for students with disabilities. This study sought to extend the literature on parent participation in the Individual Education Program (IEP) process by investigating the relationship…

Jones, B. A.; Gansle, K. A.

2010-01-01

458

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

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

Yan, Wenfan; Lin, Qiuyun

2005-01-01

459

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

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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

460

The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Mathematics Achievement for Students with Visual Impairments  

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The effect of parental involvement on achievement has received a significant amount of research attention in the general student population, but surprisingly very little research has been conducted in this area for students with disabilities. This study investigated the association between parental involvement (both at home and at school) and…

McDonnall, Michele Capella; Cavenaugh, Brenda S.; Giesen, J. Martin

2012-01-01

461

Parent Involvement and Satisfaction in Magnet Schools: Do Reasons for Choice Matter?  

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Magnet schools remain the most widespread form of school choice. This paper explores the relationship between parents' reasons for choice and their level of satisfaction and involvement with their chosen magnet school. The study involved 18 elementary magnet schools in 2 large urban school districts. A survey was sent to all parents with…

Hausman, Charles S.; Goldring, Ellen B.

462

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

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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

463

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

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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…

Chen, Wei-Bing; Gregory, Anne

2009-01-01

464

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

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

Park, Hae-Seong

2003-01-01

465

Involving Parents of Young Children in Science, Math and Literacy Activities.  

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A summer parent involvement project was set up in a Chicago inner city public school in a Hispanic neighborhood. The eight-session program was intended to help parents: (1) become involved with the school program by becoming comfortable with the school setting; (2) enjoy reading and writing and replicate these experiences with their children; (3)…

Landerholm, Elizabeth; And Others

466

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

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

Parrott, Julian David

2010-01-01

467

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

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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

468

The Tasks of Secondary Education: Conflicting Expectations of Parents, Educators and Students.  

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This study attempts to define the principle tasks of secondary education as perceived by parents, educators, and students in one Canadian suburban school district in 1971. In addition, it compares their opinions with those of similar groups in the United States and Canada surveyed a decade earlier. The Task of Public Education (TPE) Opinionnaire…

Robinson, Norman

469

Continuing Education Module Styles Vary When Teaching Expectant Parents About Medications  

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In this column, the author presents information from prominent Lamaze childbirth educators and from the literature to describe various options that educators can share with expectant parents regarding the use of pain relief medications during labor and birth. Ann Tumblin teaches about epidurals in a hospital class without losing sight of evidence-based practices that support normal birth. Jessica English focuses her classes on the natural processes of giving birth and spends only a little time presenting information about pain medications. Judith Lothian encourages educators to consider a new framework for Lamaze classes that involves letting go of the details and incorporating Lamaze’s six Healthy Birth Practices and storytelling.

Hotelling, Barbara A.

2012-01-01

470

Dynamics of Parent Involvement at a Multicultural School  

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This paper describes a research project that uses Pierre Bourdieu's concepts of habitus and cultural and social capital to penetrate how middle-class parents exercise influence and form positive relationships at the neighbourhood public school that serves various ethno-cultural groups of students. One group of white, economically privileged…

Levine-Rasky, Cynthia

2009-01-01

471

Improving Reading Skills through Multiple Intelligences and Increased Parental Involvement.  

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

Burman, Tiffany N.; Evans, Deborah C.

472

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

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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

473

Family Involvement in Education: The Role of Teacher Education.  

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The primary purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which selected course experiences influenced preservice teachers' perceptions of their comfort and competence levels in planning and implementing family involvement programs in schools. The subjects were early childhood and elementary teacher education students (N=105) enrolled in a…

Morris, Vivian Gunn; Taylor, Satomi Izumi

474

Psychological Stress and Parenting Behavior among Chinese Families: Findings from a Study on Parent Education for Economically Disadvantaged Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the recognition of the crucial role of family and with the belief that parents have the greatest influence on a child's life, family and parent education has been widely practiced in Hong Kong and many other countries as measure for poverty alleviation. A study, employed quantitative method of a cross-sectional parent survey (N = 10,386) was…

Lam, Ching Man

2011-01-01

475

Wizards and witches: parent advocates and contention in special education in the USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing on interviews with parents of children with significant disabilities, as well as administrators and special education consultants, between the early 1990s and 2008 in a mid?Atlantic US state, this paper examines the work of parental advocates as they translate special education policies to negotiate concessions for parents, bring issues into public debate, or attempt to incite other parents to

Jan Nespor; David Hicks

2010-01-01

476

Parental Power and Special Educational Needs: the case of specific learning difficulties  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on parents of children with special educational needs has revealed their lack of power and the difficulty of establishing genuine partnership with professionals. This paper focuses on a predominantly middle?class group, parents of children with specific learning difficulties. In the light of the Government's recent emphasis on parental rights, the paper explores what educational provision these parents want for

Sheila Riddell; Sally Brown; Jill Duffield

1994-01-01

477

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

478

Including Parent Training in the Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent training has been shown to be a very effective method for promoting gen- eralization and maintenance of skills in children with autism. However, despite its well- established benefits, few public school programs include parent training as part of the early childhood special education (ECSE) curriculum. Barriers to the provision of parent training include the need for parent education models

Brooke Ingersoll; Anna Dvortcsak

2006-01-01

479

EDUCATIONAL ORIENTATIONS AND PARENTAL ENCOURAGEMENT--AN INTERVENING OR AN INDEPENDENT VARIABLE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

TWO MODELS OF THE INTERACTION OF PARENTAL ENCOURAGEMENT AND EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATIONS WERE EVALUATED IN COMPARISON WITH DATA GATHERED FROM A SURVEY. PARENTAL ENCOURAGEMENT WAS DEFINED AS AN OVERT ATTEMPT BY PARENTS TO INFLUENCE THEIR SON TO GO TO COLLEGE. ONE MODEL REPRESENTED PARENTAL ENCOURAGEMENT AS AN INTERVENING VARIABLE BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL

REHBERG, RICHARD A.; AND OTHERS

480

Parental Beliefs Concerning Development and Education, Family Educational Practices and Children's Intellectual and Academic Performances  

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The present study examines the relationships between parental beliefs relating to development and education, parenting practices, and the intellectual and academic performances of children. Data were collected for 128 families with a child in the second or third year of primary school. Investigations of the factors affecting the children's…

Tazouti, Youssef; Malarde, Amelie; Michea, Aurelie

2010-01-01

481

Parental Beliefs and Values Related to Family Risk, Educational Intervention, and Child Academic Competence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Primary goals of this study were to determine: (1) whether a child-centered educational preschool program and/or a parent-centered early elementary educational intervention program for disadvantaged children had effects on the child rearing beliefs and values of parents; and (2) whether parents' child rearing beliefs and educational values were…

Campbell, Frances A.; And Others

482

The Significance of Parents' Evaluations of their Own School for their Educational Attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study set out to examine parents' evaluations of the school they had attended and the role of these evaluations in the formation of parental attitudes towards education. A group of vocationally educated (N = 343) and a group of academically educated (N = 231) parents were asked to think back to their primary school days and evaluate the functioning

Hannu Räty

2003-01-01

483

At the crossroads: Gypsy and Traveller parents’ perceptions of education, protection and social change  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 feel schooling has a greater place in their

Martin Myers; Derek McGhee; Kalwant Bhopal

2010-01-01

484

Getting ‘foolishly hot and bothered’? Parents and teachers and sex education in the 1940s  

Microsoft Academic Search

The reluctance of parents to provide sex education has been a problem for educators since the first attempts at the modernisation of sex education in the early twentieth century, yet the sexual needs, desires and fears of parents are rarely even mentioned in pedagogical debates. This article examines the intense anxiety and embarrassment felt by both parents and teachers when

Hera Cook

2011-01-01

485

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

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...provision of education and early...the school level that benefit...meet with parents in order...of special education, related...demographics of parents to whom the...needs and the levels of service...provision of education and early...the school level that benefit...meet with parents in...

2011-03-01

486

Parental Childrearing Attitudes as Correlates of Father Involvement during Infancy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using daily diary data to document involvement with infants at 6-8 months of age (n = 142) and 6 months later (n = 95), we examined relations between reported childrearing attitudes and resident fathers' relative (as compared to mothers') involvement with children. Fathers' authoritarian views related negatively to their relative involvement on…

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

2007-01-01

487

The Relationship between Parental Opinion of School-Based Sex Education, Parent-Child Communication about Sexuality, and Parenting Styles in a Diverse Urban Community College Population  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One hundred and ninety-one parents attending an urban, community college were surveyed about what topics schools should teach their children about sexuality education, and how they communicate with their child about sexuality topics. The quantitative data was collected using a "School Sexuality Education Questionnaire" (SSEQ), and the "Parenting

Heller, Janet

2009-01-01

488

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

489

Is Social Mobility an Echo of Educational Mobility? Parents' Educations and Occupations and Their Children's Occupational Attainment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quantitative studies of occupational attainment and intergenerational social mobility have often devoted little attention to the roles of parental education and educational inheritance. Informed by the ideas of authors who see class reproduction as reflecting more than occupations and economic resources (including Devine, Savage and Crompton), this paper assesses the importance of parents\\\\' educations, and considers the relevance of education

Richard Lampard

2007-01-01

490

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mullen, Betty L.

491

Parental Involvement in the Development of a Culture-Based School Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on parental involvement in Sami schools when developing a culturally sensitive school curriculum. The research recognizes a number of competing and complementary interests that play a role when constructing structures and policies in curriculum development. Two Sami schools in Sweden with 115 pupils, their parents and 27…

Johansson, Gunilla

2009-01-01

492

A New Measure of Parenting Practices Involving Preadolescent-and Adolescent-Aged Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parenting behaviors have played critical roles in various theoretical and clinical models that have sought to explain the development and course of deviant child behavior. Notwithstanding the importance of this topic, the extant literature reveals very few adequate instruments for describing such patterns. To address 3this need, the authors developed a self-report procedure for assessing parenting practices involving preadolescent and

Theodore Jacob; Richard P. Moser; Michael Windle; Rolf Loeber; Magda Stouthamer-Loeber

2000-01-01

493

Role Identity, Role Investments, and Paternal Involvement: Implications for Parenting Programs for Men.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied perceptions and attitudes of fathers and mothers about their own and their spouse's parental roles, and identified relationships between those perceptions and variations in fathers' actual involvement in child rearing. Found mothers' perceptions of their partners' investments in parent, spouse, and worker roles were best predictors of…

McBride, Brent A.; Rane, Thomas R.

1997-01-01

494

Parent Involvement and Teacher Decision Making in Urban High Schools of Choice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study of five Catholic, four single-focus public, and four multifocus public magnet urban high schools show varying patterns of parental involvement and differing degrees of shared decision making among parents and teachers. Partnership was more evident in the Catholic schools and least apparent in the single-focus schools. (SLD)

Bauch, Patricia A.; Goldring, Ellen B.

1996-01-01

495

A Community Cultural Wealth Approach to Latina/Latino Parent Involvement: The Promise of Family Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building on Freire's (1970) emancipatory learning theory and Yosso's (2005) community cultural wealth (CCW) approach, this article examines parents' participation in a family literacy project. Specifically, we focus on 10 Latina mothers and explore their interactions and relationships as a type of meaningful parental involvement. The research…

Larrotta, Clarena; Yamamura, Erica K.

2011-01-01

496

Accessing Substance Abuse Treatment: Issues for Parents Involved with Child Welfare Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The complex issues associated with barriers to treatment entry for parents who are involved with child welfare has not been well explored. Accessing "timely" treatment is now critical for these parents since the introduction of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, limiting the time until a permanency decision is made. Using a longitudinal,…

Rockhill, Anna; Green, Beth L.; Newton-Curtis, Linda

2008-01-01

497

The Influence of Maternal Employment on Children's Learning Growth and the Role of Parental Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

498

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marcon, Rebecca A.

499

Latino Parent Involvement and School Leadership in High School Bilingual Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation presents a research study of the perceived level of parent involvement in primarily Hispanic secondary schools within Chicago Public Schools (CPS) with relationship to the type of leadership practices self-identified by that school's principal. Data was collected via a questionnaire which was administered to parents of secondary…

Falconi, Alina

2009-01-01

500

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01