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Parental Involvement in Education: Possibilities and Limitations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines parental involvement in school affairs as a means to forge school-community partnerships in education. Identifies fundamental barriers to meaningful parental involvement and suggests possible solutions, such as parent empowerment, administrators' support, home-school interdependency, awareness of current research, reorganized structures,…

Khan, Mir Baiz

1996-01-01

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Parent Involvement in Education and School Sector.  

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|Findings of a study that examined the impact of parent involvement on student performance in Catholic and public schools are presented in this paper. Methodology involved regression analysis of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) database, which contains information on 1,035 schools (802 public and 233 private schools) and…

Muller, Chandra

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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  

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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 Traditional and Online Education  

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

Chang, Cheng-Sian; Chen, Hsi-Mei

2011-01-01

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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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Parent involvement in elementary school and educational attainment  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Wendy Miedel Barnard

2004-01-01

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Parents as Teachers: Advancing Parent Involvement in a Child's Education.  

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This study investigated whether Mississippi's Parents as Teachers (PAT) program was advancing parent involvement in children's learning at home and when children entered formal schooling. It focused on whether there were differences in frequency of school participation and in levels of engagement in home learning activities between parents who had…

Albritton, Shelly; Klotz, Jack; Roberson, Thelma

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Min Zhan

2006-01-01

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Involving Parents in the Education of Their Children.  

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

Hart, Thomas E.

1988-01-01

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Getting Parents Involved in Their Children's Education.  

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|This book describes how school systems across the nation are seeking new ways to involve parents while strengthening efforts already in place. The introduction describes the need for strengthening the school's ties to the community, in light of increasing numbers of children living in conditions that predispose them to being at risk, such as…

Decker, Larry E.; And Others

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Parent Involvement in 3rd Grade Special Education  

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

Batt, Christine

2011-01-01

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

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

Tekin, Ali Kemal

2011-01-01

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Parental Educational Involvement Conceived as the Arrangement of Contingency Operations  

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

Mellon, Robert C.; Moutavelis, Adrianos G.

2009-01-01

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Should Parents Get Involved in Educational Reform?  

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

Blodget, Alden S.

2012-01-01

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Constructing Parental Involvement in an Education Action Zone: Whose need is it meeting?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper illustrates some of the tensions and contradictions in schools' attempts to develop parental and family involvement through a case study of parental involvement in an Education Action Zone. It focuses on how schools constructed parental involvement, the kinds of work they engaged in, the issues raised in managing and resourcing parental involvement projects, the perceived benefits of running

KEVIN BRAIN; IVAN REID

2003-01-01

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Parent and Educator Perceptions of Parental Involvement and Engagement in Schools  

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The goal of all schools is providing optimum education for every student, yet across the United States that goal is reportedly not met. Parental involvement and engagement are the key explanatory factors in students' academic success, as shown in multiple research projects. However, few researchers have emphasized or developed guidelines on how to…

Johnstone-Schrag, Meganne D.

2011-01-01

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The Legal Framework for Parental Involvement in Indian Education.  

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|Indian control of Indian education, whether defined as control by the individual parent, parental school board or committee, or tribal council, has had legislative support since the passage of the Indian Self-Determination Act in 1978. While the authority for overseeing the federal trust responsibility for Indian people remains with the Bureau of…

Warner, Linda Sue

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

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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  

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

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

2013-01-01

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

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

Wilson, Rene M.

2011-01-01

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

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

Wilson, Rene M.

2011-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the involvement of Portuguese-speaking families in the education of their special-needs children. The qualitative methods of participant observation and ethnographic interviewing were used to explore the following research questions: How do these parents want to be involved in their children's education, and what are their feelings about parent involvement? Participants were parent(s)

Dora Tellier-Robinson

2000-01-01

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Parent and Community Involvement in Education. Volume I: Findings and Conclusions. Studies of Education Reform.  

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Genuine educational reform depends on developing relationships with the home, community groups, politicians, and the business community (Seeley, 1981). This volume is the first of three volumes that are products of a 3.5 year study of education reform, with a focus on the role of parent, family, and community involvement in the middle grades. The…

Rutherford, Barry; And Others

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Parent and Community Involvement in Education. Volume II: Case Studies. Studies of Education Reform.  

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Genuine educational reform depends on developing relationships with the home, community groups, politicians, and the business community (Seeley, 1981). This volume is the second of three reports that are products of a 3.5 year study of education reform, with a focus on the role of parent, family, and community involvement in the middle grades. The…

Rutherford, Barry; And Others

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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

Ji, Cheng Shuang; Koblinsky, Sally A.

2009-01-01

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

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

Shiffman, Catherine Dunn

2011-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

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

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|Although parent-teacher interaction is a key factor for children's education, little attention has been paid to this issue in teacher education programs. This study explores and examines the opinions of elementary preservice teachers about parental involvement in elementary children's education. While a total of 223 preservice teachers from a…

Uludag, Asli

2008-01-01

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ellen Lunts

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

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

Caplan, Judith G.

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Parent-Community Involvement: The Effects of Training in a Public School Bilingual Education Program.  

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|Explores the effectiveness of parent-community involvement in bilingual education programs, and the impact an effective training program can have in formulating organizational goals. Describes the impact of a Bilingual Parent Training Institute for Hispanic parents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (JAC)|

Berry-Caban, Cristobal S.

1983-01-01

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Out-of-school suspensions and parental involvement in children’s education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Do parents alter their investment in their child’s human capital in response to changes in school inputs? If they do, then ignoring this effect will bias the estimates of school and parental inputs in educational production functions. This paper tries to answer this question by studying out-of-school suspensions and their effect on parental involvement in children’s education. The use of

Maria E. Canon

2011-01-01

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

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

An, Jihoun

2011-01-01

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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National Household Education Survey, 1996: (NHES:96) Questionnaires: Screener/Household and Library, Parent and Family Involvement in Education and Civic Involvement, Youth Civic Involvement, and Adult Civic Involvement.  

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Table of Contents: Foreword; Overview of the 1996 National Household Education Survey; NHES:96 Screener/Household & Library Interview; NHES:96 Parent and Family Involvement in Education and Civic Involvement Interview; NHES:96 Youth Civic Involvement Inte...

1997-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the ability of a theoretical model to predict types and levels of parental involvement during the elementary and middle school years. Predictor variables included parents' motivational beliefs about involvement, perceptions of invitations to involvement from others, and perceived life context variables. Analyses of responses…

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

2007-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gail L. Zellman; Jill M. Waterman

1998-01-01

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Motivation for Participation: Why Highly Involved African American Parents Participate in Their Children's Education  

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|Given the persistence of an achievement gap between White and Black students and the positive association between parental involvement and student achievement, a greater understanding of factors that influence Black parents to participate in their children's education is warranted. Using a qualitative methodology, this study investigated factors…

Fields-Smith, Cheryl A.

2006-01-01

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

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

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

1998-01-01

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Study of Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education Programs. Report No. 7844.  

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|This report presents a broad preliminary examination of parent involvement in eight early childhood education programs in the School District of Philadelphia: Child Care, Follow Through, Follow Through Expansion, Get Set Day Care, Kindergarten, Parent Cooperative Nurseries, Prekindergarten Head Start, and Primary Skills. Data were collected from…

Bass, Aaron

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Parents are generally less involved in their children’s science education (as compared to reading and mathematics) due to\\u000a low self-efficacy and a lack of home-school communication. This study examined parental interest and attitudes in science\\u000a as well as the nature of parent-to-child questioning during an interactive home, school, and community collaboration in the\\u000a southeastern United States. Study results, compiled from

Sibel Kaya; Cynthia Lundeen

2010-01-01

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Parent Involvement in the Education of Minority Language Children. A Resource Handbook.  

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A resource handbook is presented that provides an overview of parent and community involvement to assist local and state education agencies, higher education institutions, and other nonprofit organizations in enhancing the partnership between school and home for the benefit of minority language group students. The guide covers the following…

Crespo, Orestes I., Comp.; Louque, Patricia, Comp.

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The externalities of crime: The effect of criminal involvement of parents on the educational attainment of their children  

Microsoft Academic Search

The empirical literature on education and crime suggests that both criminal behavior and educational attainment are transferred from parents to children. However, the impact of criminal involvement of parents on educational outcomes of children tends to be ignored, even though the entailed social costs may be substantial. This study examines the effects of parents‟ criminal involvement on the educational attainment

I. Rud; C. Van Klaveren

2012-01-01

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School Leadership and Educational Reform: Parent Involvement, the Education for Handicapped Children Act, and the Principal. Occasional Papers: School Leadership and Education Reform. OP #4.  

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|Originally passed in 1975, the Education for Handicapped Children Act (EHA or P.L. 94-142) provided an unprecedented legislative definition of parent involvement. Congress mandated that parents be included in the educational decision-making process concerning handicapped children. This paper summarizes parent involvement as defined by the EHA,…

Lindle, Jane Clark

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Paving the Way to Greater Parental Involvement in Education.  

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PAVE (Partners Advancing Values in Education) was founded in 1992 as an independent, non-profit organization by civic and business leaders who believe that all families deserve equal educational opportunities for their children. The primary focus of PAVE is to provide low-income families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with financial assistance so they…

McKinley, Daniel M.

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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  

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

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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Models of Parent Involvement in the Educational Process of Their Severely Handicapped Child: Past Assumptions and Future Directions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Models of parent involvement in the education of severely handicapped children are reviewed, and the assertion is made that most parent involvement programs reflect professional priorities rather than parental viewpoints and needs. Assumptions underlying models in which parents are considered teachers are reviewed, and discrepancies between…

Halvorsen, Ann Tiedmann

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Iravonia Rawls

2007-01-01

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Parent and Community Involvement in Education. Volume III: Technical Appendix--Research Design and Methodology. Studies of Education Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Genuine educational reform depends on developing relationships with the home, community groups, politicians, and the business community (Seeley, 1981). This report is the third of three volumes that are products of a 3.5 year study of education reform, with a focus on the role of parent, family, and community involvement in the middle grades. The…

Anderson, Beckie; And Others

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Increasing the Involvement of Parents in the Music Education of Fourth and Fifth Grade Students through Improved Communication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This practicum was designed to increase the involvement of parents in the music education of fourth and fifth grade students. A delivery system was developed to provide parents with activities, resources, and materials relating to the student's music education. Parents received the materials at no cost. The author developed a brochure and monthly…

Cowart, Valerie

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Parent Education To Improve Parental Involvement in IEP's for Severely Head-Injured Children in Grades 1-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The practicum was designed to assist parents of head-injured children in dealing with the special education system. The program provided parents with information about the special education system and encouraged them to take an active role at the Individualized Education Program (IEP) conference. Parents were also helped to better understand the…

Payne, Sidney L.

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Parenting Matters: What Works in Parenting Education?  

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Because the expansion of parenting education is likely to continue, it is important to ensure that methods involved in parenting education are effective. This report summarizes research on the effectiveness of parenting education and provides information to help practitioners develop methods of working with parents that are based on sound research…

Lloyd, Eva, Ed.

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Rethinking Family-School Relations: A Critique of Parental Involvement in Schooling. Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book addresses the complications and implications of parental involvement in education as a policy. It attempts to explain the origins, meanings, and effects of parental involvement as a requisite of schooling, and particularly as a policy solution for low achievement and even inequity in the American educational system. The four chapters…

de Carvalho, Maria Eulina P.

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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: Influencing Factors and Implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Delores C. Peña

2000-01-01

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Parental Involvement. IDRA Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

IDRA Newsletter, 1994

1994-01-01

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A Review of Literature on Hispanic/Latino Parent Involvement in K-12 Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The participation of parents in their children's education has positive impacts on school achievement, yet minority parental participation is decreasing. Parents and teachers have different perceptions of what constitutes parental participation. School personnel often misread the reserve, nonconfrontational manners, and noninvolvement of Hispanic…

Tinkler, Barri

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A Program Designed To Increase Involvement and Provide Education to Parents of Kindergarten Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A kindergarten teacher implemented a practicum designed to increase parent involvement in their children's kindergarten and give parents information about the kindergarten program. Specific goals of the intervention were to inform parents about kindergarten routine, kindergarten requirements and concepts of child development, and to help parents

Nachman, Leah B.

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Categories of Parent Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The growing interest in effective parent involvement has produced several ways to classify or describe ways parents are or should be involved. This article reviews and evaluates Ira Gordon's systems approach, the California-based System Development Corporation's categories, Eugenia H. Berger's parental role categories, Chavkin and Williams'…

Bauch, Jerold P.

1994-01-01

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Assessing Parent Education Programs for Families Involved with Child Welfare Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent education programs may be offered or mandated at various stages of the child welfare services continuum. However, little is known regarding their efficacy in addressing the parenting problems that bring families to the attention of child welfare services. This article synthesizes outcome data generated from 58 parenting programs with families determined to be at-risk of child maltreatment and\\/or abusive

Michelle A. Johnson; Susan Stone; Christine Lou; Jennifer Ling; Jennette Ciaassen; Michael J. Austin

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Quick, Robin

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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 Compensatory Education Programs: Problems and Potential Strategies Across 32 School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parent participation as a requirement of Title I programs is examined in this report. The extent and degree to which this participation is effectively implemented in 116 schools in eight states is described. Data from Federal, State and local officials and from Title I parents were used to determine what problems mandated parent involvement might…

Kaplan, Bernard A.; Forgione, Pascal D., Jr.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sheng, Xiaoming

2012-01-01

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

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

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

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Triece Turnbull; Anna van Wersch; Paul van Schaik

2008-01-01

75

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Laura M. Stapleton

2007-01-01

76

Parenting Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Television advertising offers a preventive tool that can influence behavior in positive directions. This paper reports on the evaluation of a television campaign on parenting designed to foster more positive emotional environments for young children (under 5) and to teach and remind parents of basic child-rearing skills. The results of a limited test-market campaign revealed positive changes in parenting beliefs

William D. Ratcliffe; William P. Wittman

1983-01-01

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

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|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

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The Home-School New Educational Partnership: A Handbook of Teacher-Tested Techniques and Activities for Parent-Home Involvement in Children's Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This handbook was designed to help teachers promote parent-home involvement in children's learning by providing them with specific techniques and materials to use in working with parents. The handbook begins with a general article discussing why parent-home involvement is important in the educational process and goes on to present 10 tips for…

Rich, Dorothy; Jones, Cynthia

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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  

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|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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Espinoza, Renato; Ramos-Cancel, Maria L.

81

The Learning Enrichment Service: An Innovative Model for Involving Parents in the Education of Gifted Adolescents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Learning Enrichment Model (based on Renzulli's Enrichment Triad Model and the Revolving Door Identification Model) provides multiple enrichment options for gifted adolescents. Model components include screening, training, networking, counseling, exchanging information, and parent involvement. Six program forms are included. (DB)

Clifford, Jerry Ann; And Others

1987-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peter McDermott; Julia Rothenberg

2008-01-01

83

Strategies for Improving Technology Education through Home Involvement in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Parents' involvement in their children's education is needed if schools are to do an adequate job. Both parents and educators support parental involvement, so why are more parents not involved? Some parents do not know how to get involved or do not think they have the time. Others feel they do not have enough education or sophistication to…

Pierce, Randal; Petty, Gregory C.

84

Parent Involvement for the Sake of All Children.  

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Intended for all parents, presented is the Developmentally Delayed Infant Education Project's (Ohio) manual on parent involvement. Topics covered include reasons for parent involvement (skills learned by parents in the program can improve children's academic attainment); definition of parent involvement (parents working with staff to provide…

Hankerson, Henry E.; And Others

85

School factors related to the social and behavioral success of children and adolescents with tuberous sclerosis: Special education placement, services, and parental involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The researcher examined the relationships between tuberous sclerosis, a multi-system genetic disorder, and school functioning through the use of a parent questionnaire and behavior rating scale. Information was gathered on the typical school experiences of children with tuberous sclerosis, including educational placement and services, behavioral functioning, parent involvement, and parent satisfaction. The results indicated that the majority of students with

Kathleen Walker Carlisle

2003-01-01

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Customizing Parenting Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Goddard, H. Wallace; Dennis, Steven A.

2004-01-01

87

Help Families by Fostering Parental Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Getting more low-income and parents of color involved to a greater degree in their child's education seems to require some out of the box thinking. That's because even today most schools base such attempts on theories from the 1980s and 1990s that pre-date sophisticated research on parental involvement and are most applicable to white middle class…

Jeynes, William

2011-01-01

88

Small School Ritual and Parent Involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inner-city and rural schools have the common problem of increasingly distant (literally and figuratively) populations. Often these same schools desire parents to be involved in their children's education. If their involvement is to improve, parents may need to be socialized about school ways, even while the school transforms itself to address the same issues. School rituals can be vehicles for

Mary Bushnell

1997-01-01

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Parental Involvement in an Urban School Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Small, La'Quetta S.

2010-01-01

90

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1988-01-01

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Educational Surrogate Parent Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is intended for individuals who agree to act as educational surrogate parents for children with disabilities in North Dakota. Section 1 provides an overview of the educational surrogate parent service, including surrogate parent qualifications, protections, responsibilities, confidentiality, and the surrogate's partnership with the…

North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.

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Parental Involvement and Young Women's Contraceptive Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Frisco, Michelle L.

2005-01-01

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Parent Involvement Human Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide to Colorado education consultants was compiled for parent educators from local education agencies, shelters for the homeless, volunteer organizations, and the Colorado Department of Education. The guide is a directory of individuals available as speakers or instructors for meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, and inservice…

Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.

94

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crosnoe, Robert

2010-01-01

95

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nobles, Jenna

2011-01-01

96

Sex education for parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Finds research shows that while parents are potentially an important source of information and support to their children on sexual issues, in practice many parents feel that they lack the skills and confidence to play a direct role in these matters. Presents findings from a pilot project undertaken by Health Promotion Wales and FPA Cymru to enhance parents’ sex education

Virginia Blakey; Jane Frankland

1996-01-01

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Parent Involvement in Junior High Schools: A Failure to Communicate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although the nature of parent involvement changes as children get older and varies from family to family, junior high school teachers and the families they serve recognize the value of parent involvement in young adolescents' education. Teachers, parents, and students, however, are often uncertain about how to initiate parent involvement in their…

Halsey, Pamela A.

2005-01-01

98

Parental Involvement and Adolescent Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Luther B. Otto; Maxine P. Atkinson

1997-01-01

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Education and the Black Family. A Framework for Quality Education: Setting Goals and Objectives, Developing a Philosophy of Education and Strengthening Community and Parental Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The education of the black child must be perceived as a partnership between parents, school teachers, administrators, and the community. That partnership needs to be cemented with understanding, open communication, and trust. Black children's test scores are the lowest of any group in the country and the gap between the educational performances of…

Gill, Wanda E.

100

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Catherine Barksdale

1997-01-01

101

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

102

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

103

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

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Managing Parent Involvement during Crisis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Merriman, Lynette S.

2008-01-01

105

Parent Involvement as Ritualized Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Doucet, Fabienne

2011-01-01

106

Parent Involvement as Ritualized Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Doucet, Fabienne

2011-01-01

107

African American ParentsEducational OrientationsThe Importance of Social Class and Parents’ Perceptions of Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on race, social class, and parent involvement in education often implies that parentseducational orientations result directly from their social class or racial group backgrounds. In this article, the authors study the involvement of working-class and middle-class African American parents. They argue that these parentseducational orientations are informed by the educational environments they navigate, their resources for negotiating

John B. Diamond; Kimberley Gomez

2004-01-01

108

A Successful Parent Involvement Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davis, Bruce C.

1989-01-01

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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

110

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

111

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

112

Community Engaged Parent Education: Strengthening Civic Engagement among Parents and Parent Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We introduce Community Engaged Parent Education as a model for civic engagement in parent education. In Community Engaged Parent Education, the parent educator weaves the public dimensions of parenting into the everyday practice of group parent education. It is not a curriculum but a community-collaborative way of teaching all parenting topics by…

Doherty, William J.; Jacob, Jenet; Cutting, Beth

2009-01-01

113

How Can Parents Get Involved in Preschool? Barriers and Engagement in Education by Ethnic Minority Parents of Children Attending Head Start  

Microsoft Academic Search

An intervention was developed to promote parent involvement with ethnic minority families of children attending Head Start preschool programs. Two hundred eighty-eight predominantly African American families from a small southern city were included in this study. Parent satisfaction with the program was high, yet engagement was less than optimal. Some effects were found for the program, despite low levels of

Julia L. Mendez

2010-01-01

114

Barriers to School Involvement: Are Immigrant Parents Disadvantaged?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kristin Turney; Grace Kao

2009-01-01

115

How can parents get involved in preschool? Barriers and engagement in education by ethnic minority parents of children attending Head Start.  

PubMed

An intervention was developed to promote parent involvement with ethnic minority families of children attending Head Start preschool programs. Two hundred eighty-eight predominantly African American families from a small southern city were included in this study. Parent satisfaction with the program was high, yet engagement was less than optimal. Some effects were found for the program, despite low levels of participation. Ethnic minority parents who received the intervention increased the frequency of reading to their child as compared with parents in a comparison group who did not receive the program. The quality of the parent-teacher relationship was significantly correlated with parental participation in the intervention. Program participation and the parent-teacher relationship were correlated with higher levels of children's school readiness abilities. Children in the intervention condition showed stronger end-of-year receptive vocabulary and parent-rated social competence as compared with children who did not receive treatment. This research documents the challenges involved in engaging parents in prevention programs. Strategies for maximizing the benefits of preschool for ethnic minority families and their children are discussed. PMID:20099962

Mendez, Julia L

2010-01-01

116

Examining the Relationship Between Parental Involvement and Student Motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

117

Parent Education vs. Parent Involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (PL 96-272) requires that a permanent plan be developed for all youngsters in out-of-home placement. It also requires that agencies provide services to prevent placement out of the home, and that where placement cannot be prevented, the child is to be returned to the biological family as soon as possible. Following

Paul Carlo

1993-01-01

118

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

119

Parents as Professionals in Early Intervention: A Parent Educator Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the goals of a family-centered approach in early intervention is to equally involve family members as active partners with professionals. This article describes one state's model of family involvement using parents of young children with disabilities as parent educators in the Part C system. Qualitative focus group data were collected with…

Gallagher, P. A.; Rhodes, C. A.; Darling, S. M.

2004-01-01

120

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

121

Involvement of Parents in the Education of Children with Reading and Writing Difficulties--Impact of an Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To know the impact of intervention on the parents' participation in the education of children with reading and writing difficulties was studied in schools of Dharwad city. children studying in 6th standard were drawn from 14 schools. Total samples of 418 children were screened based on the child's previous academic performance of the class tests…

Manjula, P.; Saraswathi, G.; Prakash, P.; Ashalatha, K. V.

2009-01-01

122

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Diamond, John B.; Gomez, Kimberley

2004-01-01

123

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…

Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth; Hicklen, Sherrell

2011-01-01

124

Exploring the Impact of Parental Involvement on Student Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taub, Deborah J.

2008-01-01

125

A case study of parent involvement and school outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Roy Brad Gibson

1991-01-01

126

Parental Involvement in Reading Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research indicates that parental involvement in activities that support academic areas is directly correlated with reading achievement and development. This study stresses the importance of reading aloud to your child, the connections between reading aloud at home and at school, the value of implementing hands-on literacy based activities that…

Colgan, Karen A.

127

Parent involvement and the development of children with special needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The involvement of parents in the education and training of handicapped children and young people is a relatively recent phenomenon. Only gradually have professionals in the educational, medical and social work spheres accepted the undoubted potential that parents have for positive involvement in activities designed to optimise a child's development, and the expertise, based on intimate knowledge, which they can

Alice Sterling Honig

1980-01-01

128

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

129

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

130

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robin A. Waterman

131

Educational Groups for Single Parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

A parent group for divorcing parents that is shown to be helpful and welcomed by participants is described. The group, part of the Parenting After Divorce (PAD) project, was designed as an educational prevention program to help parents facilitate their children's adjustment after divorce. Extensive follow-up assessment of group impact on child, parent and fanlily functioning has been undertaken, as

Nancy J. Warren; Ingrid A. Amara

1985-01-01

132

Involvement of Parents and Citizens in Local Decisionmaking under the Education Block Grant. A Special Issue Report from the National Study of Local Operations under Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document reports the findings of the National Study of Local Operations under Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, the federal education block grant, regarding the involvement of parents and other citizens in the making of local district decisions concerning the use of the block grant funds. Data for the…

Blakely, Craig H.; Stearns, Marian S.

133

Improving Parental Involvement: 10 Tips for Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents tips for organizing an effective parent involvement program: (1) develop a philosophy statement; (2) value family values, traditions, and beliefs; (3) reach out to parents; (4) train for effective communication; (5) encourage parent involvement in program activities; (6) provide involvement opportunities; (7) seek parental input; (8)…

Warner, Laverne; Barrera, John

2003-01-01

134

IMPROVING PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOLS: A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic standards for students are increasing. Both parents and teachers have a significant role to play in helping children succeed in school. However, parental involvement in their children's education is on the decline (Coleman, 1991). Identifying factors that contribute to this decline will enable schools to better understand the reasons and help them develop ways of increasing parent participation. When

Theresa Keane

135

Teacher Unions and Parent Involvement. EPI Series on Teacher Unions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet, part of the Education Policy Institute series about teacher union issues, clarifies the concept of parent involvement in educational reform, analyzing the treatment of parents in collective bargaining contracts between teacher unions and school boards and in union policy resolutions. Chapter 1 introduces the issue, offering an…

Haar, Charlene K.

136

Parenting Education - Preparing for Parenthood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

137

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

138

Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abortion-related parental involvement mandates raise important family law issues about the scope of parents’ power over their children’s intimate decisions. While there has been extensive scholarly attention paid to the problems with parental involvement laws, relatively little has been said about strategies for reforming these laws. This article suggests using insights from family law relating to functional parenthood and third

Maya Manian

2012-01-01

139

Parent Education: Implications for Educational Psychology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dembo, Myron H.

140

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nguon, Sokcheng

2012-01-01

141

Involving Parents in Their Children's Dental Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Becker, Donna

1998-01-01

142

Involving Parents in Their Children's Dental Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Becker, Donna

1998-01-01

143

Why Do Parents Homeschool? A Systematic Examination of Parental Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

144

The Power of Parents: A Critical Perspective of Bicultural Parent Involvement in Public Schools. Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education. Volume 290  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Delving into the often unexplored areas of class, race, and power struggles, "The Power of Parents" poses a unique and original critical examination of the relationship between bicultural parents and the school system. Written with students and practitioners in mind, it challenges past research that has traditionally argued bicultural parents are…

Olivos, Edward M.

2006-01-01

145

The Involvement of Hong Kong Parents in the Education of Their Children: A Validation of the Parents' Attributions and Perception Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study describes the validation and interpretation of the Parents' Attributions and Perception Questionnaire (PAPQ) using confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch modelling to report both the construct validity and category structure of the scales in the questionnaire. The PAPQ was developed to reflect the proposal that parents mediate the…

Phillipson, Sivanes; Phillipson, Shane N.

2010-01-01

146

Toward a Collaborative Approach to Parent Involvement in Early Education: A Study of Teenage Mothers in an African-American Community  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study addresses the challenge of creating a collaborative approach to parent involvement. As part of a family literacy program, participants in the study were 19 African-American adolescent parents from low-income backgrounds whose children attended an early intervention program. Parents' beliefs about learning and literacy were sought through a series of peer group discussions. The data revealed a continuum of

Susan B. Neuman; Tracy Hagedorn; Donna Celano; Pauline Daly

1995-01-01

147

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fishman, Callen E.

2011-01-01

148

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

149

Parent Education For The Parental Role In Children's Vocational Choices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes how parents affect a child's vocational choice and what parents can do to help children improve their vocational prospects, the opportunities and responsibilities of parents in the socialization processes which lead to the children's vocational choices, and what parent educators can do to help parents be more effective with…

Shoffner, Sarah M.; Klemer, Richard H.

1973-01-01

150

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Osnat Lavenda

2011-01-01

151

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

152

Surrogate Parents in California Special Education: An Overview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This manual has been developed to assist local California education agencies, placing agencies, and providers in the implementation of the revised requirements for the appointment of surrogate parents for special education pupils, ages 0 through 21. Also included is an explanation of state and federal mandates for parent involvement, educational

Winget, Pat, Ed.; Kirk, Joyce, Ed.

153

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

154

Schools Seek to Channel Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Keller, Bess

2008-01-01

155

Schools Seek to Channel Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Keller, Bess

2008-01-01

156

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

157

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zablotsky, Benjamin; Boswell, Katelyn; Smith, Christopher

2012-01-01

158

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

159

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Abe Feuerstein

2000-01-01

160

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

161

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Clark, Christina

2007-01-01

162

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

163

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Waye, Nathaniel L.

2009-01-01

164

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

165

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

166

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

167

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Theodorou, Eleni

2008-01-01

168

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

169

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

170

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

171

Politics and School Desegregation before and after "Parents Involved"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors attempt to tell the story of "Brown" and "Parents Involved" on educational inequality and connect these topics to economic competition globally. "Brown" came about in the 1950s in a much different environment: America was less diverse racially and ethnically, and economic competition on a global scale was less than in today's economy.…

Brown, Frank; Hunter, Richard C.

2009-01-01

172

Paternal Involvement in the Statutory Assessment of Special Educational Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hart, Robert

2011-01-01

173

Paternal Involvement in the Statutory Assessment of Special Educational Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hart, Robert

2011-01-01

174

A New Paradigm for Parent Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reliance on the "delegation model" in public education has created a fundamental gap between families and schools. The Accelerated Schools Project has helped two poverty-afflicted, minority-populated elementary schools in the San Francisco Bay Area enlist parents and mobilize community agencies to achieve shared improvement goals. Includes seven…

Seeley, David S.

1989-01-01

175

Parental Involvement in Admissions and Financial Aid.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Admissions and financial aid offices are the initial point of interaction for many parents of college students. Highlights several recent trends in higher education, including the expanding use of technology and a growing consumerism, and how these forces reshape the work of admissions and financial aid professionals. (Contains 21 references.)…

Lange, Douglas K.; Stone, Michael E.

2001-01-01

176

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.

177

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

178

Deterrents to Participation in Parenting Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the deterrents to participation by adults in parenting education programs. The objectives were (a) to describe parents with children in selected day care facilities on selected sociodemographic characteristics, (b) to determine factors that deterred those parents from participating in parenting education, and (c) to determine if there was a relationship between selected

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

2003-01-01

179

Building Community Support for Parent Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Extension educators have used a variety of instructional methods to deliver parent education. In 2001, Shawnee County (Kansas) Extension began the process of developing community support for parent education. Staff members of local social service agencies were recruited and trained in the use of a new resource, "Basic Parenting". This resource,…

Smith, Charles A.; Chandler, Lori

2004-01-01

180

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Youth from single-parent families report lower educational aspirations than those from two-parent families. This study explored\\u000a the influence of background factors (gender, grade, parental education and SES), parental involvement with education, academic self-concept, and peer influences on educational aspirations. The participants\\u000a were Canadian adolescents; 2751 from two parent and 681 from single-parent families. ANOVA results showed that adolescents\\u000a from single-parent

Rashmi Garg; Stella Melanson; Elizabeth Levin

2007-01-01

181

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

182

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

183

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

184

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

185

Effects of Technology on Parental Involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study that included forty-eight participants from a small rural middle school was conducted to determine the effects of technology on parent and guardian attitudes about their involvement in school. Interventions included a school web page and weekly school newsletters. Pretest\\/Posttest research design was implemented and both interventions were evaluated. Three profiles -importance, productivity and comfort were studied. Posttest participants

Sheila L. Hendley

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gu, Wei

2008-01-01

187

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

188

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Garg, Rashmi; Melanson, Stella; Levin, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

189

A Videotape Parent Education Program for Abusive Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article describes a parent education program based on group discussions of a videotape series, "Hugs 'n' Kids'" for abusive and high-risk-for-abuse parents. Over 200 parents have participated in the program, conducted by the San Fernando Valley (California) Child Guidance Clinic. (Author/DB)

Golub, Judith S.; And Others

1987-01-01

190

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…

Oryan, Shlomit; Gastil, John

2013-01-01

191

National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988: A Profile of Parents of Eighth Graders.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report profiles the family characteristics and the level of parental involvement reported by the parents of 1988 eighth graders. About 93 percent of the parents of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) eighth grade participants ...

L. Horn J. West

1992-01-01

192

School nurses' perceptions of parental involvement in school health. Results of a statewide study.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to determine how school nurses attempt to involve parents of seventh graders in school health programs, identify nurses' perceptions of barriers to parental involvement, and identify related staff development needs. A questionnaire was sent to the school nurse in each school in Indiana that had a seventh grade (n = 447); 279 questionnaires were returned, a response rate of 63%. Most respondents worked in situations without written policies for parental involvement. A minority of school nurses reported receiving input from parents through advisory committees or parent surveys. The most common involvement activities were related to providing parents with information about the school health program. Less than half of the respondents reported offering health education through activities such as parent health education classes, health fairs, health education resource centers, or health newsletters. Lack of time was identified as the major barrier faced by school nurses. Several staff development needs were identified. PMID:9883143

Birch, D A; Hallock, B A

1998-08-01

193

Changing directions: participatory action research as a parent involvement strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Patricia Snell; Nola Miguel; Jean East

2009-01-01

194

Parent Education Opportunities. Bulletin, 1935, No. 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The experiences of parents at home with their children have educational value when the experiences are backed up by understanding of what happens every day, by sound principles in approaching home problems, and by knowledge of good techniques of training children. The purposes of parent education work are to furnish parents with sound principles…

Lombard, Ellen C.

1935-01-01

195

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Garry Hornby; Chrystal Witte

2010-01-01

196

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

197

Parent Education in a Rural State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In order to develop baseline information from which strengths and weaknesses of present parent education services could be identified, this study examined parent education in a sparsely populated rural state. The participants, 358 professionals in education and social service, were asked to respond to a mail survey within 2 weeks. No follow-up…

Good, Linda

198

The Role of Culture in Engaging Latino Parents' Involvement in School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the critical issues for schools is how to actively involve Latino parents in the schooling process. Although Latino parents are often marginalized in schools due to race, class, and cultural differences, many school personnel suspect Latino parents of not caring about their children's education. This article highlights how a small group of…

De Gaetano, Yvonne

2007-01-01

199

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lora Bechard Kosten

1997-01-01

200

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

201

The Rise and Stall of Parent and Community Involvement in Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carl CorterJanette Pelletier

202

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigated school-level variables thought to influence the degree of parent participation in their children's education. Data from the 1988 National Educational Longitudinal Study, which examined 8th grade students and schools, indicated that many forms of parent involvement are not easily influenced by school- level variables. However, several…

Feuerstein, Abe

2000-01-01

203

Motivations of Parental Involvement in Children's Learning: Voices from Urban African American Families of Preschoolers  

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|A growing body of research supports the view that parents' attitudes, behaviors, and activities related to children's education influences students' learning and educational success. To date, research studying parental involvement in their children's schooling included elementary through middle school aged populations. There have been a few…

Huang, Grace Hui-Chen; Mason, Kimberly L.

2008-01-01

204

The Role of Parental Involvement in the Academic Achievement of Latino Youth  

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|The educational plight of Latino students in the U.S. is an increasing concern given the low achievement and attainment status of this population. Although many risk factors associated with underachievement are difficult to alter, parent educational involvement has been shown to positively impact learning outcomes. In this study, parental home-…

Snyder-Hogan, Lindsey E.

2010-01-01

205

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

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

Prins, Esther; Toso, Blaire Willson

2008-01-01

206

The TransParent School: A Partnership for Parent Involvement.  

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|The TransParent School Model was developed to improve the communication between parents and teachers using new technology. Teachers record information about class content, homework assignments, and parenting skills; parents can call an answering machine to get the information they need. (JOW)|

Bauch, Jerold P.

1990-01-01

207

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

208

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

PubMed

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

Hagood, E Allison; Mintzer Herlihy, Stacy

2013-05-31

209

The Effect of Parental Involvement Laws on Youth Suicide  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joseph Sabia

2010-01-01

210

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

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

McKenna, Maria K.; Millen, Jessica

2013-01-01

211

Impact of Parent Education on Student Success  

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|Background: Prior research has found that parents exert significant influence on their child's educational and career aspirations. Most studies focus on impact of parent influence in the elementary and secondary school years while few examine outcomes in the university setting. Purpose: To determine the intergenerational impact of parent's…

Nelson, Julie K.

2009-01-01

212

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined whether various dimensions of parental involvement predicted 10th?grade students’ motivation (engagement, self?efficacy towards maths and English, intrinsic motivation towards maths and English) using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS 2002). Results showed that both parentseducational aspiration for their children and school?initiated contact with parents on benign school issues had strong positive effects on

Weihua Fan; Cathy M. Williams

2010-01-01

213

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

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

Koch, Cotton S.

2010-01-01

214

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

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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

215

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

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|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…

Sudduth, Charletta D.

2011-01-01

216

Parenting Practices and Children's Education Outcomes  

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|This paper analyzes the effects of parenting practices on children's education. Our empirical analyses are based on household data from Taiwan. More specifically, we investigate the influence of parents' child-rearing practices (i.e., encouragement and punishment) on their children's education attainments and aspirations. We also explore the…

Kan, K.; Tsai, W.D.

2005-01-01

217

Parental Educational Expectations for Adolescents with Disabilities.  

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|Using data on eighth-grade students from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, this study compared parent expectations for students with visual impairment, hearing impairment, deafness, orthopedic impairment, or no disability. Parental educational expectations were higher for students with disabilities than for those without. Student…

Masino, Linda L.; Hodapp, Robert M.

1996-01-01

218

Parenting Practices and Children's Education Outcomes  

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This paper analyzes the effects of parenting practices on children's education. Our empirical analyses are based on household data from Taiwan. More specifically, we investigate the influence of parents' child-rearing practices (i.e., encouragement and punishment) on their children's education attainments and aspirations. We also explore the…

Kan, K.; Tsai, W.D.

2005-01-01

219

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

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|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

220

Parent Education: Bandwagon, Bastard, or Bonafide.  

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|The author emphasizes the importance of education for parenthood and recommends such education for both adolescents and adults. In recent years, parenthood education for teenagers has been emphasized at the national level by the Children's Bureau, Office of Child Development, HEW. However, this emphasis is declining and parent education is…

Kerckhoff, Florence G.

221

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

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|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

222

Parental Involvement in Speech Intervention: A National Survey  

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|A survey of 277 speech language pathologists (SLPs) investigated beliefs and practice regarding parents' involvement in service planning and delivery for children with speech impairment. Although the SLPs frequently involved parents in service delivery for speech intervention, parental involvement in service planning was less frequent. SLPs…

Pappas, Nicole Watts; McLeod, Sharynne; McAllister, Lindy; McKinnon, David H.

2008-01-01

223

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

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

Waldron, Ingrid; Lye, Diane

224

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

225

Family Involvement in Career Education in Early Childhood  

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|This article reviews current practices, both nationwide and in Ohio, regarding family involvement in early childhood career education. Also discussed are the parents' planning and advisory role and participant role; several recommendations are offered. Available from: PS 504 969. (JMB)|

Navin, Sally L.; Sears, Susan J.

1976-01-01

226

A model of parental involvement in adolescent drinking and driving  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kenneth H. Beck; Susan J. Lockhart

1992-01-01

227

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

228

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

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

Lunneblad, Johannes; Johansson, Thomas

2012-01-01

229

African American Parental Involvement in Their Children's Middle School Experiences  

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|The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence African American parents' involvement in their children's middle school experiences. Two focus group interviews were conducted with African American parents. While the participants viewed parent involvement as important, they reported that family structure and socioeconomic…

Archer-Banks, Diane A. M.; Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.

2008-01-01

230

The Influence of Parental Involvement on Kindergarten Learners' Reading Readiness  

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The focus of this study was to investigate the influence of parental involvement on kindergarten learners' reading readiness. Questions addressed were (a) To what extent does parental involvement influence kindergarten learners' reading readiness? (b) How do parental socioeconomic factors contribute to kindergarten learners' reading readiness? (c)…

Hunter-Segree, Iris R.

2010-01-01

231

Family Composition, Parental Involvement and Young Children's Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined whether first?, second?, and third?grade students’ achievement in language and mathematics was affected by factors from both the family context, including family size, number of adult caregivers, and parentseducational level, and the type of school related activities practised by parents. Participants in the study were 333 students (grades 1?3) whose parents had completed and returned a

Ithel Jones; C. Stephen White

2000-01-01

232

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

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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

233

Survey of Parents in a Predominately Latino Elementary School to Determine Factors that Affect Parental Involvement  

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Present research has shown that parental involvement has a large effect on student achievement. The current study utilized both casual-comparative and correlation methodology and identified variables that influence parental involvement. A review of literature with respect to parental involvement was presented. The study utilized survey data from…

Bodenstab, Tracy

2012-01-01

234

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

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

Wiese, Bettina S.; Freund, Alexandra M.

2011-01-01

235

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

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

Wiese, Bettina S.; Freund, Alexandra M.

2011-01-01

236

Parent involvement in Early Head Start: Dimensions and associations with parenting outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent involvement in Early Head Start was examined from both parent and staff perspectives in three dimensions: program participation, staff-parent relationship quality, and program commitment. Study 1, drawn from existing research data, examined how parent program participation and staff-parent relationship quality were related and how they predicted responsive parenting behaviors differently over a six-month period (n = 62). Results showed

Xiaoli Wen

2006-01-01

237

Parenting Education Classes: Promise and Paradox.  

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

Seiferth, Berniece B.; Tyree, Carolyn L.

238

Parents as Partners in Art Education Enrichment  

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|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

239

Parental Educational Investments and Aspirations in Japan  

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|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…

Lee, Kristen Schultz

2010-01-01

240

A Chronology of Parental Choice in Education.  

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|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

241

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the study was to explore the attitudes and views of Greek parents concerning the provision of sex education to adolescents, as well as the opinion and the involvement of school health promoters in sex education. A questionnaire containing 20 items was constructed and administered to 93 parents of adolescents who participated in parents' associations. Another 10?item questionnaire

Evangelia Nakopoulou; Ioanna Akrita; Stamatis Papaharitou

2007-01-01

242

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 positively affect academic out - comes, it becomes

Graciela L. Orozco

2008-01-01

243

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

244

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

245

Parental involvement and mental well-being of Indian adolescents.  

PubMed

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

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

2012-06-10

246

Parents as role models: Parental behavior affects adolescents’ plans for work involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bettina S. Wiese; Alexandra M. Freund

2011-01-01

247

Parent involvement in Head Start programs: the role of parent, teacher and classroom characteristics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purposes of this study were to determine the extent and types of parent involvement in Head Start programs, and to examine the relations between parent participation and family, teacher and classroom characteristics. Parents (n = 1131) and teachers (n = 59) from four Head Start programs participated. Data were gathered through volunteer logs, parent interviews, teacher questionnaires, and classroom

Dina C. Castro; Donna M. Bryant; Ellen S. Peisner-Feinberg; Martie L. Skinner

2004-01-01

248

Small School Ritual and Parent Involvement.  

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|Analyzes the ritual socialization of parents into a school community at the annual potluck of a small rural elementary school (through grade 5) in Virginia. The analysis shows how the communication and construction of values and beliefs take place in this small, parent-run school with an enrollment under 55. (SLD)|

Bushnell, Mary

1997-01-01

249

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Yongmin Sun; Daryl Hobbs; William Elder; Dongchu Sun

250

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

251

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

252

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…

Oketch, Moses; Mutisya, Maurice; Sagwe, Jackline

2012-01-01

253

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

254

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

255

Moon Watch: A Parental-Involvement Homework Activity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2000-01-01

256

Voice-Based Technology for Parent Involvement: Results and Effects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study was conducted to implement and evaluate the Transparent School Model for improving parent involvement in nine Indiana schools. The Model uses computer-based voice messaging to exchange information between teachers and parents. Teachers record a brief message for parents that describes what was taught, special learning events, homework…

Bauch, Jerold P.

257

Parent Involvement in the Primary Reading Curriculum: One Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Bryan Independent School District (Texas) has implemented a primary grade parent involvement program based on a home-partnership model and a contract of cooperation between the parents and schools. By signing the contract, the parents agree to (1) listen to their child read 15 minutes three days a week; (2) read a story a day to their child;…

Erwin, Barbara K.; Mangano, Nancy

258

Exceptional Children Conference Papers: Involvement of Parents in School Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A selection of four papers from those presented at the CEC Northwest Regional Conference (Vancouver, British Columbia, October 21-24, 1970) deals with the involvement of parents in school programs. Beryl Gridley briefly skims the area of work with parents of exceptional children while Vera Brinson details work with parents of preschoolers. Ila…

Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.

259

Family poverty, school-based parental involvement, and policy-focused protective factors in kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carey E. Cooper

2010-01-01

260

Parent Involvement in Transition Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bailey, Shelley Henthorne

2009-01-01

261

Yaqui Parent Education Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

de Campoy, Antonia

262

An Oral Health Education Program for Latino Immigrant Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

263

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hess, Frederick M.; Lautzenheiser, Daniel K.

2012-01-01

264

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hess, Frederick M.; Lautzenheiser, Daniel K.

2012-01-01

265

Families and SchoolsThe Effect of Parental Involvement on High School Completion  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined European American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American parental involvement and their children’s high school completion. An examination of how different family structures have an influence on a student’s education was conducted. This study used the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS) of 1988 and utilized a hierarchical linear model (HLM) for the statistical analysis. Social capital theory

Ruben Patricio Viramontez Anguiano

2004-01-01

266

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

267

Parental Involvement and the Theory of Planned Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bracke, Deborah; Corts, Daniel

2012-01-01

268

Parent Involvement Strategies For Inner-City Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Here's a look at some successful parent involvement strategies for inner-city schools. The writer begins with ananalysis of the characteristics of inner-city families and barriers to parentinvolvement, and provides recommen dations that principals can employ toenhance parental involvement.

James M. Jennings

1992-01-01

269

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

270

How To Involve Parents in a Multicultural School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook, written by the principal of an urban elementary school that serves a diverse student population in a low socioeconomic area, offers strategies for principals who wish to increase parent involvement in their schools. Chapter 1 presents a brief history of parent involvement in American public schools over the past 60 years. The next…

Davis, Bruce

271

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rapp, Nicole; Duncan, Heather

2012-01-01

272

The Social Construction of Parent Involvement in Head Start.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lubeck, Sally; deVries, Mary

2000-01-01

273

Linking Parental Motivations for Involvement and Student Proximal Achievement Outcomes in Homeschooling and Public Schooling Settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

A notable increase in the number of U.S. families choosing to homeschool their children in recent years has underscored the need to develop more systematic knowledge about this approach to education. Drawing on a theoretical model of parental involvement as well as research on families’ social networks, this study longitudinally examines home- and public-school parents’ motivations for home-based involvement in

Christa L. Ice; Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey

2011-01-01

274

Facilitating Parental Involvement: The Newborn Period.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this study was to test whether the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale could be used to help parents (mothers as well as fathers) get to know their babies and thus to enhance their sensitivity toward their infants and their child...

J. Belsky

1983-01-01

275

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

276

Home Schooling: Parents as Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mayberry, Maralee; And Others

277

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Su, Hui Fang Huang

278

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sharon E. Paulson

1994-01-01

279

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Prins, Esther; Toso, Blaire Willson

2008-01-01

280

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

281

Involving Spanish-Speaking Families in Early Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes benefits of involving Spanish-speaking families in early education and care programs. Identifies barriers to involvement, including communication difficulties, cultural characteristics, family structure, work schedules, and negative school experiences. Offers strategies to foster participation, including parent-teacher conferences,…

Lundgren, Diane; Morrison, Johnetta Wade

2003-01-01

282

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

PubMed Central

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

Hill, Nancy E.; Tyson, Diana F.

2009-01-01

283

Parental involvement in middle school: a meta-analytic assessment of the strategies that promote achievement.  

PubMed

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

Hill, Nancy E; Tyson, Diana F

2009-05-01

284

Analysis of parent, teacher, and student perceptions of parent involvement at a Sumner County high school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to relate perceptions of parent involvement to student achievement and school completion rates at a Tennessee high school. A secondary goal of the study was to determine what influence, if any, student demographics had on the perceived levels of parental involvement at this particular school. The study utilized a survey developed at Johns Hopkins

Ron Becker

2010-01-01

285

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 topics of DVDs and books reviewed here include fatherhood, labor-support techniques, optimal labor positions, infant massage, breastfeeding, healthy nutrition during the childbearing year, understanding a newborn's cues, personal viewpoints on cesarean birth, and postpartum massage.

Shilling, Teri

2008-01-01

286

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

287

Parental Education Moderates Genetic Influences on Reading  

Microsoft Academic Search

Environmental moderation of the level of genetic influence on children's reading disabilities was explored in a sample of 545 identical and fraternal twins (mean age 5 11.5 years). Parents' number of years of education, which is correlated with a broad range of en- vironmental factors related to reading development, was significantly related to the level of genetic influence on reading

Disability Angela Friend; John C. DeFries; Richard K. Olson

288

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

289

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Ainhoren, Ronit

2009-01-01

290

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 that parental involvement in treatment improves

T. Lindsey Burrell

291

The Protective Role of Parental Involvement in Adolescent Suicide  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study of 2722 adolescents aged 14–18 years explored whether parental involvement can protect against adolescent suicide attempts. Compared to their counterparts suicide attempters were more likely to have been in trouble with the police, to report lower levels of parental interest and academic motivation, and to report suicidal ideation and using alcohol or an illegal drug when they feel

Eirini Flouri; Ann Buchanan

2002-01-01

292

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…

National Science Teachers Association (NJ1), 2009

2009-01-01

293

Latino Parent Involvement: Examining Commitment and Empowerment in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jasis, Pablo M.; Ordonez-Jasis, Rosario

2012-01-01

294

New resources for childbirth educators and parents.  

PubMed

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

Shilling, Teri

2009-01-01

295

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.

296

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

297

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

298

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

299

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

300

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

301

7 CFR 210.12 - Student, parent and community involvement.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...12 Student, parent and community involvement. (a) General...promotion, and related student-community support activities. School...school faculty and the general community in activities to enhance the Program. (b) Food service management companies. School...

2013-01-01

302

Parent Involvement in Preventing Youth Substance Use. The NSDUH Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Preventing youth substance use requires a comprehensive approach involving communities, schools, peers, and families. Research indicates that parents are an influential factor in whether youths use alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs. Expression of disapp...

2009-01-01

303

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

304

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

305

An Excuse-Free, Multicultural Educator: Moving beyond Blame of Uninvolved Parents for Deficient Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What type of parent involvement are educators really receptive to? Would educators respond to parent suggestions to abandon the norm to deliver a more diversified curriculum using differentiated instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners?In many cases, the families are mistakenly blamed for the academic underachievement of the…

Chance, Tania Z.

2005-01-01

306

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

307

Marital and Parental Relationship Quality and Educational Outcomes for Youth  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines the effects of parental marital quality and the quality of the parent–child relationship on the educational progress of adolescents. Previous research indicates that family structure and economic capacity have significant effects on educational achievement and high school graduation rates. Few studies, however, examined the effects of the quality of the parental relationship on the educational outcomes of

Dennis K. Orthner; Hinckley Jones-Sanpei; Elizabeth C. Hair; Kristin A. Moore; Randal D. Day; Kelleen Kaye

2009-01-01

308

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

Microsoft Academic Search

PurposeDespite 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 objective

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

2006-01-01

309

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joy Walker

2004-01-01

310

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Patel, Nimisha; Stevens, Sharon

2010-01-01

311

New resources for childbirth educators and parents.  

PubMed

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

Shilling, Teri

2009-01-01

312

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

313

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cooper, Carey E.

2010-01-01

314

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

LeFevre, Ann L.; Shaw, Terry V.

2012-01-01

315

Introducing School Site Management: A Framework for Citizen Involvement. A Handbook for Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To help New Jersey parents and other citizens increase their involvement in schools, this handbook describes school-site management, a form of decentralized administration that can help broaden effective citizen participation in educational management. Part 1 first defines school-site (or school-based) management--a type of school governance in…

Clark, Terry A.

316

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fagan, Jay; Bernd, Elisa; Whiteman, Valerie

2007-01-01

317

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

318

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dickson, W. R.

319

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

320

Parent/Educator Meetings Can Work for Your Child.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Parents have a real opportunity to influence their child's education through participation in the Committee on the Handicapped process which includes referral, evaluation, Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning and review. Specific guidelines for parent participation in this process are discussed, including parent/teacher conferences,…

Rothschild, Ilene; Bianchi, Julia

1986-01-01

321

What Does Whole Child Education Mean to Parents?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McCloskey, Molly

2011-01-01

322

Parental Education and Adolescent Self-Reported Physical Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Demonstrates that parents' education is linked to changes in adolescent (N=350) self-reported physical health through the level of and changes in parental rejection. The study also finds that parents' education has a significant, direct effect on subsequent changes in adolescents' self-reported health status. (Author/MKA)

Wickrama, K. A. S.; Conger, Rand D.; Lorenz, Frederick O.; Elder, Glen H, Jr.

1998-01-01

323

Parents' Views on Nursery Education: Perceptions in Context.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the social-contextual nature of parents' perceptions of nursery education, using the ecological systems theory, in three nursery classes attached to primary schools. Reports that "working-class" parents were better able than "middle-class" parents to articulate their views on both nursery education and their children's nursery…

Evans, Pauline; Fuller, Mary

1999-01-01

324

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

325

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

326

Scientists Involved in K-12 Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

V. Robigou

2004-01-01

327

Parents’ At-Home and At-School Academic Involvement with Young Adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

A process-person-context model was used to investigate parental academic involvement with a nationally representative sample of young adolescents. Fathers of young adolescents were less involved at school than were mothers but similarly involved academically at home. Parents of struggling students were involved more in homework assistance and parents of successful students were involved more at school than were other parents.

Lee Shumow; Jon D. Miller

2001-01-01

328

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

329

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study investigated a scale developed to measure parents' satisfaction with experiences of various aspects of their child's early education program. The Parent Satisfaction with Educational Experiences (PSEE) scale was co-constructed with parents and teachers in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade programs in a large urban school…

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

2006-01-01

330

How Parenting Can Help Children with Educational Difficulties.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Techniques and activities are discussed which parents can use to help children with educational difficulties. First, an approach is offered for working with parents with their children are having normal, nonpathological reactions to normal, situational st...

B. N. Blum

1983-01-01

331

School Integration Efforts Three Years after "Parents Involved"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

332

Treatment of Overweight Children as a Function of Parental Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research related to the importance of involving parents directly in treatment programming for childhood obesity has provided inconclusive results because of methodological problems and relatively short treatment duration periods. The effectiveness of an extended behavioral weight control program was evaluated during a 10-week treatment phase and…

Bindewald, Richard A.; And Others

333

The Value of Early Literacy and Parental Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ryan, Sheri Ann

334

A Critical Review of Parent Involvement in Mainstreaming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The paper is a product of the 3-year project, "Functional Mainstreaming for Success," designed to develop a model for instructional mainstreaming of handicapped children (3-6 years old) in community settings. The paper reviews research on parent involvement in their children's mainstreaming along with variables that may promote or discourage…

Quintero, Maria; And Others

335

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

336

Supporting Child Welfare and Parent Involvement in Preschool Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

337

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

338

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

339

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

340

Starting SchoolPerspectives of Australian Children, Parents and Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Starting school is an important time for young children, their families and educators. Data gathered from interviews and questionnaire responses from approximately 300 parents, 300 educators and 300 children have been used to describe the most important issues for children, parents and educators as children start school in New South Wales, Australia. Using grounded theory, a series of categories of

Sue Dockett; Bob Perry

2004-01-01

341

Parent Guide to Special Education Rights and Responsibilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for parents of handicapped children, this brochure defines special education and the rights for available services and programs. It is divided into seven sections covering: (1) the definition of special education; (2) the types of agencies providing special education services; (3) parents' rights in the planning process for their child's…

San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.

342

SELF-ESTEEM IN CHILDREN: STRATEGIES FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the goals of education and parenting is to help children lead productive lives. Helping children feel good about themselves is a reasonable educational objective. Educators hope that school experiences will help children develop a sense of personal competency and self-esteem, while caregivers and parents hope that children will express positive feelings and ideas about themselves as they move

Ellie L. Young; Laura L. Hoffmann

343

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

344

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

345

Primer on the Provision of Extended School Year Services: For Parents and Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for parents, educators, and administrators regarding the determination and implementation of extended school year (ESY) services for eligible students with disabilities. Parents of children with disabilities should be provided information regarding ESY to better enable them to be involved in the…

Copenhaver, John

2004-01-01

346

Authoritative Parenting and Issue Involvement as Indicators of Ad Recall: An Empirical Investigation of Anti-Drug Ads for Parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

This investigation explores the role of authoritative parenting and issue involvement in regard to the recall of parental anti-drug ads encouraging child monitoring. In addition, the study tested whether issue involvement mediates the association between authoritative parenting and recall of parental anti-drug television ads among parents (N?=?185) with adolescents in Grades 6, 7, and 8. The results indicate that (a)

Brian L. Quick; Michael T. Stephenson

2007-01-01

347

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan R. Sy

348

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Van Velsor, Patricia; Orozco, Graciela L.

2007-01-01

349

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

PubMed Central

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

TACH, LAURA; MINCY, RONALD; EDIN, KATHRYN

2010-01-01

350

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

PubMed

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

Reis, J; Seidl, A

1989-01-01

351

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

352

Working Together: A Parent's Guide to Parent and Professional Partnership and Communication within Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Parents of children with disabilities usually receive little or no training in communication and partnership skills. These skills are very helpful in Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning. This guidebook offers parents of children with disabilities a variety of practical ideas to improve effective interaction between parents and school…

Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers, 2009

2009-01-01

353

Prenatal Parent Education for First-Time Expectant Parents: “Making It Through Labor Is Just the Beginning…”  

Microsoft Academic Search

IntroductionThe purpose of this pilot project was to determine first-time expectant parents’ perceptions of a parent education intervention, their education needs, and preferred sources and modes of such education.

Christine A. Ateah

354

Father involvement in parent training: when does it matter?  

PubMed

We examined the impact of father involvement on treatment. Participants were 107 families enrolled in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), including 56 involved-father (IF) families, 16 uninvolved-father (UF) families, and 35 absent-father (AF) families. All groups showed improvements during treatment to within the average range on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI), although mothers from AF families reported better treatment outcome than mothers from IF families. Improvements occurred on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Parenting Stress Index (PSI) as well, but there were no group differences. At a 4-month follow-up, mothers in IF families maintained treatment gains on the ECBI. In contrast, mothers in AF families reported significant decline at follow-up, although their scores remained within the normal range. Results suggest that father participation in treatment may not affect immediate treatment outcome but may help to maintain the beneficial effects of PCIT. PMID:14710469

Bagner, Daniel M; Eyberg, Sheila M

2003-12-01

355

The Effects of Parental Education and Household Resources on Children's Education in Ghana  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study uses cross-sectional data from the 1992 and 1999 Ghana living standards surveys to examine the effects of parental education and household resources on the education of children. The results show that parental education and household resources exert positive impacts on children's school attendance. While parental schooling impact appears to have fallen over time, the impact of school quality

Harry A. Sackey

2004-01-01

356

Parents' Perceptions of Private Christian Schools and Why Parents Pay when Public Education Is Free  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study conducted in this dissertation identified and examined the factors that influence parents' decision to choose a private or public school for their student. The research examined how parents perceive the benefits of a private Christian education for their children. The search for education effectiveness is a quest that seems to have no…

Nichols, Madison Kay

2010-01-01

357

The effect of parents' employment on children's educational attainment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the conditions under which a causal interpretation can be given to the association between childhood parental employment and subsequent education of children. In a model in which parental preferences are separable in own consumption and childrens well-being, estimation is complicated by endowment heterogeneity and by the fact that parents may compensate or reinforce childrens endowments relevant to

John Ermisch; Marco Francesconi

2000-01-01

358

Parental Savings in a Children's Account Program for College Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents sociodemographic characteristics and outreach activities that were associated with parents making early personal deposits in a children's college savings account program designed for lower income families. A sample of 235 parents who joined the savings program was examined, comparing those who had made early deposits into the accounts and those who had not. Parents' level of education

David Okech

2011-01-01

359

Parent Education and Cultural Change in American Families.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using an ethnographic approach, three Parent Education Programs were studied to describe the social setting in which they took place and to document their impact upon parents. The programs were conceptualized as social service organizations designed to change the parental roles of participants. Each program was observed, interviews were conducted…

Espinoza, Renato; And Others

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shadach, Eran; Ganor-Miller, Orit

2013-01-01

361

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

362

Parental Strains and Rewards among Mothers: The Role of Education  

PubMed Central

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.

Nomaguchi, Kei M.; Brown, Susan L.

2012-01-01

363

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

2011-05-19

364

Parent Education: What We Mean and What that Means.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This response to Mahoney et al. (EC 623 392) agrees that there is currently less emphasis on parent education in the early-intervention literature but suggests that the current emphasis on family-centered services can be integrated with parent education while supporting family empowerment. (DB)

McCollum, Jeanette A.

1999-01-01

365

The Impact of an Educational Seminar for Divorcing Parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

With a sustained large number of divorces in the U.S. over the last two decades, various educational interventions have been developed for families of divorce. Children Cope With Divorce is a parent education seminar that aims to provide divorcing parents with information and resources that will help them decrease the negative effects of the divorce process on their children. Within

Robert L. Fischer

1998-01-01

366

An Earthquake Education Program with Parent Participation for Preschool Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the earthquake education program which was prepared for 5 to 6 year old children and to draw attention to the importance of parent participation. The earthquake education program was applied to 93 children and 31 parents in the province of Denizli situated in the first degree seismic zone…

Gulay, Hulya

2010-01-01

367

Strengthening Homeless Parents with Young Children Through Meaningful Parent Education and Support  

Microsoft Academic Search

Homeless parents of young children confront several barriers to developing effective parenting skills and dispositions. Perhaps\\u000a the major barrier is that of the negative stereotype that many people use to label them. They also often have not had positive\\u000a parent role models and in many cases have had to deal with the issues of violence. Parent education and support strategies

Kevin J. Swick

2009-01-01

368

The Indian Education Act: A Decade of Indian and Alaskan Native Pride and Increasing Strides toward Educational Equity thru Parental Involvement. The Ninth Annual Report to the Congress of the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The ninth annual report to Congress for the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) is a compendium report of activities during the calendar year 1982. Part 1 contains NACIE's recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of Education that documents and data prepared by NACIE be utilized in preparation for reauthorization of Indian…

National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.

369

Do parental involvement laws deter risky teen sex?  

PubMed

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

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

2013-06-19

370

Parental media socialization and educational attainment: Resource or disadvantage?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Natascha Notten; Gerbert Kraaykamp

2010-01-01

371

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

372

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

373

Biliteracy and Schooling in an Extended-Family Nicaraguan Immigrant Household: The Sociohistorical Construction of Parental Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Situating parental involvement in education within a sociohistorical context, this case study of a Nicaraguan immigrant household in California contrasts the perspectives of two sisters-in-law who shared a home and whose daughters attended the same urban elementary school. Although the two women were involved in their daughters' schooling in…

Menard-Warwick, Julia

2007-01-01

374

Parent Education in Canada: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow = L'education parentale au Caanda: Hier, aujourd'hui et demain.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the history of parent education in Canada, describes the current scene, and identifies directions for future development of parent education policy and programming. (Contains 40 references.) (JOW)

Skrypnek, Berna J.

2002-01-01

375

Experiencing an ‘inclusive’ education: parents and their children with ‘special educational needs’  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Chrissie Rogers

2007-01-01

376

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Van Velsor, Patricia; Orozco, Graciela L.

2007-01-01

377

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

378

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

379

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

380

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

381

The Federal Mandate for Bilingual Education: Some Implications for Parent and Community Participation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite the rhetoric as to its importance, this analysis concludes that there is no federal interest in promoting meaningful, substantive parent-community involvement in bilingual education. The absence of policy, data, theory, specifically worded governing rules and regulations, established models of involvement, training programs, or technical…

Matute-Bianchi, Maria Eugenia

382

The Effectiveness of a Parent Education Programme Offered through Distance Education about Independent Autistic Children Education Centre (IACEC)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a parent education program on parents' awareness about the Independent Autistic Children Education Centre (ACEC: in Turkish OCEM). The program was offered through a distance education program. Participants of the study included parents of 72 children with autism who were receiving…

Yucel, Gamze M. A.; Cavkaytar, Atilla

2007-01-01

383

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

384

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

385

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.

386

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Copenhaver, John

2004-01-01

387

Parents' Attitudes towards Bilingual Education Policy in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper investigates the opinions of parents on some critical issues relating to recent educational reforms and their effects on foreign language education in Taiwan, particularly those aspects of the reforms that relate to the learning of English as a foreign language in the country. The paper noted that educational reforms in the country are…

Oladejo, James

2006-01-01

388

"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

389

Family Involvement in Children's Education: Successful Local Approaches. An Idea Book. Abridged Version.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools that are most successful in engaging parents and other family members in support of their children's learning look beyond traditional definitions of parent involvement to a broader conception of supporting families in activities outside of school that can encourage their children's learning. This idea book is intended to assist educators,…

Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

390

Parental Involvement During the Placement of a Child in Family Foster Care: Factors Associated with the Continuation of Parental Roles  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the results of a study on parental involvement in family foster care. The aims of the study were: (a) to describe the participation of the parents, and (b) to identify variables associated with their participation. Fifty-eight (58) parents having a child in family foster care were interviewed with a face-to-face questionnaire. The results indicate that parents participate

Marie-Andrée Poirier; Marie Simard

2006-01-01

391

[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

392

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Due to federal mandates, Title I schools now are being asked to implement parent involvement programs that meaningfully involve parents in the schools to increase academic gains. This action research study was based on three different concepts from the literature: a) critical pedagogy theory from Paulo Freire, b) parent involvement from diverse…

Barrantes Santamaria, Alfredo G.

2012-01-01

393

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sy, Susan R.

2006-01-01

394

Therapist Focus on Parent Involvement in Community-Based Youth Psychotherapy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

395

Empowerment, social support, and self-esteem of parents involved in an elementary school program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent involvement (PI) in schooling has consistently been correlated with improved academic achievement in children. However, despite the apparent benefits of parent involvement, many schools serving low-income communities report consistent difficulty in facilitating the involvement of parents in their children's schooling. ^ The purpose of this exploratory pilot study was to examine key variables associated with a PI program at

Tania Alameda

2003-01-01

396

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Due to federal mandates, Title I schools now are being asked to implement parent involvement programs that meaningfully involve parents in the schools to increase academic gains. This action research study was based on three different concepts from the literature: a) critical pedagogy theory from Paulo Freire, b) parent involvement from diverse…

Barrantes Santamaria, Alfredo G.

2012-01-01

397

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Richardson, Sharon Ann

2009-01-01

398

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

399

Problematic Parents and the Community Parent Education: Representations of Social Class, Ethnicity, and Gender  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author presents an analysis of the Swedish version of the Community Parent Education. The analysis was done by using Bacchi's (2009) policy analysis approach combined with an investigation of how social categories intersect in the material. The material consisted of the course leader manual and a DVD with 22 film sequences illustrating poor parenting. The author shows that in

Ulrika Widding

2011-01-01

400

Supporting Parents through Parent Education. Building Community Systems for Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|California's Proposition 10, the "Children and Families Act," has targeted three general areas for improvement in support of families and young children: improved family functioning, improved child development, and improved child health. Proposition 10 views parents as critical to the development of young children. Noting that parent education

Zepeda, Marlene; Morales, Alex

401

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

402

Introduction: Evidence-based parent education programmes to promote positive parenting  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper introduces the context and contributions of this special issue. The essence of promoting positive parenting is seeking not only to reduce the impact of risk factors, but also to increase that of protective factors, by reinforcing the parenting role. The paper makes clear that this aim is served only by developing evidence-based family education programmes aimed at supporting

María José Rodrigo; Ana Almeida; Christiane Spiel; Willem Koops

2012-01-01

403

Supporting Parents through Parent Education. Building Community Systems for Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California's Proposition 10, the "Children and Families Act," has targeted three general areas for improvement in support of families and young children: improved family functioning, improved child development, and improved child health. Proposition 10 views parents as critical to the development of young children. Noting that parent education

Zepeda, Marlene; Morales, Alex

404

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

405

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

406

A TENTATIVE PROGRAM FOR COMBINING THE EDUCATION OF PRESCHOOL MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN WITH PARENT EDUCATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|AT THE HEART OF THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL STATUS PROBLEMS OF THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILD IS HIS CRITICAL NEED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO SCHOOL WITH HIS PARENTS AT THE AGE OF 3 TO PARTICIPATE IN A CAREFULLY PLANNED PROGRAM FOR HIS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, ACCOMPANIED BY A PLAN FOR THE EDUCATION OF HIS PARENTS. DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETENCY IN…

MCDONALD, CHRISTINA

407

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

408

A Report to Parents on the New Education Law  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses major provisions of the Federal "Education Amendments of 1974," with emphasis on their implications for parents of school children. (Available for Subscription Information Department, Better Homes and Gardens, 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50336) (JG)|

Knox, Gerald M.

1975-01-01

409

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

410

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

411

Parental Practices and Educational Achievement: Social Class, Race, and "Habitus"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A large, nationally representative database of American elementary school students was used to quantitatively assess the complex ways in which race intersects with social class, affecting parenting strategies that in turn produce various educational outcomes among children. The determinants and consequences of parental practices associated with…

Bodovski, Katerina

2010-01-01

412

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

413

Educating Gifted and Talented Children — a Parent's View  

Microsoft Academic Search

When a child is assessed as potentially gifted, parents are often presented with a bewildering array of contradictory situations. Teachers, principals, psychologists, reference books and the media may present very different ideas as to the best way to meet the needs of such children.Parents need to be aware of the educational, ideological and political motives which underlie the various viewpoints,

Elizabeth Beard

1983-01-01

414

The Role of Parent Education in Achieving School Readiness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Goal One of the National Education Goals states that, by the year 2000, every child in America will start school ready to learn. The second objective under this goal (that parents will be their child's first teacher, devote time daily to helping their child learn, and receive training and support) emphasizes the important role parents play in…

Stief, Elizabeth A.

415

Parenting and Academic Achievement: Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Advantage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing body of research has examined how cultural capital, recently broadened to include not only high-status cultural activities but also a range of different parenting practices, influences children's educational success. Most of this research assumes that parents' current class location is the starting point of class transmission. However,…

Roksa, Josipa; Potter, Daniel

2011-01-01

416

Parenting and Academic Achievement: Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Advantage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A growing body of research has examined how cultural capital, recently broadened to include not only high-status cultural activities but also a range of different parenting practices, influences children's educational success. Most of this research assumes that parents' current class location is the starting point of class transmission. However,…

Roksa, Josipa; Potter, Daniel

2011-01-01

417

Parental Contributions to Adolescents' Possessions and Educational Expenses: Gender Differences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explored adolescent gender differences in possessions and parental financial assistance. Eight common adolescent possessions were analyzed, as well as expected parental contributions to their children's postsecondary education. Findings from 448 high school students revealed that males were significantly more likely to own stereos and athletic…

Peters, John F.

1991-01-01

418

Parental Practices and Educational Achievement: Social Class, Race, and "Habitus"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A large, nationally representative database of American elementary school students was used to quantitatively assess the complex ways in which race intersects with social class, affecting parenting strategies that in turn produce various educational outcomes among children. The determinants and consequences of parental practices associated with…

Bodovski, Katerina

2010-01-01

419

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect through Parent Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1993, the Community Research Group (CRG) at the University of Virginia was provided the opportunity to gather systematic information on parent education and family support programs for the prevention of abuse and neglect throughout Virginia. Based on the group's research into 25 distinct parenting programs, this book outlines an empowering…

Reppucci, N. Dickon; Britner, Preston A.; Woolard, Jennifer L.

420

What Gets Dad Involved? A Longitudinal Study of Change in Parental Child Caregiving Involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Predictors of change in fathers' and mothers' perceptions of child caregiving involvement were examined. Middle-class 2-parent families (131 mothers and 98 fathers) with a target school-age child participated. Fathers and mothers completed annual questionnaires for 3 consecutive years. Latent growth curve modeling suggested that fathers were likely to increase their relative contribution to child caregiving over the course of 3

Jeffrey J. Wood; Rena L. Repetti

2004-01-01

421

Unmasking Subtle and Concealed Aspects of Parent Involvement: Perspectives from African-American Parents in the Urban South  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Focus group findings from 34 African American parents in an urban southern school district unmask subtle and concealed aspects of involvement. In contrast to formalized school-sponsored parent activities, involvement is described by participants as their encompassing a physical presence at the school to monitor their children's behavior,…

Loder-Jackson, Tondra L.; McKnight, Andrew N.; Brooks, Michael; McGrew, Kenneth; Voltz, Deborah

2007-01-01

422

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

423

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

424

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This exploratory study investigated whether: (a) the three process variables (role construction, sense of efficacy, and sense\\u000a of being invited) in Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler’s model of parental school involvement provide unique contributions to explain\\u000a parental involvement among African American and Latino immigrant parents, (b) there are significant differences in parental\\u000a involvement between these groups, and (c) these process variables mediate

Ané M. Maríñez-Lora; Stephen M. Quintana

2009-01-01

425

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using a longitudinal US dataset (N = 6,134) we examine the relationship between parental behavioural control and academic achievement and explore the moderating role of parental involvement and parental warmth. Analyses using multiple hierarchical regression with clustering controls shows that parental behavioural control is negatively associated…

Kramer, Karen Z.

2012-01-01

426

Parent Involvement in Elementary Language Arts: A Program Model. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Initiating an effective and well organized plan for parent involvement in the elementary language arts classroom takes plenty of work--work to achieve it, work and commitment to maintain it. One such program encourages parent participation in the classroom for parents who are able to volunteer their time, but also emphasizes parent participation…

Simic, Marge

427

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), we developed and empirically tested a conceptual model to assess the longitudinal impact of school-based athletic participation and parental involvement, along with other factors, on the college-bound behaviors of male high school seniors attending public schools in the U.S. The…

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

2008-01-01

428

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hinson, Kay S.

429

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hinson, Kay S.

430

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Angelo Ancheta

2008-01-01

431

Parents' attitudes on sexual education--what and when?  

PubMed

This study aims to detect opinions about what and when should be talked about in sexual education in schools respecting the role of parents. This study was conducted in 23 elementary schools in the town Rijeka, Croatia from March to May 2010. The sample consisted of parents of sixth grade elementary school pupils. There were 1,673 respondents, divided in groups of mothers and fathers. Both groups had answered what is the majority of topics to be talked about in the higher grades of elementary school. In lower elementary school grades children should be taught about the structure and differences of male and female genitalia. Topics that most parents find inappropriate to be talked about in sexual education, are sexual satisfaction and pleasure, masturbation, pornography and prostitution (5.01-7.7%). Results of this study can help in creating sexual education programs in schools where parents are considered of being equal accomplices. PMID:23697245

Jankovi?, Suzana; Malatestini?, Giulia; Striehl, Henrietta Bencevi?

2013-03-01

432

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

PubMed Central

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

Eden, Lacey M.; Callister, Lynn Clark

2010-01-01

433

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

434

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1995-01-01

435

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brandon, Regina R.; Brown, Monica R.

2009-01-01

436

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brandon, Regina R.; Brown, Monica R.

2009-01-01

437

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

Microsoft Academic Search

PurposeTo explore: 1) parent-adolescent discrepancies on adolscent risk involvement; 2) factors related to parental overestimates and\\/or underestimates of specific adolescent risk behaviors; and 3) the association of parental overestimates and\\/or underestimates at baseline with subsequent adolescent risk involvement.

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

2006-01-01

438

The Complexity of Fathers' Parenting Responsibilities and Involvement with Nonresident Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most policies that legislate father involvement with nonresident children treat men as if they have obligations to only one set of children. This paper describes the complexity of nonresident fathers' parenting circumstances and assesses whether and how parenting configurations are associated with the fathers' involvement with nonresident children. We find that nonresident fathers often have parenting obligations within and outside

Wendy D. Manning; Susan D. Stewart; Pamela J. Smock

2003-01-01

439

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the effects of (a) interactive reading homework, and (b) parent involvement with children during homework on students' responses to inference questions. Interactive reading homework refers to homework designed to involve both parents and children and to facilitate student reasoning. The participants were 84 parents and 84 second grade students from three Alabama elementary schools. Data were gathered

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

2004-01-01

440

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

441

Involved Parents' Perceptions of Their Experiences in School-Based Team Meetings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We explored parents' perceptions of their positive and negative experiences in school-based team meetings as a first step toward identifying the characteristics that may promote meaningful parent participation. Parent members of a Midwestern suburban school district's special education advisory group provided open-ended descriptions of their…

Esquivel, Shelley L.; Ryan, Carey S.; Bonner, Mike

2008-01-01

442

Parent Perspectives on Inclusive Education in Rural Alberta, Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is one of a series of papers examining inclusive education in the context of a rural Canadian school district that has adopted a philosophy of inclusion. The results of a survey of 438 parents on their views about aspects of inclusive education at their youngest child's school are reported. The results indicate that the majority of…

Loreman, Tim; McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Barber, Jennifer; Lupart, Judy

2009-01-01

443

Investigating Parental Attitudes and Beliefs in Mathematics Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated views held about mathematics education by parents of a small inner-city primary school. Similarities in responses indicated consistency of ideas. Respondents demonstrated a broad understanding of mathematics and disagreed with a number of stereotypical statements about mathematics and mathematics education. They were keen to increase their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum and teaching practices. They

Ruth Pritchard

444

Parents Have a Part in "Education With a Purpose".  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Indicates that through joint efforts by parents, educators, and the community, career education strategies can provide part of the solution to many of today's problems, such as the high rate of high school dropouts and the lack of interested learners. (JOW)

Meyer, Robert S.

1984-01-01

445

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…

Sweet, Robert; Anisef, Paul; Walters, David

2010-01-01

446

Power and Involvement in Preservice Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research project described here explored the complexity of the relationships in a group supervision model of teacher education, focusing on the empowerment of teachers as confirmed by their involvement, collegiality, and reflection. The theoretical frameworks informing the project were: the concept of connectedness as described in feminist…

Catalano, Anthony; Tillie, Della

447

Sharing Responsibilities, Sharing Resources:A Philosophical and Practical Approach to the Administration of Parent Cooperatives and Other Programs Involving Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This manual for parents provides guidelines for administering parent cooperative preschools (coops) and orienting coopmembers to their multiple roles within the school. It deals with the organizational structure of parent cooperative groups, the roles of parents and teachers, the mechanics of leadership, purposes and methods of parent education,…

Bergman, Roberta L.

448

Parental education moderates genetic influences on reading disability.  

PubMed

Environmental moderation of the level of genetic influence on children's reading disabilities was explored in a sample of 545 identical and fraternal twins (mean age = 11.5 years). Parents' number of years of education, which is correlated with a broad range of environmental factors related to reading development, was significantly related to the level of genetic influence on reading disability. Genetic influence was higher and environmental influence was lower among children whose parents had a high level of education, compared with children whose parents had a lower level of education. We discuss the implications of these results for behavior genetic and molecular genetic research, for the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities, and for policy in public education. PMID:19076484

Friend, Angela; DeFries, John C; Olson, Richard K

2008-11-01

449

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…

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

2012-01-01

450

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sarah N. Harper; Janette Pelletier

2010-01-01

451

Parent involvement in literacy instruction: Perceptions and practices of Hispanic parents of children with learning disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this investigation was to interview Hispanic parents to determine their perceptions and practices with respect to home reading and writing activities. Of particular interest was how parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and of average\\/high achieving children (AHA) would respond to interview items. Participants included 80 Hispanic parents (40 parents of children with LD and 40

Marie Elizabeth Tejero Hughes

1995-01-01

452

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walsh, Kerryann; Brandon, Leisa

2012-01-01

453

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walsh, Kerryann; Brandon, Leisa

2012-01-01

454

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

455

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 completed self-report measures about bullying involvement, attitudes toward and responses to bullying, and victimization in the home. Parents

Melissa K. Holt; Glenda Kaufman Kantor; David Finkelhor

2008-01-01

456

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

457

A Migrant Education Guide for Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The overview of migrant education for special educators considers the educational needs of migrants, migrant education personnel, migrant student record transfer system, interstate cooperation, and parent involvement. (DB)|

Salend, Spencer J.

1990-01-01

458

Parents' perceptions of special education students' readiness for adult life roles: Implications for educational policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined parents' perceptions of students with special needs readiness for participation in adult life roles of employment, independent living, social integration, and postsecondary education. The focus of the study was to determine the association between the perceived readiness for adult life roles and the independent variables of disability, gender, family income level, race, and parents' educational levels. Thirty-one

Gary J Dobbins

2007-01-01

459

The Education of Ethnic Minority Children from the Perspectives of Parents, Teachers and Education Authorities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Based on 1975 interviews with British education officials, parents and teachers of disadvantaged children, it can be asserted that these groups have very different concepts and expectations of the educational system. Minority parents have a high opinion of the schools their children attend and of the teachers who work there. However, many…

Community Relations Commission, London (England).

460

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

461

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

462

Teaching Parents to Be the Primary Sexuality Educators of Their Children. Volume 3. Curriculum Guide to Courses for Parents.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This volume, a revised edition of the model curricula for parents, is designed to be useful to educators with a wide range of teaching styles. It was designed to be used with a variety of parents -- parents from a whole range of socioeconomic, educational...

J. S. Alter P. Wilson A. T. Cook D. Kirby S. Baxter

1982-01-01

463

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Charlene S. Shannon

2012-01-01

464

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kikas, Eve; Peets, Katlin; Niilo, Airi

2011-01-01

465

Indian Children/Parents and Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Canadian government welfare agencies are taking Canadian Indian children from their parents in alarming numbers and endangering their cultural and social development. Most of the children are placed in non-native homes, resulting in identity crises leading to alcoholism and other social problems. This is a serious trend. The survival of Indian…

Kirkness, Verna J.

466

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

467

Distinguishing Disability: Parents, Privilege, and Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ong-Dean, Colin

2009-01-01

468

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-07-01

469

A randomised group comparison controlled trial of 'preschoolers with autism': A parent education and skills training intervention for young children with autistic disorder.  

PubMed

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 skills training and a control sample. Two rural and two metropolitan regions were randomly allocated to intervention groups (n = 70) or control (n = 35). Parents from autism assessment services in the intervention regions were randomly allocated to parent education and behaviour management (n = 35) or parent education and counselling (n = 35).Results: Parent education and behaviour management resulted in significant improvement in adaptive behaviour and autism symptoms at 6 months follow-up for children with greater delays in adaptive behaviour. Parent education and behaviour management was superior to parent education and counselling. We conclude that a 20-week parent education programme including skills training for parents of young children with autistic disorder provides significant improvements in child adaptive behaviour and symptoms of autism for low-functioning children. PMID:22987897

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

2012-09-17

470

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.

471

Millennial college student perception of, satisfaction with, and expectations for future parental involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Greer Blei Jason

2010-01-01

472

Understanding Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Prematurity: Education Priorities for NICU Parents.  

PubMed

NICU nurses have an important role to play in many aspects of parent education. This article stresses the need for an increased focus on teaching parents about the central role that self-regulation will play in their infant's neurobehavioral development not only during the early infancy period but throughout all of childhood and adolescence. Suggestions are made about how to conceptualize the relation between cognition and emotions in humans and how to help parents understand that continued vigilance concerning potential problems in attention and self-regulation will be necessary. PMID:24042181

Watson, Anne

2013-10-01

473

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Resendes, John; Lecci, Len

2012-01-01

474

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Resendes, John; Lecci, Len

2012-01-01

475

Ideas: Working with Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collaboration of teachers and parents can strengthen school and home ties. The key ingredients in teachers' efforts to promote parent involvement are communication and education. Forms of one-way and two-way communication with parents are described. Educational strategies discussed include parent instruction and the use of support groups and…

Silliman, Benjamin; Royston, Karen

1990-01-01

476

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

477

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Although parent–adolescent communication has been identified as important in delaying the onset and escalation of alcohol use, both the strength and direction of observed associations have varied in prior research with adolescents and college students. The current study categorizes parents according to alcohol-related communication and relates these categories to other parenting factors and late adolescent alcohol involvement.

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

2011-01-01

478

Parental involvement in interventions to improve child dietary intake: A systematic review  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Interventions that aim to improve child dietary quality and reduce disease risk often involve parents. The most effective methods to engage parents remain unclear. A systematic review of interventions designed to change child and adolescent dietary behavior was conducted to answer whether parent inv...

479

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

480

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

481

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

482

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

483

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

484

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

485

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

486

Parental Engagement in Early Childhood Education at Home  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

487

A Bicycle Safety Education Program for Parents of Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined parental perceptions of the benefits and barriers to bicycle helmet use and their level of knowledge about bicycle safety issues. A school-based bicycle safety education program was taught to first- and second-grade students in a rural/suburban school district by a graduate nursing student. Pender's Health Promotion Model was…

Lohse, Julie L.

2003-01-01

488

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

489

Effective Parenting Education through Age-Paced Newsletters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walker, Susan K.; Nelson, Pat Tanner

2004-01-01

490

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

491

Talking with Kids: A Parent's Guide to Sex Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed to help parents determine what is being taught to their children about sex education in school, offering tips on how to talk to children about these issues. The first section presents pointers from the "Talking with Kids" campaign: start early; initiate conversations; talk about sex and relationships; create an open…

National PTA, Chicago, IL.

492

Outcomes of Parent Education Programs Based on Reevaluation Counseling  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report two studies in which a parent education program based on Reevaluation Counseling was field-tested on mothers randomly assigned to treatment groups or equivalent, no-treatment comparison groups. The goal was to evaluate the program's viability, whether there were measurable effects, whether those effects were sustained over time, and whether the program was effective among diverse populations. The first study

Randi B. Wolfe; Barton J. Hirsch

2003-01-01

493

“Knowledge is Power”: Educating Children About Their Parent's Mental Illness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the prevalence and associated vulnerabilities of children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI) it is essential to develop appropriate interventions. While education is an important component in many interventions, little is known about what topics are covered, delivery mode, and the efficacy in meeting the needs of this target group. Eighteen facilitators responsible for delivering COPMI programs across

Andrea E. Reupert; Darryl Maybery

2010-01-01

494

A Bicycle Safety Education Program for Parents of Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined parental perceptions of the benefits and barriers to bicycle helmet use and their level of knowledge about bicycle safety issues. A school-based bicycle safety education program was taught to first- and second-grade students in a rural/suburban school district by a graduate nursing student. Pender's Health Promotion Model was…

Lohse, Julie L.

2003-01-01

495

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

PubMed Central

We investigated whether barriers to onsite parental involvement in the Bienestar Health Program Parent Component could be identified and whether participation rates could be increased by addressing these barriers. All nonparticipating parents of fourth-grade students of San Antonio Independent School District from 4 schools, which were selected randomly from 20 intervention schools in Bienestar, were invited to take part in this study. A total of 47 of 223 (21%) parents engaged in one of four focus groups offered. Parents identified barriers to their involvement in Bienestar that fit into five descriptive categories: (a) low value, (b) high cost, (c) competing family demands, (d) concerns about the program design, and (e) social role norms. The Bienestar Parent Component was then modified according to the focus group findings, which resulted in a marked increase in parental involvement from 17% to 37% overall. These findings suggest that even when parents are involved in the initial design of parent-friendly and culturally sensitive programs, as was the case for Bienestar, maximizing parental involvement may require additional assessment, identification, and remediation of barriers.

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

2009-01-01

496

Parent-Based Sleep Education Workshops in Autism  

PubMed Central

To determine if parents can successfully teach their children with autism spectrum disorders to become better sleepers, we piloted small group parent education workshops focused on behavioral sleep strategies. Workshops consisted of three 2-hour sessions conducted over consecutive weeks by 2 physicians. Curricula included establishing effective daytime and nighttime habits, initiating a bedtime routine, and optimizing parental interactions at bedtime and during night wakings. Baseline and treatment questionnaires and actigraphy were analyzed in 20 children, ages 3 to 10 years. Improvements after treatment were seen in the total scale and several insomnia-related subscales of the Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire. Actigraphy documented reduced sleep latency in children presenting with sleep onset delay. Improvements were also noted in measures of sleep habits and daytime behavior. Brief parent-based behavioral sleep workshops in children with autism spectrum disorders appear effective in improving subjective and objective measures of sleep, sleep habits, and daytime behavior.

Reed, Hannah E.; McGrew, Susan G.; Artibee, Kay; Surdkya, Kyla; Goldman, Suzanne E.; Frank, Kim; Wang, Lily; Malow, Beth A.

2013-01-01

497

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

498

Continuing Education Module Styles Vary When Teaching Expectant Parents About Medications  

PubMed Central

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

499

Parents' Views of Involvement in Concurrent Research with Their Neonates  

PubMed Central

It would be useful to researchers and bioethicists to know more about parents’ decision processes and emotional state during the time they are deciding whether to enroll their infant in a clinical trial. The aim of this research study was to discover whether parents who had been previously asked to enroll their neonates in clinical trials would have found concurrent research about their decision-making overly burdensome. Twenty-seven parents of critically ill neonates who had been approached for their child’s research participation in a clinical trial were asked what they believed about the potential burden or value of being interviewed during the time of research decision-making about their infant’s participation. For this qualitative descriptive study, interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using content analysis techniques. Participants considered concurrent research acceptable for them but potentially problematic for others. Theories of risk preferences and social comparison might explain these findings.

Ward, Frances Rieth

2011-01-01

500

Turn Parents into Partners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Focuses on how music teachers can improve their interaction with parents and involve them in their child's music education. States that teachers should meet with parents early in the year and inform parents about their child's accomplishments. Offers ideas about discipline issues and how parents can become involved in the music program. (CMK)|

Bobetsky, Victor V.

2003-01-01