ERIC Number: ED161980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Review of Research in Parental Involvement in Education, Interim Report: Low SES and Minority Student Achievement Study.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Educational research suggests that the involvement of parents of low socioeconomic status (SES) children in the educational process has a positive influence on the children's academic achievement. At the preschool level, studies in which parents were instructed concerning methods of promoting their children's intellectual development were found to be particularly successful in producing long-term improvements in the academic achievement of low SES children. A few studies also report success in improving the achievement of low SES children whose parents work as paraprofessionals in the school, or serve in an advisory capacity for preschool programs. At the elementary level, the limited research which is available indicates that parents who serve as tutors for their children can improve their children's academic achievement. More research on methods of improving academic achievement through parent involvement programs is still needed, but the research thus far has generally shown that such programs do have a positive effect on academic achievement. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Lower Class Students, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Research Reviews (Publications), Socioeconomic Background, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.