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ERIC Number: ED347129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
The Importance of Parental Involvement as Perceived by Beginning Teachers vs. Experienced Teachers.
Clarke, Robert; Williams, Bonnie
This study was conducted to determine the importance of parent involvement as perceived by beginning and experienced teachers. A review of the research yielded a wide range of school policies and classroom practices that influence student achievement; parental involvement was shown to be directly linked to student performance. An instrument was devised asking respondents to rank in importance 10 factors related to student achievement; demographic information was also elicited, including number of years in teaching. Data were obtained from 504 teachers employed in districts experiencing growth, since those districts are more likely to have beginning teachers on staff. Responses were arranged into groups according to respondents' years of experience: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, and over 20. A mean score was obtained from each group; the data analysis indicated no significant differences between beginning teachers and other groups. The highest mean score was found in the 6-10 years of experience group suggesting that as teachers accumulate more years of experience, teacher perceptions of the importance of parent involvement decline steadily. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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