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ERIC Number: ED421250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Pages: 13
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Predicting Parent Involvement and Its Influence on School Success: A Follow-Up Study.
Marcon, Rebecca A.
Proponents of early childhood education frequently refer to the importance of parent involvement for children's school success. However, little is known about characteristics of families that are more likely to become involved in their children's educational experience. This study provided follow-up data on 221 inner-city children (median age = 144 months) previously found to benefit from increased parent involvement during preschool, kindergarten, and the primary grades. Demographic and school-related predictors of involvement were further examined as children made the transition from elementary to junior high school. Findings indicated that parents whose children had attended Head Start were significantly more involved in their children's education at Year 8 or Year 9 than were parents whose children had attended pre-kindergarten in the same public school system. Current involvement was associated with higher grades, while past involvement had a positive impact on achievement test scores and school competence. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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