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ERIC Number: ED476296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
The Impact of Parent/Family Involvement of Student Outcomes: An Annotated Bibliography of Research from the Past Decade.
Carter, Susanne
This annotated bibliography identifies approximately 70 research studies concerned with the role of parent/family involvement in student success that were published during the last decade. Studies are grouped into three related areas: studies that evaluate the effectiveness of school-based programs and interventions intended to promote parent/family involvement with student outcomes, studies that evaluate family behaviors and characteristics and their effect on student outcomes, and studies that analyze parent/family involvement research. Twelve key findings from analysis of this literature are identified, including: (1) parent/family involvement has a significant positive impact on student outcomes throughout the elementary, middle school, and secondary years; (2) variations in effects on student outcomes have been found related to students' family cultures, ethnicity, and/or socioeconomic backgrounds; (3) parent/family involvement at home has a more significant effect on children than parent/family involvement in school activities; (4) the nature of the parent/family involvement that is most beneficial to children changes as they reach adolescence; and (5) to be effective, parent/family involvement school programs must be individualized to fit the needs of students, parents, and community. (DB)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), Eugene, OR.