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ERIC Number: ED511597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Parent Involvement in School: Engaging Immigrant Parents. Snapshot
Thao, Mao
Wilder Research
Research has clearly linked parent involvement to positive educational outcomes and academic success, including more positive attitudes towards school, better grades, and higher test scores. So it is concerning that while immigrant parents highly value education, studies find they are also less likely to be involved in their child's education and school than parents born in the United States. Studies find that compared to U.S.-born parents, foreign-born parents are less likely to visit their children's school, participate or attend school activities and events, help with homework, and talk to teachers and school staff. This brief explores why immigrant parents are less involved in their children's education and provides strategies to increase their engagement. (Contains 7 resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wilder Research