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ERIC Number: ED547892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 132
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2674-2465-5
Investigating the Barriers That Prevent Low-Socioeconomic Families from Becoming More Involved in Their Children's Education
Williams, Pearletta
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This qualitative study examined, from the perspectives of parents, the barriers that prevent low-socioeconomic families from getting involved in their children's education. Major barriers such as language proficiency, immigration status, living locations, illegal activities in inner-city communities, and the power of the school system were examined. The data gathering tools were semistructured interview questions, quality reviewers' evaluations, parent-teacher attendance data and parent satisfaction survey. The semistructured questions were formulated according to the research topic, the research questions, and the major barriers to parental involvement. The data were analyzed under various subheadings that were connected to the research topic and questions. Common themes and patterns that were evident throughout the study were utilized in making recommendations for parental involvement. This study provides a good understanding of the challenges to parental involvement, how some schools have developed parental involvement programs, how schools can encourage parents to become involved, parents' perceptions of parental involvement, and parents' ideologies of the school system. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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