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ERIC Number: ED548054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 185
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2673-6903-1
Using a Web-Based Program to Increase Parental Involvement: Teachers' and Administrators' Perceptions
del Valle, Grace B.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Parental involvement is an important factor for improving academic performance. Communication between the school and parents constitutes one of the basic types of parental involvement. Schools struggle to find effective ways to communicate effectively with parents and are recently using technology to facilitate this communication. This qualitative ethnographic case study explored the perceptions of teachers and administrators on whether Connects, a web-based system with a parent portal component, had an effect on increasing parental involvement in an urban school district with a high number of economically disadvantaged families. Data were collected from three sources: Connects' usage data, e-interviews with teachers and administrators, and site observations. This study could aid in identifying the specific problems of using technology to enhance parental involvement among an economically disadvantaged population. The study focused on three pilot schools using the system; results may identify possible ways technology can improve parent-school partnerships. [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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