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ERIC Number: ED555926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 168
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3035-1388-6
Roles and Perceptions of School Involvement Opportunities between High School Staff and Hispanic Parents
Stoelting, Kent A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Indiana University
Parental involvement has different interpretations and applications within the school and home settings. Traditional parental involvement involves such activities as an Open House, parent-teacher conferences, extracurricular activities, and teacher requests regarding academic, attendance, and discipline issues. Parental involvement also occurs without the parents making a visible presence in the school setting. Parents can support their children by providing a quiet environment to study, making sure that the child's basic needs (food, clothing, housing, etc) are met, and offering words of encouragement. The level of home involvement is largely determined by the needs and expectations of the family. Parental involvement is more individualized, instead of all inclusive activities. This study documents the perceptions of involvement as viewed through twelve high school staff members and seven Hispanic/Latino parents of high school students. The data shows that parents and school staff have different perceptions of the roles that parents assume. Expectations may not be communicated between the school and the Latino/Hispanic parents. Both parties want the children to receive an education. However, the methods of obtaining that education are somewhat different. Schools focus on the academic aspects of obtaining an education. Parents show involvement through their support of academics within the home setting and by encouraging their children to maximize their educational opportunities. [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
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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