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ERIC Number: ED566453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 266
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ISBN: 978-1-3394-6008-6
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Exploring the Role of Elementary Parent Involvement Coordinators in a North Georgia Title I Charter School District
Elrod, Philip
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
This study explored the role of elementary parent involvement coordinators (EPIC) in a Northeast Georgia Title I Charter School District. EPICs were charged with facilitating programs designed to build social capital and network closure for families. This nested case study explored the experiences of five EPICs, each located in one of the five charter elementary schools, within the district of study. Data was collected through focus groups, interviews and related documents to identify emerging themes and shared experiences among the participants. Data sources were analyzed to develop an understanding of each EPIC program as well as an overall perspective on the cooperating school district. Insight gained through the study revealed common themes of practice including connecting schools and families, the need for comprehensive training and the importance of culture in forming a collaborative school environment. Results identified avenues of practice supporting lasting relationships through building social capital, resource network connections and the importance of understanding social justice while engaging families. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia