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ERIC Number: ED566473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3394-6029-1
Perceptions of Parent School Collaboration within Single Parent Households
Josafat, Jason Marc
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, San Diego State University
Little is known regarding the involvement levels of single parents in their child's education or what schools can do to support the collaborative involvement with single parents. This is important, because parent involvement is crucial for student success, and schools play an important part in garnering this role towards parent involvement; single parents face unique challenges in becoming involved in their child's education. Based on Joyce Epstein's framework of six different types of parent involvement, single parents of high school children in a Southern California high school district completed surveys (N = 32) and interviews (N = 10) regarding parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision-making, and collaborating with the community. Quantitative data were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA and triangulated with the themes from the interview data. The results of this study identified emergent themes that were key to establishing single parent involvement within schools. These themes included: appropriate (a) time and scheduling, having a voice in (b) school governance, some support regarding (c) personal and social well-being within the school, and understanding the use of (d) technology. The findings represented the importance towards fostering greater levels of parent involvement and parent-school collaboration. Furthermore, the overall findings currently highlight the need for collaboration between schools and single parents towards optimizing educational outcomes for children of single parents. [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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Identifiers - Location: California