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ERIC Number: EJ1052580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
It's a "Win/Win": The Best Thing We Ever Did Was to Invite Parents to Learn with Their Children
Rattigan-Rohr, Jean; He, Ye; Murphy, Mary Beth; Knight, Gerald
AILACTE Journal, v11 n1 p91-108 Fall 2014
This paper describes a community-based after-school tutoring project, where families are participants together with their children. There are 50 family members involved in the project, several have multiple children enrolled, and four families were selected for an in-depth case study. The goals of this mixed method study were to determine why parents persist at endeavors such as these with their children who struggle in school, and how schools of education can effectively incorporate families as an essential constituent in teacher education. Findings indicated that all families engaged in the project reported the positive impact of the project on their children's academic learning and growth in confidence. In addition, families reported ways they learned to engage in their children's learning processes. This meaningful engagement was reported as one of the key reasons that motivated families to stay involved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina