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ERIC Number: EJ1068501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Parental Involvement and Perceived At-Risk Student Performance: Views from Predominantly Hispanic Parents
Braley, Richard; Slate, John R.; Cavazos, Jose
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v4 n1 Jan-Mar 2009
These researchers analyzed the perceptions of parents of students determined to be at-risk about their involvement with their children. Parents (n = 229), predominantly Hispanic, were surveyed from elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in a district in South Texas near the Texas-Mexico border. Quantitative data obtained from the survey indicated the presence of a perceived relationship between parental involvement and views of student achievement. Reported parental involvement, views of student attendance, and high school completion were not related in this study. Of these 229 parents, 129 of them completed one open-ended question in which they were queried about ways in which they believed that schools could increase their level of parental involvement. Through the method of constant comparison, themes identified from these parents' responses were: Increase Parental Involvement Activities on Campus; Communication; Scheduling Parental Involvement Opportunities at Different Hours and Days; Teachers and Parents Working Together; Parents Welcomed at Schools; Bilingual and Spanish Speaking; Parental Participation; Parental Involvement Meetings; Parental Involvement Presentations; Notifications to Parents; Food; and Teachers Trained in Parental Involvement Issues. Implications of these findings are discussed. [The source id v3 n3 Oct-Dec 2008 found on the pdf is incorrect.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A