ERIC Number: EJ1071638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Reframing Parent Involvement: What Should Urban School Leaders Do Differently?
Watson, Terri Nicol; Bogotch, Ira
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v14 n3 p257-278 2015
In this article we critically examine how teachers and administrators in an urban high school identify and consider the challenges to parent involvement without either engaging in or disrupting normative constructions of the term parent involvement. It is in this unintentional misconstruction of the notion of parent involvement that school leaders most often perceive Black and Hispanic parents in urban schools. Our aim is to trouble this hegemonic view and to offer alternative ways of knowing and practice in order to increase parent involvement and student achievement.
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Urban Schools, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Role, High Schools, Leadership Styles, Misconceptions, Educational Practices, Educational Administration, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Student Characteristics, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires, Cultural Influences, Language Attitudes, Poverty, Employment Opportunities, Technological Literacy, Access to Information, Community Relations, Aspiration, Cultural Capital, Social Capital, Resistance (Psychology), Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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