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ERIC Number: EJ1075838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2141-6656
Parents' Involvement in Inclusive Education: An Empirical Test for the Psycho-Educational Development of Learners with Special Education Needs (SENs)
Afolabi, Olusegun Emmanuel
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, v6 n10 p196-208 Dec 2014
There is mounting evidence that involvement paradigm is a major strategy that supports positive learning outcomes and is critically vital for educating learners with special educational needs (SENs). To illuminate the parental involvement concept and potential in a concrete context, this paper explains 1) the empirical literature that explains the interaction between parental involvement, inclusive education and learners' educational achievement, 2) synthesizes findings that relate parental involvement paradigms with psycho-educational development of children, 3) uses both developmental ecological perspectives and the Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler model (1995) to analyze and explain the interaction amongst parents' involvement, school ecology and students' academic success. Finally, findings revealed a strong and meaningful relationship between parental involvement and academic achievement and that parents' beliefs, expectations and experiences are important ingredients that support better learning outcomes for children.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa
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