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ERIC Number: EJ1128156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1833-4105
Parental Involvement in Schools and Class Inequality in Education: Some Recent Findings from Hong Kong
Kwan, Paula; Wong, Yi-Lee
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, v11 n2 p91-102 2016
Embedded in a new understanding of the concept of parental involvement is that parents work as a collaborator with the school to improve student learning; through involvement in school activities, parents tend to better understand the curriculum and be more closely connected with teachers. However, the literature shows that opportunity available for parental involvement can be better seized by those who are of a higher socio-economic status (SES). In addition to SES factors, there are also studies that attempt to relate parental involvement to their behavioural dispositions. In this study, we seek to link parental involvement to both SES and parental behavioural dispositions, namely their expectations in their children, self-efficacy in helping their children, and understanding of their children's school life, simultaneously, based on a data-set comprising 921 parents of Hong Kong primary school leavers. Discussions and implications of the findings in the cultural and political contexts will be included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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