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ERIC Number: EJ1176371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Family Background and Parent-School Interactions in Parent Involvement for At-Risk Preschool Children with Disabilities
Rispoli, Kristin M.; Hawley, Leslie R.; Clinton, Marianne C.
Journal of Special Education, v52 n1 p39-49 May 2018
Using data (N = 1,350) from the Head Start Family and Childhood Experiences Survey, this study examined sociodemographic predictors of parent involvement in educationally enriching activities at home for low-income children with disabilities compared with children without disabilities. Analyses examined whether associations were moderated by aspects of parent-school interactions. Parent involvement was greater for White compared with Black and Hispanic parents of all children. Higher parental education related to greater involvement at the end of the year only for parents of children with disabilities. Parent perceptions of teacher support and school communication differentially moderated associations between predictors and parent involvement for children with and without disabilities. Results inform an individualized approach to fostering involvement among low-income parents of children with disabilities in early education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A