ERIC Number: EJ1180375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
An Examination of Parental Involvement Practices in Their Children's Schooling by Zimbabwean Immigrant Mothers in Cincinnati, Ohio
Nyemba, Florence; Chitiyo, Rufaro A.
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v12 n3 p124-138 2018
This study examined parental involvement practices by Zimbabwean immigrant mothers in Cincinnati, Ohio. Research had shown the link between parental involvement and children's academic success. We draw upon Epstein et al.'s (2002) parental involvement framework to examine how Zimbabwean immigrant mothers participate in their children's schooling and the challenges they encounter when they try to be involved. Semistructured interviews, which were analyzed using thematic coding, were conducted with mothers whose children were enrolled in Grades K--12. Results indicate a high participation rate among Zimbabwean immigrant mothers in their children's education. Participants shared their understanding of parental involvement in the United States after being involved in their children's education. Our implications call for action by teachers, school administration, and educational stakeholders to develop a better understanding of immigrant children's cultural backgrounds to help them succeed in the classroom.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Mothers, Parent Participation, Semi Structured Interviews, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Mother Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Cultural Background, Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Participant Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe; Ohio (Cincinnati)
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