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ERIC Number: EJ769066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
The Role of Parents in High-Achieving Schools Serving Low-Income, At-Risk Populations
Ingram, Melissa; Wolfe, Randi B.; Lieberman, Joyce M.
Education and Urban Society, v39 n4 p479-497 2007
This study investigates the critical elements of parent involvement as related to children's improved academic achievement. Survey data were collected from 220 parents whose children attend three Chicago public elementary schools. The schools serve largely minority, low-income populations and score in the top third of the Illinois State Achievement Tests. Using Epstein's framework of parent involvement, we found that participants indicated a stronger tendency to participate in two of Epstein's typologies: Type I (Parenting) and Type IV (Learning at Home). Results suggest that schools struggling with unsatisfactory student achievement may benefit from focusing parent involvement efforts on building parenting capacity and encouraging learning-at-home activities. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois