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ERIC Number: EJ782048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 38
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 156
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
The How, Whom, and Why of Parents' Involvement in Children's Academic Lives: More Is Not Always Better
Pomerantz, Eva M.; Moorman, Elizabeth A.; Litwack, Scott D.
Review of Educational Research, v77 n3 p373-410 2007
A key goal of much educational policy is to help parents become involved in children's academic lives. The focus of such efforts, as well as much of the extant research, has generally been on increasing the extent of parents' involvement. However, factors beyond the extent of parents' involvement may be of import. In this article, the case is made that consideration of the how, whom, and why of parents' involvement in children's academic lives is critical to maximizing its benefits. Evidence is reviewed indicating that how parents become involved determines in large part the success of their involvement. It is argued as well that parents' involvement may matter more for some children than for others. The issue of why parents should become involved is also considered. Implications for future research and interventions are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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