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ERIC Number: EJ786700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Elementary Preservice Teachers' Opinions about Parental Involvement in Elementary Children's Education
Uludag, Asli
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n3 p807-817 Apr 2008
Although parent-teacher interaction is a key factor for children's education, little attention has been paid to this issue in teacher education programs. This study explores and examines the opinions of elementary preservice teachers about parental involvement in elementary children's education. While a total of 223 preservice teachers from a large research university in the southeast of United States participated in the quantitative part, twelve preservice teachers within the same sample who were at the end of their student teaching participated in the qualitative part of the study. Study results suggested that teacher education programmes where parental involvement instruction and activities are integrated into the courses help preservice teachers become better prepared and carry positive opinions toward parental involvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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