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ERIC Number: EJ807483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Unmasking Subtle and Concealed Aspects of Parent Involvement: Perspectives from African-American Parents in the Urban South
Loder-Jackson, Tondra L.; McKnight, Andrew N.; Brooks, Michael; McGrew, Kenneth; Voltz, Deborah
Journal of School Public Relations, v28 n4 p350-378 Fall 2007
Focus group findings from 34 African American parents in an urban southern school district unmask subtle and concealed aspects of involvement. In contrast to formalized school-sponsored parent activities, involvement is described by participants as their encompassing a physical presence at the school to monitor their children's behavior, receiving timely communication from teachers, helping with homework, and being an advocate for their children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A