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ERIC Number: EJ835526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Motivation for Participation: Why Highly Involved African American Parents Participate in Their Children's Education
Fields-Smith, Cheryl A.
Journal of School Public Relations, v27 n3 p234-257 Sum 2006
Given the persistence of an achievement gap between White and Black students and the positive association between parental involvement and student achievement, a greater understanding of factors that influence Black parents to participate in their children's education is warranted. Using a qualitative methodology, this study investigated factors that contributed to such involvement, as reported by 22 Black parents. Although a majority of the parents exhibited beliefs and practices representative of a high level of parent self-efficacy, the results suggest that age and socioeconomic status influence parental motivations to participate in their children's education. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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