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ERIC Number: EJ842072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1747-938X
Minority Parental Involvement and School Barriers: Moving the Focus Away from Deficiencies of Parents
Kim, Yanghee
Educational Research Review, v4 n2 p80-102 2009
There has been an alarming imbalance in recent research on minority parental involvement because it has focused on parents' variables to identify groups for effective interventions without searching for broader contextual variables. This literature review provides available research findings on the school barriers that prevent minority parents' participation in their children's school in the United States. The following school barriers were identified: (a) teachers' perception about the efficacy of minority parents, (b) teachers' perception concerning the capacity of minority parents, (c) teachers' beliefs in the effectiveness of parental involvement and developmental philosophy, (d) teachers' self-efficacy in teaching effectiveness, (e) school friendliness and positive communication, (f) diversity of parental involvement programs, (g) school policies, and (h) school leadership. Increased understanding about the nature of minority parental involvement in their children's school will lead to a more collaborative home-school partnership and ensure the long-term success of parental involvement.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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