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ERIC Number: EJ862778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1085-5300
Principals' Perceptions of Parental Involvement in the "Big 8" Urban Districts of Ohio
Richardson, Sharon Ann
Research in the Schools, v16 n1 p1-12 Spr 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine principals' perceptions of parental involvement at various levels in terms of their role in facilitation and parent involvement in school processes. The principals in this study (n = 171) were receptive to their roles in facilitation, but not to parental involvement in school processes. Because there are often high levels of engagement of parents in the lower grades, it was assumed that elementary principals would respond to and involve parents more than principals at the higher levels. One interesting and unexpected finding was that it was older principals who had higher role scores and high school principals who had higher role and process scores; not elementary principals. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio