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ERIC Number: EJ786617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-1
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Surveys of Students Challenge "Helicopter Parent" Stereotypes
Hoover, Eric
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n21 pA22 Feb 2008
Stories of "helicopter parents" abound. But several longtime student-affairs officials agree that while helicopter parents are real, their numbers--and behaviors--have been exaggerated. Parental involvement on campus, they say, is usually more of a help than a headache, for students and colleges alike. Some officials believe colleges must do even more to engage parents, particularly those who did not attend college themselves. They point to the most recent National Survey of Student Engagement, which suggests plugged-in parents may help their children succeed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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