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ERIC Number: EJ1008447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Evaluation of a Blog Based Parent Involvement Approach by Parents
Ozcinar, Zehra; Ekizoglu, Nihat
Computers & Education, v66 p1-10 Aug 2013
Despite the well-known benefits of parent involvement in children's education, research clearly shows that it is difficult to effectively involve parents. This study aims to capture parents' views of a Blog Based Parent Involvement Approach (BPIA) designed to secure parent involvement in education by strengthening school-parent communication. Data were collected using parent observation forms and interviews conducted with parents. Findings suggest that BPIA effectively supports parent involvement and has numerous benefits both for children and parents. Difficulties faced by parents during implementation mostly stemmed from factors external to the approach. It is suggested that BPIA has the potential to secure active parental involvement by improving home-school communication. Parents strongly believe the approach should be implemented more widely. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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