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ERIC Number: EJ951351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Making It Visible: An Exploration of How Adult Education Participation Informs Parent Involvement in Education for School-Age Children
Shiffman, Catherine Dunn
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v5 n3 p161-170 Fall 2011
This article explores the connections between adult education participation and parent involvement in children's education--connections identified during an exploratory case study of parents transitioning into the workforce in compliance with welfare requirements. Data sources included interviews with parents, adult educators, and elementary school staff; field notes; and documents. Parents applied the knowledge and experiences acquired through adult education classes to help children with homework and to model and communicate expectations. Parents drew on course-based social networks to access resources and information about the schools. Finally, adult education participation was perceived to strengthen parents' self-efficacy to support children's education. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A