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ERIC Number: EJ1171226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
Parents' Executive Functioning and Involvement in Their Child's Education: An Integrated Literature Review
Wilson, Damali M.; Gross, Deborah
Journal of School Health, v88 n4 p322-329 Apr 2018
Background: Parents' involvement in their children's education is integral to academic success. Several education-based organizations have identified recommendations for how parents can best support their children's learning. However, executive functioning (EF), a high-ordered cognitive skill set, contributes to the extent to which parents can follow through with these recommendations. Method: This integrative review of the literature describes how executive function can affect parents' ability to facilitate and actively participate in their child's education and provides strategies for all school staff to strengthen parent-school partnerships when parents have limitations in EF. Results: EF skills are fluid and influenced by several factors, including parental age, sleep, stress, and mood/affect. Despite possible limitations in parental EF, there are strategies school personnel can employ to strengthen partnership with parents to support their children's academic success. Conclusions: As reforms in education call for increased customization and collaboration with families, parental EF is an important consideration for school personnel. Awareness and understanding of how parents' EF affects children's learning will help schools better support parents in supporting their children's academic success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH); Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1F31NR01596101|HRSA/MCHT71MC08054