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Bellair, Brian K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Parent involvement in education has long been viewed as a pathway to increased student achievement. Although much research exists with regard to this topic, little examines this relationship specifically for students with disabilities in grades 1-5 despite being required by both the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Disabilities
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Webber, Ann; Rui, Ning; Garrison-Mogren, Roberta; Olsen, Robert B.; Gutmann, Babette – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2019
The District of Columbia (DC) Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) is the only federally funded program that provides vouchers to low-income families to send their children to private schools. Congress created the OSP in 2004 and reauthorized it in 2011 under the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act. As part of the 2011 SOAR Act,…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Scholarships, Educational Vouchers, Low Income Students
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Ucus, Sukran; Garcia, Aileen; Esteraich, Jan; Raikes, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Parental involvement (PI) in their children's schools has been shown to have a positive influence on the children's behaviours and academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of PI and relations of PI in schools to child externalizing and internalizing behaviours. Data were from the fifth-grade wave of the Early Head…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Federal Programs
Hirano, Kara A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study evaluated a model of parent involvement in secondary special education and transition planning and identified motivators affecting a parent's decision to become involved. Survey data were collected from a national sample of 300 parents of transition-age youth with disabilities. Results of a confirmatory factor analysis indicated the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Secondary School Students, Special Education, Individualized Transition Plans
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Lau, Won-Fong K. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2013
The current study is a preliminary investigation of the psychometric properties of a brief seven-item Parent Involvement Survey (PIS) as developed by the researcher, that could potentially be used in schools. In an effort to test for construct validity, the relation of the PIS to elementary-aged students' receptive vocabulary skills and four…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Surveys, Psychometrics, Test Items
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Stanley, Summer Lynn Gainey – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
Legislation maintains expectations that educators form partnerships with parents, specifically within the field of special education (IDEA, 2004), and requires schools to allow parents to participate in all phases of educational assessment and planning for students who receive special education services. Many parents, however, encounter barriers…
Descriptors: Mothers, African Americans, Rural Areas, Advocacy
Williams, Michael Ray – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This research focuses on Black male students in special education; of the 50.4 million students in the public education system, 24.6 million are White students, and 7.8 million are African American students (NCES, 2016). However, of the 6.5 million students in special education, Black students account for 16 percent (975,000) of the population…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, African American Students, Males, Enrollment
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Lin, Shu-Yuan; Isernhagen, Jody; Scherz, Susan; Denner, Peter R. – Rural Educator, 2014
Rural educators in three states were surveyed regarding their perceptions of parental involvement in their schools. Significant indicators impacting student success included the expectation of parents and their attitudes toward education. Two strategies used to incorporate varying cultures and languages into the school community were creating a…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Participation, Public Schools
Burton-Fox, Kizin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is a plethora of research to suggest that there are a number of benefits to parent participation in a student's education, including improved education outcomes for students (Cheung & Pomerantz, 2012). However, there has been no real consensus on whether or not African American parents demonstrate appropriate involvement in their…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parents, Trust (Psychology), Special Education
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Porter, Tenelle J. – Journal of Moral Education, 2013
In the USA, civic involvement in adolescence includes political and nonpolitical activities. Given that identities can motivate behavior, how do political and moral identities relate to civic activity choices? In this study, high school students ("N" = 1578) were surveyed about their political and nonpolitical civic actions and their…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Self Concept, Political Attitudes, Citizenship Education
Walker, Christi Nelson – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The U.S. government has stated in federal guidelines that parents must be involved in their children's education in order for student achievement to increase. For more than 5 years, a small rural middle school in Mississippi was designated a low-performing school due to its failure to achieve the required standards for quality distribution index…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Schools
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Lin, Joyce; Litkowski, Ellen; Schmerold, Katrina; Elicker, Jim; Schmitt, Sara A.; Purpura, David J. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Parent involvement in children's education has been linked to positive academic and behavioral outcomes. Home-based involvement is especially important for those who may face barriers to being involved at school. Teachers and school directors can encourage home learning activities, but research examining parent-educator communication…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Participation, Preschool Children
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Hutchinson, Nancy L.; Pyle, Angela; Villeneuve, Michelle; Dods, Jennifer; Dalton, C. J.; Minnes, Patricia – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2014
Research has shown the benefits of parent involvement for student participation in education. Parent advocacy is a critical form of involvement by parents for children who are young, have disabilities, and are making transitions. Studies have classified forms of parent advocacy but have not illuminated the components necessary for effective parent…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Parent Role, Transitional Programs, Developmental Disabilities
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Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Numerous studies have investigated the utility of the Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler (HDS) model for predicting parents' involvement in students' education. Yet, the model has yet to be thoroughly evaluated with respect to youth who are (a) in high school and (b) from sociodemographically diverse families. Using a nationally representative sample of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Adolescents, Student Diversity, Socioeconomic Status
Barrows, Samuel; Cheng, Albert; Peterson, Paul E.; West, Martin R. – Program on Education Policy and Governance, 2017
This first report of charter school parents' perceptions based on nationally representative samples finds that charter parents, as compared with parents from district schools, are less likely to see serious problems at their children's school, report more extensive communications with the school, and are more satisfied with most aspects of the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Charter Schools, National Surveys, Parent Surveys
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