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ERIC Number: EJ858269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Parent Involvement in Children's Education: An Exploratory Study of Urban, Chinese Immigrant Families
Ji, Cheng Shuang; Koblinsky, Sally A.
Urban Education, v44 n6 p687-709 2009
This exploratory study examined the involvement of Chinese immigrant parents in children's elementary and secondary education. Participants were 29 low-income, urban parents of public school children working primarily in the hospitality sector. Parents were interviewed about their academic expectations, knowledge of school performance, parent involvement, and barriers to involvement. Participants reported high academic expectations but only half had knowledge of their children's school performance. Approximately 35% attended parent-teacher conferences, 14% helped with homework, and 10% volunteered at school. No parents participated in school decision making or community collaborations. Limited English and demanding work schedules were major barriers to involvement. Recommendations for educators are presented. (Contains 2 tables)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia