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Alaçam, Nur; Olgan, Refika – Teaching Education, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the parent involvement self-efficacy beliefs held by pre-service early childhood teachers and their self-reported skills in implementing parent involvement strategies. Another aim was to examine the impact made on parent involvement self-efficacy beliefs by taking a course on parent involvement and by self-reported…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation
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Hirano, Kara A.; Shanley, Lina; Garbacz, S. Andrew; Rowe, Dawn A.; Lindstrom, Lauren; Leve, Leslie D. – Remedial and Special Education, 2018
Parent involvement is a predictor of postsecondary education and employment outcomes, but rigorous measures of parent involvement for youth with disabilities are lacking. Hirano, Garbacz, Shanley, and Rowe adapted scales based on Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler model of parent involvement for use with parents of youth with disabilities aged 14 to 23.…
Descriptors: Motivation, Parent Participation, Parents, Transitional Programs
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Patrikakou, Eva N. – School Community Journal, 2016
The rapid technological advances, the expansion of online media use, and the declining cost of mobile technology have introduced a communication factor that has precipitously affected parent involvement and the relationship between parents and children. The present article explores ways through which technology and online media have affected…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, School Role, Telecommunications
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Erdener, Mehmet Akif – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Parent involvement has an influence on children's educational engagement for all school levels. The objective of this study was to examine public school principals' and teachers' practices for improving parent involvement in schooling. This study used a mixed method to identify the school administrators' and teachers' perceptions about parent…
Descriptors: Principals, Parent Participation, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research
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Watson, Terri Nicol; Bogotch, Ira – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2015
In this article we critically examine how teachers and administrators in an urban high school identify and consider the challenges to parent involvement without either engaging in or disrupting normative constructions of the term parent involvement. It is in this unintentional misconstruction of the notion of parent involvement that school leaders…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Urban Schools, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Role
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Han, Jinjoo; O'Connor, Erin E.; McCormick, Meghan P.; McClowry, Sandee G. – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: Home-based involvement--defined as the actions parents take to promote children's learning outside of school--is often the most efficient way for low-income parents to be involved with their children's education. However, there is limited research examining the factors predicting home-based involvement at kindergarten entry for…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Low Income Groups, Kindergarten, Parent Participation
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Rispoli, Kristin M.; Hawley, Leslie R.; Clinton, Marianne C. – Journal of Special Education, 2018
Using data (N = 1,350) from the Head Start Family and Childhood Experiences Survey, this study examined sociodemographic predictors of parent involvement in educationally enriching activities at home for low-income children with disabilities compared with children without disabilities. Analyses examined whether associations were moderated by…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Parent Background, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation
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McNeal, Ralph B., Jr. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Researchers focusing on parent involvement continue to concentrate their efforts on the relationship between involvement and student performance in isolation of the school context in which involvement occurs. This research outlines an ecology of involvement and how this social context affects parent involvement and student performance. Relying on…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Influences, Context Effect
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Goldman, Samantha E.; Burke, Meghan M. – Exceptionality, 2017
Although parent involvement is required by special education law and is important for all students, the literature synthesizing studies on parent involvement has focused on the general education parent population, often without addressing students with disabilities. The purpose of this review was to descriptively synthesize the literature on…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Special Education, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
Tomichek-Michalowski, Tracie V. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of the exploratory research study was to identify middle level principals' parent involvement practices. Parent involvement impacts students in positive ways, and a principal must have the ability to involve parents. The job description of a principal can be difficult to place on paper. Principals multitask throughout the day and often…
Descriptors: Principals, Middle School Students, Parent Participation, Well Being
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Santiago, Rachel T.; Garbacz, S. Andrew; Beattie, Tiffany; Moore, Christabelle L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Trust is an important dimension of parent educational involvement and parent-teacher relationships. Preliminary research suggests that parent trust in teachers and schools is associated with student learning and behavior. However, examinations of parent trust in children's education are limited. The present study investigated the influence of…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Elementary School Teachers, Parents, Trust (Psychology)
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Hilado, Aimee V.; Kallemeyn, Leanne; Phillips, Lauren – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2013
The importance of parent involvement in children's development and learning is increasingly recognized in the research literature and in federal and state policies; however, no unified definition of parent involvement exists. This study examined different understandings and definitions of parent involvement in a sample of administrators of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Child Development, Preschool Evaluation
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Lai, Yuan; Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer A. – Educational Policy, 2013
Parent involvement is acknowledged as a crucial aspect of the education of students with special needs. However, the discourse of parent involvement represents parent involvement in limited ways, thereby controlling how and the extent to which parents can be involved in the education of their children. In this article, critical discourse analysis…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Special Education, Disabilities, Educational Policy
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Baird, Ashley Simpson – School Community Journal, 2015
Over the past 20 years there have been significant policy, research, and social emphases placed upon the importance of parent involvement in U.S. schools as a means for improving student achievement. This has resulted in an implicit definition of what constitutes involvement for all parents rather than an inductive understanding of what is…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Literature Reviews
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McQuiggan, Meghan; Megra, Mahi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This report presents findings from the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016 (NHES:2016). The Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey collected data on children enrolled in public or private school for kindergarten through 12th grade or homeschooled for these grades.…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Family Involvement
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