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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
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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Pahic, Tea; Vidovic, Vlasta Vizek; Miljevic-Ridicki, Renata – Journal of Research in International Education, 2011
This article compares Roma and mainstream parents' involvement in the education of their children, based on Epstein's six-dimensional model of parent-school partnership. The survey was conducted in Croatia on two sub-samples: 60 Roma parents and 908 mainstream parents. Results suggest that Roma parents show lower interest in participating in…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Parent School Relationship
Whichard-Bond, LaTisha Tawanda – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The commitment to improve the education of all students has become a national priority. Preparing students for the challenges of the future, however, is not the responsibility of schools alone (N. Carey, L. Lewis, & E. Farris, "Parent Involvement in Children's Education: Efforts by Public Elementary School," 1998). Schools…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, Action Research
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Selwyn, N.; Banaji, S.; Hadjithoma-Garstka, C.; Clark, W. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2011
This paper investigates how schools are supporting parents' involvement with their children's education through the use of "Learning Platform" technologies--i.e. the integrated use of virtual learning environments, management information systems, communications, and other information and resource-sharing technologies. Based on in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Elementary Schools
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Drajea, Alice J.; O'Sullivan, Carmel – Global Education Review, 2014
This article investigates the effect of parents' literacy levels and family income in Uganda on the quality and nature of parents' involvement in their children's primary education. A mixed-methods study with an ethnographic element was employed to explore the views and opinions of 21 participants through a qualitative approach. Methods for data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Family Income, Parent Participation
Mohsin, M. Naeem; Shabbir, Muhammad; Saeed, Wizra; Mohsin, M. Saleem – Online Submission, 2013
The study was conducted to know the status of Muslim immigrants' children with learning difficulties and importance of parents' involvement for the education whose children are with learning difficulties, and the factors responsible for the learning difficulties among immigrants' children. There were 81 immigrant children with learning…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Immigrants, Muslims, Structured Interviews
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Bennett-Conroy, Waveline – School Community Journal, 2012
This article describes the development and evaluation of a classroom-based, low-cost intervention to increase parents' involvement in their children's education. In Phase 1 of the study, 17 parents of 8th grade students in a low-income, high immigrant and minority school district were interviewed to conduct a qualitative assessment of factors…
Descriptors: Homework, Stakeholders, Intervention, Statistical Analysis
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Stalker, Kirsten Ogilvie; Brunner, Richard; Maguire, Roseann; Mitchell, June – Educational Review, 2011
Promoting parental participation plays a significant role in education policies across Britain. Previous research has identified various barriers to involving disabled parents. This paper reports findings from part of a study examining disabled parents' engagement in their children's education, which focused on good practice. Twenty-four case…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Santos, Rosa Milagros – Young Children, 2011
Parents' involvement in their children's education influences the children's educational success and is regarded as best practice in early childhood. A critical component in increasing parental involvement is effective collaboration between teacher and family. This involves being friendly, honest, and clear; listening and providing information;…
Descriptors: Caring, Time, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2010
A critical factor in the success of inclusive schools is effective parent involvement in the education of children with special educational needs. This article reports the results of a survey of the practice of parent involvement in inclusive primary schools in a large city in New Zealand. Interviews were conducted with 21 primary school…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Urban Schools, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Shumow, Lee; Lyutykh, Elena; Schmidt, Jennifer A. – School Community Journal, 2011
Demographic and psychological predictors of parent involvement with their children's science education both at home and at school were examined during high school. Associations between both types of parent involvement and numerous academic outcomes were tested. Data were collected from 244 high school students in 12 different science classrooms…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Science Interests, Academic Achievement, Parent School Relationship
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Mackety, Dawn M.; Linder-VanBerschot, Jennifer A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2008
Parent involvement is recognized as an important factor in encouraging student achievement. However, a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics found that in public schools with 25 percent or more American Indian students, teachers identified lack of parent involvement as one of their schools' three most serious problems. At an…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Public Schools, American Indians, Parents
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Ji, Cheng Shuang; Koblinsky, Sally A. – Urban Education, 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…
Descriptors: Working Hours, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Participation
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Patall, Erika A.; Cooper, Harris; Robinson, Jorgianne Civey – Review of Educational Research, 2008
New emphasis is being placed on the importance of parent involvement in children's education. In a synthesis of research on the effects of parent involvement in homework, a meta-analysis of 14 studies that manipulated parent training for homework involvement reveals that training parents to be involved in their child's homework results in (a)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Homework, Mathematics Achievement, Parent Participation
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