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Harper, Sarah N.; Pelletier, Janette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2010
This study evaluated parents' communication, involvement and knowledge of their children's abilities in reading and mathematics among parents who spoke English as a first language (EL1) and those who were English language learners (ELL). Forty-two kindergarten-aged children, their parents and their teachers participated in the study. Results…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Parent School Relationship
Mazza, Joseph A., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Research has documented numerous benefits of parent involvement in children's education including increased attendance, increased test scores and better behavior. Access to increased and meaningful communication between home and school enhances parent involvement. The utilization of technology through the use of the Internet and e-mail for school…
Descriptors: Principals, Social Networks, Information Dissemination, Communication Strategies
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Ryan, Carey S.; Casas, Juan F.; Kelly-Vance, Lisa; Ryalls, Brigette O.; Nero, Collette – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
We examined ethnicity and cultural orientation as predictors of parents' views of and involvement in children's education, using data gathered from the Latino (n = 74) and non-Latino (17 White and 13 ethnic minority) parents of children in an elementary school's dual-language program. Parents completed a questionnaire that assessed Latino and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Role, Educational Practices, Interpersonal Relationship
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Durand, Tina M.; Perez, Nicole A. – School Community Journal, 2013
Parental involvement is an important component of children's school success. Although the literature on parental involvement among Latino families is growing and moving from deficit-based perspectives, very few studies have examined the parental involvement beliefs and practices of Latino families who vary across demographic and sociocultural…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Bilingual Schools, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Oyerinde, Bolanle Adenike – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Low involvement of African American parents in middle school education is a concern in a school district in the southeastern United States. The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationships between the explanatory variables of parental involvement, socioeconomic status, and level of education, and the achievement of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Participation, Mathematics Achievement, African American Students
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Barlow, Alexandra; Humphrey, Neil – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Parents' involvement in their children's education is known to be an important predictor of a range of adaptive outcomes. For learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), lack of parental engagement and confidence has been highlighted as a problematic issue. Given this, the objectives of the current study were to: (i) determine…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Educational Needs
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Baker, Amy J. L.; Kessler-Sklar, Susan; Piotrkowski, Chaya S.; Parker, Faith Lamb – Elementary School Journal, 1999
First-grade and kindergarten teachers rated parents' involvement in their children's education. A significant portion of teachers reported limited knowledge of parents' involvement in their children's education. Findings were consistent with reports of a lack of opportunity for meaningful communication between parents and teachers, and indicate…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Grade 1
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Tan, Edwin T.; Goldberg, Wendy A. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2008
From an ecological perspective, it is important to examine linkages among key settings in the child's life. The current study focuses on parents' involvement in children's education both at school and at home. Ninety-one families with school-aged children (91 fathers and 91 mothers) participated in a survey study assessing the levels of parental…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Mothers, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Watkins, Aaron – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the effect of electronic communication has on parent's involvement with their high school child's education. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) specifically requires that schools find ways to increase parental involvement; this requirement stemmed from evidence that involvement tends to decline as the students…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Computer Mediated Communication, High School Students, High Schools
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Koutrouba, Konstantina; Antonopoulou, Ekaterini; Tsitsas, Georgios; Zenakou, Eleni – School Psychology International, 2009
Parents' involvement in their children's education has been shown to have positive results in various aspects of child development such as behaviour, social-emotional development and academic performance. This article focuses on teachers' views of the major problems affecting home-school partnership and possible solutions to improve communication…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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Gordon, Maria, Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
While governing bodies have mandated that all students have the right to an education, with disabled students treated to the same rights and opportunities as non-disabled students, policymakers do not always agree on what all-inclusive education should look like. "Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases"…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Diseases, Special Needs Students, Equal Education
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Hooks, Laura M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2008
It is well documented that parent and family involvement in children's education correlates with success in school. The increasing number of English Language Learners in public schools has created a need for teacher educators to prepare preservice teachers to be able to work with families who have limited English. This study examined the outcomes…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Second Language Learning
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Pryor, Brandt W.; Pryor, Caroline R. – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2009
Parents' involvement in their children's education is associated with a variety of benefits, including higher achievement, yet teachers are not uniformly supportive and encouraging. Teacher attitudes and beliefs about parental involvement are a predictive factor which schools, and preservice programs, could influence, yet little is known about how…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Quiocho, Alice M. L.; Daoud, Annette M. – Educational Forum, The, 2006
This qualitative study was conducted to discuss and dispel commonly held myths about Latino parents' involvement in their children's education. Differences between teacher perceptions of Latino parent involvement and parents' understanding of their roles in supporting their children's education--including the learning and use of the English…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Misconceptions, Hispanic Americans
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Antony-Newman, Max – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This study focuses on the parental involvement among Eastern European immigrant parents of elementary school students in Canada. Interviewed parents (N + 19) were educated in several Eastern European countries and had children attending elementary schools in the province of Ontario at the time of the study. The analysis was informed by the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Immigrants, Cultural Capital, Foreign Countries
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