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ERIC Number: EJ1380040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0028-8276
EISSN: EISSN-2199-4714
Immigrant Parent Perspectives on Involvement in Their Child's Mathematics Learning: Views of East Asian Immigrant Parents in Aotearoa New Zealand
Lin, Yin-Tzu; Averill, Robin
New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, v58 n1 p93-108 Jun 2023
Parental involvement in mathematics learning can positively affect student achievement and wellbeing but is challenging to establish and maintain. Asian immigrants make up around 15% of New Zealand's population, yet little is known about these parents' involvement in their child's schooling. To examine the experiences of parental involvement in their child's mathematics learning of East Asian parents, data from semi-structured interviews carried out with eleven parents were considered in light of a common parental involvement framework. Parents' perspectives about the mathematics curriculum were found to come mainly from communication with teachers and observation of their child's learning. Parents desired improved involvement in their children's mathematics learning and better communication with their child's teacher. Implications include that to capitalise on the potential of parental involvement for improving mathematics learning, teachers must prioritise effective communication with parents to enable their involvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand; Asia
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