Parental Involvement: An Examination of Barriers, Perceptions, and Strategies that Effect the Relationship Between Parent and School

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ProQuest, 2008 - 148 ˹
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Parental involvement and teacher accountability have become major topics of concern to society. The purpose of this study was to examine parent/guardian perceptions of parental involvement in academics and other school related activities and to develop strategies that may improve parent/guardian involvement and create a partnership between parents and school. The theoretical framework for this study was Epstein's six types of involvement. The research questions investigated the relationship between select sociodemographics and parent/guardians' feelings about their children's school, level of participation, perceptions, and suggested strategies for improving parental involvement. The study was conducted at an elementary school located in Rockdale County, Georgia, and data were collected from 299 participants using a Parent Involvement Survey. This quantitative study utilized a descriptive survey research design. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to indicate if there was a statistically significant relationship between the independent variable, select sociodemographics, and the dependent variables, (a) parent/guardians' feelings about their children's school, (b) parent/guardians' level of participation, (c) parent/guardians' perceptions of parental involvement, and (d) strategies for improving parent/guardian involvement. The study revealed that sociodemographics had no effect on parental involvement, and based on the results of this study, implications for positive social change can occur through innovative communication practices such as; newsletters, conferences, informal contracts, and contact via telephone. In addition parents can facilitate social change by becoming advocates for their children and valuable partners in the educational process.
 

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LIST OF TABLES
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Definition of Terms
7
Organization of the Study
13
Parents Perceptions of Parental Involvement
24
LIST OF TABLES
27
Barriers that Effect Parental Involvement
36
Programs with Parent Involvement Components
41
METHODOLOGY
44
ANOVA Results on Parents Feelings by Gender Age Group Education and Income
71
ANOVA Results on Parents Activities by Education
72
ANOVA Results on Parents Activities by Income
73
ANOVA Results on Parents Activities by Gender Age Group Education and Income
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ANOVA Results on Parents Involvement by Age Group
76
ANOVA Results on Parents Involvement by Education
77
ANOVA Results on Parents Involvement by Income
78
ANOVA Results on Parents Involvement by Gender Ethnicity Age Group Education and Income
81

Data Analysis
54
Parent Gender
59
Parent Race
60
Parent Marital Status
61
Parent Income
62
Test of Hypotheses
63
ANOVA Results on Parents Feelings by Age Group
66
ANOVA Results on Parents Feelings by Education
67
ANOVA Results on Parents Feelings by Income
68
ANOVA Results on Strategies by Education
82
ANOVA Results on Strategies by Income
83
Summary
84
Conclusion
96
Recommendations for Actions
102
REFERENCES
108
Parental Involvement Survey
120
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