M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Education, Elementary--Parent participation--New Jersey; Academic achievement
Elementary Education and Teaching
This qualitative study focuses on parental involvement in schools, in particular, the over involvement of some parents. Major themes covered include parent-teacher communication, appropriate involvement in and out of the classroom, and parental interference. Research was conducted by surveying two hundred fifty parents and sixty teachers in one elementary school in conjunction with follow-up interviews and the researcher's field notes. The response rates were low and respondents may share many characteristics, skewing the results. Questions on the surveys were categorized into themes to look for trends. The results find that some parents do interfere with the educational process and children of these parents tend to suffer negative consequences. The data also shows that parents are interested in participating in the classroom. Recommendations for further research are presented.
Oliver, Carly H., "Looking at the impact of parental involvement on student learning" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1207.