Capstone/Dissertation Title

Parent involvement: attributes that contribute to why parents are frequently involved in school related activities

Term

2007

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Abstract

Parent Involvement is more than volunteering. Why do parents become involved in the education of their children? This capstone examines the reasons why parents are so involved in a suburban elementary school. It looks at the research of Epstein, Swap, Gordon and others. It looks at the definitions, benefits, barriers, and effective programs in parental involvement. Focus groups were held to determine what the key attributes were for reasons for parental involvement. The conclusions in this study were unique in that the parents are involved for their own personal gains as well as student achievements.

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