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Parent-School Involvement

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Parent-School Involvement

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Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships

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Parent involvement refers to the participation of significant caregivers in their children's education to promote their academic and social success. Significant caregivers include parents or legal guardians, grandparents, stepparents, foster parents, and other adults who are responsible for the children's education (Sheridan, Clarke and Christenson 2014). Parent and/or family involvement is facilitated through participation in activities in the school setting that emphasize supportive roles for families (e.g., parent workshops, meetings in school, volunteering opportunities, home activities). Meta-analytic studies show that parental involvement in a child's education benefits the child's learning by increasing academic gains, especially in reading and literacy, and there is some evidence that older children may benefit more than younger children (Higgins and Katsipataki 2015).

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ISBN

9780028664613

Publication Date

7-2019

Publisher

Gale

City

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Comments

Editors: James J. Ponzetti Jr., Maureen Blankemeyer, Sean M. Horan, Heidi Lyons, Aya Shigeto. Two-volume set.

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