TITLE

Parent Involvement: What Can We Learn From Research?

AUTHOR(S)
Turner, Joy
PUB. DATE
April 2000
SOURCE
Montessori Life;Spring2000, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on effective educational practice by parental involvement in education, which can be provided by research. It is cited that in surveys conducted between 1981 and 1996, almost all teachers at all grade levels indicated that they want more interaction between school and home, and that lack of support from parents is the most frequently mentioned problem. The research indicates that cultural misunderstandings, school bureaucracy, time and health contribute to low parent involvement. It is mentioned that one aspect on which attitudes and beliefs differ is whether the parents have time and capability to succeed with home-based learning activities.
ACCESSION #
31763439

 

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