The Effects Of Parent Involvement On Children 's Learning And Outcomes

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Chapter One
Introduction
Parent involvement is a major topic of concern among policy makers, educators, and researchers (Brooks-Gunn, Duncan, & Maritato, 1997; Rouse & Barrow, 2006; Young, Austin, & Growe, 2013) for more than 20 years. School districts, educational leaders, and researchers all agree with the premise that strong school-family partnerships improve children’s learning and outcomes. Parents and schools, separately or together, represent noteworthy influences on the essential sources of support for children’s learning and development. Children develop within multiple contexts, and development and learning are optimal when effective networks and permanencies among these systems are created. Semke and Sheridan (2012) affirm methods for creating connections are exhibited in programs stimulating parent involvement and vigorous participation in the educational process while examining and fostering collaboration and partnerships between families and schools. Research discoveries have pointed unequivocally to the connection between parents’

attitudes, behaviors, and actions for student learning and academic success. Parent participation

and collaborative efforts in the child’s education relate to multiple outcomes considered

important and valuable to engender educational success among educational endeavors, including

amplified student achievement and academic performance, retention of academic skills,

improved study skills, positive attitudes…

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