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Doctoral Dissertation (Ed.D.)

Does Parental Involvement Matter? A Comparison of the Effects of Two Different Types of Parental Involvement on Urban Elementary Students' Academic Performance

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: This mixed method study seeks to utilize a comparative analysis to explore the impacts of two types of parental involvement in urban elementary school students’ academic performance. Epstein’s (1995) widely cited typology describes six different types of parental involvement, and this typology serves as a framework for this study. More specifically, this study compares learning at home and collaborating with community, as parent involvement types, to student academic performance. The study utilizes descriptive statistics and correlational analyses to compare parent-reported student performance via a survey instrument and semi-structured focus group interviews to collect narrative data. Parental involvement has been vigorously studied over the last two decades, however, not much data appears to address how collaborating with the community, as a form of involvement, influences student performance and other studies provide an ambiguous picture for learning at home as another parenting type. Furthermore, there is evidence that direct-action parent organizing, as a parental involvement form of collaborating with the community, may impact educational outcomes and this study examines these research areas. After analyzing the data, the researcher did not find evidence of a significant relationship between learning at home and parent-reported student academic performance. However, the study did reveal a significant association between parents who were collaborating with the community and the parent-reported academic performance of their children. This moderate correlation from an often overlooked parenting type, collaborating with the community, may harbor rich findings within the literature and point to the need for greater scrutiny herein. In fact, this provides a warrant for additional research to explore the “efficacy” of collaborating with community as a type of parental involvement that significantly influences positive student academic performance.

Language: English

Published: Baltimore, Maryland, 2018

Article

Follow the Parent: Parent Education at the Montessori School of Lake Forest

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 35, no. 1

Pages: 111-116

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Book

Montessori Madness: A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education

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Language: English

Published: Georgetown, Texas: Sevenoff, 2009

ISBN: 978-0-9822833-0-1

Article

Blending Differing Perspectives of Parents and Guides: Meeting Parents Where They Are and Bringing Them along on the Journey

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 39, no. 1

Pages: 91-97

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Maura Joyce's clear approach to initiating parent education is to recognize where the parents are on their own journey as parents. By listening to the parents' hopes, fears, and desired outcomes for their children acknowledges the family's perspective and brings mutuality into a shared community. Maura Joyce encourages the use of questionnaires and feedback and gives specific exercises to implement parent education, open communication, and ease parents' anxieties. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "The Montessori Oasis: Prepared Pathways for a Sustainable School Community," Columbia, MD, October 3-6, 2013.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

More Parent Involvement: Refining Parent Education with an Emphasis on Assistants to Infancy

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 31, no. 2

Pages: 5–18

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Parents as Partners: Creating a Culture of Respect and Collaboration with Parents

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 40, no. 1

Pages: 129-137

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Abstract/Notes: Parents as partners is a slight digression in title from the grace and courtesy theme of the journal, but it builds its argument around the concept of cooperative relations between the parents and the school. Sarah speaks of the perception of the teacher and parents as each being unique and particular to the life and personality of each child. The teacher must see the positive in the child and have a natural respect and dignity so both want to act for the greater good and, likewise, must treat the parents as wanting to make their own contribution to their child as part of the whole-child community. Sarah goes on to suggest that diverse views of the same child are one of the most valuable offerings of a school. These varying perspectives override the linear view that assumes one perspective, which can be one-dimensional, reductionist, and can lead to labeling. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Grace, Courtesy, and Civility Across the Planes," Portland, OR, March 13-16, 2014.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Memo to Parents: Do's and Don'ts for Montessori Parents in the Home

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter, vol. 5, no. 5

Pages: 11

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Language: English

Book

The Power of Conscious Parenting: With a Bibliography for Montessori Parenting

Bibliographies, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: Includes 2 essays: "The Power of Conscious Parenting - Interconnecting Home and School" (by Marianne White Dunlap) and "Bibliography for Montessori Parenting" (by Jean K. Miller)

Language: English

Published: Rochester, New York: AMI/USA, 2011

Series: Parenting for a New World: A Collection of Essays

Article

From Montessori Parent to Montessori Teacher

Publication: Montessori Matters

Pages: 10–11

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Language: English

Article

What Montessori Teachers Would Like You to Know: Resource Teachers

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 4, no. 1

Pages: 8

Public Montessori

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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