Parental Involvement and Academic Success

1st Edition

William Jeynes

Routledge
Published August 24, 2010
Reference - 228 Pages
ISBN 9780415990547 - CAT# RT21061

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Summary

Providing an objective assessment of the influence of parental involvement and what aspects of parental participation can best maximize the educational outcomes of students, this volume is structured to guide readers to a thorough understanding of the history, practice, theories, and impact of parental involvement. Cutting-edge research and meta-analyses offer vital insight into how different types of students benefit from parental engagement and what types of parental involvement help the most.

Unique among works on the topic, Parental Involvement and Academic Success:

  • uses meta-analysis to enable readers to understand what the overall body of research on a given topic indicates
  • examines research results in terms of their practical implications
  • focuses significantly on the influence of parental involvement on minority students’ academic success

Important reading for anyone involved in home-school relations/parental involvement in education, this book is highly relevant for courses devoted to or which include treatment of the topic.

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