The importance of parental involvement in enhancing the quality of their children’s educational experiences and academic success is well documented in the literature (Chrispeels & Rivero, 2001; Cordry & Wilson, 2004; Delgado-Gaitan, 2001; Dierking & Falk, 1994; Jones &Valdez, 1997; Quezada, Diaz, Sanchez, 2003; Valdes, 1996). Parent involvement results in higher reading scores, greater language growth and development, and increased motivation to achieve (Harvard Family Research Project, 2007). Parental involvement includes a wide range of activities from promoting the importance of education to participating in the decision-making and operations of schools. For maximum results, there should be some alignment between parents’ attitudes and practices and the school’s expectations of parents and support for family involvement.
McCollough, Cherie and Ramirez, Olga
"Connecting Math and Science to Home, School and Community Through Preservice Teacher Education,"
Academic Leadership Journal: Vol. 8
, Article 15.
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