Essential Characteristics of a Sixth Grade Parent Involvement Program Graduate Project Shauna Williams-Thomas Major Professor: Williams Allan Kritsonis PhD
Purpose of Research Statement The purpose of my research was twofold. First, to determine the essential characteristics that must be included in developing a successful framework for a parental involvement program for sixth grade students. Secondly, to develop an effective parent involvement program at the sixth grade level.
Are there essential characteristics for building a successful parent involvement program at the sixth grade campus?
Are there essential characteristics in successful parental involvement programs that are more effective at benefitting students at a sixth grade level campus?
What are the most essential characteristics for building a successful parental involvement program at the sixth grade campus?
What are the most essential characteristics in parental involvement programs that benefits students at the sixth grade campus?
What are essential characteristics that must be included to benefit students?
Most educators would agree that successful students most often have families that stay informed and are involved in their education.
Students whose parents participate in their schooling tend to have greater motivation, more positive student-teacher relationships, improved effort, and higher levels of engagement in class (Elish-Piper, 2008).
The most important benefit of parent involvement are higher rates of college enrollment.
During adolescence it is most imperative for families and schools to work together to insure the adolescent’s success.
Families provide the social, cultural and emotional support that students need to perform well in school.
Provide parents with quality information about academic requirements
Help parents convey to students the value of obtaining an education
Inform parents about social skills that their child will need to develop
Outcome My objective was to research and create a framework for an effective parent involvement program for a sixth grade campus that will provide parents with the information and resources required to become involved. The plan will also utilize parents’ skills and talents to help maximize student’s academic success.