Research on Family Involvement Why is family involvement so important? What are the challenges? By: Misti Morrison CI 583 6/20/2010 Dr. LaPrarie
Parent Involvement Improves education Research shows that children are more likely to succeed and are less likely to engage in destructive behavior if their families are involved in their education.
Effective family engagement is carried out in the multiple settings where children learn—at home, in pre-kindergarten programs, in school, in afterschool programs, in faith-based institutions, and in community programs.
Statistics About Parent Involvement
More than 9 out of 10 students who mostly get A’s & B’s said they are encouraged by their parents to do well in school.
Teachers say that parents' involvement in education needs to be the number one priority.
Students are half as likely (7 percent to 15 percent) to have ever repeated a grade and are significantly less likely to have ever been suspended or expelled (10 to 18 percent) if their fathers have high involvement in their schools.
Involvement Improves More Than Just Grades Reams of research show that parental involvement in children's education improves their chances of success in both school and life.
In the early years… Parents’ presence at the school, whether in classrooms or at other activities, reinforces children’s sense of school as a welcoming environment and facilitates their ability to see learning as a continuous process, not just something that takes place within the school walls away from their homes.
Activities Promoting Parent Involvement Create a school environment that supports family involvement. 2. Provide families a list of required mastery skills for course(s) in which their child is enrolled. 3. Invite families to share hopes for and concerns about children and then work together to set student goals. 4. Initiate a classroom volunteer program. FACS Educator Resource
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education What can the federal government and the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education do to help your school or district? www.ed.gov/PFIE 1-800-USA-LEARN
Bibliography America’s Career Resource Center website. 2010. http://cte.ed.gov/acrn/parents/schoolsuccess.htm#1 FACS Educator Resource. 2010. http://www2.tntech.edu/tnfacser/parent_involvement.html Helping Your Child Succeed in School, U.S. Department of Education, 1992, revised 2002. http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/succeed/index.html National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education website. 2010. http://www.ncpie.org/ Starr, Linda. (2009). A Dozen Activities to Promote Parent Involvement. Retrieved June 19, 2010. from http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr200.shtml