Graduate Degree Type
Education-Instruction and Curriculum: Elementary Education (M.Ed.)
College of Education
According to research, the lack of parent involvement in elementary schools can have long-term effects on things like student engagement and overall academic success. This issue becomes more prevalent in high needs, low SES schools as parents face more difficulties and obstacles when trying to be involved. This project uses Joyce Epstein’s framework and related research to develop interventions meant to increase and encourage parent involvement in different ways. There will be a focus on family-school partnerships and communication, parent workshops, and school-based involvement opportunities. Through the implementation of this project, it is hoped that parent engagement increases and student’s academic performance benefits as a result.
Koessel, Abbey, "Parent Involvement in Elementary Schools" (2023). Culminating Experience Projects. 394.
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