In this Research Digest, Barbara Starkie highlights key findings from her recent study that examined why and how parents use online parent portals to view student data.
In this Research Digest, William Jeynes highlights key findings from his recent meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of different types of school-based parental involvement programs. His study found that programs that emphasized shared reading, teacher–parent partnership, checking homework, and teacher–parent communication all had statistically significant positive effects on student outcomes. Jeynes discusses why the effects of school-based programs are greater than the effects seen with “voluntary” expressions of parental engagement.
This installment in our Family Involvement Research Digest Series features Susan Landry discussing a recent study—conducted by Landry and her colleagues at the Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas—about a mother–child intervention aimed at improving the use of responsive parenting techniques.
Computers for Youth looks at how family computing can connect adolescents with their parents and sustain their engagement in school.
A large-scale study examines the usage and benefits of Internet-based family–school communication.
A national study looks at how cultural practices in the first year of life influence children's cognitive, social, language, and literacy development.
A study of a classroom-based family involvement program in Cyprus that offers multiple roles for parents in the classroom.
A study of the Promising Readers Program, which brings together parents, preservice teachers, and others to strengthen children's literacy.
A study of a preschool parenting and readiness program in Canada for four-year-olds and their families.
A study finds Latina teachers' literacy processes are shaped in part by their childhoods.
A study of Latino parents reveals their perspectives on what teachers should know in order to teach children more effectively.
In a study using role-play with school staff, poor single mothers reveal school prejudices and catalyze change.
A study finds a connection between parents' involvement at school and children's higher literacy.
A study finds two key processes whereby teachers in a low-income rural New England town come to understand families.
A study of a faith-based organization and school–community partnership to improve parental engagement.
A study of a goal-based parenting intervention program for low-income families.
A study of a participatory action project in the South Bronx.
A study compares American and Japanese mothers' home reading practices with their preschool children.
Three studies explore how university–school research partnerships can provide teacher professional development to strengthen parent–teacher relations.
A study of the role families play in Chinese-American students' paths to college.
A participatory research project examines a school-based writing workshop in which parents write stories for a literary magazine.
Calls for a framework of parent involvement for kindergarten-aged children that co-constructs involvement among families, schools, and communities.
Interviews with math teachers reveal class websites could be used more effectively to support parent involvement.
A case study about how Boston Arts Academy engages parents with activities, environment, and communication.
A study looks at how programs educating Latino parents about the school system increase their involvement in their children's education.
A study looks at the alternative forms of social capital that parents of different races, classes, and cultures use to support their children's education.
Analysis of National Educational Longitudinal Study data about parents' expectations' effect on students' achievement.
A case study examines how the welfare-to-work transition influences parental involvement in education.
Five community-based education organizing groups use various strategies to build trust and commitment among parents and teachers.
A study finds that perceived support from teachers and parents contributes to students' academic achievement.
A longitudinal study of family literacy explores the reading concepts and practices of urban families.
A study shows how families of students with disabilities are involved in their children's education.
A study of a behavioral intervention model where parents, educators, and service providors worked collaboratively to address children's needs.
A study about British Bangladeshi and Pakistani parents' interactions with their children's schools.
A comparative analysis of the strategies and techniques used by National Board-certified teachers versus noncertified teachers.
Interviews with African American mothers of successful high school daughters.
A study demonstrates that a wide variety of parent and child factors relate to school readiness and positive child outcomes.
A meta-analysis of 77 parent involvement research studies.
Evidence on the effect of parental involvement intervention programs for improving children's academic performance.
A study about low-income working mothers' involvement in their children's education.
A groundbreaking study links increases in family involvement to increases in children's achievement.