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1st Edition

Parental Involvement and Academic Success

ISBN 9780415990547
Published August 24, 2010 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Providing an objective assessment of the influence of parental involvement and what aspects of parental participation can best maximize the educational outcomes of students, this volume is structured to guide readers to a thorough understanding of the history, practice, theories, and impact of parental involvement. Cutting-edge research and meta-analyses offer vital insight into how different types of students benefit from parental engagement and what types of parental involvement help the most.

Unique among works on the topic, Parental Involvement and Academic Success:

  • uses meta-analysis to enable readers to understand what the overall body of research on a given topic indicates
  • examines research results in terms of their practical implications
  • focuses significantly on the influence of parental involvement on minority students’ academic success

Important reading for anyone involved in home-school relations/parental involvement in education, this book is highly relevant for courses devoted to or which include treatment of the topic.

Table of Contents

1. The History of Parents Involvement as a Concept 
2. The Development of Parental Involvement Research 
3. Parental Involvement and Elementary School Achievement 
4. Parental Involvement and Secondary School Achievement 
5. Parental Involvement and Minority Student Achievement 
6. Parental Involvement and Issues of Diversity 
7. Parental Involvement Programs 
8. Parental Involvement and Family Structure's Influence on Educational Outcomes 
9. Does Parental Involvement Compensate for the Effects of Divorce (Or Single Parenthood)? 
10. Success and Parental Involvement and What Can Be Done to Enhance Parental Involvement 
11. What Do We Know and What Do We Still Need To Know? 

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William H. Jeynes is professor of education at California State University, Long Beach. He graduated first in his class at Harvard University and also graduated from the University of Chicago. He has spoken for the White House and various U.S. Government Departments. He has spoken for both the G. W. Bush and Obama administrations. He has spoken for foreign and UN leaders, Harvard University, Cambridge University, and the Harvard Family Research Project. His 4 point proposal given to the Acting President of Korea was passed and became the foundation for their economic and family policy to arise from the Asian Economic Crisis of 1997-1998. His work has appeared in most of the nation's finest newspapers and in Ivy League journals. He has approximately 100 publications.