Improving Student Achievement - Hello Class 1 Should parents be expected to participate directly in their children's education If so why and how should

Improving Student Achievement - Hello Class 1 Should...

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Hello Class, 1.Should parents be expected to participate directly in their children's education? If so, why and how should they participate? If not, why not? 366). I don’t expect parents to have the academic qualifications to be able to understand and teach their children; however, I do expect parents to foster an environment that encourages self-reliance and curiosity in order to promote their child’s interest in obtaining higher intellectual standard. Key aspects of promoting such an environment is to be emotionally and verbally responsive to your child’s academic achievements (Parke & Gauvain, 2008, p. 366). The results of parental involvement in student achievement is clear. Students who have parents involved in their school in general tend to perform higher in academic standards; whereas, students whose parents are not involved on any level result in poor academic achievements (Child Trends, 2013, p. 2). In addition, researchers have found that student’s perform better when both mother and father are involved, regardless if the father lives with the student or not (Child Trends, 2013, p. 2). Parental involvement in academic achievements does not primarily focus on helping with homework; it means active involvement in classroom activities, coordinating with teachers, fostering acceptable classroom behaviors,
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