Parental Involvement in Students Academic Achievements Tabitha Floyd

Parental Involvement in Students Academic Achievements Tabitha Floyd

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Parental Involvement in Students Academic Achievements Tabitha Floyd EDU428: Student Achievement in Public Schools Instructor: Bibiana Gavillan February 7 th , 2011
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Parental Involvement in Students Academic Achievements “One of the most important factors in creating a good school is always going to be parental involvement in its life(U.S. Department of Education, 1993, p.7.)” Parents have a bigger impact on there child’s education then most people realize. Parents should see themselves as the first teachers of their child and realizes the integral role that parents play in the total development of the child. (California State PTA 2009 ). Schools in most cases has no specific parent involvement regulations, but the National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education says that there are many benefits to students, schools, parents and communities when parents become involved in there child’s education process. Parent involvement is a main factor to help close education gaps in the United States. Parent involvement does not just fall on the parent it also falls on the school. It must be a hand and hand situation. A student should not feel that school and home are not connected. As you read through this paper you will be able to see what impact parents have on there students academic achievements and what parents can do to be more involved in there child’s education. You will also read how important it is for the parent and the teacher to be involved completely in each child’s academic achievements. Parent Involvement is when families and schools work together for the benefit of the students. When this happens students do better in school and in life, teacher morale improves,
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parents become empowered, schools get better and communities grow stronger. “Parental Involvement is compelling not only in terms what it will demand of us, but also in terms of what it can offer us. Successful parental involvement programs provide the link between the home and school that are essential to the growth and development of children, and enable principals, teachers and parents to work together towards a shared mission on behalf of learners. ( Perspective of Parent Involvement in Public Education - Janet Lewis, (1996 )” The key to all of this is communication. Communication is crucial for the foundation of an effective partnership between teacher and parent so let’s start there. To make communication effective parents and families need to be aware of assignments and assessments that are going on in the school. Schools should inform families about standards and how they relate to the curriculum, learning objectives, methods of assessment, school programs, discipline codes, and student progress. Sharing information can be done through the usual means of newsletters, parent-teacher conferences, open house, e-mail, and voice mail. It is also important to know if a parent speaks a different language then the child, if so then translations should be made available. This is important to make sure non-English speaking parents are fully informed
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