Parent involvement in homework correlates to student

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Parent involvement in homework correlates to student achievement, motivation and beliefs. One way to increase parental involvement in school is to create a school-family partnership for the best interest of the children. Nitecki (2015) states, “The multidimensional nature of the relationships between the families and the school was critical in terms of understanding how the school-family partnership functions” (p.203). Teachers need to reach out to parents to create a multidimensional relationship for the benefits of school-family partnerships. The school needs to communicate with families about each child and how thy can work together for the best interest if the child. This is the best way to create a school-family partnership. Nitecki (2015) concludes, “This 10
LITERATURE REVIEW 11 collaboration to address the challenges of parenting a preschool-age child invited the teacher into the realm of the home, another example of the potential of the multidimensionality of the family-teacher relationship. This study indicated how teachers should get to know the parent and child and what they do at home with behavior, academics and structure. This will allow parents to share with teachers to create a meaningful partnership. By doing so parents feel comfortable asking questions, sharing home events and participating in the classroom and or school events. One way to increase parent involvement in school is to incorporate technology. Olmstead (2013) explained, “The data revealed that both parents and teachers perceived that technology is an effective tool to promote parent involvement. Technology is increasing in our world today and it is an easy way for parents to relate and communicate with teachers and the school. One way that this study used technology was to communicate with the teacher through email. Other sources included web pages and phone calls to inform parents of school event. This resulted in parents being more interested in communicating with the school through technology. Olmstead (2013) states, “Helping children with homework, studying for tests, and helping with questions about assignments are also proactive types of involvement” (p.36). Teachers had a website for their class where parents could access textbooks and other materials. Parents responded well to all of these technology communication tools. Using technology can most definitely increase parental involvement in student achievement and academics. This last study on parental involvement involved technology resources for parents to get involved in their child’s academics. Teachers provided parents with ways to contact them, videos on how to help the students with homework concepts, parent workshops and 11
LITERATURE REVIEW 12 invitations to attend school assemblies and activities. Rodriquez, Collins-Parks and Garza (2013) indicate, “The results of this project support previously reported research on the positive relationship between increased student achievement and better communication between parents and teachers” (p.55). By using technology and other outreach resources, it helped increase parental involvement in their child’s academic and school environment.

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