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 Academic socialization – more of this in middle school; reinforces important of edu. By guiding them and setting goals for the and planning for the future Why is parental involvement important?  positively related to children’s academic outcomes -- Achievement, motivation, self concept  helps parents reinforce the value of education  pathway to alleviate disparities in achievement across certain ethnic and socio economic groups
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Barriers to parental informant  Beliefs in the boundary between teacher authority at school and parental authority at home - don’t micromanage children in schooling, teachers responsible for what happens in school  being unfamiliar with the American school system is also a barrier - less secure in questioning judgment of school officials - lack understanding that they have school choice (pub vs priv) - lack understanding of children’s ed. Requirements Meaning of involvement for immigrant families  Need to understand the meaning of parental involvement for immigrant families - may be involved in more subtle/indirect parental involvement  Qualitative studies among Asian immigrant families indicate parental involvement means - reinforcing high educational expectations - Parental beliefs in the opportunities and economic mobility in the US - Ed. As a means to escape service sector occupations and surpass parents own ed. Limitations - relocating away from home country Parental involvement and academic outcomes - Study of Chinese immigrant families recruited from A area - understand how 2nd gen middle school students receive parental involvement 2nd generation Chinese students endorsed a high frequency of home based parental involvement activities - Parents kept track of school progress -parents told the to work hard - Parents maintained high educational expectations - Parents bought all necessary school supplies - Parents instilled value and importance of education - These indirect strategies positively related to students achievement
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  • Spring '08
  • Squires
  • Parental Involvement, American School

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