Graduate Research Papers

Availablity

Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Home and school; Education--Parent participation; Sac and Fox Reservation (Iowa);

Abstract

When parents become involved in the education of their child research shows positive results for parents and children. However, not all parents know how to be meaningfully involved, and those that are involved may not understand all that is happening in their child's education.

At the Meskwaki Settlement School being meaningfully involved is an important issue to parents. There is a past history of fear of education due to forced removal to boarding schools far from families and cultural ties. There is a need for parents to connect not only with their child in the school but also with the school in a culturally relevant way. The ultimate purpose of this project was to create a parent volunteer program in order to provide opportunities for the Meskwaki community to become more involved in the Meskwaki Settlement School.

Year of Submission

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Rebecca K. Edmiaston

Comments

If you are the rightful copyright holder of this graduate research paper and wish to have it removed from the Open Access Collection, please submit a request to scholarworks@uni.edu and include clear identification of the work, preferably with the URL.

Date Original

2009

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 62 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS