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Keywords

Home and school -- Iowa; Education -- Parent participation -- Iowa;

Abstract

When educators, families, and communities work together, schools get better. As a result, students get the high quality education that they need to lead productive lives. Thirty years of research confirms that family development is a powerful influence on children's achievement in school (Eagle, 1989: Henderson & Berla, 1994: U.S. Department of Education; Ziegler, 1987). When families are involved in their children's education, children earn higher grades and receive higher scores on tests, attend school more regularly, complete more homework, demonstrate more positive attitudes and behaviors, graduate from high school at higher rates and are more likely to enroll in higher education than students with less involved families. It is for these reasons that increasing the family's involvement in the education of children in an important goal for schools.

Year of Submission

7-2004

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Mingshui Cai

Second Advisor

Deborah Tidwell

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Date Original

7-2004

Object Description

1 PDF file (58 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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