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Research from the late 1970s to present indicates a growing need for parent involvement in their children's education. The benefits of parent/teacher collaboration and cooperation can be seen in academic achievement and social and emotional development. Attitudes of parents, teachers, and administrators vary as to how parents should be involved. These attitudes and previous experiences can either hinder or enhance parent involvement. There are a variety of methods for achieving positive parent involvement. Research suggests that home learning act ties are the most effective for involving the greatest number of parents, thus impacting more students. Home learning activities, designed by the teacher for parents and children to do together, reinforce classroom learning and strengthen family interactions. Regardless of the type of parent involvement program implemented or the age at which it is begun, benefits can be gained from a well organized, long-term program.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of Elementary Education

First Advisor

Marvin Heller

Second Advisor

Charles R. May


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