The influence of the educational status of parents on the future goals of their children is one which this writer has often been curious about and reflected upon. There has been some research made on similar topics, which this paper will examine. Although some the research being reviewed here is not directly related to this question, it is tangentially related and worth of being examined. Ermisch and Pronzato (2010) in a study conducted in Norway, determined that parental education does have an influence on a child’s educational aspirations and attainment, but that the father’s educational level had a great influence on their children’s future attainment than the mother’s educational level. However, this study showed that in poorer families, the mother’s educational level had a greater influence on the future educational attainment of the child. They also found that the parents’ educational level was more influential in the USA than in Norway, thought it had a positive correlation in both countries. In Eccles and Davis-Kean’s (2005) study of the influence of parents’ education on their children’s educational attainments, they found a correlation between the parents’ education level and the educational attainments of their children, mainly through the greater language competence that better educated parents exhibit. Children of better educated parents are more likely to do better on standardized tests because of this language advantage. In a study on the influence of parental expectations on their children’s post-high school transitions (Davis-Kean, Vida & Eccles, 2001), it was found that parents’ expectations of their children’s future education was influenced by their own educational level. Parents with a higher level of educati... ... middle of paper ... ...ook at their parents' level of education and their relationships with their parents to determine whether parental education was a predictor of academic success. They found that though maternal education was a motivator for children's academic performance, overall, parental education was not a big factor. The involvement and relationship between the parents and children were a bigger indicator of success or failure. Parent expectations are also a factor in educational success, which is tangentially linked to post-high school success. According to Goodman and Gregg (2010), even if parents have high expectations for their children, they are not guaranteed to succeed in higher education. Expectations are not enough to determine whether students move on to higher education. When expectations are linked to parental involvement, attainment of higher education is improved.
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The studies conducted in the article took into consideration two different socioeconomic statuses, which included social and economic aspects. A low socioeconomic status takes measures such as percentages of poor, percentages of people with the help of public aid, unemployment rate, and ethnicity composition; whereas a high socioeconomic status takes measures in percentage of college educated residents, income, and percentage of professionals in the neighborhood (Leventhal & Brooks-Dunn, 28). A family’s characteristics also play a role in a child’s and youth’s development. For example, the parents’ level of education or their race/ethnicity are factors that will affect the development of children.
There are many distal influences than can affect a child’s educational success, from the neighbourhood they live in to the children they choose to be friends with. Another influence is the child’s parents, they can be seen to influence how well their child does in an academic setting in many ways, whether it be their own personal academic success or their current job and thus their income and socioeconomic status. A common finding in studies related to parental influence suggests that the more engaged a parent is with the child’s studies and the more knowledge they have, the more success a child experiences in school. Nevertheless, it is important that we do not overlook wider distal influences when studying academic achievement of children
In today’s day and age, the percentage of monitories attending college decrease more every day. Many studies indicate that there are more African Americans with high school diplomas then college degrees. The question being asked reputably amongst many people is why African Americans still face huge challenges in terms of accessing and completing higher education. The answer to this argument is that single parent household can have a huge effect on how they prosper down the road. Single parent households can influence a child drive for pursuing higher education by failing to push or ensure them that it’s possible to achieve higher than a high school diploma
My maternal grandfather has placed a large emphasis on education, which has influenced the next two generations. My grandfather grew up poor but eventually attended Dartmouth College, Harvard Medical School, and went on to teach at Yale University. My grandfather credits his success to his schooling, making it a priority for his children and grandchildren. Because of his push for education, all of his five children graduated college, as well as eleven of his grandchildren. My father’s parents however, never placed much value on education, which resulted in my father not pursuing further education after high school. The absence of education on my father’s side is relevant since shortly after my brother visited my father in Florida, he originally decided to not attend college but to work instead. Upon returning to Connecticut, he realized the importance of education and decided to enroll in
Rodney K. Smith’s mere opinion of his publication is that children with a higher level are more like to secure a job rather than those with no or little education. His view is upheld by the statistics of bureau that gives a clear statistics of the percentage of the salary earned by students with higher education and that of lower education. This makes his claim more reliable and credible because the bureau of labor and statistics is a reputable institution in the United States that deals with the percentage of people who work in United State. Smith’s own personal anecdote appeals to the feelings of the audience in which it ignites them with feelings of possibility.
In 2004, the British Journal of Educational Psychology releases a report on a research that was conducted by Eirini Flouri and Ann Buchanan dealing with the correlation of early interaction of parents and the future assessment of their children in school. Previous to this article, little research was given to the individual long-term contribution that early parent involvement had in a child’s success in school. Flouri and Buchanan had three particular goals in mind while completing this research: (1) To explore the role of early father involvement in children's later educational attainment independently of the role of early mother involvement and other confounds, (2) to investigate whether gender and family structure moderate the relationship between father's and mother's involvement and child's educational attainment, and (3) to explore whether the impact of father's involvement depends on the level of mother's involvement (www.Ingentaselect.com). The study was provoked by the considerable amount of research presented by the United States that suggested that early father involvement would lead to positive outcomes in children; Flouri and Buchanan wanted to evaluate if this was the case in the United Kingdom (www.literacytrust.org.uk). The researchers had positivistic basis for obtaining their study. It was solely an attempt to reveal patterns and regularities dealing with the subject manner. They gave a secondary analysis of work that was deductive of longitudinal data coll...
The impacts of a low socioeconomic status are far reaching for individuals and especially for families throughout the world. A low socioeconomic status is often measured in combination with education, income and occupation. While this paper focuses on education, research shows that income and occupation are all correlated and impact each area. Research has shown that education is a predictor of income and occupation. The topic that will be discussed the affect of low socioeconomic status on student achievement. My hypothesis states that a low socioeconomic status background negatively affects student academic achievement.
Parsasirat, Z., Montazeri, M., Yusooff, F., Subhi, N., & Nen, S. (2013). The Most Effective Kinds of Parents on Children’s Academic Achievement. Asian Social Science, 9(13), p229.
Parental interests in their children education effects school achievement, middle class parents express interest in their children progress, they are more likely to want their children to do well and stay at school beyond the minimum leaving age level and so will encourage them to do so. Middle class children also tend to receive greater stimulus from their parents in the early years, which forms a basis for high achievement in the educational system. Different social groups have different life experiences and chances, the habitats of each group will be different and will lead individuals to make certain choices regarding behaviour. Through up bringing and education, people learn to be able to express good taste; those with legitimate taste can mix in the most culturally advantaged circles. This gives students with higher-class backgrounds more chance of success in education. Social inequality is reproduced in the educational system and as a result is legitimated, and is particularly effective in maintaining the power of the dominant classes.
Finally, parents need to become more involved in their child’s education. For student of the middle-low classes this is more difficult as their parents may not have the luxury of extra time. For children of any social circumstance, requesting parental support is always difficult. If it is successful, however, the norm will change from little schooling to investment in an
Parental Education has also been shown to have a positive effect on children’s return to education see (Oreopoulos et al 2003, Chevalier 2004, Black et al 2005 and Maurin and McNally 2008). All these studies aimed to find the causal impact of the parents education on the child’s outcomes.
Parents always look forward to their children’s future. They often try to set up the lifestyle of a child and what should be the goal of the child. But the reality is, the higher the social status of the parents, the higher the education kids might get. When parents have a higher economic and social status, children also become a highly ambitious person because they have brought up to a high-quality status. Often, the children who have brought up in a poor society would be engaged in difficulties in their life. Some of them would be busy to figure out their social status and to survive. They would be less confident because they get less attention and motivation from their parents. The economic condition of the parents will decide whether they will go to school or not. Moreover, the educational demands of a rapidly expanding technological economy have placed increased emphasis on promoting early skills for children. This growing demand for higher achievement levels means even greater harm for those who fall short of achieving these high levels. In the
As the previous research topics stated, “there is a direct correlation between these two ideas.” Taking admission exams are a vital part of the college process. It helps a college determine if they want to accept or reject your application. According to the NCES, “Students whose parents did not go to college receive less assistance from their parents in applying to colleges” (NCES 2001). By receiving less assistance in applying to college, students may have more mistakes on their applications. This lack of assistance also leads to lower examination scores. The examinations being that of the SAT and ACT. A negative aspect that is included in this research is students whose parents did not go to college are not more likely to receive help from their schools in applying to colleges (NCES 2001). If a student whose parent did not attend college receives no help from the parent or the school, that student may find it difficult in getting into certain colleges. The research provided in this paper by the National Center for Education Statistics has answered the question: “Do students whose parents have attended college do better in school?” The overall answer to that question is yes; they tend to do better in school, be well prepared for college, and have greater educational
association, and parental involvement: The influence of school-and individual-level factors on academic achievement. Education and Urban Society 2008 40, 199-204