How Parental Involvement Improves Student Achievement in School Involving parents in the education of their children directly effects student achievement in school. Research shows that involving parents in the education of their children helps increase the child’s achievement and self- esteem. (National PTA, 2003). Students’ grades improve and they like to go to school because of parental involvement. This is because parents make the students learning process fun and exciting so they participate more often.
A Meta-Analysis of the Relation of Parental Involvement in Urban Elementary Student Academic Achievement. Urban Education, 40; 237. Snow, K. (2014, May 17). Research News You Can Use: Family Engagement and Early Childhood Education. Retrieved from National Association for the Education of Young Children: http://www.naeyc.org/content/research-news-family-engagement
Educators today, recognize positive influence of parental involvement fosters higher student academic achievement levels (Danielson, 2006; Jacobs & Kritsonis, 2007). One crucial element of parental involvement is effective communication between parents and teachers. Research show parents prefer to establish informal relationships with frequent open and non-judgmental exchanges with their children's teachers (Eberly, Joshi, & Konzal, 2005). Accordingly, this article is to explore key research-based recommendations for school administrators and teacher leaders to identify and overcome communication barriers with parents. Parental Involvement Fosters Student Success Parental involvement as defined by Greene and Tichenor (2003) is participation “in the educational process by enhancing their parenting skills, developing positive communication skills between home and school, volunteering, providing learning opportunities at home, contribute to decisions that affect schooling, and collaborating with the community in support of the school” (p. 242).
Race differences in Parental Influences on child achievement: multiple pathways to success. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. Retrieved from http://www.livestrong.com/article/191766-why-parent-involvement-is-important/ National Center for school Engagement. Parent Involvement in Schools. Retrieved from http://www.schoolengagement.org/index.cfm/index.cfm/index.cfm/Parental%20Involvement%20in%20Schools (August 4, 2004).
Parenting, is one of the main factors that makes up cultural schema, and therefore reliable parenting facilitates academic success in students (Laurence Steinberg et al., 1989). Authoritative parenting is essential within a family’s structure, framework and teachings as it is a major factor facilitating and influencing academic success and adjustment in a student’s life (G.P. Hickman, S. Bartholomae, and P.C. McKenry, 2000). Parenting approaches and techniques like support, upholding a healthy relationship, warm and fair treatment, firm treatment and restrictive control are all attributed to students who achieve academic success in school, and have healthy positive schemas about the world.
The teacher-student relationship has been linked to academic achievement throughout a student’s elementary and secondary educational years. This relationship is characterized by “having the presence of closeness, warmth, and positivity” (Baker et al., 2008; O’Connor, Dearing, & Collins, 2011; Silver, Measelle, Armstron, & Essex, 2005). When a teacher displays these characteristics, it enables students to feel safe and secure in their learning environments which in turn empowers the student towards high academic achievement. The following literature review will take ten examples that will show strong support to this hypothesis. Findings In the article: Academic performance, course completion rates, and student perception of the quality and frequency of interaction in a virtual high school, researchers took 2269 virtual high school students and their teachers, and examined the relationship between the student and teacher.
Living in an affluent suburban area may be a protective factor for adolescents attending the local, public high school. Regardless of economic resources, school size, or family dynamics, school connectedness can be a protective factor for students (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009). When children feel that teachers care about their learning, and are invested in their success, those children are at increased likelihood for positive life outcomes, e.g., academic achievement, employment. So how do educators increase school connectedness? How do we ensure that high school students feel cared about and valued by their teachers?
In addition, to a significant correlation between school counselors providing more academic success services... ... middle of paper ... ...or minority students. I believe that all students deserved to have the equal access to school counseling resources and services that could help them increase their percentage of being successful and reach their ultimate educational potential in life. However, not only crisis interventions are helpful to students, but also counseling interventions and activities that could help motivate students to continue getting educated and improving their future. In general, it is vital for school counselors to continue advocating for their students’ needs and for students to continue receiving the benefits of having a comprehensive school-counseling program in their schools. Works Cited Dimmitt, C., Wilkerson, B., & Lapan, R. (2012).
The teachers direct the activities within their classrooms and often it has an impact on the children learning; Preschools is described as a policy solution and it es... ... middle of paper ... .... Retrieved from http://eyeonearlyeducation.com/2012/05/03/preschool-helps-bridge-school-readiness-gap/ School Readiness Assessment.Beyond the Journal, January 2004 ... (n.d.). Retrieved from http://oldweb.naeyc.org/journal/btj/200401/maxwell.asp School Readiness for Infants and Toddlers? | National ... (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/yc/article/school-readiness-for-infants-and-toddlers School Readiness Assessment.Beyond the Journal, January 2004 ... (n.d.). Retrieved from http://oldweb.naeyc.org/journal/btj/200401/maxwell.asp The Early Learning Challenge Fund - U.S. Department of Education.(n.d.).
“Many factors affect student performances, latest fad is no cure-all”(Weaver, Reg 2003). Although the involvement of parents in school systems doesn’t fix everything according to the quote, but it does help out a lot in mostly all situations. Elementary Schools First, the parental involvement in Elementary school systems is very important to the young school student. There are many different factors affecting the way school students learn. “And public opinion recognizes that after parental involvement, teacher quality, and class size make the biggest difference in how much students learn”(Weaver, Reg 2003).