Parental Involvement in Education

Powerful Essays
Parent Involvement in Education

Parent involvement in a child’s education is vital to their success. Many students do really well in school while others fail. There is an obvious correlation between the accomplished children and their involved parents.

I think that parents just need to be there for a child to succeed. If a mother is the head of the PTA it is easier for her child to do well. As head of the PTA the parent is able to know the due dates of assignments and then help her child complete the assignment. It is easier for a child to thrive when their parent is there with them while they are doing homework. If a parent just asks to see a child’s assignments they will feel like what they do in school matters, and then they will want to do well in school. This will give the child a feeling of reward, and everyone wants to work hard and receive a reward.

I would like to know if all children benefit when their parents get involved with their education. Are there some parents that are too involved? Where is the line drawn between not involved and being involved too much? Are parents supposed to still be involved in high school to help with their children’s success? What are the most common reasons why children fail in school? Why is there a lack of parent involvement?

Parent involvement in children’s learning will increase the chances their child will succeed. It is characterized in three different levels. Dr. James Comer of Yale University describes the first level as general participation. This is the most common form of involvement and this includes signing papers, going to conferences, and attending school sponsored activities. Sponsoring school programs and helping in the classroom is the sec...

... middle of paper ...

...ent Is as Easy as PIE! Education World. (1). Retrieved March 7, 2004 from the World Wide Web:

Keith, K. K. (2002). The Assignment Checklist [Electronic version]. About (1), 1.

Plevyak, L. (2003, October). Parent Involvement in Education: Who Decides?. Education Digest, 69(2), 32-39. Retrieved March 7, 2004, from Academic Search Premier database.

Ramey, S. L., & Ramey, C. T. (1999). Going To School. New York: Goddard Press, Inc.

Schlosberg, J. (1996, January). Get involved; when parents participate, children succeed. Better Homes & Gardens, 24-27.

Stein, M. R. S., & Thorkildsen, R. J. (1999). Parent Involvement In Education. Bloomington: Phi Delta Kappa International.

U.S. Department of Education. (1997). Family Involvement in Children’s Education. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.
Get Access