Unmasking subtle and concealed aspects of parent involvement: perspectives from African-American parents in the urban south

Loder-jackson, Tondra L. and McKnight, Andrew N. and Brooks, Michael and McGrew, Ken and Voltz, Deborah (2007) Unmasking subtle and concealed aspects of parent involvement: perspectives from African-American parents in the urban south. Journal of School Public Relations, 28 (4). pp. 350-378. ISSN 0741-3653

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Abstract

Focus group findings from 34 African American parents in an urban southern school district unmask subtle and concealed aspects of involvement. In contrast to formalized school-sponsored parent activities, involvement is described by participants as their encompassing a physical presence at the school to monitor their children's behavior, receiving timely communication from teachers, helping with homework, and being an advocate for their children.

Keywords:parent involvement in education
Subjects:X Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
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