The Effects of Parental Involvement on K-12 Education

Paris, Vivian (2016) The Effects of Parental Involvement on K-12 Education. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Eric Weber from Public Policy Leadership, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Recent research on levels of parental involvement uses advanced statistical techniques to describe the scope and scale of involvement and to determine its unique impact on student achievement. The present thesis looks into the unique impacts parental involvement has on k-12 student’s academic performance. This thesis will review the positive relationship between parental involvement and pupils’ academic achievements and that parental involvement is ultimately low. Ways to increase parental involvement in a pupil’s education have been the effort of many establishments. Whether it is a government program or a local born idea, programs are in existence that have been successful in connecting the positive impacts of a parent’s involvement in their child’s education and outcomes, like grades, behavior, and overall school performance. This thesis argues in favor of one particular program to increase parental involvement, WATCH D.O.G.S. The thesis begins with a review of literature surveying the current parental involvement programs that have been successful. Next, it evaluates and recommends one particular program, as well as the logistics of implementation. Finally, the project concludes in favor for the need of parental involvement programs in schools.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Paris, Vivian
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. Public Policy Leadership
Thesis Advisor: Eric Weber
Thesis Advisor's Department: Public Policy Leadership
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Depositing User: Vivian Bardin Paris
Date Deposited: 16 May 2016 13:20
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 18:28
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/611

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