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Barriers that impede parental involvement in urban high schools: The parents' perspective


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study is to discover the barriers that impede parental involvement in urban high school setting. The researcher took a qualitative approach when conducting the study. The 25 participants were interviewed in the setting of their choice. The use of an in-depth interview allowed the parent to have a voice that could be used to determine possible barriers that impede parent involvement in the educational setting. The study focused on an urban high school located in Tennessee. The families are predominately from disadvantaged, urban backgrounds. The results of the study yielded six barriers that influenced parental involvement in the educational setting. They include time restraints, family responsibilities, the parent’s own educational experience, lack of teacher cooperation, lack of communication, and the relationship between community and school.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Secondary education;
Educational theory
Classification
0514: School administration
0533: Secondary education
0998: Educational theory
Identifier / keyword
Education; Barriers; High schools; Parent involvement; Urban education
Title
Barriers that impede parental involvement in urban high schools: The parents' perspective
Author
Hickman, Lesha D.
Number of pages
106
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 68/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
McIntyre, Melissa
University/institution
Capella University
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3250063
ProQuest document ID
304720630
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304720630
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