The purpose of this study was to provide an insight into the perspectives that teachers have on the barriers that prevent parental involvement in the classroom. Four qualitative questions formed the foundation of this study: 1. What are teachers’ perceptions regarding barriers to parental involvement in the school? 2. How does parental involvement in the school influence the parent-teacher relationship? 3. What efforts are teachers taking to incorporate parental involvement within the schools? And 4. What recommendations would teachers suggest to better incorporate parents into their child’s educational programming? Participants in this study were elementary teachers who have had at least three or more years of teaching experience. To collect data, semi-structured face-to-face interviews that lasted approximately half an hour were used. Three themes emerged from the interviews: 1) Barriers of Parental Involvement, 2) Strategies for Communication, and 3) Recommendations for Parental Involvement.
|Commitee:||Michels, Vicki, Olson, Deborah, Spooner, Dionne|
|School:||Minot State University|
|School Location:||United States -- North Dakota|
|Source:||MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Elementary education, Educational psychology, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Barriers, Insights, Parent-teacher relationships, Parental involvement, Teachers|
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