Parent Accountability

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Parent Accountability:

Parent Accountability

Factors That Affect Parent Accountability::

Factors That Affect Parent Accountability: Parental Involvement Community Participation Parent-Teacher Relationships

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Parental Involvement

What is Parental Involvement?:

What is Parental Involvement? Parent interactions, at any or all school activities, no matter their socioeconomic status will have a positive impact on student accomplishment. Parent involvement at school may include: Attending parent-teacher conferences Attending programs featuring students Engaging in volunteer activities Parent educational involvement at home may include: Providing help with homework Discussing the child’s schoolwork and experiences at school Structuring home activities

Parental Involvement:

Parental Involvement Is positively related to children’s educational performance May mediate the effects of poverty, parents’ educational attainment, and race/ethnicity on achievement Is a possible strategy for reducing the achievement gap Causes interactions with other parents while volunteering at school or attending parent-teacher association meetings which helps parents gain access to beneficial information, parenting skills, or resources available in the social network represented by those parents Causes students to have improved attitudes toward school if their parents or guardians are involved in the school experience

Why is it important and how does it relate to parent accountability?:

Why is it important and how does it relate to parent accountability? Parental involvement is important because the attention that parents provide children promotes school achievement especially if parents are able to devote time to supporting their children’s education at home. Parents who are actively involved in their children’s educational lives feel a sense of ownership in their child’s future and their children feel that their parents care about their education thus producing a child who has a greater chance of success in their future endeavors.

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Community Participation


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Involves members of the immediate community contributing to the success of the school(s) in it. The partners could include: Faith-based groups Police Department City Council Members School Adopters/Sponsors Local Community Leaders

Community involvement:

Community involvement Has effectively brought schools and communities together by productively collaborating the aforementioned groups with schools and school leaders. Community Resources help to educate the people in it and therefore improve the school system Parents are able to use these resources to help them interact and become more involved with their children

Parent-Teacher relationships:

Parent-Teacher relationships

Parent-teacher relationships:

Parent-teacher relationships “Parents have reported that they feel more confident when they offer input to practitioners to support their children after they have been informed of the school’s processes and procedures” (Schecter, S. & Sherri, D. L. ,2008).

Parent-Teacher Relationships:

Parent-Teacher Relationships Teachers have a heightened sense of responsibility and greater comfort level when interacting with families Parents also give important and valuable information when interacting with their children’s teachers which aids in educating their child(ren). Connections forged between parents and educators are the most important part of school-based community involvement Students have a two-way connection that gives them a sense of caring while away from home and away from school

Reasons for lack of Parent accountability:

Reasons for lack of Parent accountability Varied feelings about the educational system Trust issues with authoritative figures. (many parents see teachers as such, and are not trusting of them) Busy work schedules Negative educational experiences Do not know how to take an active role in the education of their children

Proposed solutions to engage more parents :

Proposed solutions to engage more parents More education based training for parents Seminars and parental development classes Schools become more active and visible in the community they serve Communicating expectations to the parents through the media and other forms of communication

It takes a village to raise a child” and that is even truer today than it has ever been. Children will thrive only if their families thrive and if the whole of society cares enough to provide for them (Clinton 1996):

It takes a village to raise a child” and that is even truer today than it has ever been. Children will thrive only if their families thrive and if the whole of society cares enough to provide for them (Clinton 1996)


references Cripps, K. & Zyromski, B. ( 2009). Adolescents' psychological well-being and perceived parental involvement: Implications for parental involvement in middle schools. RMLE: Research in Middle Level Education, 33 (4) , 1-13 . Lee J.S. & Bowen, N.K. (2006). Parent involvement, cultural capital, and the achievement gap among elementary school children. American Educational Research Journal, 43 (2) , 193-218. Schecter, S. & Sherri, D. L. (2008). Value added? Teachers' investments in and orientations toward parent involvement in education . Urban Education, 44, 59-87.


Presented by: Katisha C. Bragg Walden University Angela E. David The Special Educator as Instructional Leader (EDUC - 6720P - 1) February 13, 2011

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