The earlier a parent gets involved in a child’s education, the more powerful the results the most effective form of parental involvement are parents working directly with their children on learning activities at home.
Parent involvement in education is crucial no matter their income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school. Much research exists about the importance of parent involvement in education the research overwhelmingly indicates that parent involvement not only positively affects student achievement, it contributes to higher quality education and better performance of schools overall.
According to the recent metlife survey of the american teacher, teachers, parents and students all agree that parent engagement in schools has increased over the past 25 years given the role that family engagement plays in not only academic success, but life success, that is great news. To all parents and families, “thank you” for being part of the education team find out more on how parents and families can contribute to student success by visiting the national education association and the national parent teacher association lily eskelsen garcía is president of the national education association.
To understand parental involvement in american public schools it was important to examine the literature on the evolution of parent involvement in education in america in terms of its development and policy perspective. Again, we hope that understanding importance of, and best practices in, parent engagement will help schools to support the academic trajectory of their students please look for more collation articles like this in the future to continue exploring and learning the latest developments in parent/family engagement. Parent and family involvement in education, from the national household educations surveys program of 2012 (nces 2013-028), washington, dc: us department of education, national center for education statistics table 2.
3 become involved in their children's education at school and in the community these three seemingly simple steps require dedication and commitment from all students, parents and school personnel the resulting benefit of this investment in time and effort is well worth the future aspirations and success of every child.
National coalition for parent involvement in education kari gloppen, mph cdc, nccdphp, dash brenda z greene national school boards association the importance of modeling healthy behaviors parent engagement: strategies for involving parents in school health.