Many educators agree that parental involvement is associated with school success by creating a positive relationship where parents and teachers can communicate about the students’ progress. Whether through home- based or school- based activities, parents can have a great influence on their students’ academic achievement. Using different instructional methods, I provided multiple opportunities to incorporate parent’s involvement in students’ education. In a Kindergarten grade level classroom, a variety of lessons were implemented that included different parental roles. Grounded theory (Glaser & Strauss, 1967) was used as the framework in analyzing lesson plans, teacher journals, students work, and parent-teacher questionnaires. These data sources were used to generate themes defining the ways to incorporate parental involvement in and outside the classroom.
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