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Ways to Involve Parents in and Outside the Classroom
John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference
  • Katherine Bell, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Leah A. Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Graduation Year
Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University
Start Date
14-4-2012 9:00 AM
End Date
14-4-2012 10:00 AM
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.
Citation Information
Katherine Bell and Leah A. Nillas, Faculty Advisor. "Ways to Involve Parents in and Outside the Classroom" (2012)
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