To put it simply: there’s no such thing as providing a quality education without including the parents in the learning process. We know that we cannot look at the school as being totally isolated from the home. In order for genuine learning to take place, there must be a continuum of instruction that lasts much longer than the time the child is in school. By working together as partners, the parents and school can create a learning experience that lasts 24 hours a day for every child. Research states that …
- When parents are involved students tend to achieve more, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic/racial background, or parents’ education level.
- The more extensive the parent involvement, the higher the student achievement.
- When parent are involved in students’ education, those students generally have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and more consistently completed homework.
- Students whose parents are involved in their lives have higher graduation rates and greater enrollment rates in postsecondary education.
- In programs designed to involve parents in full partnerships, student achievement for disadvantaged children not only improves, but can also reach levels that are standard for middle class children. Children who are furthest behind are most likely to make the greatest gains.
- If parents do not participate in school events, develop a working relationship with their children’s educators, or keep up with what is happening in their children’s school, their children are more likely to fall behind in academic performance.
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