An Analysis of Parental Involvement in Secondary Students' Education: The Relationship to Selective Educational Leadership Theories and Implications for School Leaders

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Title:
An Analysis of Parental Involvement in Secondary Students' Education: The Relationship to Selective Educational Leadership Theories and Implications for School Leaders
Author:
Murphy, Allison Shar
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to investigate parents' involvement in secondary student education. In addition, the relationship between school leaders use of selective educational leadership theories to enhance parental involvement were explored. The participants consisted of 200 parents of freshmen students at two different high schools in Southern Arizona. The participants completed a survey instrument.Pearson Product Correlations were used to investigate the effects of gender of the student, grades of the student, and educational level of the parent on the parent perception of the school, parental involvement at home, and parental involvement at school. The results were disaggregated by ethnicity.There was significance found with the parents of Hispanic students. These parents were significantly more involved with their sons at the school and the higher educated the parents were, the more significantly they were involved at the school. Data from the open-ended question section of the survey instrument revealed the need for communication between parents and school.The overall findings from this study suggest the importance of building partnerships between parents and school and the manner in which education leaders can employ various educational theories to support the implementation of successful home/school partnerships.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Parental involvement in secondary education
Degree Name:
Ed.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Educational Leadership; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Taylor, John
Committee Chair:
Taylor, John

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dc.titleAn Analysis of Parental Involvement in Secondary Students' Education: The Relationship to Selective Educational Leadership Theories and Implications for School Leadersen_US
dc.creatorMurphy, Allison Sharen_US
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Allison Sharen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate parents' involvement in secondary student education. In addition, the relationship between school leaders use of selective educational leadership theories to enhance parental involvement were explored. The participants consisted of 200 parents of freshmen students at two different high schools in Southern Arizona. The participants completed a survey instrument.Pearson Product Correlations were used to investigate the effects of gender of the student, grades of the student, and educational level of the parent on the parent perception of the school, parental involvement at home, and parental involvement at school. The results were disaggregated by ethnicity.There was significance found with the parents of Hispanic students. These parents were significantly more involved with their sons at the school and the higher educated the parents were, the more significantly they were involved at the school. Data from the open-ended question section of the survey instrument revealed the need for communication between parents and school.The overall findings from this study suggest the importance of building partnerships between parents and school and the manner in which education leaders can employ various educational theories to support the implementation of successful home/school partnerships.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectParental involvement in secondary educationen_US
thesis.degree.nameEd.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadershipen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTaylor, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.chairTaylor, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPedicone, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArenas, Albertoen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSabers, Darrellen_US
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