Thesis Title

Promoting Parental Participation and Involvement

Graduation Date

Spring 2004

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form


Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name


Program Director

Madalienne F. Peters, EdD


The following document discusses the results of an extensive literature review regarding parental participation and involvement. The mounting efforts of school accountability movements in the United States (i.e., No Child Left Behind) has created a pressing need for educators of school aged children to become not only advocates for their students, but seekers of strategies that will facilitate their students’ academic success. Considering this demand, this document seeks to provide some recommendations for educators, researchers, and policy makers and elucidation about one approach that has proven to be effective in facilitating the academic success of students: parental involvement. The literature review consists of key research studies as well as a large variety of academic and professional documents that address the topic with significant detail. Results of the literature review describe existing research about: correlation between parental participation and involvement and academic success, strategies used by teachers and/or recommended by researchers, and lastly barriers to parental pupation and involvement.

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