The importance of parental involvement in children’s learning

Parental involvement in education is a key predictor of student achievement; this relationship is especially salient during the early elementary school years (Eccles & Harold 1996). Generally, parental involvement is defined in terms of time spent volunteering in the school, attending parent–teacher conferences, and participating in school events (National Reading Panel 2000). In addition to these activities, the majority of parents also see themselves as being primarily responsible for their children’s reading success (Evans et al. 2004).”

Ref: Megan Ladd & Sandra Martin-Chang & Kyle Levesque (2011) ‘Parents’ reading-related knowledge and children’s reading acquisition’ Ann. of Dyslexia (np – online first copy)

Reference is made to: Eccles, J. S., & Harold, R. D. (1996). Family involvement in children’s and adolescents’ schooling. In A. Booth & J. Dunn (Eds.), Family-school links: How do they affect educational outcomes? (pp. 57–64). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.    Evans, M. A., Fox, M., Cremaso, L., & McKinnon, L. (2004). Beginning reading: The views of parents and teachers of young children. Journal of Educational Psychology, 96, 130–141.    National Reading Panel (2000). Teaching children to read: An evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction. Accessed 15 Jan 2009.


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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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