Parents are found to be involved in classroom-based as well as non-classroombased school activities.
A sample of 5 headteachers, 35 teachers, 45 parents and 12 parentgovernors was selected in exploring parental involvement in schools.
The researcher related the research to Epstein (2009) six types of parental involvement: parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision making and collaborating with the community.
The researcher found that there was some improvement in the types of parental involvement primarily Learning at Home and Communicating.
All the participants’ children were enrolled in music courses at public schools when the study was conducted.
Data analysis included Pearson correlation analysis, exploratory factor analysis, maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analysis, and maximum likelihood structural equation modeling.
Suggestions were given to the universities so that they will fully address the needs of such a unique group of graduate students.
Hmong American families -- Northern California -- Case studies, Elementary education -- Parent participation -- Northern California -- Case studies, Multicultural education, Charter schools -- Northern California -- Case studies, School administrators -- Attitudes, Elementary school teachers -- Attitudes, Hmong Americans -- Attitudes, Parenting Parental involvement plays an essential role in the United States (U. However, parental involvement poses many challenges for Hmong parents in American schools. The primary data collection method used in this study was interviews with four school-community stakeholder groups.
This study employed the used a qualitative, descriptive case study approach to examine the perceptions of Hmong parents involvement at a K-6 Hmong American charter school in Northern California.
These nine themes were: communication with parents, committee involvement, flexibility of staff, enrichment programs non-traditional school schedule, importance of field trips, cultural events and presence of other cultures, recommend school to others, and positive behavioral reinforcement.