African American Parental Involvement

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This paper discusses a research project on the relationship between African American parent volunteer involvement and student reading scores.

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Creation Date: April 15, 2010
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UNT Honors College
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Brookshire, Nikki

University of North Texas

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Tunks, Jeanne L.

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor

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Place of Publication: [Denton, Texas]
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  • Creation: April 15, 2010
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This paper discusses a research project on the relationship between African American parent volunteer involvement and student reading scores.

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Abstract: In this research project, the school counselor and the student teacher investigated the relationship between African American parent volunteer involvement and student reading scores. The parents involved were chosen based on their child's Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) score, which were low in all cases. The parents received a newsletter each month that contained information on ways to help their child at home and school and how they could volunteer at school. Before the study began, the parents were not required to volunteer. The study hypothesis was that parent involvement would help the children academically. During the study, the parents were required to volunteer at least three times during a given time period. Volunteerism was tracked using the electronic sign-in system in the school office. By that the end of the school term, the student's reading SRI scores showed improvement in all cases.

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11 p.

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Keyword(s): education | reading levels | parental involvement | African Americans
Source: The Eagle Feather, 2010, Denton: University of North Texas. Honors College
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Series Title: University Scholars Day
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UNT Honors College
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Relation (Is Version Of): African American Parental Involvement, ark:/67531/metadc93282
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Publication Title: The Eagle Feather
Issue: 2010
Volume: 8