Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Parental involvement is an aspect of education that will never go away. It is not a new concept, but continually remains a critical component of student success and achievement. There are many barriers to parental involvement and ultimately student success. Neither parents nor educators can do it alone. The goal of student success and achievement needs to be a collaborative effort from both sides. As a teacher of students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders, developing a solid relationship with parents is crucial. In this study, parents of four students in an E/BD program were interviewed to explore their perspectives on their child's education. The goal was to understand how to develop a neighbor-like environment where educators and parents can speak openly and honestly, thus increasing parental involvement and ultimately student success.
Butters, Rebecca J., "Developing a Neighbor-like Enviornment Between Home and School" (2009). Theses and Graduate Projects. 852.