Parent Involvement in Instruction, K-12: Research Synthesis

The paper summarizes some educational research findings regarding effective schooling practices. Only those findings which have particular impact on educational program planners in the field of migrant education are discussed. These findings pertain to the following issues: class size, group size, ability grouping, parent participation in instructional programs, the principal as instructional leader, computer-assisted instruction, student discipline and motivation, direct instruction, mastery learning, and time factors in learning. The paper summarizes what the research says about smaller classes and the achievement of disadvantaged, low-ability, and primary age students; instructional grouping and the achievement of young children; homogeneous/heterogeneous grouping practices and the achievement of high, middle, and low ability groups; parent involvement in their children's education and the children's achievement; the principal's role as an instructional leader; the use of computer-assisted instruction in migrant education programs; practices regarding student discipline and motivation; instructional strategies which work best with disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students; direct instruction for teaching and remediation as a set of teaching behaviors and as opposed to indirect instruction or to no instruction; the variations of mastery learning; and instructional time (allocated time, engaged time or time-on-task, and academic lerrning time) and student achievement. (NQA)

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Parent involvement in instruction, K-12: Research synthesis

Dr. Erika A. Patall is interested in the interface between social psychological theory and education. Most broadly, Dr. Patall studies the determinants and development of motivation and the relationship between motivation and academic achievement. She has most frequently focused on how the provision of choice and other supports for autonomy may impact motivation and support various achievement related outcomes. She is also interested in how school time and the activities of children outside of school influence their academic achievement, including activities such as parent involvement in schoolwork. Finally, Dr. Patall is interested in the development and use of research synthesis methods in social science research.

[2008], Parent Involvement in Homework: A Research Synthesis.

Students in Grades 4-12 spend the majority of their days in content-area classes. As students advance in school, researchers suggest reading instruction should become more disciplinary (tied to content areas), reinforcing and supporting students’ academic performance (Shanahan & Shanahan, 2008). All content-area instruction (e.g., English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) utilizes literary or informational text in some manner, so students must comprehend specific texts and grasp the concepts being communicated in them. This is a particular concern as the texts students are asked to read become increasingly complex with unique linguistic and cognitive features that are not necessarily shared across disciplines.

Parent involvement in homework: A research synthesis
Cotton, K., and Savard, W. G. Parent Involvement in Instruction, K-12: Research Synthesis. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 1982.

Casey's Action Research for Parent Involvement: 2012

The literature review for the effect of family on children's learning was updated in July 2006. To accomplish this task, recent major research syntheses in family-school partnerships and family/parent involvement were used to identify studies; almost without exception the original study was obtained and read. Also, a hand search of journals within the past six years in education and educationally-related fields was conducted. To the extent that these resources focused on teachers and community, information was added to these areas. Illustrative examples are teacher outreach to parents/families and key practices schools use to engage families from diverse backgrounds. In general, the updated literature review identified three new foci:

30.11.2017 · On Jan 8, 1982 Kathleen Cotton (and others) published: Parent Involvement in Instruction, K-12: Research Synthesis

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Colorín Colorado Introductory Workshop for ELL Educators
When English language learners (ELLs) are placed in mainstream classrooms, it can be a huge challenge for the students and for the educators—whether a mainstream teacher, a paraprofessional, or a veteran ESL instructor. This workshop highlights resources, materials and the latest research to help reach out to ELL families and learn more about literacy skills, academic content and English language acquisition at the same time. The workshop also introduces attendees to the free online materials available on the Colorín Colorado website developed by the AFT and PBS station WETA, which provides preK-12 educators of ELLs of all language backgrounds a high-quality, research-based resource.

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