"Recognizing the unrecognized" in parental involvement : understanding single working mothers' roles in the education of their elementary-aged children

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dc.contributor.advisor Brooks, Nancy J.
dc.contributor.author Stitt, Nichol M.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-02T14:38:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-02T14:38:13Z
dc.date.created 2013-07-20
dc.date.issued 2013-07-20
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197409
dc.description.abstract Parental involvement has been identified as a targeted strategy to improve the academic achievement of children, and thus, educational reform policies and efforts have been created and implemented within the schools in order to bridge the achievement gap. Most educational reform efforts concerning parental involvement have focused on the involvement of parents from lower socioeconomic status and various ethnic and racial groups, including single mothers across these categories. The purpose of this instrumental case study was to understand how single working Black mothers became involved in their children’s education, the reasons why they were involved, and how they constructed their identity and meaning of an involved parent in their children’s education. In an attempt to move beyond the traditional models of parental involvement that place heavy emphasis on the presence of parents within the schools, this study aimed to recognize the efforts of mothers as they relate to their children’s overall growth and development within their homes and community in order to reconceptualize the meaning of parental involvement. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.subject.lcsh African American single mothers -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Working mothers -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Elementary -- Parent participation -- Case studies
dc.title "Recognizing the unrecognized" in parental involvement : understanding single working mothers' roles in the education of their elementary-aged children en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1720620


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