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To assess whether the deliberate cultivation by parents of cognition and social skills plays a role in children’s math and reading achievement, and subsequent growth.
Issue/Topic: Parent/Family; P-3 Grades 1-3; Reading/Literacy
Author(s): Cheadle, Jacob
Publication: Sociology of Education
Season: Winter 2008

This study uses Lareau’s term “concerted cultivation” to describe a composite measure of parenting that includes:

  • Child participation in adult-orchestrated leisure activities (e.g., clubs, sports, art classes, music)
Parental Involvement in Middle School: A Meta-Analytic Asses...
To identify the extent to which parental involvement in education is positively related to achievement for middle school students and which types of involvement are most effective. To assess empirical evidence of ethnic variations in the relation between parental involvement and achievement.
Issue/Topic: Parent/Family; Middle School
Author(s): Hill, Nancy; Tyson, Diana
Organization(s): Duke University
Publication: Developmental Psychology
Published On: 2009

In general, the study found that parental involvement (defined here as "parents' interaction with schools and with their children to promote academic success") during middle school is positively related to achievement. However,...

Review of Parent Interventions for Preschool Children's Lang...
To review parent-training studies of children’s language and literacy in three contexts: parent-child book-reading; parent-child conversations; and parent-child writing.
Issue/Topic: P-3 Preschool; Parent/Family; Reading/Literacy
Author(s): Reese, Elaine; Sparks, Alison; Leyva, Diana
Publication: Journal of Early Childhood Literacy
Published On: 2010

Overall, studies reviewed provide a body of evidence that supports the value of implementing parent interventions for children's early learning. All three types of parent-training programs are effective ways to improve the language an...

Vocabulary Skills of Spanish-English Bilinguals: Impact of M...
To explore whether demographic and exposure predictors and mother-child interaction predict child vocabulary outcomes, both in Spanish and English. Also, to discover whether these patterns in one language are associated with parallel skills in another language.
Issue/Topic: English Language Learner/Bilingual
Author(s): Snow, Catherine; Quiroz, Blanca; Zhao, Jing
Organization(s): Texas A&M University; Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Publication: International Journal of Bilingualism
Published On: 2010

Features of the Latino families' home language use and literacy explained their children's vocabulary outcomes.

  1. Certain kinds of adult-child interactions can have a positive influence on the general cognitive skills un...
School Choice Policies and Racial Segregation: Where White P...
To examine white, upper-middle-class parents' interactions with a market-based school choice policy, how the parents make decisions about which schools are desirable within the policy context, and whether they would support changes to those policies that would lead to less stratification and segregation in schools
Issue/Topic: Choice of Schools--Choice/Open Enrollment--Research; Parent/Family
Author(s): Roda, Allison; Stuart Wells, Amy
Organization(s): Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication: American Journal of Education
Published On: 2012

While opinion polls note that there is a growing acceptance among whites of racial diversity in public schools, the nation's schools - including those in District Q - have become increasingly segregated.

Effect of Retention in First Grade on Parents' Educational E...
To investigate the short-term effect of retention in first grade on parents' expectations for their child's long-term educational attainment and the implications of such an effect for student behavioral engagement in learning, academic self-concept, and reading and math achievement two years post retention
Issue/Topic: P-3 Parent Engagement; Promotion/Retention
Publication: American Educational Research Journal
Published On: 11/13/2013
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