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Title:“Mommy, Can You Help Me?” An Ethnographic Look at Maternal Involvement from Pre-school to Kindergarten
Author(s):Oladunni, Anita
Contributor(s):Jarrett, Robin
Subject(s):Human Development & Family Studies
Abstract:When parents are more involved in their child’s educational process, children tend to do better in school. However, research has shown limited parental involvement among low-income African- American families. Building upon previous school readiness research, this study uses an interpretive approach to explore the facilitators and barriers that affect parental involvement among African-American mothers living in a low-income Midwestern neighborhood. This research is significant because once we gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to the involvement of low-income families, effective strategies can be developed to strengthen their involvement and increase the school readiness of low-income African-American children.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:Office of Minority Student Affairs
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Anita Oladunni
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-03-29

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  • TRiO - Vol. 2, no.1 2016
    The TRiO McNair journal is a culmination of research conducted by student scholars and their facutly representatives through the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.

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