Is school choice related to higher parental involvement? Kelly E. Sheehan, Christa L. Green, & Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey Vanderbilt University AERA 2007 Thank you! Thank you to everyone in the Family-School Partnership Lab for feedback and assistance with this project!
Kelly E. Sheehan, Christa L. Green, & Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey
Analyze differences in the level of home-based and school-based parental involvement reported by parents of students in 2 types of choice schools (charter & public enhanced option) and 1 non-choice school (traditionally assigned public)
Parent involvement has been related to:
While logical, this may not necessarily be the case.
These are in addition to standard challenges to parental involvement in schools, such as time, energy, and invitations to involvement.
*Note: Differences in school samples were due to availability of schools. Only 1 charter school was operating in this district at the time of the study.
F=[2,1309]=3.39, p= .03
A posthoc exploration of home-based involvement using Fisher’s LSD showed that charter schools were significantly different from both types of public schools; however public and public enhanced option school parents did not significantly differ from one another