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Social inequalities and parent involvement in children’s education in the early years of school

Walker, Sue & Berthelsen, Donna C. (2010) Social inequalities and parent involvement in children’s education in the early years of school. In Green, Vanessa & Cherrington, Sue (Eds.) Delving into Diversity : An International Exploration of Issues of Diversity in Education. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 139-149.

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Abstract

Strengthening cooperation between schools and parents is critical to improving learning outcomes for children. The chapter focuses on parental engagement in their children’s education in the early years of school. It considers issues of social and cultural capital as important to whether, or not, parents are involved in their children’s schooling. Analyses of data from a national representative sample of children and their families who participate in Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children are presented. Results indicated that higher family socio-economic position was associated with higher levels of parental involvement and higher expectations about children’s future level of education.

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ID Code: 29735
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Parent Involvement, Academic Achievement, Socio-economic status
ISBN: 978-1-60876-361-0
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Copyright Owner: Nova Science Publishers
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2010 11:51
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 12:12

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