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dc.contributor.advisor Haas, Eric en
dc.contributor.author Valdez, Saida Sonia en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-13T17:39:21Z en
dc.date.available 2019-08-13T17:39:21Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-08-13 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/212752 en
dc.description.abstract The level of parent engagement that is now being mandated by law has evolved from shallow and casual participation to a more deep and evaluative participation. National educational policies continue to emphasize the importance of establishing programs to involve families and practices to empower and engage families in the educational process (U.S. Department of Education, 2010). The purpose of this study was to examine how elementary school principals describe their understanding of and efforts toward building effective parent engagement at their schools. The literature review includes a discussion on the definitions of parent involvement and parent engagement, the benefits and barriers of parent engagement, and an overview of frameworks and models that categorize different types of parent engagement. Utilizing a qualitative design informed by a narrative inquiry data collection and a traditional coding data analysis as the methodology for this study, the researcher collected data through focus group and individual interviews using semi-structured interview protocols. The participants were elementary school principals from one school district in California. Findings from the research study showed that the participating site principals had experienced common perceptions, influential factors, barriers, and descriptions of ideal parent engagement programs related to establishing and implementing parent engagement on their elementary school campuses. Based on the findings of this study, it is suggested that educational leaders who are committed to increasing the quantity and quality of parent engagement at their school sites implement the nine policy and practice recommendations. Each recommendation is accompanied with strategies for implementation. en
dc.format.extent 197 pgs. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State Polytechnic University, Pomona en
dc.rights.uri http://www.cpp.edu/~broncoscholar/rightsreserved.html en
dc.subject barriers to parent engagement en
dc.subject ideal parent engagement program en
dc.subject parent engagement en
dc.subject parent involvement en
dc.subject perceptions of parent engagement en
dc.title Elementary School Parent Engagement In A Public California School District en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.date.updated 2019-08-13T01:02:07Z en
dc.language.rfc3066 en en
dc.contributor.department Department of Education en
dc.description.degree Ed.D. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Gimino, Amy en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Walker, Terry en
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en


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