M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Special and Early Education
Parental involvement plays a significant role in supporting children's literacy skills. However, limited research has been conducted to uncover effective strategies for increasing parental involvement in countries, such as Pakistan, where such involvement is limited. Therefore, this study focused on strategies used by elementary teachers in the United States to involve parents in the development of their children's literacy skills. Findings of the study will be helpful for increasing parental involvement in Pakistan's elementary schools. A qualitative collective case study method was used to analyze data from interviews with five elementary teachers who were recruited through purposive sampling technique. Data were collected through semi-structured interview protocols. Participant responses were summarized by developing descriptive and interpretative codes. Findings from the study indicate that the teachers believed parental participation results in improvements in students' literacy skills. Conversely, data also indicate that parental participation sometimes interrupts teachers' classroom instruction.
Qamar, Sadia, "Teachers' strategies for involving parents in the development of their children's literacy skills" (2017). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5233.
vi, 73 pages
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