Benefits of Parent and Family Involvement

Henderson and Berla (1994) discuss the benefits of parent and family involvement for students, schools, and the parents themselves:

Student Benefits: "The studies have documented these benefits for students:

School Benefits: "Schools and communities also profit. Schools that work well with families have:

Parent Benefits: "Parents develop more confidence in the school. The teachers they work with have higher opinions of them as parents and higher expectations of their children, too. As a result, parents develop more confidence not only about helping their children learn at home, but about themselves as parents. Furthermore, when parents become involved in their children's education, they often enroll in continuing education to advance their own schooling." (p. 1)

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