Date of Award
Education, Leadership and Public Service
Educational Administration: Administration and Supervision (MAE)
Bethney Bergh, PhD
This qualitative, phenomenological research study was designed to gain an understanding of the experiences of parents of elementary school children receiving Title 1 services with a specific focus on parent-school communication and involvement. This study includes information gleaned from six interviews with parents of elementary students receiving Title 1 services from three separate elementary schools within the Northern Lakes School district (pseudonym), located in the Upper Midwest. Participant responses revealed the following themes:
Parental expectation of responsive two-way communication
Preference for frequent communication regarding student learning and progress
Communication to inform home-based school involvement
Parent interviews allow for reflection and making sense of experience
The study’s findings could allow educators to improve parent communication and involvement plans that will be more accommodating to the needs of parents.
Muscoe, Holly B., "Understanding Parent-School Communication and Involvement of Children Receiving Title 1 Services" (2022). All NMU Master's Theses. 717.