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Parents aren't involved: Examining parental involvement barriers from the perspectives of parents and teachers

1 December 1993


My research was a study regarding possible parental involvement barriers in the educational system from both the perspectives of the parents and teachers. Considering that parental involvement usually has a positive effect on children's education, I wanted to find out what barriers were hindering parental involvement from being implemented at school. I received data from questionnaires given to parents and teachers, and I also observed parent-teacher conferences. I concluded that time-oriented barriers were encountered by both parents and teachers. I did not, however, find that teachers nor parents encountered psychological barriers.


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