Parental involvement has been shown to be an important factor contributing to academic and social success throughout middle and high school. Technology offers the parents the means to be actively involved in the school, while still fostering adolescent independence. Innovative technologies such as e-mail, class and school websites, and online classes provide teachers with new tools for reaching middle school parents and keeping them informed about their children. New technologies continue to be introduced. This literature review examines the role of technologies in fostering parental involvement in middle and high schools, uncovers barriers that prevent usage of technology, and offers new avenues for research.
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