Volume 6

Adult Perceptions of Teacher Educational Training and Parental Involvement

Amanda Felicia Michienzi

This study was conducted to investigate adult attitudes and perceptions of teacher educational training and parental involvement. Participants were presented with one of six scenarios in which a teacher with one of two levels of parental involvement training and a parent with one of three levels of education were depicted. Participants also completed measures of parental involvement in their own childhood and their attitudes about parental involvement. A significant positive correlation between participants’ attitudes toward parental involvement and parental involvement from their own childhood was found. There was no significant difference between participants’ parental involvement in the participants’ own childhood and parents’ educational level. There were no significant effects involving the scenario condition. Conclusions from this study indicate that participants who had higher levels of parental involvement in their own childhood had more positive attitudes about parental involvement.

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