Parental involvement has been found to be related to positive student outcomes and school success. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 included a mandate for public schools to establish parent-school partnerships that facilitate parental involvement but no such mandate exists for non-public schools. This study examined parents' and teachers' parental involvement attitudes, practices, and perceived barriers at a conservative Christian K-12 school accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. A descriptive design with a correlation component was used to examine parental involvement behavior by type of respondent (parent versus teacher) and school level (elementary school, junior high, and high school). Relationships between participants' demographic characteristics and parental involvement behavior were also investigated. Parents and teachers were each administered a web-based survey and the responses were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results indicated parental involvement behavior at a conservative Christian school was similar to other educational settings. This study allowed for a better understanding of parental involvement behavior in a conservative Christian school in order to eliminate barriers and increase opportunities at all levels of the school in order to improve the school's organizational capacity and mission attainment.
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 6th September 2011
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