Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Debra Joseph-McEwen


The purpose of this qualitative teacher action research project is to investigate the relationship between the educational attitudes that parents contain and the impact these attitudes have on their children’s literacy achievement. Several researchers have simply examined parent involvement; this research project is designed to explore both parent involvement and parent educational attitudes. When parents have had negative experiences within education, does that correlate with their child's attitudes towards schooling? Do these attitudes have a connection with the expectations parents have for their children’s literacy success? Do parents' prior experiences and attitudes in education affect the level of involvement in their child’s education? It is important that to find answers to these questions so teachers, educators and parents can improve student literacy achievement. If there is a correlation between parent's attitudes and student literacy achievement, programs can be implemented that intervene and establish a stronger more positive family-school relationship.

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