Date of Award

Spring 5-2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Sue Robb


This project examines how parents’ past educational experiences affect how they help their children at home with literacy. To conduct this study, I sent home open-ended surveys to parents in my second grade classroom that pertain to parents’ knowledge, beliefs, and how they contribute to their current involvement with their children’s literacy activities at home. Along with the survey, I interviewed second grade students with open-ended questions to uncover their perception of interactions and involvement of their parents at home. Analysis uncovered common themes across the data. Previous literature shows that there is a connection between parent involvement and student’s achievement; however, literature is limited to parents’ past experiences and their involvement.

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