Barriers to Parental Involvement

• EconomicandTimeConstraints:Mayoccurforboth parents and teachers. Provide information on the best way and time to be contacted. • InterpersonalSkills:Consciouslydemonstrategood interpersonal skills as this may greatly hinder the parent/teacher relationship. Let the teacher know you want what is best for your child, as teachers generally want the same for your child. • Teacherssometimesviewparentsasdistantand threatening so it is…

The Importance of Parental Involvement

• Parents can support schools by knowing what changes are occurring in school practices and instruction. • Parents that are not informed cannot participate fully in schools. • Parents who know their children best, are in the best position to inform schools about their children’s needs and capacities, and are deeply invested in their children’s success.…