The Urban Review

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 219–226 | Cite as

Parent involvement: Barriers and opportunities

  • Golam Mannan
  • Jacqueline Blackwell

Abstract

This article explores the issues of parental involvement in the context of current movements to reform education. It asserts that parent involvement as a voluntary effort may not be effective. It further asserts that in their efforts to reform education businesses and industries are focusing too much attention on school related variables and insufficient importance on work-related variables that might act as reinforcers for parents and adults to get involved in the education of the children. Businesses and industries as well as schools are urged to establish sound and well-integrated policies for parental involvement.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Golam Mannan
    • 1
  • Jacqueline Blackwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Office for the Study of the Psychological Rights of the ChildIndiana University Purdue University at IndianapolisIndianapolis

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