Masters Thesis

The effect of parent involvement upon academic achievement of the disadvantaged child.

This nation, thousands of miles in width and breadth, attempts offer an education to children and youth of every economic, ethnic, and cultural background. The enormity of the task to provide quality educational opportunity for every child in America poses a paramount challenge. Many of the children at our school doors arrive emotionally, physically, and psychologically ready and equipped with various skills for the experience of school. Many other children come unready. A major consideration faced by educators has been the lack of preparedness among economically disadvantaged children as they enter the formal school setting. Not only have these children been deprived materially and environmentally, but as they entered school, they lacked the attitudes and previous experiences conducive to academic success. Because of criteria preset by our society, these disadvantaged children have frequently failed.

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