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Key findings

  • Parental involvement has a significant effect on pupil achievement throughout the years of schooling
  • Educational failure is increased by lack of parental interest in schooling
  • Engaging hard to reach parents has a disproportionately positive effect on student learning and student achievement
  • A father’s interest in a child’s schooling is strongly linked to better educational outcomes for the child
  • In a recent study in England 72% of parents said that they wanted more involvement

Details of key research studies on parental involvement are included in a DCSF leaflet entitled The Impact of Parental Involvement on Children's Education. This is available at www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-00924-2008

ISBN: 978-1-84775-252-9


Review of Best Practice in Parental Engagement - Department for Education Research Report RR156 is available from the Department for Education - www.education.gov.uk

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