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New Study on American Indian Parent Involvement

by Mandy Smoker Broaddus

Examining American Indian perspectives in the Central Region on parent involvement in childrens education - A 2008 study by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning from the US Department of Education


"To begin to address the regional need to close the achievement gap for American Indian students and specifically to engage American Indian parents in their childrens education, parent perceptions about involvement are needed.  This study starts with parent perceptions because of the history of American Indian education, which alienated many parents from schools, and because of the lack of relevant current research in this area ..."


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