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Research in Parental Involvement

Methods and Strategies for Education and Psychology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Setting the Stage for Success

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 3-20
  3. Designing the Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 23-36
    3. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 37-55
    4. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 57-75
  4. Choosing the Research Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 79-95
    3. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 97-112
    4. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 113-128
  5. Performing the Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 131-143
    3. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 145-159
    4. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 161-175
    5. Yvette C. Latunde
      Pages 177-192
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-199

About this book


This book examines the process of conducting research on parental involvement in an effort to promote academic achievement across all school levels, income levels, and racial lines, theories, and research. Latunde explores the policies that have emerged to support the role of families and home-school collaboration in the education of youth, and evidence supporting home school collaboration and the need for parental involvement to improve student outcomes. She defines parental research and its role in our understanding of parental involvement and student outcomes and examines federal and state mandates for parental involvement and shares specific parental involvement resources. The nuances in parental involvement are critical to understanding the roles family play in the academic achievement youth, and how schools may partner with parents for success.   


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Teacher EducationAzusa Pacific UniversityAzusaUSA

About the authors

Yvette Latunde is Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University, USA, where she teaches graduate and credential courses, mentors educators, and provides leadership on issues of diversity. Her research interests include diverse parental involvement, home-school collaboration, and the inclusion of students with special needs in the general classrooms.  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Research in Parental Involvement
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Strategies for Education and Psychology
  • Authors Yvette C. Latunde
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-59145-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-93019-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-59146-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 199
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Psychology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“It serves as a resource for doctoral students and novice researchers to build skills necessary to conduct research in parental involvement. Additionally, Latunde’s book is a resource for teacher educators and specialists who teach research courses or conduct training in parental involvement. … The uniqueness of this book is that the reflective questions at the end of each chapter help readers monitor their understanding of the reading and inspire them to think more deeply about parental involvement issues … .” (Nai-Cheng Kuo and Kristen Gilbert, School Community Journal, Vol. 27 (1), 2017)