Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
Montessori Elementary Education, Montessori Early Childhood
This action research study was conducted at a rural Montana public school and included students in the first through third grade and their parent participants. The study investigated the ways that parent participation, through parent-school partnerships, could benefit student learning and achievement. The study used a combination of student surveys and interviews, while the parents completed an online survey and questionnaire. The results of the study focused on students’ perceptions of their parents’ involvement in their educational experience as well as primary ways that parents communicate with their child’s school, teachers, and their involvement with their child in and out of school. Further investigation of this study would focus on specific ways parents are involved in their child’s educational experience and observing and documenting parent-student involvement through a school-hosted program during a school day.
Lambiase, Karen. (2014). The Benefits of Parent-School Partnerships: A Cooperative Approach to Increase Student Learning & Achievement. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: http://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/48