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The effects of a family math night on preservice teachers’ perceptions of parental involvement.

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Karina K.R. Hensberry

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This study examined the impact of a Family Math Night on preservice teachers’ perceptions of low-income parents and their engagement in their children’s education. Participants were enrolled in an elementary mathematics methods course; one section served as the treatment group. Participants were required to aid in the planning and implementation of a Family Math Night held at a school serving a predominantly African American, high-poverty community. Results of a pre- and post-survey analysis indicate that the treatment group had more positive perceptions of parental involvement overall. These results were not sustained 1 year later, suggesting important implications for mathematics teacher educators.


Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Urban Education, 47(6), 1160-1182. doi 10.1177/0042085912447805. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.


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