Using data from 978 parents who indicated their family income level on a descriptive survey about attitudes toward parent involvement in education, this article reports on comparisons among low-income, middle- income, and high-income parents. Despite some differences among the groups, the results clearly dispute any idea that low-income parents lack interest in their children's education. The authors provide recommendations of key strategies that social workers can use to facilitate effective involvement of low-income parents in their children's education.
Chavkin, Nancy Feyl and Williams, David L. Jr.
"Low-Income Parents' Attitudes toward Parent Involvement in Education,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 16
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol16/iss3/3