Posts Tagged ‘Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey’

This post reviews Christa L. Ice and Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey, “Linking Parental Motivations for Involvement and Student Proximal Achievement Outcomes in Homeschooling and Public Schooling Settings” in Education and Urban Society 43, no. 3 (May 2011): 339-369. [Abstract available here]

Several years ago I reported on an earlier study by Hoover-Dempsey and one of her graduate students on homeschooling parents’ motivations.  The current study is related.  This time rather than just look at homeschooling parent motivations, the authors want to find out two things.  First, are there important differences between how parents who choose homeschooling view their abilities to teach, level of engagement with their kids, and perception of their kids’ capabilities, and how parents who choose public schools for their kids view the same variables?  Second, do the differences in parental perception lead to differences in student performance and self-image?  (more…)

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Christa L. Green and Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey, “Why Do Parents Homeschool? A Systematic Examination of Parental Involvement,” in Education and Urban Society 39, no. 2 (2007): 264-285.

Green, a graduate student, and Hoover-Dempsey, a professor at Vanderbilt University, produce here an extension of Green’s master’s thesis(more…)

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