Using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS), this study explores the relationship between African American student participation in extracurricular activities and parental educational involvement. Results suggest that school-based activities may provide contexts for effectively and creatively involving parents in schools. With regard to sports participation in particular, African American Parents of high school seniors involved in varsity sports were found to be highly engaged with their children around educational matters. Implications for educational policy are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Negro Education|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2006|
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