Bringing parents back in: African American parental involvement, extracurricular participation, and educational policy

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-414
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Negro Education
Volume75
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology

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