Parent Involvement in Education: Who Decides?
Among the many factors involved in parents not participating in
their children’s education are cultural differences, fear of
authority-based institutions, parental illiteracy, family problems,
negative education experiences, job-related issues, economic conditions,
health, living arrangements, and lack of resources needed for
participation. At-risk parents may exhibit fear, aggressiveness, or apprehension
toward their child’s school or education in general.