The impact of parent teacher involvement on a child’s academic achievement has been researched for years with aims to improve the educational system. This dissertation study aims to investigate parent teacher involvement and the impact it has on a child’s academic achievement. This study involved 72 children with the mean age of 53 month. The children participated in a numeracy screener, while parents completed two questionnaires Parent Teacher Involvement (PTI) and Socioeconomic Status (SES). The results found that there was no significant correlation between Academic Achievement and Parent Teacher Involvement. Further analysis to the socio-economic status data found there to be a moderate correlation between parent qualification and symbolic academic achievement.
This dissertation study aims to investigate parent teacher involvement and the impact it has on a child’s academic achievement. Previous research suggests that there is a growing concern about the degree of which parents are involved in their child’s education (Bempechat, 1992; Fan
Effect of STEM Digital Media on College Student and Adult Attitudes
A Case for Studying the effect of STEM Digital Media on College Student and Adult Attitudes
Abstract: For children, educational digital media has been shown to be especially effective in increasing positive attitudes towards learning and academic subjects (Fisch, 2004). However, there appears to be no empirical data demonstrating the impact of digital media on college students and other adults. This paper makes a case for an investigation of how undergraduate students in science classrooms and adults beyond college position themselves when viewing educational digital media that is STEM-focused, and how STEM-focused digital media shapes these attitudes towards STEM. More specifically, an investigation of how Black students position themselves in relation to STEM-focused media.
Keywords: STEM, attitudes, digital media, mass media, cultivation theory, social media
To investigate the potential for educational digital media to have a positive impact on college student attitudes towards STEM, it is first necessary to understand how these attitudes form and develop over time. The relationship between career interests and participation in STEM career pathways has been studied most thoroughly with college students (Chen, Gully, Whiteman,