Document Type

Article

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Charlie Davidson

Primary Subject Area

Education, General; Education, Business; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies; Psychology, General; Religion, General

Keywords

Academic success, Conception, Health, Parental Involvement, Politics, Urban

Disciplines

Child Psychology | Developmental Psychology | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Psychology | Family, Life Course, and Society

Abstract

Parental Involvement in a child's education is very important to the child becoming a productive citizen. Some parents find themselves getting in at the start of their child entering elementary school; parental involvement should begin before the school age years. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of establishments such as schools, churches and businesses partnering in a child's education. The goal of this project is to empower parents to build stronger support systems with schools, neighborhoods, churches and communities. Its aim is to show parents, school systems and businesses that collaboration in the education arena can be strengthened to achieve a positive student outcome coupled with approaches and tactics parents can use to gain valuable information. In the long run it's a way to prepare the younger generation to compete in a global economy. Therefore, a holistic view of the child is realistic physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually reaching student achievement.