Publication Date

Spring 4-2023


School of Education


Education: Elementary/Middle


education, academic success, family, parents, siblings, financial stability, support, practical steps




Students’ home lives can significantly impact their educational progress and success. Aspects such as the amount of parental involvement, grandparents’ support, family structures, number of siblings, financial stability, socioeconomic status, abusive family situations, and spiritual background can all have a major influence on how a student behaves and performs at school. This thesis provides a description of how these various subjects impact students in their education, and it provides some practical steps that teachers can take based on this information. The thesis is supported by information from scholars, who support the idea that parental involvement, which is directly tied to a student’s home life, has a large and important impact on a student’s academic development.

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