JYX > Opinnäytteet > Pro gradu -tutkielmat > View Item
Parental autonomy vs. ability : attendance in a low-income elementary school
The overall aim of this study is to examine the perceptions of low-income elementary school parents with outstanding attendance concerns. This analysis makes salient the need for more complex treatment of the term parental agency in current U.S. educational scholarship by using a cross-disciplinary frame-work. Parental data subjects were collected within the context of a San Diegan NGO’s attendance initiative at a low-income elementary school in San Diego Unified School District. As an “Every Student Every Day” attendance intern, at-risk students with outstanding attendance concerns were added to my case-load at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Ethnographic data in the form of case notes was collected and stored in the Social Work Client Management sys-tem known as 2-1-1 San Diego. Case notes comprised summaries of all out-reach, conversations, and engagements with students and families on the case load. Student attendance was tracked through PowerSchool and transcribed to Excel for the purposes of this study. Data in the form of focus groups was tran-scribed and collected on a monthly basis with interested parents who volun-teered to attend. The central contribution of the study is a renewed look at parental agency in low-income schools in the U.S. through the cross-disciplinary theoretical framework of the human capabilities approach. The research made evident that by treating agency with more nuance and care, a more productive examination of low-income families is made possible in current U.S. educational scholar-ship. Examining the data with this new theoretical framework encouraged a more genuine examination of family dynamics and parental decision-making. ...
MetadataShow full item record
- Pro gradu -tutkielmat 
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Maternal homework assistance and children's task-persistent behavior in elementary school Viljaranta, Jaana; Silinskas, Gintautas; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Hirvonen, Riikka; Pakarinen, Eija; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik (Elsevier, 2018)The present study used a sample of 365 children to investigate the longitudinal associations between maternal homework assistance (i.e., help, monitoring, and autonomy granting) and children's task-persistent behavior in ...
Three orientations for understanding educational autonomy : School principals’ voices from Australia, Finland, and Jamaica Heikkinen, Hannu L. T.; Wilkinson, Jane; Bristol, Laurette (Routledge, 2021)This paper reports on the findings from a multi-site case study conducted in Australia, Finland and Jamaica which explored the conditions that enabled and constrained the autonomy of school principals. Systematic data ...
Home-school cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic : the perspective of elementary school special education teachers in Finland Lukkari, Olli (2021)Tämä laadullinen tutkimus keskittyy kodin ja koulun yhteistyöhön koronapandemian aikana. Koronavirus alkoi levitä alkuvuodesta 2021 ja aiheutti koulujen sulkemisen ympäri maailmaa. Oppilaitokset joutuivat siirtymään vauhdilla ...
From religious instruction to school education: elementary education and the significance of ambulatory schools in rural Finland at the end of the 19th century Kotilainen, Sofia (University of Helsinki, 2013)
Early temperament and age at school entry predict task avoidance in elementary school Hirvonen, Riikka; Torppa, Minna; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Eklund, Kenneth; Ahonen, Timo (Pergamon, 2016)This study examined the role of temperament, prereading skills, and age at school entry in the development of Finnish children's task avoidance. Teachers rated the task-avoidant behavior of 198 participants in kindergarten ...