Parental Involvement and Academic Outcomes: What Works...and What Doesn't

Date: March 3, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Maxey Auditorium

Keith Robinson lecture poster

Should parents be involved in their children's educations? Is there a connection betweeen parental involvement and improved student performance? Dr. Keith Robinson has addressed these questions in the most thorough scientific investigation to date of how parents across socioeconomic and ethnic groups contribute to the academic performance of K-12 children. Dr. Robinson's study challenges notions that parental involvement occurs in only one way and that is beneficial to children's academic success.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty Visiting Educator Fund and the Sociology Department