Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)
On-line ISSN 0718-0705
SANCHEZ ONATE, Alejandro, REYES REYES, Fernando and VILLARROEL HENRIQUEZ, Verónica. Involvement and expectations of parents regarding the education of their children in a public school. Estud. pedagóg., 2016, vol.42, no.3, p.347-367. ISSN 0718-0705.
This study investigated the relationship between parents involvement and expectations on school education of their children, in the context of a public school in southern Chile. Educational research shows that these variables are key in the process of educating children, there is evidence of a direct relationship with the learning outcomes. A sequential-explanatory mixed design was used. In a first quantitative phase, analysis of multiple linear regression was performed, yielding a predictive model of academic performance that brings together the socioeconomic variables, participation and educational expectations. In the second phase of qualitative type, the results allow different dynamics involved conditions, highlighting the socioeconomic barriers as mediators expectations and parental involvement; allowing broader discussion about the role of institutions in promoting the participation of parents in school education.
Keywords: parent involvement; educational expectations; academic achievement; public education; educational research.
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