Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Psychology: School Psychology
Gregory S Braswell
Past research on parenting practices among families living with low socioeconomic resources has often been conducted without attempts to understand the strengths of this population. In addition, much literature on parenting and teaching practices during early childhood has studied each entity individually. Using interview data and practices consistent with grounded theory, this study sought to understand how the parents, teachers, and family resource advocates of Head Start children conceptualize effective parenting, teaching, and home-school connections. The themes that emerged evoke discussion on the meaning of relationships, the value of education, and how personal experiences shape perspectives.
Wing, Ellen C., "Defining Effective Parenting and Teaching Practices Among Head Start Caregivers and Educators: A Qualitative Approach" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 1477.