Date of Award

Fall 10-28-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name

EdD Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Thomas Shea, D.Sc.

Committee Member

Daniel Gutmore, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Melody Alegria, Ed.D


parent involvement, suburban, school, minority


Parent involvement is crucial for student success in the K-12 school environment. Polices are in place to promote and encourage minority parent involvement in schools. It is still unclear how to increase minority parental involvement at the intermediate school level. The goal of this study is to determine the preferred involvement type of minority parents in a New Jersey suburban intermediate school. The study is quantitative in nature and explores the six parent involvement types according to Joyce Epstein (2001). The analysis of the data will determine if there is a preferred involvement type among the minority participants. This study concluded that minority parents prefer the parent involvement type “learning at home”. The parent involvement type “parenting” was the second preferred type.

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