Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Paoze Thao


Parental involvement is a large factor in a child’s life. It has been around for many years and has been interconnected with students’ academic achievement regardless of race and socioeconomic status. Research indicates that Latino parents are less involved in their children’s academics due to their personal definition of parental involvement. However, Latino parents really want to get involved in their children’s education, but there are barriers that limit the type of parental involvement they exhibit. Teachers and administrators value parental involvement and try to encourage all parents to participate but at times do not understand the struggles some Latino parents face. This senior capstone examines the underlying effects of Latino parental involvement in their children’s academics through use of literature review and survey with a set of questionnaires to Latino parents, teachers, and administrators of Salinas City Elementary School District.

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