Early Childhood Education Through the Lens of Parental Involvement and Technology
Tuesday, March 7 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Location: Creekside I
Presider: Savilla Banister, Bowling Green State University, United States
Abstract: This research is an exploratory study of the impact of parental involvement and technology on student readiness for and success in early childhood education. Early home life and parental experiences play an important role in shaping a child’s development. Technology also plays a pivotal role in students' educational development. Research in this study provided an enhanced understanding of the relationship concerning parental involvement and technology related to early education. The quantitative data was obtained from the National Household Education Survey. This research utilized NHES’s Early Childhood Program Participation survey and the Parent and Family Involvement survey. Data from this survey were analyzed using Chi-Square and regression analysis. Parents’ perception into the use of technology, in addition to parental involvement was also explored to better inform and ensure validity of the findings, using a sample from an urban area in the southeastern part of the United States.