Parental participation and connectedness through family social capital theory in the early childhood education community

Show full item record



Permalink

http://hdl.handle.net/10138/330496

Citation

Purola , K & Kuusisto , A 2021 , ' Parental participation and connectedness through family social capital theory in the early childhood education community ' , Cogent Education , vol. 8 , no. 1 , 1923361 . https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2021.1923361

Title: Parental participation and connectedness through family social capital theory in the early childhood education community
Alternative title: Huoltajien osallisuus ja yhteisöllisyys sosiaalisen pääomateorian valossa varhaiskasvatuksen kontekstissa
Author: Purola, Karoliina; Kuusisto, Arniika
Contributor organization: Faculty of Educational Sciences
Growing up Radical?
Department of Education
Date: 2021-01-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Cogent Education
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2021.1923361
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/330496
Abstract: This paper examines the ways in which parents talk about their participation in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), and the factors that, according to them, promote parental participation. Although parental participation has been studied to an extent as regards children’s academic attainment, up-to-date knowledge on the broader phenomena related to parental participation is lacking. The data were collected from a Finnish ECEC center that has a long tradition of encouraging parental participation in its operational environment in municipal ECEC center and were analyzed through the Social Capital Index. The results provide targeted knowledge on what tools could perhaps be functional in supporting parental participation. The findings indicate that the feeling of participating and being active is strongly influenced by the feeling of connectedness to and within the ECEC community among parents, children, and ECEC educators. The opportunities, structures, and traditions that enable parental participation are essential.This paper examines the ways in which parents talk about their participation in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), and the factors that, according to them, promote parental participation. Although parental participation has been studied to an extent as regards children’s academic attainment, up-to-date knowledge on the broader phenomena related to parental participation is lacking. The data were collected from a Finnish ECEC center that has a long tradition of encouraging parental participation in its operational environment in municipal ECEC center and were analyzed through the Social Capital Index. The results provide targeted knowledge on what tools could perhaps be functional in supporting parental participation. The findings indicate that the feeling of participating and being active is strongly influenced by the feeling of connectedness to and within the ECEC community among parents, children, and ECEC educators. The opportunities, structures, and traditions that enable parental participation are essential.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
parent involvement
connectedness
early childhood education
community
social capital
PARTNERSHIPS
INVOLVEMENT
TEACHERS
CHILDREN
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


Files in this item

Total number of downloads: Loading...

Files Size Format View
Parental_partic ... od_education_community.pdf 965.8Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record