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Development of a scale to measure teaching practices for engaging Mexican families in education

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Published: 2016-10-10

Authors

Alberto Valdés Cuervo

Departamento de Educación, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6559-4151

Ernesto Alonso Carlos Martínez

Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Cajeme

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5432-0443

Maricela Urías Murrieta

Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora

Teodoro Rafael Wendlandt Amezaga

Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora

Keywords: teacher; family; involvement; measurement

Abstract

Psychometric properties of an instrument were established to measure, from the perspective of parents, practices used by teachers to involve parents in the education of children. 640 parents of students from 11 public elementary schools from a state in northwestern Mexico participated in the study, 390 (60.9%) mothers and 250 (39.1%) fathers. The results suggest a good fit with the internal structure measurement model of the construct comprising the dimensions of learning support, school communication and collaboration with the school and community (c2= 52.99, p= .011; c2/gl= 1.656; SRMR= .05; GFI= .95; CFI= .97; RMSEA= .043 IC 90 [.032-.066]). This scale presents evidence of concurrent validity in explaining a significant portion of the frequency of parental involvement in education (F= 63.74, p< .001; R2= .23). It is concluded that the instrument can be used in the analysis of the teaching practices of primary education to encourage participation of parents in the education of children in Mexico.

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Author Biographies

Alberto Valdés Cuervo

Departamento de Educación, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora

Profesor Investigador Titular C, Departamento de Educación, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora

Ernesto Alonso Carlos Martínez

Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Cajeme

Doctor en Ciencias Sociales. Profesor Investigador Titular, Centro de Innovación Educativa, Instituto Tecnológico Superior. Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Nivel I

Maricela Urías Murrieta

Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora

Doctora en Educación. Profesora Investigadora Titular, Departamento de Educación, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora. Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Nivel I.

Teodoro Rafael Wendlandt Amezaga

Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora

Doctor en Administración. Profesor Investigador Titular. Departamento de Administración, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora. Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Nivel C. 

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Published: 2016-10-10

How to Cite

Cuervo, A. V., Martínez, E. A. C., Murrieta, M. U., & Amezaga, T. R. W. (2016). Development of a scale to measure teaching practices for engaging Mexican families in education. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24, 101. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.24.2452