Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 103-109.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2015.02.015

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Family Involvement in Current American Higher education: Context, Impact and Institutional Strategies

YANG Qiguang   

  1. School of Humanities, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122
  • Online:2015-06-20 Published:2015-09-19
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Abstract: Since the 1980s, there has been a growing family involvement in American higher education. This is the combined result of the following factors: (a) the demographic changes in “Millennium Generation” college students; (b) transformation of family structures; (c)the new social role of higher education and (d)the development of modern information and communication technologies. The relationship between the higher education institution and the family is facing a new cultural transformation. Family involvement in higher education has contributed to the academic success of college students, obtaining reliable and equal educational opportunity and promoting the reform of higher education management. American higher education institutions are reshaping the ethos and philosophy of their management by providing professional support for family involvement and improving different parental programs services so as to strengthen the institutional leadership.

Key words: family involvement, development of college students, American higher education