The Role of a Mother’s Educational Attainment: the Generational Effects
Children commonly gain their perceptions, values, beliefs, and ideas about their own education from their parents. Furthermore, can a child’s ultimate level of educational attainment be engrained from one generation to the next? Therefore, it was of pertinent interest for me to investigate the direct impact of a parent’s education level on the student. This study examines the educational successes and struggles of one child who is a product of a low-socio-economic mother-only household. Also, the child’s mother is not a high school graduate. This study also takes socio-economic factors into effect as well. A mother’s education level and its impact on a child’s expectations and confidence level are also thoroughly explored. The study then looks to research for previous studies in this area and for examples of what can be done to compensate for the effects of a mother’s low education attainment. The study aims to identify possible areas to be researched further and therefore hopefully offering actions that educators can take to help children from similar backgrounds.
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