ERIC Number: ED039265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Parental Participation: Its Effect on the First-Grade Achievement of Children in a Depressed Area. Final report.
Heisler, Florence; Crowley, Francis
This paper reports an experimental evaluation of the effect of increased parental participation on the education of youngsters in a depressed area. There were four subject groups of children: 263 first graders in attendance during the 1966-67 school year, prior to the parent involvement program; 261 first graders attending during the experimental year of 1967-68, and 224 during 1968-69; and, 87 second graders in attendance during 1968-69. All were from the Wyandanch Public Schools. About five per cent of each class were Caucasian. An effort was made to get parents to visit the classrooms and to talk with the teachers, to assist the school with extra-curricular activities, and to be present at programs designed to provide information on the development and education of children. Analysis of the data collected indicates that the beneficial effect of enlisting parent participation in the education of their children in a depressed area on the latter's academic achievement will be discernible only after several years of concerted effort, and will not produce any large, immediate, educational improvement. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wyandanch Union Free School District 9, NY.
Identifiers: Lorge Thorndike Intelligence Tests; Metropolitan Achievement Tests; New York