ERIC Number: ED164134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Study of Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Programs.
This study was designed to investigate the nature and extent of parent involvement in 11 pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and/or elementary programs by measuring attendance at meetings and workshops; the number of persons and person-hours involved in various volunteer projects; and the relative emphasis given in meetings to various planning aspects of the programs. A Parent Involvement Questionnaire (included in this report) was developed for all 11 programs. A higher degree of parent involvement was generally evident in the pre-kindergarten than in the school-age programs. Across all programs, as a planning task, fund-raising received the greatest emphasis; when implemented, however, it involved a relatively small proportion of volunteers and volunteer-hours. More volunteer-hours were devoted to classroom participation than any other activity in all programs except Child Care and Get Set Day Care, where "work-day" parent involvement opportunities are lessened by employment and training commitments. Across all programs, the most frequently conducted workshop dealt with some aspect of the educational process. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Note: For related documents, see ED 152 400-402