ERIC Number: ED174308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Parent Involvement in the Behavior Analysis Model.
Fueyo, Vivian; And Others
Parent involvement is an important goal in the Behavior Analysis Follow Through Program. A major form of parent participation in the Behavior Analysis model is the employment of parents as teacher aides in the classrooms. Another way the link between parents and the school is maintained is to insure that parents are informed of their children's progress. Parents of each child receive monthly progress reports as part of a standard and regular reporting system used to keep everyone informed of the children's progress. Parents have an opportunity to voice their opinions on the program in the Annual Consumer Evaluation. This is a questionnaire administered to parents, teachers, administrators, and students every spring to gather information about the local acceptance of the program's performance and to indicate areas in which the Behavior Analysis program needs further modification and refinement. The most direct mechanism that Follow Through parents have to influence school policy is the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC). The Parent Involvement Progress Record has been developed to help PAC Chairmen and Parent Coordinators to set goals, summarize parent involvement activities at the local site, and assess progress toward those goals. A new monitoring system will be initiated during the 1979-80 school year to document the training and employment opportunities generated for parents by the Behavior Analysis programs. (JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Behavior Analysis Model; Policy Advisory Committee; Project Follow Through
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)