ERIC Number: ED177252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Project PACT, Parent and Children Together; Evaluation of the First Year, 1977-1978.
Offenberg, Robert M.; And Others
Project PACT was designed to complement a bilingual program at Potter-Thomas school by involving Hispanic parents in the education of their children. The emphasis was on improving the academic performance of Hispanic pupils by teaching their parents and other adults how to reinforce classroom instruction. At the end of the first year, there was evidence that parent participation in the summer program was associated with higher reading scores. The effect of parent participation on student behavior during the school-year program could not be determined because of external problems. However, more Hispanic adults than expected earned high school equivalency diplomas during the school-year program. In conclusion, the summer program appears to have worked well as designed and was associated with superior pupil behavior. The school-year program had some successes, but needed modifications. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)