ERIC Number: ED177700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Partners: Parents & Schools.
Brandt, Ronald S., Ed.
The authors of this collection of essays make the major points that parental participation influences student performance, and that time spent with parents by school personnel results in better learning. Ira J. Gordon explains four models of parent-school-community relationships and cites research evidence of long-term effects of parent involvement programs. Dorothy Rich and colleagues list practical ways to involve parents directly in the education of their own children. Phyllis J. Hobson explains the organization of the District of Columbia Title I Parental Involvement Program and lists five essentials for parental involvement. Lois S. Steinberg reviews recent literature, discusses several new forms of parent participation and considers evidence of their potential effectiveness. Suzanne O'Shea reviews court rulings and analyzes the rights of parents to withdraw their children from instruction. Delmo Della-Dora shows how parents can participate at each step of the curriculum planning process. Ned S. Hubbell points to population shifts (more than two-thirds of all adults now do not have children in schools) and says that the way to communicate with both parents and nonparents is to get them involved in school affairs. John W. Alden says that service as a school volunteer is a form of citizen participation that many people would rather perform than be members of advisory councils. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizen Participation, Compensatory Education, Court Litigation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Literature Reviews, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Program Evaluation, Public Opinion, School Law, School Policy, Volunteers
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 225 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($4.75)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.