ERIC Number: ED206601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Parent Involvement: Teacher Practices and Judgments.
Becker, Henry Jay; Epstein, Joyce L.
A survey was taken to measure how 3700 elementary school teachers and 600 principals in Maryland school districts feel about parent involvement in home learning as a teaching strategy and to see how widespread this teaching strategy is. This summary of survey results provides information on the extent and use of varied techniques to involve parents in learning activities and introduces many of the issues regarding parent involvement in home learning activities. Survey results and discussion are presented on the following topics: (1) the feasibility of parent involvement; (2) techniques used to involve parents; (3) how involvement techniques are used by teachers; (4) attitudes of teachers and principals toward parent involvement; (5) debatable issues of parent involvement; (6) problems with parental assistance; and (7) information and questions on many aspects of parent involvement raised by the survey. Overall, the survey results indicate a very positive view and widespread use of several parent-oriented teaching strategies. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Social Organization of Schools.