ERIC Number: ED211210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Giving an Account. Teachers as Evaluators Project Evaluation: Parent Participation at Springbrook Kindergarten, South Australia. Part IV.
This paper describes the planning, implementation, and findings of an evaluation study intended to investigate parent participation activities in a South Australian kindergarten. The study was carried out by kindergarten staff and was conducted in four phases: (1) development of a rationale for parent participation; (2) development of strategies for involving parents; (3) design of an opinionnaire to establish whether, and how much, parents want to participate in kindergarten activities; and (4) the use of diaries, videotape cameras, and photography to observe and record all types of parent participation during the second term of the 1980 school year. As a result of the opinionnaire, kindergarten staff found that a majority of parents did want to participate, and were more than willing to do so if they knew what their role would be. Based on the observation phase, teachers found that parents participated in several ways, including decision-making, provision of information, teaching, and raising funds for school activities. A copy of the opinionnaire is included in the appendix. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canberra Coll. of Advanced Education (Australia).