ERIC Number: ED231530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Parent Perspectives on Home-School Relationships in a Compensatory Elementary Education Program.
Olmsted, Patricia P.; And Others
The major purposes of this study were (1) to collect evaluation information from parents concerning their perceptions of aspects of the Parent Education Follow Through Program (PEFTP), and (2) to collect information from parents concerning their opinions of how the program may have affected their families and their relationship with their children's schools. Subjects were 50 low-income families whose children were enrolled in programs at two sites. The first community was composed predominantly of black families in an eastern urban setting, while the second community was composed of both black and white families in a southern rural setting. A telephone interview, consisting of 33 predominantly open-ended questions, was conducted by a PEFTP staff member trained in survey research techniques. In general, most parents perceived home visits and home learning activities as helpful and felt that the program had also helped their children do better in school. Responses concerning the effects of the program on the family were more diverse; at least half of the parents perceived no change in their family as a result of the program. Slightly over half of the parents thought they felt differently about themselves as a result of participating. Additional results are discussed. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Parent Education Follow Through Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).