ERIC Number: ED231531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Implementation Assessment of a Parent Involvement Program and the Relationship between Level of Implementation and Child Achievement.
Ellis, Barbara H.; And Others
The first purpose of this study was to investigate the use of home learning tasks by participants and nonparticipants of the Parent Education Follow Through Program (PEFTP) in Richmond, Virginia. The second purpose was to examine the relationship within the PEFTP sample between parents' use of home learning tasks and two areas of student achievement: reading and mathematics. A total of 48 PEFTP and 8 non-PEFTP parent/child dyads participated in the study; all child subjects had participated in kindergarten programs, were low-income first graders, and were of black ethnic background. Three measures were used to gather data: (1) an adapted version of the Levels of Use (LoU) Interview Instrument, (2) a Categorical Data Check Sheet, and (3) the Metropolitan Readiness Test. Findings indicated that PEFTP at the Richmond site had been generally successful in assisting the sample of PEFTP parents to teach their children at home. Evidence was found to support the theoretical positions of other researchers, who collectively depict change as a developmental process encompassing various stages of growth, a mutual adaptation process affecting both recipient and innovation, and an interdependent process influenced by other variables. Neither students' reading nor mathematics achievement was significantly related to LoU. However, results for LoU and reading achievement did indicate a need for further study. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Implementation Analysis; Parent Education Follow Through Program; Virginia (Richmond)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-14, 1983).