ERIC Number: ED329956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Parental Involvement in a Chapter I Reading Program.
Duran, Manuel, Jr.
A practicum addressed the low number of parents participating with their children in a Chapter 1 Reading Program by the development and implementation of a parental involvement program. The program implemented strategies to eliminate conflicts cited by parents as major reasons for non-participation in meetings and workshops relative to their children's Chapter 1 Reading Program. These conflicts were: scheduled times of meetings, transportation needs, child care, bilingual anxiety, and literacy anxiety. Methods utilized for the 5-month practicum were multifaceted. Strategies proved successful with parental participation rising from an originally recorded 5% to 21.8%. Results indicated that the most significant outcome of the project was the positive feelings of parents toward the school, education in general, and their children in particular. The successful increase in participation was generated by the multifaceted telephonic, written, and oral communication. Appendixes include original and concluding parent surveys and a critical thinking product originated at a parent workshop. (Fourteen references are attached.) (MG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.