ERIC Number: ED334014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Recommendations for Increasing Parent Involvement at Ryan Primary in Nelson County, Virginia.
Holden, Melinda L.
This study analyzed the kinds of involvement with schools parents want and what keeps parents from being involved. An extended introduction discusses the nature of parent involvement programs, barriers to their implementation, and the role of parents and teachers in the programs. A survey concerning parent involvement was given to parents of 305 children in kindergarten through third grade at a rural Virginia school. Results from 180 respondents indicated that parents wanted more communication from teachers and a greater knowledge of their children's progress in school. The survey also identified several variables that kept parents from being involved in the school. Based on these results, teachers in a kindergarten and a third grade class began to send notes concerning their children's activities to parents. After two weeks, the parents were surveyed. Parents indicated that they wanted the program to continue and that they felt more informed about their children's progress. A reference list of 39 items and a bibliography of 60 items are included. Appendixes include samples of the first survey sent to parents, the form used for notes to parents, and the final survey. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nelson County Public Schools VA; Parent Surveys; Virginia (Nelson County)