ERIC Number: ED339482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Implementation of Activities Designed To Target Uninvolved Parents and Increase Home and School Interaction of Disadvantaged Families.
Leidner, Henry Robert
This practicum was designed to use training to increase economically disadvantaged parents' participation in their children's academic learning. Objectives were that targeted, uninvolved parents would: (1) increase communication with their children's school; (2) increase their attendance at school functions involving parents; (3) increase their involvement in their child's education; (4) identify family support services they needed to become more involved; (5) demonstrate initiative in educating their child at home; and (6) check out a computer and software, which would be used to provide educational materials to their children at home. A preassessment questionnaire was used to determine family needs and interests. Several workshops were developed. During the 12-week practicum, the take-home computer program was used to bridge classroom instruction with parent involvement at home. A post-assessment questionnaire was used to determine the extent to which participants felt the program was successful. All six objectives were met. Results indicate a high degree of correlation between practicum results and results described in related literature. Appended are related materials and 29 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, High Risk Students, Home Instruction, Intervention, Low Income, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Workshops, Questionnaires, Student Behavior
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.