ERIC Number: ED365419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Report on the Parent Involvement Sessions for the Jefferson Cluster Second Grade Summer School (June 22-July 17, 1992).
Seven Chapter 1 elementary schools in the Jefferson Cluster in Portland (Oregon) Public Schools invited children who had completed second grade to a language arts summer school in 1992. As part of the program, parents were also invited to attend eight sessions on strategies and activities that would strengthen their children's language arts achievement. Morning and evening sessions were conducted at three summer school sites. A parent leader led the sessions at each site and was responsible for recruitment of parents plus the development and delivery of curriculum. Fifty-four parents participated, with close to half of the parents attending four or more of the eight sessions. Telephone and home interviews revealed that the program's strongest effect was that, after attending the sessions, parents were either reading to or with their children more often than before the sessions. Parents also stated that, after the sessions, they were spending more time playing word games with their children than before. Parent Leaders noted the increased link between these parents and the school as another positive outcome. Appendices include the interview questions and the curriculum materials for parent workshops on the following topics: (1) oral language, reading, and writing; (2) the practice of reading books and storytelling; (3) development of auditory and phonic skills; (4) basic concepts and thinking activities; (5) creative activities to develop vocabulary and comprehension; (6) encouragement of writing at home; (7) family word games and activities; and (8) language arts activities for summertime. (TJQ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Research and Evaluation Dept.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Parent Empowerment; Portland School District OR
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