ERIC Number: ED368819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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Involving Hard-to-Reach Parents of Adolescent Children in the Schooling Process.
Summers, Tracy; Blendinger, Jack
The West Point/Mississippi State University Enrichment Project was an intensive 5-week summer intervention for 117 at-risk students. Parents of these students were invited to participate in the parent component, and at the end of the program they were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the program. Whether involving parents had a positive effect on their perceptions was studied. Thirty-six parents completed and returned the questionnaire. Parents agreed that the project had a positive effect on their perceptions of the quality of the schools, and they generally felt that the project increased their respect for and trust in the teachers. Parents appreciated the efforts taken to involve them and enjoyed assisting their children in the at-home activities. Parents also thought their children liked having them participate, and 92 percent felt that they would like to have their children participate again. All of the parents indicated that they would recommend the program to their friends. Seven tables present these findings. (Contains 16 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1993).