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ERIC Number: ED393141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Is Homegrown--Workshop Series. An Evaluation Report.
Bond, Carole L.; And Others
This evaluation report of the "Learning Is Homegrown" workshop series, given by Dorothy Rich in a large school district, focuses on the workshops and the learning materials and their impact on parent-child relationships as perceived by parents. The evaluation report first points out that the dropout rate and low reading scores of the school district warranted a program for parents which would teach them how to better help their children with reading and other school work. The report then states that evaluation forms were generated to accommodate the needs of the community. The report discusses workshop leader training and provides the results of a survey of 966 parents who attended the workshops--most of the parents reviewed the workshops favorably and implemented what they learned regarding their children and homework supervision. The report notes that 45 separate "Learning Is Homegrown" workshops were held in the community. According to the report, findings from the parent surveys allows for the following conclusions: (1) workshops for parents were perceived to be both useful and helpful; (2) sponsorship of the workshops by various community groups probably increases the number of parents who participate; and (3) participation of parents in the workshops appears to increase the number of hours children spend on homework, increases the time the parent spends working with the child on homework and other activities, and helps the working relationship betwen parent and child become more positive. Contains nine tables of data; various survey instruments are appended.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Ability; Scores