ERIC Number: ED394665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching the Unreachable Parent through an Extensive Title I Parent Involvement Program.
Laye, Linda Williams
This program was developed and implemented to deal with the high percentage of Title I parents who lacked involvement with children's educational process. Problems were addressed by the implementation of a quality parental involvement program. Twenty-five elementary school Title I parents with no previous contact with the target site served as members of the target group. The objectives were (1) to improve parent involvement at the target school to 75%; (2) to increase parent involvement with children's education by 50%; and (3) to improve parents' comfort level at the target school to 75%. Three parent workshops were conducted to improve the relationship between home and school. The program included numerous activities for improving parental involvement: (1) parents-kids-computers theme meetings; (2) parent-child activities; and (3) parent education classes. Other strategies were (1) creating parent liaisons; (2) setting up convenient times and places for workshops; (3) providing transportation; (4) providing child care; and (5) overcoming language barriers. All practicum objectives were successfully met by improving parental involvement. Results were measured by comparing pre- and post-parent involvement surveys. The appendix includes parent surveys, practicum information letters, newsletters, workshop invitations, and handouts. (Contains 32 references.) (Author/BGC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gardner (Howard); Nova University FL
Note: Master's Practicum Report, Nova University.