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ERIC Number: ED141487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Student-Parent Activities Center, June 1976.
Ellis, Ronald S.
This report evaluates the Student Parent Activities Center, a program designed to involve parents in the educational process of their children, improve parental knowledge and participation in the school, and improve parental influence on student attendance. One hundred fifty students and 50 parents participated in the program. The parent participants all had children in the fifth through eighth grades who were truant or whose attendance records were poor. However, those students who participated in the program were in the fifth or sixth grades. The parent participants were organized into two groups composed of up to twenty participants each. The groups met once a week and discussed mathematics, reading, and school attendance requirements. The program was administered by a coordinator, school and neighborhood workers, and family workers. To determine the effectiveness of the program, questionnaires were completed by parents, and evaluators observed the program in operation on four separate occasions. The evaluation concluded that parents were made aware of pupil academic and discipline requirements of the school; however, the program was not effective in helping parents help their children with reading and mathematics, or in improving student attendance. The appendix includes the observation reports. (JP)
Descriptors: Attendance, Discipline Problems, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Conferences, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, School Community Programs, School Social Workers, Student Behavior
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)