ERIC Number: ED143104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parental Involvement in the Schools: Towards What End?
Filipczak, James; And Others
This paper reviews the literature on parental involvement and covers four basic activity areas intended to foster parent participation in the schools: (1) volunteerism; (2) parent school communication; (3) parent education or training; and (4) policy-making. The authors summarize and analyze the objectives and methodologies of the research in each category, critically evaluating the findings and discussing the implications for educators. They conclude that considerably more attention needs to be paid to stating clear objectives and to precise measurement and evaluation of parent programs. Without careful development, evaluation, and dissemination of sound parental participation programs, there will be a proliferation of programs with vague objectives and untested assumptions that will not succeed and will only lead to greater disenchantment of school personnel and parents with each other. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Behavioral Research, Silver Spring, MD.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977)