ERIC Number: ED199339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Involving Parents in Children's Education: Lessons from Project Follow Through.
Ford, Wendy W.
This paper describes the parental involvement component of Project Follow Through, a Federally funded program designed to follow up on the children who had participated in Project Head Start. Comments and impressions gathered from interviews with teachers, parents and administrators in school districts that were linked to one Follow Through sponsor, the University of Pittsburgh, are presented. Increased parent participation is evaluated and the problems of adjustment faced by both teachers and parents are discussed. Parents, it is said, reported positive results, including a greater understanding of their children's behavior. Furthermore, political involvement by parents is said to have been successful in obtaining continued funding for Project Follow Through. Mechanisms by which parents can be further involved in their children's educational activities are outlined. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.