ERIC Number: ED202083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-5
A Model for Improving Parent Orientation to the Middle Schools.
Deller, Don K.
Educators in Indiana's Duneland School District found the transition from elementary schools to a newly organized middle school unacceptably difficult for both the students and their parents. After assessing student and parent preconceptions of the middle school as revealed in their responses to questionnaires, the middle school principal developed and proposed a model for more successfully introducing parents to middle school procedures and policies. The model included objectives centering on the establishment of effective and positive communications between sixth grade parents and their children's home room teachers. The first orientation process covered nine months, from March to November, and included explaining the program to elementary educators and middle school home room teachers, registration and orientation of the sixth grade students and their parents, and followup evaluations by teachers and administrators of the process and its success at meeting its objectives. Final evaluation of the first orientation process revealed significant improvements in all aspects of the parent school relationship. Extensive appendixes present forms and questionnaires used in the model orientation process. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University. Some paragraphs may be marginally legible due to broken print of original document.