ERIC Number: ED214701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-12
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Participation. Research on School Effectiveness Project: Topic Summary Project.
Cotton, K.; Savard, W. G.
The Alaska School Effectiveness Project produced several reports in a series of reviews of research literature on such topics as the participation of parents in the education of their children. Using an ERIC search and conventional library methods, the question raised was, "Do programs which involve parents in the education of their children have a positive effect on the academic achievement of the children?" Of the 26 documents reviewed, 15 pieces of research were judged to be both highly relevant and sufficiently well-designed to yield meaningful results. Overall, the studies found that parent participation had a positive effect on children's achievement, and the more extensive the participation, the more positive the results. Instruction in the home by parents on a regular basis was the single most productive form of parent involvement. Based on this information, it is recommended that: schools make parents aware of their tremendous influence; preschool programs be given a high priority and include a strong parent participation component; and parent tutoring programs (particularly for preschool and elementary children) be established and given active financial support. The document includes the item decision display, the 26 citation bibliography, and individual item reports on the citations. (BRR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Planning and Research.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.