ERIC Number: ED218784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Parents and Federal Education Programs. Volume 2: Summary of Program-Specific Findings. The Study of Parental Involvement.
Keesling, J. Ward; And Others
This second volume of a seven-volume study summarizes findings from each of the four programs examined--Titles I and VII of the Elementary Secondary Education Act, the Emergency School Aid Act, and Follow Through. Field researchers collected data for this report during the spring of 1980. They lived in the communities studied, 57 in all, and spent 4 months interviewing parents and project staff, observing classrooms and events, and analyzing project documents. The resultant information relates to five avenues for parental involvement in federal education programs: governance, instruction, parent education, school support, and school-community relations. Within each of these five areas, this report presents the findings for the four federal programs individually. Overall, the study revealed a wide range in the level of parental involvement. The researchers conclude that active parent participation produced real benefits for schools, parents, and children. The involvement did not occur by chance, however, but had to be deliberately stimulated. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Studies and Evaluation Dept.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII; Emergency School Aid Act 1972