ERIC Number: ED218788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Parents and Federal Education Programs. Volume 6: Title I. The Study of Parental Involvement.
Melaragno, Ralph J.; And Others
This sixth volume in a series of seven is part of a larger study of parental involvement in four federal programs in selected school districts across the country. Presented here are the results of an intensive examination of projects funded under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Site studies of Title I projects yielded data on the five ways parents could participate in the programs--through governance, instruction, parent education, school support, and community-school relations. The researchers found that almost all parental involvement in project governance occurred through district and school advisory councils, though these councils had little involvement in project decision-making. Parent aides served at most projects and were well integrated into teaching activities in Title I classrooms. However, the aides did not participate in decision-making about instruction. Parent education and community relations activities were widespread. However, school support activities occurred infrequently and were not considered a major component of the program. The study concluded that high levels of parental involvement in Title I projects produced valuable outcomes, and that obstacles to such involvement could be overcome. (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