ERIC Number: ED220989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Lowering Barriers to Home-School Communication: In Search of a Re-Definition of Parent Involvement. The Perceptions of Four Hundred Eighty-Two (482) Parents, as Expressed in Personal Interviews.
Stough, Morrow F.
In 1980, 482 parents of students in 4 elementary and secondary schools in the San Diego (California) Unified School District were individually asked 67 questions in interviews designed to reveal their perceptions concerning home-school communications, the quality and types of local educational services, parental responsibility in the educational process, and parental access to the schools' educational and planning processes. This report describes the methodology of the study, the breakdown of the data by parent group characteristics, the findings of the study in 42 areas, 16 general conclusions that can be drawn from the study, and the principal investigator's 27 recommendations for responding positively to the conditions revealed in the study. A demographic description of the parent sample forms one appendix and the parent interview schedule forms a second. (PGD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Parent Attitudes, Parent Background, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Questionnaires, School Attitudes, Surveys
College of Education, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, Attention: Dr. Monica Murphy (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. School of Education.