ERIC Number: ED225681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement in Education Project (PIEP). Final Interim Report.
Melvin, Judy; And Others
This study explores the attitudes of parents of elementary school children towards involvement in various school activities. A sample of 2,083 parents who had at least one child in a public elementary school was selected from a six-state region. Working through both the state and local Parent Teacher Association, project staff distributed a questionnaire asking parents about their attitudes toward involvement, their interests in the various parent involvement roles, their interests in participating in school decisions, and their actual participation in specific parent involvement activities. They were also asked for suggestions to improve parent involvement and questioned about the reasons parent involvement decreases at the high school level. Results suggested that respondents had a generally favorable attitude toward a wide variety of parent involvement activities. Parents expressed a strong interest in participating in school decisions, as well as in supporting school activities and tutoring their own children at home. They reported a moderate level of participation in activities related to home tutoring and support of school events, and a very low level of participation in those activities related to school decision making. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.