ERIC Number: ED225682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Parents Regarding Parent Involvement in Schools. Parent Involvement in Education Project. Final Report. Executive Summary.
Stallworth, John T.; Williams, David L., Jr.
Summarized in this report is a study designed to explore the attitudes of parents of elementary school children towards parent involvement in various school activities. Working with both the state and local PTA in six states, project staff distributed a questionnaire asking parents about their attitudes toward parent involvement, their interest in certain parent involvement roles, their interest in taking part in school decisions, and their actual participation in certain parent involvement activities. Parents were also asked about suggestions to improve their involvement and queried as to why parent involvement decreases at the high school level. Results from 2,083 returned questionnaires, presented in tabular as well as text form, suggested that respondents have a generally favorable attitude toward many types of parent involvement activities and are very interested in participating in school decisions as well as in supporting school activities and tutoring their own children at home. Parents reported a moderate level of participation in activities related to home tutoring and to support of school events, along with a very low level of participation in those activities related to school decision making. (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.