ERIC Number: ED236909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Project PACT: Parents and Children Together. Evaluations of the Third and Fourth Year, 1979-1980 and 1980-1981.
Offenberg, Robert M.; And Others
The third and fourth years of Project PACT (Parents and Children Together) were evaluated. The program was designed to involve Hispanic parents from an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood in the education of their children in a bilingual school. The project consisted of two major components: a summer program to introduce parents to the school curriculum, and a school year program serving parents and other community members. Pupil performance on standardized tests, pupil attendance, and interviews with parents were used to assess the effects of parent participation in the programs. Parent participation in the summer program was associated with significant pupil improvements in reading skills, language arts, and attendance. Parents reported that they had learned ways to assist their children with reading and mathematics school work. The school year program in language arts and high school equivalency was well attended, and 35 participants earned diplomas. It was concluded that Project PACT has had a measurable effect on pupil Spanish and English reading skills, assisted Hispanic parents in helping their children with school work, and enhanced the educational attainment of adults in the community. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Note: For related documents, see ED 177 252 and ED 183 263.