ERIC Number: ED242415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-7
Reference Count: 0
Parental Involvement in Education.
Initially, public education came into being in this country as a direct result of the efforts of parents. However, affluence in the 1950s resulted in less need for parental assistance in the schools. Since the 1950s, the erosion of the relationship between school and home has continued. The publication "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform" has given little attention to parental involvement. However, programs and information concerned with parental involvement have been available from the National Parent Teacher Association, the March of Dimes, National Volunteers in the Schools, and the National Coalition for Parents' Involvement in Education. Every educator should reach out to groups interested in parental involvement in education to form coalitions that will benefit the schools. (BJD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Forum on Excellence in Education (Indianapolis, IN, December 6-8, 1983).