ERIC Number: ED245368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-30
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement in Education Project (PIEP): Annual Report.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
This survey is the fifth in a series conducted to gather information about attitudinal barriers to parent involvement and to examine their implications for teacher training. In six states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas), school superintendents, school board presidents, and state agency officials were asked about their attitudes toward parent involvement and the extent of parent activities in their schools. Respondents indicated positive feelings about having parents involved in traditional roles which support schools, but were less favorable toward having parents in co-learner roles, and negative toward parents being involved as partners in making school decisions. These views corresponded to data collected from teachers, principals, and teacher educators, but contrasted with responses of parents, who reported interest in being involved in decisions even though opportunities were almost non-existent. The report includes responses of three groups of policymakers, and, with the information collected in previous surveys, has been used to describe current attitudes and practices and to make recommendations about training teachers to work with parents. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.