ERIC Number: ED247032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Parent Involvement: A Review of Research and Principles of Successful Practice.
Becher, Rhoda McShane
Presenting a review of research on parent involvement, this document is intended to serve as a basis for developing policies, programs, and practices in parent involvement programs. Specifically, the review concerns (1) the role of parents, family, and home in determining children's intelligence, competence, and achievement; (2) the effects of parent education programs on children's cognitive development and school achievement and the characteristics of effective parent education programs; (3) parental practices that promote reading readiness and receptivity to reading instruction and intervention efforts to enhance these effects; and (4) the effects of parent involvement in child care and education programs, the means for bringing about such involvement, and the means for improving parent/teacher relationships and communication. Attention is also given to research regarding the attitudes of parents, teachers, and administrators toward parent involvement and to the problems encountered in parent involvement efforts. In addition, a set of basic principles characterizing successful parent involvement programs is offered as a guideline for program development. In conclusion, some cautions and concerns for consideration in developing policies, programs, and practices in parent involvement are discussed. Extensive references are included. (Author/BJD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Literature Reviews, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Effectiveness
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
Note: To be published as a chapter in "Current Topics in Early Childhood Education," Volume VI, 1985 (est.), Ablex Publishing Corporation, Norwood, NJ., Lilian G. Katz, Editor.