ERIC Number: ED264937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Improving American Education: Roles for Parents. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session, June 7, 1984.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
This hearing provides information on major issues that parents and educators face in establishing a parent teacher relationship conducive to improving American education and discusses ways some communities are successfully dealing with those issues. Prepared statements testify to the effectiveness of established parent and community volunteer programs and the research studies on types of parent involvement which are most beneficial to students, parents, teachers, and schools. Witnesses include the president of the National School Volunteer Program, a school district coordinator of community relations, a professor of child psychiatry, two researchers on parent involvement, a school director, a school superintendent, a parent, and the president of a research and demonstration organization. The importance of parent involvement in the education of children is emphasized by all witnesses, and the benefits of parent involvement programs are discussed. An appendix describes at length the establishment and implementation of the School Volunteer Development Project of the Dade County Public Schools. Two tables provide comparative data on: (1) parent and educator views regarding parent involvement roles; and (2) the responses of superintendents, school board presidents, and state education agency officials to questions about the existence of written parent involvement policies. (DST)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.