ERIC Number: ED277634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Parent Involvement in Chapter 1 Programs.
Chapter 1 is the largest federal education program in existence. It provides extra services to help low-achieving students and is targeted primarily at areas where low-income families reside. Parent involvement in designing and implementing the program is an essential part of Chapter 1. However, the parent involvement component is often not as strong or effective as it should be, possibly because legal requirements for parent involvement are sometimes not fully understood or implemented. This booklet is designed to help make parent involvement in Chapter 1 programs more effective. It contains: (1) a brief summary of basic information about Chapter 1; (2) a description of recent Chapter 1 regulations and legal requirements, history of parent involvement, and suggestions on how parent advocates can assist parents; (3) suggestions for parents on how to use their rights to ensure a strong parent involvement program; (4) a draft policy for school districts which may serve as a model for local parent involvement policies; and (5) a set of survey questions to help parents look at how well parent involvement is working in their own Chapter 1 programs. (APG)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Guidelines, Learning Problems, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship
Center for Law and Education, Larsen Hall, 14 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Education, Boston, MA.