ERIC Number: ED302883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
First Teachers: Parental Involvement in the Public Schools.
Amundson, Kristen J.
Drawing on current research and practice, this monograph is designed to help school boards deal with the important question of parent involvement. The first of five chapters examines the benefits of parent involvement in education. Next, the current demographic and societal trends that make involving parents more difficult than previously are explored. Then, barriers to parent involvement are discussed, including educational practices that may discourage effective involvement. Six successful parent involvement programs around the country are then profiled. Finally, the policy implications for local school boards are discussed. Appended are (1) a list of resources for school board members; (2) a sample policy checklist; and (3) descriptions of sample policies. (SI)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Public Schools, School Demography, Socioeconomic Influences
Research and Information Services Dept., National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.