ERIC Number: ED311138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Parents Make a Difference.
Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.; Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Graduate School of Education.
This handbook discusses the following types of parent involvement in education: (1) decision-making; (2) parents as educators; (3) advocacy; (4) school support; and (5) parent education and support. The benefits of parent involvement are outlined. Examples from New York City's 1987-88 Parent Involvement Program (PIP) demonstrate that parent involvement works in the following instances: (1) when parents and teachers build new relationships; (2) when there is effective and caring leadership; (3) when there are many ways to get involved; (4) when there is communication with everyone; (5) when schools remove some of the barriers to participation; and (6) when connections are made with other community agencies. Photographs accompany the text, and quotations for PIP participants are included. A worksheet on planning a successful parent involvement project, and a list of resources conclude the booklet. (BJV)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Elementary Education, Family Programs, Leadership Training, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Education, School Community Relationship, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Leon Lowenstein Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.; Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)