ERIC Number: ED314152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Attitudes and Practices of Parent Involvement in Inner-City Elementary and Middle Schools. Report No. 33.
Dauber, Susan L.; Epstein, Joyce L.
This study used data drawn from about 2,300 parents of children in eight Chapter 1, inner-city Baltimore (Maryland) elementary and middle schools to examine the extent of parent involvement at home and at school. Also examined was the extent to which the schools used practices designed to involve parents. Survey questionnaires included over 75 items on: (1) parent attitudes toward their children's school; (2) school subjects parents wanted to know more about; (3) the frequency of various forms of parent involvement in children's education; (4) the degree to which school programs and teacher practices informed and involved parents in children's education; (5) what workshop topics parents would select; (6) times of day parents preferred for school meetings or conferences; (7) amount of time children spent on homework; (8) whether parents helped with homework; and (9) background information about parents' education, work, and family size. Parents reported little involvement at school. They expressed a desire for advice about how to help their children at home and better information from schools about what their children were doing and were expected to do in school. The level of parent involvement was directly linked to specific school practices designed to encourage parent involvement at school and guide parents in helping at home. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Elementary and Middle Schools, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)