ERIC Number: ED316000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness of Home-Based Consultation in Increasing Student Academic Responding. Research Report No. 19. University of Minnesota Instructional Alternatives Project.
Christenson, Sandra L.; And Others
Home-based consultations about homework were conducted over a 12-week period with nine families of elementary students with mild handicaps to determine the extent to which consultations increased academic responding time, and to document home and school factors that contribute to work incompletion problems. The intervention was implemented by trained consultants who worked with parents in the home setting to achieve three goals: (1) increase students' acquisition of independent study habits; (2) promote effective parent-teacher relationships through cooperation, planning, and follow-through with assigned homework tasks; and (3) increase parental skill in providing structure and support for their child's academic work. Although comparisons of intervention and control group subjects failed to show significant differences in students' academic responding time in classroom settings, several home and school factors that contribute to work incompletion problems often demonstrated by students with mild handicaps were identified. Implications for developing effective homework policies in school are discussed. (Child and parent interview questionnaires are appended.) 35 references (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.