ERIC Number: ED317324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Increasing Parent Participation in the Upper Elementary School through Parent Education.
Hudson, Dale L.
A fourth-grade teacher designed and implemented a practicum study for the purpose of increasing parent participation in a culturally diverse, rural, upper elementary school. The central aim was to involve parents in the education of their children. To attain the objective, unique communication strategies were used to meet the needs of the culturally diverse population. In addition, flexible hours for parent meetings in the home and at school were established, and monthly parent education evening workshops based on parent needs were conducted. Classroom video productions were used in an effort to encourage parent attendance. Children were involved in the parent participation process. Outcomes were positive. All 31 parents attended the parent/teacher conference. An average of 24 out of 31 parents attended the evening workshops. A total of 20 parents used home learning activities. Related materials are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.