ERIC Number: ED329003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement in Secondary Schools: A District Wide Approach.
Parent-Involvement Update, v1 n2 Sep 1986
During five meetings conducted in different states by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) to gain insight into the status of 55 parent involvement programs from their organizers and implementors, parental involvement in the secondary education level repeatedly emerged as a shared concern. Following the meetings SEDL orchestrated A regional teleconference to share information about the implementation of Operation Fail-Safe at the secondary school level in the Houston Independent School District. The five specific objectives of Operation Fail-Safe included raising overall achievement and establishing shared responsibility and accountability between parents and schools. No one set plan was structured; instead each administrator was given flexibility to design strategies that best met Operation Fail-Safe goals and objectives in their school. A teacher educator's perspective on the importance of student/parent/teacher partnership is given and additional concerns such as the need to involve all kinds of groups from the community are raised. Contacts and resources for more information are included. (EJS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.