ERIC Number: ED338400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Increasing Parent Participation in the Education of Their Children in Grades K through Nine through Workshops and Home Visits.
DeFreitas, Louis A.
This practicum involved parents in academic workshops and home visits to help parents learn how to assist their children with school work and assignments. Workshops were set up to teach parents how to: (1) communicate with teachers; (2) help their children with reading and mathematics homework and skills; (3) set up study programs for their children; and (4) encourage their children to use libraries. Eleven families were selected for home visits, which included family discussions about children's home and school activities, and homework assistance. The writer also produced a newsletter, appeared in a television program, and arranged meetings with community college and school district staff members to discuss parent involvement. Results showed that children whose parents worked with them began to follow study schedules and to improve their behavior and their schoolwork. All objectives were reached except an increase in children's use of libraries. (SH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Education, Elementary Education, Family Involvement, High Risk Students, Homework, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Skills, Parent Education, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Workshops, Parents as Teachers, Reading Improvement, Study Habits
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.