ERIC Number: ED345347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Parent-Teacher Action Research in the League of Schools Reaching Out.
Heleen, Owen; Krasnow, Jean H.
Outcomes of a parent/teacher action research project, the League of Schools Reaching Out, are described in this paper. The League is a group of nine schools working with the Institute for Responsive Education and the Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children's Learning as a resource exchange network. Project goals are to: investigate the effects of family/community involvement strategies on student achievement, model new family/school/community relationships, provide a reflective component, and examine the effect of policy on school change projects. Impressions of the dynamics of parent/teacher action research indicate that the following are crucial to success: active principal participation; the facilitator as a bridge between the action-reflection gap; flexible multifaceted strategies and common data collection methods; and focus on student achievement and individual school effort. Appendices include parent and teacher questionnaires, a school effectiveness and climate survey, and a list of projects and research questions for the action research teams. (5 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).