ERIC Number: ED346443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Parents Sharing Books. Annual Report 1991-1992.
Smith, Carl B.; Simic, Marjorie
The amount of time students spend in classrooms is relatively short--"13% of the student's waking hours in the first 18 years of life" (Walberg, Paschal, and Weinstein, 1985). They are developing intellectually, socially, and emotionally all the time, and parents are their models and teachers most of the time. This report describes and evaluates the second year of the "Parents Sharing Books" (PSB) project, a parent outreach program for Indiana middle and junior high schools. The report notes that the evaluation of the second year of the program focused on the benefits that participants received as determined by surveys and detailed case studies. The sections of the report are: Parent Participation; "Parents Sharing Books" Expansion; Organization and Training for PSB; Evaluating PSB's Second Year; Case Study Interviews; Summary; and Recommendations. Appendixes include reproductions of newspaper articles about PSB; a sample agenda for the first meeting; lists of books; student and parent pre- and post-surveys, a list of parent and student recommendations for books, an informed consent statement; and a list of PSB school sites. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Family Literacy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana