ERIC Number: ED349519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Building Bridges from School to Home: Getting Parents Involved in Secondary Education.
Parents, community members, and representatives from local businesses possess a wealth of energy, knowledge, and creativity that is not being used in high schools. In this study parents of 1,234 students (representing 1,051 families) in a California high school were asked to respond to a survey measuring parental involvement in education at the secondary level. Responding parents (N=145) rated their feelings about the school, their involvement at home with their child's schooling, the school-to-home communication systems, and compared the average number of minutes they spend helping the student on homework compared to the number that they could spend. The responding parents felt welcome at the surveyed school and spent significant time talking with their children about their school work. Some parents wanted information on all subjects that their children study in school; 50% wanted more information on how to help their children in math. Most parents were involved in talking to the child about school work and assigning chores to do for the family. Most parents responded that they could spend more time with their child doing homework but claimed students had passed the parent's ability to help them in many subject areas and high school is a time for students to learn independence from the parents. Parents in the school's community generally supported the school as a place that cares about their children. The survey form is appended. (Contains 22 references.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Thesis, Dominican College.