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ERIC Number: ED353060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Parent Participation by Reducing the Barriers That Inhibit Their Forming a Partnership with the School.
Seldon-Amos, Brenda
Many parents of children at risk for failure do not participate in school-related activities. Some parents have a negative view of all school contacts. This practicum examined ways to engage parents of children at risk of failure in informative and self-help experiences that helped the parents feel more connected with the school experience. Eight monthly newsletters and eight parent group forums were used to reduce parents' frustration and increase their participation. The newsletters provided information to parents and also provided an opportunity for parents to share topics of interest to them. The group meetings gave parents the opportunity to identify and discuss issues. Among the objectives were that parents would: (1) report a better understanding of child development issues; (2) increase their positive input into their children's academic lives; and (3) increase their participation in school-related activities and parent teacher conferences. All objectives were met. The parent questionnaire, parent group appraisal form, and other forms are appended. Contains a list of 44 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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