ERIC Number: ED353660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Building Student Success through Parent/Community Involvement: A Report of the Maryland School Performance Program, State Parent/Community Involvement Team.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This report is designed to help the state, local school systems, and schools plan, implement, and assess parent/community involvement programs to promote greater student success. Following an introduction and an executive summary highlighting the state team's findings, section 1 discusses research on the relationship of parent involvement to student achievement. Findings indicate that, when parents are involved with schools in positive ways, students' academic skills, attendance, behavior, and attitudes improve. Section 2 outlines a proposed state policy that includes local actions to promote greater parent involvement. The third section presents the five main types of family/community involvement, strategies for involving "hard-to-reach" parents, and techniques for effective communications between the home and school. One table is included. Appendices contain a parent/community process model for improving student achievement, training guidelines for teachers and administrators, information on advisory groups, a paper describing successful models and practices for parent/community involvement, and a selected resource list. Exhibits include sample questionnaires. (Contains 51 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland