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ERIC Number: ED355027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Effective Parent Involvement Strategies as Identified by Parents, Administrators, and Teachers.
Butler, Joan M.; And Others
This study was designed to determine which parent involvement strategies are used in Mississippi and which strategies are perceived as important by the states' parents, administrators, and teachers. Fifty school districts were randomly selected for the study. Questionnaires were distributed to parents, teachers, and one elementary and one secondary principal from each district, for a total of 400 parents, 200 teachers, and 100 principals. The questionnaire provided a list of parent involvement strategies (the use of advisory committees, open house, receptions, and so forth) and asked respondents to select the five most important strategies. Respondents also indicated which strategies were used in their school and ranked the five most important strategies in their school. The response rate was 38 percent. Results revealed that all three groups selected parent-teacher conferences as the primary parent involvement strategy. However, almost 62 percent of the respondents indicated that parent-teacher conferences were not held in their schools. Parents identified homework as one of their top five strategies, but teachers and administrators did not. A sample questionnaire is appended. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi