ERIC Number: ED359300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Project CANAL Training Activities: Parent Day Workshops for 70 Project CANAL Schools (April 18 through July 3, 1991).
Davidson, Mary E.; Kurtz, Norman R.
An evaluation was done to assess the participation of parents from the 70 Creating a New Approach to Learning Project (Project CANAL) schools in Project CANAL training activities. Project CANAL offered workshops for parents during the months of April and July 1991. The parent day workshops were to provide parents of participating schools with data designed to increase their involvement in every aspect of their children's education. In addition to a speaker, each workshop day gave parents the opportunity to participate in small group workshops on parenting skills, assertive discipline, substance abuse awareness, a family study institute, the purpose of involvement, drug and gang awareness and prevention, citizens against crime, arts and crafts, communication skills, and roles and responsibilities of local school councils. Parents at each school were invited to four workshops. The April events attracted large numbers of participants: 331 parents from Phase I schools attended on April 18; and 200 parents from Phase II schools attended on April 19. Attendance at the July workshops declined dramatically, with the highest attendance at any of 3 July events being 50 parents. The low participation and the small number of parents reached through the training effort raises questions about whether this effort was a good use of resources. Includes 18 tables, and appendixes containing summary tables and profiles of Phase I and Phase II schools. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation.