ERIC Number: ED359632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Methodology for Measuring Parent Involvement Program Implementation across Diverse Program Sites.
Abramson, Lisa S.
Much evidence indicates that raising the overall achievement level of an urban school requires parent participation in the school--participation beyond the traditional fundraising activities. This study identified program characteristics and district and school conditions that affect the implementation of parent-involvement programs. The first section describes the development of a methodology for measuring parent-involvement program implementation across diverse program sites. The methodology was used to investigate the implementation of the 1990-91 New York City Parent Involvement Program (PIP). The sample consisted of 34 school sites--13 district-funded and 21 school-funded--and 33 programs. Data were collected through site visits, surveys of program coordinators, and analysis of district and school demographic information. Findings suggest that programs that respond to the needs of various parent groups are able to promote parent participation among diverse parent populations. Program planning by school staff and parents rather than by district staff is important, as is effective parent-school communication, especially in communities with large percentages of parents with limited English proficiency. Two tables, one figure, and a copy of the program coordinator survey are included in this section. The second (and shorter) section outlines data collection methodology. (Contains 79 references.) (LMI)
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