ERIC Number: ED365013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-1
Increasing Parental Involvement through Active Participation with Parents of Fifth Grade Students in an Integrated Mainstreamed Classroom.
Roundtree, Johnny M.
This practicum focused on the problem of lack of involvement of the parents of 32 mainstreamed fifth grade students with special learning needs. Evening workshops were conducted for parents and their at-risk, mainstreamed students in fifth grade. Sessions focused on the use of computers, manipulatives, make and take home instructional games, study skills and test-taking tips, and organizational skills. The practicum resulted in significant increases in parent participation. Several parents reported gaining significant insight on ways to assist their child in learning. Parents reported enjoying the opportunity to participate in the workshops. Appendices contain survey forms and other materials used in implementing the practicum. (Contains 24 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Evening Programs, Grade 5, High Risk Students, Intermediate Grades, Mainstreaming, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Workshops
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.