ERIC Number: ED372821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Increasing Parent Involvement in Children's Education through Awareness Workshops.
This study examined the impact of awareness workshops component of the West Point/Mississippi State University Enrichment Project for parents of junior high school students who had experienced academic failure or behavior problems. Focusing on effective parenting skills and conducted by graduate students divided into three total quality management teams, the 5-week summer intervention covered topics including: (1) helping your child develop self confidence; (2) instilling a love of reading in your child; (3) creating a home setting conducive to learning; (4) creating opportunities for learning; (5) showing your child that school is important; and (6) communicating with your child on a regular basis. Sixty-six parents completed the post-intervention survey instrument. All indicated that the workshops were helpful, and that they would recommend the project and workshops to other parents. Some of their suggestions for improvement included involving children in the workshops, involving ministers and more male parents, and including workshops on drug awareness. (Twenty-four references are included.) (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1993).