ERIC Number: ED374525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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In Search of a Theory of Parent Involvement for School Administrators.
Blendinger, Jack; Snipes, Gail
This paper presents a theory to guide administrative practice in establishing and maintaining strong, positive school-home collaboration. It calls for the principal to take an active leadership role in developing and implementing a comprehensive parent-involvement program. It is argued that student academic achievement is more apt to improve through school-home collaboration when the school administrator takes the lead in planning and implementing parent-involvement strategies and activities in three major categories--school-home communication, at-home learning, and at-school participation. Examples of activities for each category are briefly described. When implemented in a systematic fashion, these three kinds of activities foster positive home-school collaboration. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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).