ERIC Number: ED374923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Parent Involvement in Education. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Noting that parent involvement in their children's schooling can improve academic performance, this report presents statistics on eighth-grade students' perceptions of parent involvement and its effect on their achievement for the school year ending in 1988. The report first highlights the findings as follows: (1) More than 80 percent of eighth-graders reported that they had talked with their parents about school life and selecting courses--six of ten reported that their parents had spoken to a teacher, but few reported that their parents visited their classes; (2) females were more likely than males to report talking with their parents about school, while males were more likely to report that their parents had spoken with a teacher; (3) Asian eighth-graders were less likely than others to report that their parents had talked with a teacher, while Black students were more likely than others to report that their parents had visited their classroom; (4) urban students were more likely than suburban or rural students to report that their parents had spoken with their teachers and had visited classes; and (5) students with three or more misbehavior incidents were less likely to report that their parents limited their television viewing or going out with friends than students with fewer incidents. The report then presents in table form the percentage of students who reported various types of parent involvement, by sex, race or ethnicity, and type of school (urban or rural). These data are then presented in bar graph form. (HTH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.