ERIC Number: ED375966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Increasing Parental Involvement by Motivating Parents of Fourth and Fifth Grade Students To Become More Meaningfully Involved in Children's Education.
Morrison, Michelle T.
A practicum sought to improve the quality of involvement of fourth- and fifth-grade parents in a southeastern United States elementary school. Despite indications of active involvement in some school events, parents were not involved in student education in a way that affected academic performance. Three outcomes for the 13-week project were defined: (1) increase active parent involvement from 50 to 80 percent; (2) improve parents' attitudes toward involvement by 40 percent; and (3) increase by 50 percent the amount of educational time parents spent at home with children. Strategies for improving parent involvement included nontraditional homework, parent-child performance activities, parent education classes, and a school-based parent resource center. Measurement devices used to assess these outcomes included comparison of parent surveys, return rates of homework assignments, and parent attendance at program activities. According to these measures, all the program objectives were met successfully. (Appendices include newsletters, correspondence, handouts, surveys, and tabulations of results. Contains 21 references.) (TM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum Report, Nova University.