ERIC Number: ED378300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
District Parent Liaison Pilot Program 1992-1993. OER Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.
To increase the role and the participation of parents and to strengthen parent involvement in their children's education, the Board of Education of New York City provided funding for a district/or superintendency-level parent liaison pilot program for the 1992-93 school year. The project consisted of the creation of a parent liaison position for a 6-month term. Seven community school districts and one high school superintendency were selected as pilot sites. These sites represented a broad range of school characteristics. Of the five sites responding to the evaluation survey, at least two had achieved their goals for assisting and training parent liaisons, promoting collaboration among parents, teachers, and schools, and helping parents become knowledgeable about children's rights and responsibilities in the school system. Parent liaisons had some difficulty in establishing credibility, but overall responses supported the usefulness of the position. The Office of Educational Research recommends that the program be funded for the 1993-94 school year with a more specific description of the liaison's position. Two tables present survey findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Associations, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Surveys, Training
Office of Educational Research, Research Unit, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Room 507, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.