ERIC Number: ED378304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement Program, 1991-92 Evaluation. OER Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.
The New York City Board of Education established the Parent Involvement Program (PIP) in 1987. The goal of the program was to enhance the home-school partnership and optimize the parent-child relationship to maximize educational success for children. By 1992 the program had expanded to more than 90 sites in schools and in communities at large. The 1992-93 evaluation of the PIP included review of program documents, observation of activities, and surveys of program coordinators to determine whether the PIP is being implemented as intended. Program sites varied greatly in terms of the activities implemented and were most successful when they involved the development of skills, acknowledged the cultural diversity of parents, promoted better parent-child relationships, and provided support services like child care. Recommendations for program continuation and improvement include the need for site selection that encompasses support services and improved financial support and evaluation. Five tables present evaluation data. Appendix A contains an overview and information about site implementation. Appendix B contains the PIP coordinator survey. (Contains 15 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Selection, Urban Schools
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; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.