ERIC Number: ED400971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Developing and Implementing a Parental Awareness Program To Increase Parental Involvement and Enhance Mathematics Performance and Attitude of At-Risk Seventh Grade Students.
A practicum program was developed and implemented to increase parental involvement, teach parents how to help their children, reverse parents' and students' negative attitudes toward mathematics, and enhance mathematics performance of at-risk seventh-grade students. The objectives of the program were to increase parental involvement by 40 percent, increase parental knowledge and reverse their negative attitudes toward mathematics by 40 percent, to change students' attitude toward mathematics and increase motivation by 40 percent, and to enhance student achievement by 35 percent. This practicum was implemented with seventh-grade mathematics students who were enrolled in an alternative education program. Parents and students attended specialized evening workshops, and additional motivational strategies were used in the classroom. Surveys, questionnaire, and observation were used to measure achievement of the objectives. Results indicated that all the objectives were successfully met by both the target parents and students. (Seven appendixes include a parent participation survey, an attitude and beliefs toward mathematics survey, parent involvement survey, post evaluation questionnaire, and anecdotal comments. (Contains 66 references.) (AA)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Grade 7, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Program Development, Questionnaires, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Student Improvement, Student Motivation, Workshops
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Master's Final Report, Nova Southeastern University.