ERIC Number: ED401061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Improving Parent Participation in the Educational Process of 17 Secondary Students Who Are Mildly Disabled and Exhibiting At-Risk Behaviors in a Rural District Setting.
Miller, Janet E.
This practicum was designed to improve parent participation in the educational process of 17 mildly disabled students in a rural secondary school by actively encouraging the parents to participate in academic conferences, special education reviews, and special education staffings. The major goal was to positively involve parents in the educational process of the 17 targeted students. The solutions applied to the problem consisted of holding informative workshops; scheduling and rescheduling parent-teacher conferences, staffings, and reviews at the convenience of parents; and offering parents transportation to scheduled events. The solutions were implemented over a 12-week period. Specific objectives called for at least 12 parents to attend each of six scheduled events; however, the objective was met for only two events. Nevertheless, the participating parents were willing to become positively involved with their childrens' education. The outcomes suggest that, given specific direction and help, parents will show an increase in their participation. These solution strategies may be used as a foundation for building a positive parent-school relationship program in any secondary school. (Author/TD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.