ERIC Number: ED405385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
How Proactive Parent-School Involvement Changes Educational Opportunities for At-Risk Children. 1987-1991 Report.
Romines, Kenneth R.
This report reviews 5 years of work involving the Parent Empowerment Project (PEP) and also examines the results of a study that was undertaken to plot the changes in school performance of at-risk children and youth that have occurred since their parents became involved with PEP. It includes: (1) a summary of the demographics and characteristics of PEP participants; (2) an analysis of the similarities and differences in the 1990-1991 support groups and those of prior years; (3) a summary of the progress of the leadership training component of PEP; (4) a progress report and description of the Family Math and Family Science Workshops; (5) the status of how PEP is preparing to become self-sufficient after the private funding is complete next year; (6) new developments in PEP; (7) reflections on what continues to be learned from working with PEP; and (8) the initial report of research into whether parents' PEP participation affects their children's academic performance and chances of staying in school. Appendices include a description of the family math and science curricula, a copy of the PEP questionnaire, and an outline of the PEP Parent Leadership Curriculum. (GLR)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, High Risk Students, Leadership Training, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Education, Parent Empowerment, Parent School Relationship, Parent Workshops, Parents as Teachers, Program Evaluation, Science Education, Tables (Data)
Mission Reading Clinic, 2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Mission Reading Clinic, San Francisco, CA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A