ERIC Number: ED405396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Advancing the Mission of Education in Central Brooklyn: The Parent Opinion Survey.
This report presents results from the 1991 Parent Opinion Survey conducted in Brooklyn, New York, which sought to measure the attitudes and opinions of parents as related to their knowledge of their children's schools, their levels of interaction with the schools on behalf of their children, and their levels of involvement as parents and to discover the parents' own level of self-actualization through personal education. Major findings from 260 respondents revealed that parents were most concerned with issues of improved curriculum, namely, a multicultural curriculum and improved curriculum for college preparation and that an increased need exists for colleges to develop a curriculum to address the needs of the 31 percent of parents on fixed incomes and the anticipated 20 percent who are office service workers threatened with layoffs resulting from corporate scale downs. Parents' top choices in neighborhood school workshops include the following topics: For a Drug Free Community; African Diaspora History; Help Your Child Do Homework; Starting Your Own Business; Parents and the Public School; and Coping With Your Adolescent. The report suggests that parents have the ability to enact legislative changes that could be put into law for the optimal benefit of all children attending public schools throughout the state and the country. Appendices provide cover letters and the survey instruments in English and Spanish. (Contains 21 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Fulton Street Group, Brooklyn, NY.