ERIC Number: ED419071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The School-Family Partnership Project: A Survey Report. Publication Series No. 5.
Patrikakou, Evanthia N.; Weissberg, Roger P.; Anderson, Lascelles; Shanahan, Timothy
The School-Family Partnership (SFP) project at the University of Illinois at Chicago created a self-assessment tool to measure perceptions and practices of teachers and parents, with the overall mission of identifying and developing effective SFP practices. Parent questionnaires, in English and Spanish, and a teacher questionnaire were developed. The parent questionnaire covered parent involvement at home and school and their perceptions of teacher outreach. The teacher questionnaire covered similar aspects of involvement and outreach. Of the 272 parents who completed the questionnaire, 84% were the mother or stepmother of the child. Of the 43 teachers who completed the questionnaire, 73% had more than 5 years of teaching experience. In response to views expressed by parents and teachers, a number of SFP activities were enhanced or implemented. Parents were given tips to assist their children with homework more effectively, and they were encouraged to read with their children and take them to the library. Teachers were assisted to develop positive notes or certificates to inform parents of something good their child did. Teachers were also offered helpful tips on how to create newsletters and other informative documents, and they were given helpful ideas to maximize the benefits of a parent-teacher conference. Appendixes contain the parent questionnaire in English and Spanish and the teacher questionnaire. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.; National Research Center on Education in the Inner Cities, Philadelphia, PA.