ERIC Number: ED424972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement in School-Related Activities.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Noting that some schools have adopted practices or policies that encourage parents to become more involved in their children's school activities and events, this statistical report (based on the National Household Education Survey) details the level and character of parental involvement in school activities. Findings highlighted are: (1) parents of more than 80 percent of students reported attending a general meeting or a scheduled meeting with their child's teachers; (2) parents of black and Hispanic students were more likely than parents of white students to help their children with homework three or more times a week; (3) parents' participation in school activities such as meetings or events was associated with students' educational achievement; and (4) parents in households with two biological or adoptive parents were more likely than those in single parent homes to attend school meetings or events. The report includes tables of data indicating the percentage of students who parents reported participating in school activities and helping with homework, by selected characteristics, and by type of involvement. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family School Relationship, Parent Background, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Racial Factors, School Activities, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Household Education Survey