ERIC Number: ED426028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
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Improving Parental Involvement in Elementary Art and Physical Education.
Kentz, Penny J.; Orman, Lori N.
This report describes a method for increasing parental involvement in physical education and art in an elementary school in Illinois. The parents of second- and third-grade students in a well-developed, middle class community in Illinois participated in the study. The lack of parental involvement had been documented through data revealing the low percentage of parents involved in their child's education. Various factors for lack of involvement included parents feeling unimportant, over-extended, uninformed about today's curriculum, transportation difficulties, and lack of child care. Schools were also at fault for making parents feel unwelcome, belittling and neglecting parents, and being oblivious to parents' willingness to participate. Four types of intervention were utilized to increase parental involvement, including: (1) student journals; (2) bimonthly newsletters; (3) parent contact log; and (4) Fine Arts Experiences. Results of the interventions employed during the school year indicated an increase in parental involvement with parents willing to review student journals and attend the Fine Arts Experiences with their child. (EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois