ERIC Number: ED431044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-26
Parental Involvement: An Essential Ingredient.
This review addresses issues related to parental involvement in their children's education, and what can be done to increase parent participation in education. Findings from the review of research on parental and familial involvement point to the recurring theme that parental involvement is a necessity in education. Research has shown that schools that work well with families have improved teacher/staff morale and higher ratings of teachers by parents. The obvious general recommendation to be derived from this review is that schools should start a parental involvement program if one doesn't already exist. Another general recommendation is that the parental involvement programs need to meet the needs of all those involved, especially parents. Flexibility is the key to successful parent participation programs. Some specific recommendations are made about training teachers and administrators in the development and implementation of parental involvement programs. Nine appendixes provide supplemental information about parent participation, sample forms, and some program descriptions. (Contains 1 figure and 28 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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