ERIC Number: ED431845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Parent Partners: Using Parents To Enhance Education. By Request Series.
Fager, Jennifer; Brewster, Cori
This booklet is part of a series of reports on "hot topics" in education. It examines the current status of parent involvement in schools, taking into account specific definitions, recent research, and different types of parent involvement. The booklet explores ideas for implementing parent-involvement programs, outlines the potential pitfalls of such programs, and investigates what some schools in the northwestern United States are doing to involve parents successfully. For purposes of this discussion, parent involvement is defined as the active, ongoing participation of a child's parent or guardian in the child's education. Eight parent involvement programs are described. (Contains 20 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.