ERIC Number: ED432197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships with Families Promote TRIO Student Achievement.
This paper discusses the importance of school-family partnerships at the pre-college and postsecondary level and suggests specific steps TRIO and other educational opportunity programs can take to build more effective partnerships with their students' families. The first section summarizes what is known about the effects of parent involvement on a student's school success in terms of, first, the effect of family characteristics on student achievement; second, attitudes and practices of families and schools; and, third, the characteristics of effective family involvement programs. The second section describes a process of collaborative action research that TRIO programs can use to strengthen their relationships with families. Some examples of effective practices used by various TRIO programs are noted: Upward Bound, Talent Search, Student Support Services, the McNair parent handbook, and Educational Opportunity Centers. (Contains 33 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Action Research, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Higher Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National TRIO Clearinghouse, Washington, DC.; Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Center for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, Washington, DC.